7. Any eye drops that your doctor may have prescribed for you can be used with the artificial eye in place and should be continued until he/she directs you otherwise. When instilling eye drops it helps to lean your head back in a lounge chair or sofa for a few minutes to allow the drops to reach behind the ocular prosthesis.

8. Your tear layer in most cases will provide all the lubrication necessary. However, if needed there is a few lubricating drops packaged for artificial eye use.  Often eye drops can be very beneficial against dryness, especially on extra dry or windy days. Some of the drops will help maintain a more natural looking wet surface on the ocular prosthesis. Look for them in the eye drop section of your local drug store.

9. It is important that you return routinely to your ocularist (at least once a year) or more often to have your ocular prosthesis checked, cleaned and polished. This will prolong the life of the artificial eye and make it look better and feel more comfortable.

Subtle changes take place in the fit of the prosthesis and will often go unnoticed by you and your family. Your ocularist however, will be able to evaluate your needs and keep your ocular prosthesis fitting and looking as best possible.

If you have a question about your artificial eye, be sure to call your ocularist. There are no dumb questions, so don't be concerned about asking something that you may feel is foolish.

You have every right to feel good about yourself and how you look. Your ocularist will do everything possible to help you achieve this goal if you just ask.