concerning the handling of artificial eyes made of glass
Thanks to their natural imitation, artificial
glass eyes make an inconspicuous wearing
They enable a fitting without any problems and
thus a self-assured manner. But do never forget
that the precondition for wearing you eye
prothesis without any difficulties is the
care and treatment. They are very simple to carry
out if you follow the hints below. For doing
so, read these information carefully. If you have
got any questions please contact your ocularist.
of your eye prothesis
|Your eye prothesis is a single-piece
work. It was specially made and adapted to your
socket. The material used is cryolite glass. This
high-quality special glass has been know in
Germany since around 1870. It is manufactured in
the glassworks in Lauscha. Now as before
cryolite glass has turnedout to be very
advantageous in the field of eye prothesis.
the very resistant surface of the artificial eye
with regard to the enormously corroding lachrymal
fluid these properties guarantee an optimum
compatibility with the mucous membrane.
Artificial glass eyes are manufactured as hollow
(double) objects or as very thin bowl protheses.
According to the condition of your eye socket the
respective kind of prothesis shall be
determined by your ocularist. The excellent
wearing properties of your prothesis make an
optimum flexibility at work, in your free time or
when practising sports possible.
of the eye prothesis
|The eye prothesis should be cleaned
thoroughly once a day at least. Please use only
lukewarm water. Do not use any hot water as
extreme variations in temperature affect the
of the material. It is also not allowed to use
corroding liquids or to clean the surface with
objects. If the artificial eye is extremely dirty
it can be watered for about 10 minutes. For doing
so, use a sodium chloride solution ( 1 teaspoon
of sodium chloride with one litre of boiled- and
cooled down- or distilled water).
Even germicidal liquids can be used for cleaning.
Please ask your ocularists. Do not forget to
rinse off the prothesis thoroughly afterwards and
to dry it with cellulose. If the artificial eye
not worn, keep it in a closed, dry box.
note. The artificial eye must not be kept in
The question if
the artificial eye should be worn day and night
should be discussed with ocularist
by all means and decided from case to case.
the eye prothesis
|Please note: When inserting or taking
out your prthesis this should be done over a soft
e.g. a towel, for avoiding damages to your
prothesis. The utmost caution is advised over the
wash-basin, over tiles or similar objects.
Befor inserting the prothesis it shall be cleaned
thoroughly. Moisten the artificial eye a bit
to make the insertion easier.
|Please note: With normal protheses
the short part shows towards the nose. But
this does not have to be the rule as many
protheses deviate from this model.
|The insertion is carried out by pushing
the prothesis under the lifted upper eyelid which
in this position. When pulling the lower eyelid
slightly downwards the artificial eye slides into
its final position behind the lower eyelid. If it
is necessary, correct the fitting of the
touching the eye slightly with a finger so that
eventually entered air can escape.
Your ocularist will give you information about
exceptions when inserting the prothesis.
|Please think of a soft pad when taking
out the prothesis so that it cannot be damaged if
down. The artificial eye is taken out with the
line of sight upwards. Press the lower eyelid
downwards until the upper edge of the prothesis
is free. Then push the tip if your index finger
under the lower edge of the prothesis and place
your middle finger on to the artificial eye to
it out of the eye socket downwards.
If necessary the artificial eye can also be taken
out with thumb and index finger. Sometimes a
special instrument (a hooklet or a suction unit)
can be required. Your ocularist will give you
advice about it.
note: If you rub or wipe on the eye, please
do it in the direction of
your nose. If you wipe in the opposite
direction (especially on the lower lid),
you could twist the eye or press it out.