If you have lost an eye or have suffered damage to the eye that has left you with scars or other marks, improving your appearance can really help you to feel better about yourself. The use of a prosthetic eye is one of the best ways to do this. These ‘fake eyes’ give the appearance of an eye and help cover up any scars or marks that are left behind on your skin.
The fake eye consists of the oval of the eye, or the white outer shell, as well as the round of the eye, which is painted to mimic the iris of the eye. A variety of colors are available to choose from, including hazel, green, brown, and blue so you can match your eye color perfectly.
There are numerous reasons why a person would want to use of these prosthetic eyes, and this includes loss of the eye due to injury or accident; tumors; glaucoma; and eye infections. The eye is used instead of a patch and works to hide scars.
The eye is usually made of hard plastic and many people who have lost an eye or suffered eye damage can use the prosthetic with ease. Of course this is something that you should talk to your doctor about. There are some that are made of metal or glass material but this is mainly used long ago.
The cost of the eye varies. There are a number of factors that influence the costs but sometimes it might be covered by insurance programs if you are covered. There may also be programs available in your area that help covered the costs. You will need to undergo surgery in order to remove the real eye and place the prosthetic into your eye.