The ophthalmologist gives permission to fit the eye prosthesis. The customer usually receives the prosthesis free of charge as medical rehabilitation based on the initiative taken by the doctor. The Social Security reimburses the cost of acquiring an eye prosthesis as part of medical rehabilitation.
Depending on the care responsibilities, the approval of the payment commitment is decided either at the health centre or in the hospital.
The State Accident Office pays for the costs of accidents during military service and conscription.
Costs are reimbursed by insurance companies in a number of accidents at work or on the roads and in similar cases of liability. You can apply for compensation from KELA afterwards
travel and overnight expenses.
The eye prosthesis is safe and easy to use. The prosthesis protects the eye socket from dehydration and prevents the edge of the eyelid with eyelashes from turning inside the socket. The prosthesis also supports the eyelids.
We recommend that you contact your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any inflammation, bruising or other abnormalities in your eye socket. In this case, you can disinfect the prosthesis as home treatment, for example, with Neo-Amisept, a product available in pharmacies. You can always contact us to check the fit and surface of the prosthesis.
In the beginning, the eye prosthesis should be cleaned daily, whereby you will also get used to putting it on and taking it off. Later, the prosthesis is cleaned only as needed.
The eye prosthesis is cleaned and polished mechanically in our workshop, while the customer waits. The visit will take about 30 minutes. The prosthesis can also be sent by post for polishing.
We recommend booking a prosthesis polishing appointment once a year. At the same time, the fit and calm general appearance of the prosthesis are checked.
The eye socket and even your own eye colour may change to the extent that the prosthesis needs adjusting. In this case, both the size and colour of the eye prosthesis can be modified.
We recommend a new eye prosthesis every five years. During this time, the eye socket and even your own eye colour may change to the extent that the prosthesis needs to be replaced. Although the plastic used for the prosthesis is a durable material, it does not last forever. The plastic will weaken and yellow over time, when it is no longer advisable to repair it.
If the customer is unable to come to our workshop, a new eye prosthesis can be prepared based on the old prosthesis. In this case, however, possible errors of the former prosthesis are repeated in the new prosthesis.
Lift the upper eyelid and place the prosthesis under the upper eyelid.
Push the prosthesis upwards and pull the lower eyelid downwards, allowing the prosthesis to settle into place.
Moisten the suction head and press it onto the surface of the prosthesis.
Pull the lower eyelid downwards and lift the prosthesis over the lower eyelid diagonal.
Pull the lower eyelid downwards while pressing the lower edge of the prosthesis over the lower eyelid with your finger.
Lift the upper eyelid and grasp the prosthesis with two fingers to remove it.