There is protein in your tears. As the tears evaporate, they leave a coating of protein on the eye prosthesis. This build-up eventually causes a reaction on the underside of the lids, leading to irritation. To help reduce protein build-up, periodically soak your eye for a few minutes in contact lense solution, then give it a good hard rub with a wet tissue.If you experience irritation, you can alleviate it with artificial teardrops (from your pharmacist), but do contact your ocularist, as a professional polish may be necessary.
Any time – but definitely if you experience excessive swelling, irritation or discharge.
Visit your ocularist regularly so that they can:
The tissue around the eye socket changes over time, and the eye can become scratched, even with careful maintenance. For these reasons you should replace your eye every three to five years, more often for children.