Going to the Ocularist
Children can overcome these fears and anxieties, and will do so with time. You can help your child by reminding him that there is nothing in the socket that can be harmed.
Avoid words like “hurt” and “pain”, even when explaining that the procedure will not hurt. Your child will only hear HURT. Instead use words like discomfort, and explain what that means if necessary.
My Prosthetic Eye is a picture book created with the help of a medical play doll, his removable eye, and Toronto ocularist, Matthew Milne. It’s a great tool to help children prepare for visiting the ocularist to have their own eye made or cared for.
Download My Prosthetic Eye as a PDF direct from our website.