I believe it is important that the oculist and the manufacturer of artificial eyes should come in closer contact. After all, they are both working toward the same goal, the fitting of the patient with as natural looking prosthesis as is possible. Oculists, in their work, are governed by certain limitations, and I believe that if some of them can be pointed out and explained, a better understanding can be reached.
When a new patient comes to me, my first step is to provide him with a small temporary eye to be worn about two weeks, in order to develop the socket. Long practice has taught me that the best results are obtained by following this method. It is, however, often the cause of great disappointment on the part of the patient, who expects a perfectly fitting eye from the beginning. This is particularly true in the case of