Colour Consultation

I realise that having my artificial eye has become second nature to me now, so much so that I forgot to write about my last hospital appointment. In fact, it wasn’t really like a hospital appointment at all. I went to see the artificial eye specialist for a colour match so that my final eye can be made. I still have a small gap where the implant is showing so I can’t have a moulded eye but I am going to have a temporary eye with a colour match.

At the last appointment I was found a pretty good colour match to my other eye for the iris but apparently the white is a little too white and needs to be toned down a bit. All this had never occurred to me and I found it fascinating to work with the specialist whilst she was doing the match. As well as looking at the colour of my other eye, she was also taking into account skin tone and hair colour.

I’ll be going to have the new eye fitted some time early in the new year. As it is, I get a lot of compliments about how good my eye looks. In comparison to my original eye which was more often than not closed to keep out the glare and minimise the pain.


About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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