Emotional Adjustments to Life with a Prosthetic Eye
Adjusting to life with a prosthetic eye can be challenging. Vision loss can cause a number of physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety. Physical symptoms can include trouble focusing, muscle tension, and restlessness. Emotional symptoms can include feelings of apprehension, anticipation of the worst, and a heightened sense of danger.
These signs of anxiety can be directly related to the most common concerns about life with a prosthetic eye. Concerns such as: Can I continue to enjoy my work life, family life, and hobbies? How will I pay for my prosthetic eye? How will I take care of my prosthetic eye?
These questions can all be answered by contacting Stephen Haddad, B.C.O., B.A.D.O. and his team of board certified ocularists at any of our five greater Los Angeles office locations: Los Angeles, Encino, Orange, Torrance, and Santa Barbara.
During your initial consultation your ocularist will gladly address any of your concerns. Restoring your image is a huge step in the physical and emotional healing process. That is why we take great pride in providing that service with the highest quality care.
Ocular Prosthetics, Inc. also recommends that you speak with your doctor for more general coping strategies for anxiety due to vision loss. Our mission is to be a both a positive resource for information as well as a provider of cosmetic restoration. For more information on counseling, discussion groups, and community organizations in your area please contact our office. We look forward to hearing from you.