Artificial Eye, Prosthetic Eye Cost
The cost of a prosthetic eye can range greatly around the world. Generally the cost should be related to the amount of time involved in the manufacture of the prosthesis. Is the ocularist painting the iris by hand, or using digital techniques? Digital technology can cut down greatly on the amount of time involved in producing a prosthetic eye, as well as raise the quality of the piece. Another factor in determining cost is what is the condition of the existing eye, or the eye socket? The highest end pieces, with complex treatment over several months and possibly including surgery and travel, can range in the high thousands of dollars. However, the cost varies greatly based on the time and materials involved.
It is important to note that some ocularists cut corners, and keep prices down, in a fashion that is not ultimately in the patient’s best interest. A few methods like these include drawing veins patterns with a pencil. Less expensive alginet, which degrades over time, may be used to take impressions. Using stock, generic irises is another method to cut corners. Stock or generic shapes of prosthetic eyes may also be used.
Cost of Prosthetic Eye in Los Angeles
In our office, we understand the importance of the eye and therefore take no shortcuts when it comes to the quality of the piece. At the same time, using our digital techniques, we are able to create the most efficient and highest quality eyes in the world. We work with you to make sure you understand the costs and help you get our work covered by insurance. Some of our custom work includes hand laying silk threads into the piece, which looks exactly like a human eye. Furthermore, every eye we create is digitally custom. We start with a custom impression for every piece, and then modify that to get your exact shape. We use silicone to take your eye impression, which does not degrade over time, and we can refer back to the mold and even modify that to make more precise pieces. We use the highest quality separators to separate your piece from the mold, as well as fresh water on every eye to try and reduce and minimize contamination. In essence, there is no end to how far we are willing to go to make the highest quality piece for every patient. Furthermore, our process is constantly being refined to the latest techniques and materials available.
Even with custom eyes such as ours, it is possible to bring down the cost using digital manufacturing techniques. By combining digital efficiencies with the refined skills of an experienced ocularist, it is possible to create an excellent custom solution that is also very cost effective.
Free Consultation for Prosthetic Eye Cost in LA
To determine the exact cost of your artificial eye, we offer a free prosthetic eye cost consultation to determine the extent of work needed. Please do not hesitate to set up your free consult. You may also read more about artificial eye covered through insurance. We look forward to meeting you soon to explain how we may help you get back to living a normal, “under the radar” life.
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