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Non-24 Disorder – and what can be done about it

Learn about Non-24 Disorder What is Non-24 Disorder? Recent studies are showing that 70% of people without vision are having problem with their circadian rhythm, a condition called circadian rhythm disorder. Non-24 has some serious consequences: patients are gaining weight, falling asleep during the day, not sleeping at night, developing anxiety, and even suffering from depression. […]

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What is a Prosthesis?

Learn About a Prosthesis What is a prosthesis? Some people of prostheses as only being arms or legs. However, a prosthesis is actually any device that replaces a missing body part. In ocularistry, a prosthesis can be anything from a prosthetic eye, to a lid prosthesis, to an exenteration prosthesis (this replaces the entire upper […]

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Does insurance cover the cost of an artificial eye?

Learn Costs of an artificial eye prosthesis Does insurance cover the cost of an artificial eye? Most insurance policies such as PPO’s, HMO’s, EPO’s, and POS cover the cost of an artificial eye prosthesis, including MediCal, Medicare and most private insurance policies. Coverage for a prosthetic eye is not covered under a vision policy. An […]

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How To Clean Your Artificial Eye

Learn how to clean your artificial eye How To Clean Your Artificial Eye? Your artificial eye is best cleaned by a board certified ocularist. This should be done every 6 months, and for some people, even more frequently. Every single patient is different, and you should receive an assessment from your ocularist on the cleaning […]

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The History of Artificial Eyes

Learn about The History Of Artificial Eyes The History of Artificial Eyes date all the way back to ancient times, when pharoahs would have their eyes surgically removed and replace them with gold eyes so people would think they were gods. More recently, going back to the 1600’s, artificial were made of glass. With the […]

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How To Take Care Of Prosthetic Eye

Learn to take care of prosthetic eye How To Take Care Of Prosthetic Eye? Every single person is different, and your ocularist will have recommendations tailored specifically to you. These recommendations may include periodic removal, cleaning of the prosthesis with water and a tissue, and then careful inspection of the eye to insure no tissue […]

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Do I need to remove my prosthesis every night?

Learn about removing prosthesis at Night Do I need to remove my prosthesis every night? No. It is not generally recommended that a patient remove their eye in the evening. When a prosthesis is fit properly it should be comfortable and retain in the eye socket. A prosthesis that is uncomfortable and needs to be […]

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How much does a Prosthetic Eye cost?

Learn about the Prosthetic Eye Cost Many patients ask, what is the Prosthetic Eye Cost? The prosthetic eye cost can range greatly. However, the cost should be related to the amount of time involved in the manufacture of the Prosthetic Eye. Is the ocularist painting the iris by hand, or using digital techniques? Digital technology […]

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