Patent #9,517,650 Digital Iris

December 2016 we received our us patent which was filed 3.5 years ago. Our iris reproduction is digital and brings us control and precision like never before.  We have perfected the creation of the human iris in artificial eyes.  Once a iris is made for a person it never needs to be repainted allowing the […]

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Prosthetic Eye Dilating Pupil

DIGITAL DILATING PUPIL Generations of ocularists and their patients have long talked about having an ocular prosthesis with a natural appearance of a changing pupil size from bright light conditions to dim-or-dark conditions.  Until now, no one has achieved this long-sought-after realistic, natural appearance in an artificial eye. At Advanced Artificial Eyes, we are in […]

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Damaged Eye

An eye can be damaged for many reasons. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 2.5 million people in the U.S. suffer eye injury and damage, every year. Many more get a damaged eye due to disease. Sustaining eye damage can be traumatic and sometimes painful. Replacing it doesn’t have to be. When trauma […]

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Scleral Shell

What is a Scleral Shell? A scleral shell is a bit like a thicker contact lens that usually fits over existing eyes. Many people are unaware that scleral shells can help both those who have suffered serious eye trauma, as well as those people who simply have unsightly (not great looking) eyes, but perfect vision. […]

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Prosthesis Approach

Contact lenses are understandably popular. They have the ability to change people’s eye color, they are light and thin. At this point, contact lens producers have a strong control of the marketplace. Lenses are ubiquitous and well known to the point that when people have a damaged eye, they look at a contact lens as […]

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Adapting to Monocular Vision

Losing an eye is a major trauma that has ramifications which reverberate in people’s lives. However, it is possible to completely adapt to this different experience, and to thrive. There are many adjustments that people must make when they lose an eye. These are physical as well as psychological. Physically, people may encounter challenges with […]

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Imitation Among Ocularists is a Sincere Form of Flattery

It was recently brought to our attention at Advanced Artificial Eyes that a hospital in Sri Lanka, Roseth Hospital, is using an image of one of our digital iris patients to advertise its prosthetic eye service. We are opposed to plagiarism of any kind. But rather than feel peeved, we view this as a sincere […]

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Is your prosthetic eye hydrophobic?

Above, in a hydrophilic surface (left), liquid sheets across. In a hydrophobic surface (right), liquid collects in tight droplets. In a well-made prosthetic eye, tears should flow evenly across the prosthesis just as they do over the natural eye — in a sheet-like fashion, rather than collecting in droplets. We call this type of behavior hydrophilic — […]

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

Recent studies are showing that 70% of people without vision are having problem with their circadian rhythm, a condition called Non-24 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. If the person in question has some […]

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