Stock Eyes

Learn about Stock Eyes Stock eyes are fabricated around the world at very low costs. They are very similar to eyes used in dolls and statues. However, stock eyes can cause severe problems to patients because they do not fit properly. As a Board Certified Ocularist, John has made the pledge not to fit stock […]

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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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Maintaining vision with an ocular prosthesis

Learn About Maintaining vision with an ocular prosthesis Maintaining vision with an ocular prosthesis: Occasionally we have patients who are diagnosed as non-visioned, but who do have some perception, or we have patients referred to us who have avoided being fitted with prosthetic eyes because of the implications of losing their light perception. We feel […]

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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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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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