Stock Eyes

Stock eyes are fabricated around the world at very low costs. They are very similar to eyes used in dolls and statues. Stock eyes can cause severe problems to patients because they do not fit properly. As a Board Certified Ocularist I have made the pledge to not fit stock eyes except on a temporary […]

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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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Does insurance cover the cost of an artificial eye prosthesis?

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 artificial eye is considered durable medical equipment. Check with your insurance policy that you have Durable […]

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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 regimen that is exactly right for you. Caring for an artificial eye is […]

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How To Take Care Of Your 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 residue is left on the prosthesis prior to reinsertion (which can cause a serious […]

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