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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Misaligned Eye

What is a Misaligned Eye? What is a Misaligned eye? Technically, a misaligned eye is called strabismus. Many people believe that having a misaligned eye or strabismus is simply a problem they will have to live with forever. In fact, an ocular prosthesis can help people with misaligned eyes look and feel “normal,” and thereby […]

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Digital Artificial Eye

Digital Artificial Eyes are the Future of Ocularistry What is a Digital Artificial Eye? It may seem as though digital technology is already part of the mainstream. Digital photos, for example, replaced film long ago and the efficiency of a photocopy replaced copying by hand ages ago. But in the ocularist field, the digital revolution is […]

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Retinoblastoma – Lost Eye

Learn About Retinoblastoma What is Retinoblastoma? The most frequent presenting sign of retinoblastoma is a white pupil, which is called leukocoria. It can also be the initial manifestation of other diseases and problems. Retinoblastoma accounts for 12% of infant cancer and statistically affects 1 in 15,000 children. In the past, prior to 1990 or so, enucleation […]

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Can I Still Drive A Car With One Eye?

Learn about Driving a Car with one eye Can I Still Drive A Car With One Eye? Absolutely. Some people shouldn’t be driving even if they have 2 seeing eyes! You may need additional mirrors and when driving at night, you should use a greater sense of caution. But there is no reason that you […]

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Environmental Effects on Artificial Eyes

Learn About Environmental Effects on Artificial Eyes What are the Environmental Effects on Artificial Eyes?Sometimes it can seem like there is always an allergen or change of season in the air to affect your artificial eye. Depending on the region where you live, and your specific allergic profile, you may sometimes experience discomfort or irritation […]

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