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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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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 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 mainstream. Digital photos, for example, replaced film long ago and photocopying replaced copying by hand. In the Ocularist field, the digital revolution started with our concept nearly 20 years ago. We believe […]

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