Eye Trauma Specialist and Options Available
Suffering eye trauma can feel embarrassing and painful. However, it is important for those who have sustained an eye trauma injury to remember that they are not alone. Accidents happen in life. It is recommended that those suffering eye injury seek counseling and therapy to deal with the many emotional issues surrounding their accident.
The good news within this sad subject is that there are excellent options for patients to overcome their eye trauma injury and readjust to life.
Side Effects of Eye Trauma Injury
Learn about Eye Trauma from an Ocularist
When people suffer eye trauma, one of the common side effects to loss of eye or vision is that they must deal with a significant change to their physical appearance. They may have a discolored eye, their eye may be misaligned, or they may have had their eye removed altogether. This is where the ocularist comes in, and one area where we can truly help people regain a sense of normalcy.
In all of the above cases of eye disfigurement, an ocularist helps by creating a prosthetic eye or scleral shell to either fit in the patient’s socket, or over their existing eye, much like a hard contact lens. It is important for people to understand that, even if they still have an eye but it is simply unslightly (doesn’t look great), an ocularist can be of immense help by creating a piece that looks almost identical to their remaining eye. This helps patients to feel comfortable going about their day, and helps others to feel comfortable around them as well.
Eye Trauma Specialist – John Stolpe
Get the best possible Eye Trauma treatment in Los Angeles
Getting the best possible artificial eye is a combination of fit and color. We discuss our color processes elsewhere on the site. Achieving great fit is sometimes a complex matter involving your ocularist working within a team of eye specialists. These specialists include:
- Optometrist – Optometrists deal with glasses and optics, usually to maximize vision. In ocularistry, it is helpful to have an optometrist on the team who can prescribe cosmetic optics as prescribed by the ocularist. These lenses enhance the appearance of the prosthesis and maximize symmetry.
- Ophthalmologist – An Ophthalmologist is the doctor of the eye. Their specialties range widely, from retina to cornea doctors and everything in between. A patient who has lost an eye may need different ophthalmologic specialties depending on their exact situation and their complications.
- Oculoplastic Surgeon – An oculplastic surgeon is a plastic surgeon of the eye. Often these surgeons do other facial procedures, including fillers, Botox and other injectibles.
- ASOPRS – a Board Certified Oculoplastic Surgeon, representing years of competency and training
- Anaplastologist – An anaplastologist is somebody trained in fabricating artificial body parts other than limbs. This may include part of a face or an ear.
It is important, when choosing an eye trauma ocularist, to find someone with experience working with all of these specialists, and has good relationships with them.
John Stolpe is an Ocularist based in Los Angeles, California. At the office of Advanced Artificial Eyes, we create prosthetic eyes for individuals who want to live comfortably. John Stolpe works tirelessly to produce the absolute highest quality prosthetic eyes to help each and every one of his patients.