Taking an impression of an eye socket is very similar to having your teeth molded by your dentist. We use the same alginet material, which is mixed into a gel consistency and slowly poured over the eye or eye socket.
Generally, taking an impression is not a painful process — however, it can be uncomfortable. The most important thing to remember is to breathe, relax and not overthink the process. Since 2012, we have started using a new alginet impression material, which sets in about 1 minute, making the procedure much quicker and more comfortable.
There is no need for alternate transportation like you might have during a surgery. You will walk out of the office of John Stolpe just as you came in — perhaps a little more relieved that the procedure is over!