An ocularist is a health professional who specializes in prosthetic devices for the eye. This specialty combines an understanding of color and artistry with expertise in the science of the development and function of the face and eye. Your Ocularist should be Board Certified (BCO) by the American Society of Ocularists. The society offers formally structured educational program for the training of ocularists, as well as continuing education in ocular prosthetics required for recertification. An ocularist with the title Board Approved Diplomat Ocularist (BADO) has received a diploma for completing the education program from the American Society for Ocularists. This is at least a 5-year program.
Ocularists can also do silicone reconstruction of lids and orbits. This field is often called anaplastology.
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