• Adapting To Monocular Vision

    Learn about Monocular Vision Adapting to monocular vision? Losing an eye is a major trauma that has ramifications which reverberate in people’s lives. However, it is possible to completely adapt to this different experience, and to thrive. There are many adjustments that people must make when they lose an eye. When adapting to monocular vision […] Read More

  • Is your prosthetic eye hydrophobic?

    Is your prosthetic eye hydrophobic? Above, in a hydrophilic surface (left), liquid sheets across. In a hydrophobic surface (right), liquid collects in tight droplets. In a well-made prosthetic eye, tears should flow evenly across the prosthesis just as they do over the natural eye — in a sheet-like fashion, rather than collecting in droplets. We call this […] Read More

  • Biannual prosthetic eye cleaning

    Why to get biannual cleanings of your prosthetic eye? Getting a prosthetic eye cleaning is a lot like regular maintenance from a dentist. The ocularist will evaluate your eye socket and the functionality and aesthetics of the prosthesis within the eye socket. In terms of health and patient comfort, often little things can start to […] Read More

  • Vision with an ocular prosthesis

    Can vision be maintained with an ocular prosthesis? Occasionally we have patients who are non-vision, but who do have some perception. We have patients who avoid being fit with prosthetic eyes because of the implications of losing their light perception. We feel it is very important to maintaining vision with an ocular prosthesis, rather than […] Read More

  • Getting accustomed to wearing an artificial eye

    When will I be accustomed to wearing an artificial eye? When someone first starts wearing a piece, there is an accommodation phase. The eye is not used to receiving stimulation from the surface of the eye, and when it is stimulated by the touching of the prosthesis to the eye, initially the brain communicates that […] Read More

  • Eye Loss

    What to do if I lose my eye? We understand just how traumatic eye loss can be. Emotionally, physically, and socially, eye loss changes not only how you see the world — but how the world sees you. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 2.5 million people in the U.S. suffer eye injuries […] Read More

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