Category: Prosthetic Eye Blog

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Damaged Eye

    What if my eye is damaged? Eye damage can occur for many reasons. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 2.5 million people in the US suffer eye damage each year. Many more get a damaged eye due to disease. Sustaining eye damage can be traumatic and sometimes painful. Replacing it doesn’t have to be. When trauma or disease strikes, […]

  • Crooked Eye

    Many people believe that having a crooked eye is simply a problem they will have to live with forever. In fact, an ocular prosthesis can help people with crooked eyes look and feel “normal,” and thereby help other people feel normal around them. A common misperception about ocular prosthetics is that they are round and sit in […]

  • John Stolpe at Association of European Ocularists

    John Stolpe at The Association of European Ocularists The 12th Congress of the Association of European Ocularists took place in the captivating city of Palermo, Italy, in 2023. This event brought together ocularists from across Europe, offering a unique platform for advancements in the field of ocular prosthetics. Among the highlights of the conference was […]

  • Prosthetic Eye Movement

    Prosthetic eye movement is an important aspect of a prosthetic eye, also known as an artificial eye. A prosthetic eye is a medical device that is used to replace an eye that has been lost due to injury or disease. While a prosthetic eye cannot restore vision, it can improve the appearance of the eye […]