Step by Step Process
First Step: Consultation
During the initial consultation, our skilled team will ensure your comfort and discuss your specific requirements. Whether you are seeking a solution for a missing or disfigured eye, we will work closely with you to understand your goals and develop a personalized plan. We will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring clarity and peace of mind.
Second step: Take an impression
For first-time fittings, we typically take an impression of your eye socket. Using high-quality dental casting materials like alginate or silicone, we create a mold that accurately captures the shape and contours of your eye socket. This process takes approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Additionally, we capture detailed photographs of your functioning eye to incorporate its visual characteristics into your new prosthetic eye.
Third step: Refine the shape
Using a clear acrylic material, we refine the shape and fit of your artificial eye over a series of 2 to 5 appointments, spanning 1 to 6 months. We understand that the initial product may be very close to your desired outcome, but a trial period with the clear acrylic is crucial for fine-tuning. We evaluate your comfort, natural feel, and overall satisfaction with the fit. As your eye adjusts to the prosthetic shell, we make necessary adjustments to ensure a seamless integration and optimal results.
Fourth step: Make the eye based on the final shape
Based on the final shape achieved, we proceed with the manufacturing process. Our skilled technicians meticulously handcraft your prosthetic eye using the refined clear acrylic shape as a foundation. With the aid of state-of-the-art digital templates, we accurately position the iris, incorporating the color and diameter to match your functioning eye within a tenth of a millimeter. The whites of the eye are hand-painted, taking into account the intricate details observed in your functioning eye. We also replicate the vein pattern, creating a mirror image of the veins in your natural eye using delicate silk threads.
Fifth step: Follow-up
Following the receipt of your prosthesis, we provide comprehensive follow-up care to ensure your continued satisfaction. The timing of follow-up appointments may vary, depending on your individual circumstances. We assess factors such as eye opening, visual eye contact alignment, eye closure, anatomical function, secretions, and tissue irritation. We prioritize your comfort and address any concerns or issues that may arise. Typically, we recommend regular appointments every 6 months to remove, clean, polish, and discuss maintenance regimens for your ocular prosthesis.
At Advanced Artificial Eyes, we are dedicated to delivering superior quality and personalized care throughout every stage of the process. Our experienced team is committed to providing you with an exceptional solution that meets your unique needs and enhances your quality of life.