Replacement Prosthetic Eyes - Sydney Artificial Eyes Ocularist & Prosthetic Eye Specialist Clinic
If you or a loved one is in need of a new prosthetic eye, it's important to know that the process of replacing a prosthetic eye, also known as an ocular prosthesis, is typically a straightforward and relatively quick procedure. In most cases, the entire process can be completed in a single visit to the ocularist, who is the specialist trained to create and fit these prostheses.
Before your appointment, your ocularist will likely ask you to bring along your old prosthetic eye, if you have one, as well as any medical records or imaging studies that might be helpful in the fitting process.
This will help the ocularist understand the size, shape, and color of your natural eye, as well as any other factors that might affect the fit of your new prosthesis.
Once you arrive at the ocularist's office, they will begin by examining your eye and taking a few measurements. This will help them determine the exact size and shape of your new prosthetic eye. The ocularist will then take a mold of your eye socket, which will be used to create a custom-fit prosthesis that will feel comfortable and natural.
Once the mold is taken, the ocularist will carefully select the appropriate color for your new prosthetic eye. This is typically done by comparing the color of your natural eye to a set of standardized color samples. The ocularist will then use this information to create a prosthetic eye that closely matches the color of your natural eye.
Once the color is selected, the ocularist will begin the process of creating your new prosthetic eye. This typically involves hand-sculpting the prosthesis from a specialized, medical-grade acrylic material. The ocularist will carefully shape the prosthesis to match the size and shape of your eye socket, and will also add detailed features such as the iris and pupil to give the prosthesis a realistic appearance.
Once the prosthesis is complete, the ocularist will carefully fit it into your eye socket and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and natural fit. This may involve trimming the edges of the prosthesis or making other minor adjustments to ensure that it sits properly in your eye socket.
Sydney Artificial Eyes team of skilled Ocularist's provide all types of replacement prosthetic eyes for patients, for all prosthetic eye types and patient requirements.
Replacement artificial eyes can be required for many reasons, including;
Lost prosthetic eyes
Damaged prosthetic eyes
Patients requiring larger/smaller prosthetic eyes
Patients requiring different colouring and shading etc
Our Ocularists are skilled in fitting, fabricating and making all types of prosthetic eyes and scleral shells for our patients and provide a collaborative and comfortable environment for all patients.
We use the latest technology and processes to make prosthetic eye for our patients, and work closely with our patients to ensure they are 100% happy with the service and their prosthesis.