How Artificial Eyes Are Made
A simple guide on how our Ocularists make prosthetic eyes.
How its made - Melbourne Prosthetic & Artificial Eyes
First, an ocularist will take an impression of the patient's eye socket to create a custom-fitted prosthetic eye.
The ocularist will then use the impression to create a mold of the patient's eye socket, which will be used to shape the prosthetic eye.
Next, the ocularist will select a base material for the prosthetic eye, typically a hard plastic or acrylic, and carefully shape it to fit the mold.
Once the base material has been shaped and smoothed, the ocularist will carefully paint the iris and other details of the prosthetic eye to match the patient's natural eye.
Finally, the ocularist will carefully insert the prosthetic eye into the patient's eye socket and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit.
It is important for patients to follow the ocularist's instructions for caring for their prosthetic eye, including regular cleanings and visits to the ocularist for adjustments and maintenance. With proper care, a prosthetic eye can provide a natural-looking and functional replacement for a missing eye.