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Links to patient resources

Interested in learning more about the American Society of Ocularists and the field of ocularistry in general?  Below you will find various links that we at Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. have found useful.

More Information:

Mental Health and Wellness:

  • Lost Eye – #1 website for coping with monocular vision after eye loss from cancer, accident, or disease.
  • Black Dog Institute – Australian based organization dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness and researching new treatments.
  • Hopeway Foundation – A Charlotte, NC based non-profit dedicated to providing the best mental health care and education for adults and their families.
  • World Eye Cancer Hope USA – An excellent organization that is dedicated to spreading awareness about eye cancers in children through educating, empowering, and enabling people to make a change.
  • International Children’s Anophthalmia Network – A great resource for parents with ophthalmic and microphthalmic children.
  • National Eye InstituteThe National Eye Institute’s mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.” A federal government website.


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Did you know…

While the process is similar around the world, every ocularist has their own techniques and methods they use to make an artificial eye.  The American Society of Ocularists hosts regular meetings throughout the year where these methods are discussed and studied in order to expand knowledge in the field.

Prepare for your visit

For your convenience, we have provided first-time patient and insurance documents for you to fill out ahead of time before you come into the office.  This will save you the hassle and allow you to fill out the information on your own time. 


Time for a new prosthesis?

Eye prostheses should be regularly polished and adjusted, if needed, each year.  Although, it is recommended to have a new prosthesis made every 5 years if you are 21 or older and every 2 years if you are younger than 21.  Polishing and resurfacing should be done at least 2 times a year.


Did you know…

Prior to World War II, ocular prosthetics were made of specialized blown glass.  During and after World War II this glass became increasing difficult to obtain in America.  The United States military, along with a few private practitioners, developed a technique of fabricating prostheses using oil pigments and plastics. Since World War II, plastic has become the preferred material for the artificial eye around the world.  Acrylic plastic revolutionized the art and process of making ocular prosthetics.

In comparison to glass, acrylic provided better comfort and fit. Glass artificial eyes frequently needed replacing and broke easily. Acrylic improved the techniques for making artificial eyes such as impression molding, blending and allowed for easier changes in shape, color or size of an ocular prosthesis.