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Common questions to ask your ocularist

As an ocularist, I am often asked a range of questions about my job and the services I offer. Here are some of the most common questions I receive:

  1. What is an ocularist?

An ocularist is a trained and certified professional who specializes in creating and fitting custom-made prosthetic eyes. Ocularists use their expertise in anatomy, physiology, and artistry to create prosthetic eyes that look and move like natural eyes.

  1. What do ocularists do?

Ocularists work with individuals who have lost an eye or have a malformed eye. They create custom-made prosthetic eyes that are matched to the individual's unique eye color, shape, and size. Ocularists also fit the prosthetic eye and provide ongoing care and maintenance to ensure the best possible fit and function.

  1. How do ocularists create prosthetic eyes?

Ocularists use a range of materials and techniques to create prosthetic eyes. First, they take detailed measurements of the individual's eye socket to ensure that the prosthetic eye fits properly. They then use acrylic or other materials to create a mold of the prosthetic eye, which is carefully sculpted and painted to match the individual's natural eye.

  1. How long does a prosthetic eye last?

Prosthetic eyes are designed to last for several years, but they will eventually need to be replaced. The exact lifespan of a prosthetic eye depends on a number of factors, including the quality of the materials used and the individual's level of care and maintenance. Ocularists provide ongoing care and maintenance to help extend the life of the prosthetic eye.

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