At Frederick Swain Optometrists we pride ourselves on creating an artificial eye as natural looking to match the good eye. This involves identifying the correct lid shape, aperture and iris colour. An artificial eye is a replacement for a natural eye lost because of injury or disease. Although the replacement cannot provide sight, it fills the cavity of the eye socket and serves as a cosmetic enhancement.
We make two types of prosthetic eyes made from acrylic material:
- An artificial eye is made when the damaged eye has been removed.
- A cosmetic scleral for a blind discoloured or damaged eye which covers the eye completely.
Today, most artificial eyes are made of plastic, with an average life of about 10 years. Children require more frequent replacement of the prosthesis due to facial growth changes.
Funding may be available. Please enquire.