Modern prosthetic eyes are far removed from the old misconceptions about ‘glass eyes’, combining modern materials, craftsmanship and artistry in an entirely unique way. In this video you will see the entire process of how a single prosthetic eye is made.
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The Super Deluxe series Stoned Mode went behind the scenes with ocularist Eric Lindsey of Prosthetic Artists, Inc. to find out his mesmerizing process for making prosthetic eyes.One eye is typically completed in 3-4 visits. The first visit consists of a consultation with your ocularist, followed by the evaluation of your particular needs.
An impression is taken of your eye socket to determine the size and shape of your final prosthesis. The impression is either done with dental grade silicone or dental grade alginate.During this appointment, we modify the shape of this model to achieve comfort, optimal movement, and proper eyelid positions. Finally, we determine the direction of gaze, iris size, and pupil size.
We hand paint your iris, pupil, sclera, and blood vessels to match your companion eye during your third visit.When the painting is finished, a layer of clear acrylic is cured over the front surface to give it a natural shiny appearance and depth. It is polished and delivered for its final evaluation.