Resources

There are many sources of information about artificial eyes and for prosthetic wearers.  Here are a few that we would like to share:

 

For a great book that will help you through a new loss:

www.asingularview.com

 

For educations topics about all eye conditions:

www.aao.org/eyehealth

 

Our professional organization website has information on surgical procedures and links to articles featured in the Journal of Ophthalmic Prosthetics: www.ocularist.org

 

If you want to see a fine arts film on making artifical eyes, this one is very interesting:

www.shortoftheweek.com/2010/01/29/ocularist/

 

You Tube has a couple versions of the show "How its Made" that feature artificial eyes

 

For general information and discussion forums:

www.losteye.com

 

Many people don't think of the loss of an eye in terms of the stages of grief, but all of the same emotions can be experienced.

For more information on grief:

www.helpguide.org/mental/grief_loss.html

 

Related topic for some patients- Myasthenia gravis.  Here is a local support organization:

www.myastheniagravis.org