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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who is skilled in the design, fabrication, and fitting of artificial eyes and in the making of prostheses associated with the appearance or function of the eyes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who specializes in the fabrication and fitting of ocular prostheses for people who have lost an eye or eyes due to trauma or illness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A manufacturer of artificial eyes.


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  • And then a month later, she will be sent to an ocularist who out of acrylic will make a shield that will look like the other side.

    CNN Transcript Mar 1, 2005

  • It takes 10,000 hours of apprentice work to become a certified ocularist

  • Christie Erickson became an ocularist after her son lost his eye in an accident

  • Scruggs' mother Cheryl wrote Thursday of the experience seeing an ocularist.

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  • The ocularist carefully painted and shaped the new eye.

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  • An ocularist makes, and fits patients who have lost eyes, with ocular prostheses or artificial

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  • Alternatively, if the natural orbit can be preserved, the ocularist can fit a scleral shell over the orbit

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  • With the help of an ocularist and an engineering professor (Steve Mann, so dedicated to pushing the edges of gadgetry he has earned the nickname "cyberman"), Mr. Spence has targeted February to have a stage-one prototype complete.

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  • For example, an ocularist works with people who have lost an eye due to injury or illness.

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  • I've added the dimensions, information about the material, and information about my ocularist - look above. News


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  • An ocularist designs and creates realistic-looking artificial eyeballs. Ocularists who study as medical appliance technicians might fit and create custom eyes for people who have lost one or both eyes because of an accident or an illness. Or, they may help in the design of mass-produced eyes for people who can’t afford custom eyeballs. Ocularists also offer their services creating realistic eyes for mannequins, sculptures and TV and film props. Training for this job usually involves intensive study for five years or longer under an established skilled ocularist. An ocularist's salary depends on his experience, skill, level of study and the type and size of project.

    June 22, 2015

  • Oh, yes, false eyeball makers! I used to use their photos as desktop images when I worked in ophthalmological editing.

    April 9, 2008

  • False eye manufacturer.

    They have a website.

    April 9, 2008