We don't save lives.

We change them.

Ocular Prosthetics | Nottingham • London • Belfast

Meet John Pacey-Lowrie

Ocularist (Acrylic Prosthetic Eye Specialist)

John Pacey-Lowrie is something of a perfectionist.

Since 1976 he has been making bespoke ocular prosthetics, keeping up with improvements in materials and technology to make his artificial eyes as realistic as possible.

With over forty years in the profession John has experience in all aspects of ocular prosthetics (his special interest, paediatric prosthetics, evolved during his ten years at Moorfields Hospital in London).

Subsequently he managed his own department at the Queen's Medical Centre University Hospital in Nottingham with a private practice in Harley Street, London.

To meet our other Ocularists hover over the pictures below.


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"Living With No Eyes"

An inspiring interview with Matthew...

Meet Matthew, an incredibly inspiring and optimistic young man who was born with bilateral anophthalmia. 

In this short interview, Matthew shows us that living with no eyes doesn't mean living with no life!

We hope you join us in celebrating this wonderful chap and his many accomplishments.


Why Us?

Knowledge, Experience, Quality.

Prosthetic Eye Motility

"...conversational movement is what you should be aiming for..."

Most prosthetic eyes will move to a degree.

Unfortunately, we can only make your prosthetic eye move as much as the socket movement will allow. If your socket moves and your prosthetic eye is moulded to fit your socket properly it'll move, how much movement is uncertain.

Some people have an implant in their socket which can assist the motility and others may have an implant with a titanium peg which links to the prosthetic eye giving it. superb movement. This being said, they're not really used anymore as there was a high failure rate with the implant exposing.

Conversational movement is what you should be aiming for. The natural movement of your eyes when you're talking to somebody - slight movements, not dramatic movement.

Patient Care

Whilst you're here in the clinic nothing is more important than you - you've got our attention before, during and after the service.


Our team have a combined experience of over 100 years. They've seen and dealt with everything: from retinoblastoma to microphthalmia, from bilateral anophthalmia to phthisis bulbi...


We pride ourselves on knowing as much as possible about your condition. We liaise with surgeons across the country to ensure we're working in your best interest.


Every prosthesis we make, even post-op temporary devices are individually designed, handmade, hand painted and manufactured in-house by our expert team. We only buy raw materials of the best standard that are compliant with CE marking. We do not use any outside source to produce our eyes.

Plastic & Glass

We are now one of a very small group of specialists in Europe who make both plastic and glass prostheses due to our partnership with the talented Valdis Valters.

Three Day Service

With us you don't have to wait months to receive your prosthesis. We understand that losing an eye can create a big dent in your confidence which is why our service takes only three days.

More information on our services below



"I visited John and his team in April. After looking at their website I decided to give them a call and immediately after speaking to John I felt at ease and made an appointment - The best decision I have ever made!! My friend and I visited the clinic and had a lovely warm welcome from all the team. They made my lovely new eye and gave me my confidence back. My face actually looks alive again . I can definitely recommend John and Sean, they are a remarkable team ."

— Jayne


Prosthetic Eyes (PMMA), Scleral Shells & Polishing
Prosthetic Eyes (Glass)
Valters' Prosthetic Eye Laboratory

The Regent Street clinic is based in the heart of Nottingham's city centre; home to some of the finest independent restaurants, clothing outlets and nighttime entertainment.


Our London clinic is based in L.K Leon Opticians on New Cavendish Street - a short walk from Oxford Circus Underground Station, Cavendish Square Gardens, an abundance of eateries and high street retail therapy...


Our Belfast clinic is based in the award winning, local and independently owned Conway Opticians. 



We don't save lives. We change them.

Let us change yours...


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12 Regent Street, City Centre, Nottingham, UK, NG1 5BQ


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