With our help, your ‘new normal’ is just around the corner.
We may not be able to give you your human eye back but we will do our best to replicate your existing eye and restore some of that confidence you may have lost.
Losing an eye...
To most people, losing an eye is unfathomable.
Our eyes are how we connect with one another and many even say that “the eyes are a window to the soul”. But, let me tell you: they’re not the only window to your soul.
Your humour, your ability to love, your kindness, your quirks, even your weaknesses, are all shining beacons to the world around you.
There is no doubt that losing one, or both, of your eyes is a very traumatic event; It may be one of the hardest things you ever have to cope with... But it doesn’t mean that your life is over, not by any stretch.
Adapt & Thrive
Here at John Pacey-Lowrie Limited we have been making prosthetic eyes for infants, children, teenagers, and adults for over a decade. That’s hundreds of people who have suffered a very similar trauma, all from different backgrounds, who have walked in-and-out of our clinic doors and have continued to move forward, adapt and thrive.
What is an Ocularist?
An Ocularist is a specialist in fitting, painting and fabricating custom/bespoke prosthetic eyes.
Ocularists are not doctors and therefore not licensed to diagnose or treat any type of eye disease. They are specifically trained to fit, fabricate and maintain prosthetic eyes.
Our ocularists have extensive knowledge of the human eye and eye socket and can quickly detect any problem that needs to be addressed by your optometrist (eye doctor).
As mentioned previously, our job is to make you a realistic replica of your existing eye that will comfortably fit and last 5 - 6 years (sometimes longer, sometimes shorter). Our Ocularists are experts on seeing all the intricate details of your eye: from the depths of the iris to the wash of your collarette.
However, due to this being a handmade prosthetic device (manufactured by hand and painted by eye) there is a human margin of error.
Meaning that your prosthetic eye will not be a 100% accurate match to your existing eye.
What does this mean?
It means that you have to manage your expectations. We can’t replace the eye you’ve lost but we can do the next best thing...
This being said, we strongly believe that this is a collaborative process between you and our specialists. If whilst wearing the prosthesis you can see a distinct difference in colour or you have any other issues, it is very important you tell your Ocularist and discuss your queries. Our Ocularists are very open to discussion and will always accept your thoughts and opinions.