If you have lost an eye, probably your first reason for considering an artificial replacement is appearance.
At Erickson’s, we know that the most natural appearance can be achieved only when the new prosthetic eye matches, as closely as possible, all characteristics of the remaining eye; simply put, the new eye needs to match the fellow eye. This includes not only matching the colour of the iris, but also positioning the iris precisely. We also match the shading and subtle tones of the sclera (white of the eye), duplicate any tiny veining that may be present, and recreate the look of a natural eye by including its ability to reflect light.
Realism is the art of the Erickson’s eye that is painstakingly created through a combination of delicate handpainted detailing and the most advanced technology.
The artificial eye is a prosthesis that has several significant functions. It is important to know that it does not restore sight, but it does help to do the following:
The Erickson brothers, John ("Jack") and Charles ("Charlie"), opticians doing business in the Pacific Northwest, used a newly developed, non-irritating, durable plastic that could be custom-shaped, fitted, tinted and detailed to achieve a very natural effect.