How your eyes are created

 
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First, we take an exact impression of the socket, using a soft, conforming material designed to be non-irritating.


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While we are doing this, you may experience the sensation of having "something in your eye". This is of short duration and is not painful.


 

From the impression, we make a cast and, from this, the white plastic blank. This basic prosthesis fits you and you alone.


Hand painting and detailing follow, with close attention given to: iris and pupil size, iris alignment, the colouration of the iris, and the characteristics of the "white" of the fellow eye.

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Finally, we fit the eye and make fine adjustments as needed. Erickson’s services include follow-up support to ensure that your new eye is comfortable and continues to function properly.

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The length of time needed for the process of making your new eye varies with the individual and depends, to a large extent, upon the existing condition of the socket. Generally, four to six visits over two or three days are all that are needed.