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Artist-Eye prosthetist – a specialist in the manufacture of ocular prostheses

Artist-Eye prosthetistArtist-Eye prosthetist is a specialist in the manufacture of ocular prostheses.

Features of work

Artist-eye prosthetist works with people who, due to some tragic circumstances lost their eyes. Such glass eyes are made by prosthesis.

The duties of this specialist include inspection and measurement of the eye cavity, and then – prosthesis.

He picks up a suitable glass, from the glass melt blows spheroid of the desired shape, on the cooled blank puts down the iris pattern. He chooses the glass, simulating the iris and puts the pupil image on the drawing of the iris, etc. Then he collects and holds (by a solder) parts of the prosthesis between each other.
At the end of the work there is the fitting of an artificial eye and the final fitting.

Place of work is specialized workshops.

Knowledge and skills
Artist-Eye prosthetist should know the anatomy of the eye, and the technique of manufacturing prosthesis. He must understand the potential problems associated with wearing an artificial eye, the technique of working with glass, methods of work on the formation of the iris, cornea and ocular vascular prostheses by coating the glass on molten spheroid.

Important features of eye prosthetist

Artist-Eye prosthetist must love working with his hands, have good hand coordination, good fine motor skills, eye estimation, accuracy. The ability to easily make contact with people will come in handy for such specialist.

Where to get this profession

Eye prosthetic should have special secondary medical education (graduate from medical school) and then take special training courses for artists-eye prosthetics.

Training of deaf-blind children abroad

Training of deaf-blind children abroadFor the moment in any country there is no comprehensive statistics on the deaf-blind. The American Foundation for the Blind indicates the existence of 252 deaf-blind school-age children of the US. Reporting this information, the Foundation for the Blind stipulates that this refers only to discussed and reported cases. The fact is that such children are not easy to identify – an untrained deaf-blind can easily be confused with mentally retarded children. But only a small part from the number of identified deaf-blind children is brought up in special institutions. Such institutions are very small, and there is lack of specially trained teachers. Continue reading