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Sight Unseen: The Wonder of Ocular Prosthetics

Author: Kathryne Wilkins, ABOC

Kathryne Wilkins has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.

Course Summary

Are you familiar with the field of ocular prosthetics? Have you ever wondered about the role of an ocularist? And have you ever considered where individuals in your state can access the services to craft a prosthetic eye? While many opticians can readily provide information on local ophthalmology practices, optometrists, and optical shops, it’s not as common to know who specializes in creating prosthetic eyes in one’s own community.

This course aims to enlighten you on the fundamentals of prosthetic eyes, shed light on the invaluable work of ocularists, and explore the avenues available for individuals seeking prosthetic eye services. We will delve into the intricacies of prosthetic eye care, including how ocularists meticulously monitor the well-being of prosthetic eye users, address potential complications, and ensure the continued comfort and quality of life for those who have experienced eye loss.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of the surgical options for eye removal
  • Be able to explain when and how to clean a prosthetic
  • Identify the types of prosthetic eyes
  • Have a general understanding of the job of an ocularist
  • Have an understanding of the historical side of prosthetic eyes
  • Explain proper care of a prosthetic
  • Understand some of the circumstances for removal of an eye

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NLCE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.