Where can you usually buy an Artificial Eye?
In the Philippines, there are two places where you can probably get an Artificial Eye.
The first is in an Optometrists or Ophthalmologist's office. Some eyecare practitioners carry ready-made prosthetic eyes in their offices. They're usually readily made, and all you have to do is pick among a group of Prosthetic Eyes which one fits you the most.
The second place is at an Ocularist's office. Here in the Philippines, it's usually an Optometrist who specializes in creating an Ocular Prosthesis.
In the Philippines, according to Republic Act 8050, for someone to fit and create a Prosthetic Eye, they have to either an Optometrist in good standing. An Optometrist in good standing is someone who has finished the six-year Optometry course and passed the Optometry Licensure Exam. Never be shy to ask if your doctor has accomplished both if their certificates aren't displayed in their clinic. Aside from an Optometrist, according to RA 8050, Physicians who are trained to handle and treat various eye diseases are included as well.
Usually, the second option is the more custom-fitted Artificial Eyes. This means aside from choosing from many Prosthetic Eyes, an Ocularist will fit and create a prosthetic eye from scratch and is usually designed to the user's specification. It's also easier to adjust a custom-fitted prosthetic eye in case tissues and muscles inside the eye socket had changed.
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