Services

Cumberland Prosthetics strives to provide the best in custom made ocular prosthetics tailored to the unique characteristics of each individual.

  • Custom Fit Ocular Prosthesis or Prothetic Eye

    • Scleral shell or conventional prosthesis intended to fit over the enucleated or eviscerated eye. Modification of existing prosthesis - enlargments, reductions, and color adjustments.
  • Adjustments

    • Enlargements (buildup) or reductions to prosthesis to accommodate discomfort or changes to eye socket anatomy.
    • Color Adjustments.
  • Cleaning & Polishing (resurfacing)

    • Recommended twice a year or every 6 months. This service is important for monitoring the condition of the patient's eye socket. As well as the condition of the prosthesis from normal wear & tear. The comfort level of an artificial eye wearer can change dramatically with the this simple service.
    • It can aid in combating the effects of season change, allergans, excess mucus discharge, and protein deposits that appear on the surface of the artifical eye.
  • We also provide the following services

    • Working with special needs patients such as those in nursing home care, those in the hospital, and children of all ages.
    • In all situations we seek to provide the best care possible to those who have entrusted themselves to our care.

Important Points to Remember

  • Never leave the eye in a piece of tissue. This is the easiest way to lose it. If you swim, while diving underwater, keep your eyes closed. Watch out for the surf when swimmimg in the ocean. Goggles are a good idea.
  • Use only recommended cleaner and water in cleaning the prosthesis, unless otherwise directed by your Doctor or Ocularist.
  • Always wipe the eye towards the nose, wiping outward can dislodge it or cause it to come out.
  • Always practice extreme cleanliness when handling your prosthesis.
  • Cold weather, hot weather, dry weather and wind all tend to evapoate moisture on the surface of the eye and make blinking difficult.
  • Consult your Doctor or Ocularist immediately if trouble arises.
  • Have your sighted eye checked regularly by your Ophthalmologist.
  • Have your eyes checked at least once a year by your Ophthalmologist.