Ocularist- Trained technician skilled in fitting, shaping and painting ocular Prosthees.
A video showing an ocularist at work — making and fitting artificial eyes
- According to research, every year ten people lose their sight due to fireworks and over half of all firework related injuries are suffered by children.
- In 2002, there were 42,286 occupational injuries or illnesses involving the eye that resulted in days away from work. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- It is estimated that over 90% of eye injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety eyewear. (Federal Occupational Health)
Famous One-Eyed People
- James Thurber- (1894-1961) American Humorist and cartoonist. Lost Eye in childhood accident.
- Dale Chihuly (19420) American Glass Maker. Lost eye in auto accident.
- Sammy Davis Jr. (1923-1990) African- American Actor- lost right eye at age 3 due to tumor
- Sandy Duncan- Actress- Lost eye due to brain tumor
- Peter Falk – Actor- lost eye age 3, due to brain tumor
- Edward Hamilton- (1917-2006) American War Hero-
- Louise Ashby (1971-) American Actress and model. Lost eye in car accident.
- Bryan Berard- American NHL Defenseman. Lost majority of sight in right eye due to errant stick
- Jon Por Birgisson-(1975-) lead singer for band Sigur Ros
- Moshe Dayan( 1915-1981)
- Jack Elam- Actor- stabbed in left eye with pencil at Boy Scout Meeting
- Hannibal (247BC-183 BC) lost one of his eyes during crossing of Apennines.
- Rex Harrison- (1908-1990) Actor- blind in one eye
- For a listing of more go to Yedda
- Lost Eye- Great site resource for people with one eye.
- American Society of Ocularist American Society of Ocularists is an international, non-profit, professional and educational organization founded in 1957 by professionals specializing in the fabricating and fitting of custom-made ocular prosthetics (artificial eyes) Ocularist Locator on site
- American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
- Ocularist Association of California
- National Examining Board of Ocularists
- Ocularists Association of Australia
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- American Anaplastology Association
- Ocularists in Pacific Northwest
- Ocularists Association of Southern Africa
- Personal stories about losing an eye