Eyecare and Artificial Eyes

Ocularist- Trained technician skilled in fitting, shaping and painting ocular Prosthees. 

A video showing an ocularist at work — making and fitting artificial eyes

Eye Bogglers

  • 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

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