Hand Sculpted and Hand Painted Artificial Eyes.
Sacramento's Premier Anaplastologist.
Phillip A. Danz & Associates have been serving patients in the Sacramento Area and beyond, providing impression fitted, hand sculptured and hand painted ocular prostheses (artificial eyes) for over 46 years. We are skilled in the fitting of thin shell prostheses (scleral shell prostheses) over blind, disfigured eyes (phthisis bulbi). We are also experienced with "state of the art" orbital implants such as the coraline (Bioeye), Medpor and all pegging systems. Mr. Danz and Mr. Eric M. Lindsey strive to provide the best results and will spare no effort to accomplish this goal. Ocularists that have achieved and maintained certification are designated as Board Certified Ocularists, B.C.O. In order to achieve the status of BCO, an apprentice ocularist studies and works under a sponsoring BCO for five years; over the course of these five years, the apprentice ocularist must pass numerous examinations testing the relevant areas of skill relating to the fitting and fabrication of a prosthetic eye. These skills include anatomical knowledge, fitting and shaping, the precise artistic reproduction of a human eye, and the flawless fabrication of a completed prosthesis. Eric Matthew Lindsey has completed the requirements to become certified by the National Examining Board of Ocularists (NEBO) to provide custom ophthalmic prosthetic services. Artificial eyes have been produced and worn since the times of ancient Egypt. Materials have ranged from precious metals and stones, to glass, to our modern plastics. Today, we use a common acrylic called polymethylmethacrylate. It is lightweight, durable, simple to modify and gives the lifelike appearance of a natural eye. Creating the appearance of a natural looking human eye requires the touch of an artist and the eye of a critic. Where nature creates perfection, we believe it is our charge to mimic that perfection as close as is humanly possible.