Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Ocularists

Q: What is a qualified Ocularist?
A: An individual skilled in the arts of fabricating, fitting, shaping and painting ocular prostheses.  In addition to creating your prosthesis, the ocularist will show you how to handle and care for it.  They will also see to its long-term care through periodic examinations.

Q: How do you know your Ocularist is qualified?
A: It is advisable to first check the credentials of an Ocularist with the South African Optometric Association through

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