A prosthetic eye can be custom made by Raymond Peters at one of our locations. The Center for Custom Prosthetics specializes in prosthetic eyes. Raymond Peters and The Center for Custom Prosthetics team serve patients nationwide across the US. We have many patients in New York state and New Jersey. Raymond Peters is a Master Ocularist with over 35 years experience.
Not only do we make custom prosthetic eyes (ocular prostheses) we also make custom orbital prosthetics and scleral shells.
Whether you live in New York City, upstate New York, New Jersey or any of the surrounding areas - we would be happy to hear from you so that we can assess your needs. We understand that it if this is your first time getting an ocular or orbital prosthesis - this is a difficult time for you. Your need for an artificial eye maybe the result of an illness such as cancer, or maybe due to a traumatic event - such as an automobile accident. Whatever your situation, please know that Raymond Peters, David Trainer and our expert team of staff are here to help you.
We have had patients from all age ranges, from all walks of life and patients that have required prosthetic eyes for many reasons. We have had patients from Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester and Yonkers. In the New York City area - we serve Long Beach, Long Island, Newark, Montclair, Caldwell, Westwood, Union City, Guttenberg, Bayonne, Fairview, Ridgefield and Jersey City.
One thing all patients have in common, male or female, young or old, is that they ALL feel a weight off their shoulders after they have discussed their situation with us and they listen to our expertise in this field. Many a life has been transformed and many smiles have returned to faces after we have completed our work.
We invite you to read below about our work and then read testimonials from patients who have had custom prosthetic eyes or orbital prosthetics crafted by our team.
A custom ocular prosthesis/artificial eye restores the loss of the natural eye, as a result of objective or subjective conditions, i.e. diseases or trauma. Custom ocular prosthetics are necessary in order to regain aesthetics and balance to the facial features and therapeutic benefits. A healing period of approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the fabrication of a custom ocular prosthesis, which is made of a plastic (acrylic).
A custom sclera shell is an ultra thin cover protecting the sensitivity of the damaged eye that has loss of vision, and is a protective cover against environmental debris. It also maintains the natural opening in balance with the opposite eye.
An orbital prosthesis is a removable artificial eye prosthetic that artificially restores the eye, eyelids and surrounding bone / skin that has been lost as a result of surgery or trauma. An orbital prosthesis or artificial eye offers an alternative to rehabilitation when surgical reconstruction of an orbit cannot be achieved. Orbital prostheses can be attached either through the use of adhesives or craniofacial implants. Orbital prostheses contains an artificial eye that is made from acrylic, which is commonly referred to as a “glass eye”.
Most eye physicians are of the opinion that artificial eyes can be worn continually and need only be removed for cleaning purposes. However, the eye physician should be consulted in each particular case.
In the past it was usually recommended that artificial eyes be cleaned regularly, but it is now thought that regular removal and cleaning of the prosthesis can cause mild irritation of the eye socket. We usually recommend polishing and cleaning the prosthesis every 6 months.
We recommend water and a mild soap for cleansing prosthetic eyes. You may also use any prescription that may be recommended by an individual doctor for the purpose of cleaning the eye. The use of alcohol or other chemicals should not be employed in washing or cleaning plastic eyes.
Hands should be washed thoroughly prior to removing the eye, and cleaning should be done using fingertips. Cleaning or drying the prosthetic eye with a cloth is not recommended as this can affect the polished surface of the eye and cause the artificial eye to look dull and lifeless.
"I first became a patient of Raymond Peters in Baltimore, Maryland when I was 13 years old when I lost my right eye. This was over 49 years ago. Over the years I moved all over the USA but always came back to Raymond Peters to have my eyes made. I could never find anyone that had the talent and the knowledge of eye prostheses that Ray has.
I must admit that when Ray retired to Florida I did try two other Ocularists but was never happy with their fitting of the eye. You can't imagine how happy I was when I retired to Florida myself and found Ray only one hour away and back to his practice.
To say that Ray is compassionate and a talented man is to say the least. I am forever grateful."
"It is truly amazing. More than words could express and the experience was so much more relaxing than I could have ever imagined."
"My husband learned of your website and practice by word of mouth. After researching your site with others and with prayerful consideration I felt compelled to pursue your company for my orbital prosthesis. I had several email conversations with the staff and they were always professional, prompt and encouraging.
With much anticipation when I arrived at your office in April I still wasn’t completely sure of what to expect. The staff introduced me and my husband to David Trainer and he began work on my eye immediately. Much to my surprise he already had the eye component made from the photos that were emailed to the office. From then work began on the rest of my prosthetic. I was completely shocked how quickly the week passed by.
The entire process of making the prosthetic was completely amazing to me. David truly has a talent and is using his gift to make people’s lives “complete” again. One of the links I feel is missing in this entire process is the lack of communication with other prosthetic recipients. Being able to talk with someone who has a prosthetic would be priceless. I would be willing to talk to others about the process of getting a prosthetic so they could be more informed about the decisions they are going to have to make.
The experience I had at your office was incredible and if given the chance I would recommend David and your services."
"Professional and caring! Raymond’s demeanor made me feel at ease. His attention to detail is meticulous. Thank you for a pleasant experience. A very positive experience."
The Center for Custom Prosthetics is located in beautiful sunny Naples in Southwest Florida. We have many patients that travel from New York and New Jersey and in fact from all over the World. Raymond Peters and David Trainer are world renowned in their field and the distance people travel to see them is a testament to that fact.
Hotels are conveniently located very close to the our practice in Naples. We can assist a with travel arrangements, booking hotels and getting you here in a relaxed manner. We can also offer our clients a discounted corporate rate of $59 per night in a hotel nearby.
Obviously, many of our patients who fly down from New York make their own travel arrangements and we have therefore provided a link to a map showing our location.
The nearest airport is Southwest Florida International (RSW) and we have provided directions below from the airport.
1. Head west on Terminal Access Rd (0.2 mi)
2. Slight left toward Terminal Access Rd (0.2 mi)
3. Continue straight onto Terminal Access Rd (2.1 mi)
4. Turn left onto Tree Line Ave S (1.3 mi)
5. Turn right onto Alico Rd (0.3 mi)
6. Merge onto I-75 S via the ramp to Naples (16.4 mi)
7. Take exit 111 toward Naples Park (0.3 mi)
8. Merge onto County Rd 846/Immokalee Rd (0.2 mi)
9. Turn right onto Strand Blvd (0.2 mi). Our office is on the left.
Our address is:
5633 Strand Blvd.,
Naples, FL 34110.