The Center for Custom Prosthetics and its highly trained staff are dedicated to providing an excellent service to patients requiring artificial eyes. A prosthetic eye can be custom made by Raymond Peters, the Center's head Ocularist, at one of our locations. Whether you require an ocular prosthesis, orbital prosthesis or a scleral shell, our staff will help guide you through this process.
The workmanship which goes into the making of each prosthetic eye is superb, and the finished products look extremely life-like. We take pride in knowing that our patients are very happy with the results, and that we have made a big difference to their lives.
Raymond Peters and The Center for Custom Prosthetics team serve patients nationwide across the US. Many of our patients reside in Florida, particularly in the Greater Orlando area. Whether you live in Orlando (Orange County), Kissimmee (Osceola County), Sanford (Seminole County) or any of the surrounding areas, including Deltona and Daytona Beach (Volusia County), Palm Coast (Flagler County), and Lake County - we would be happy to hear from you so that we can assess your needs.
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 Orlando 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 come from Orlando 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.