Artificial Eyes in Scotland.

Originating in 1948, NHS Lothian’s Ocular Prosthetics service is the longest established provider of Artificial Eyes in Scotland, with a long standing history of service to all persons with Artificial Eyes. Clinics providing Artificial Eyes in Scotland are held in Edinburgh, Inverness, Orkney and Shetland.

Operating from it’s base in The Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion – NHS Lothian’s Ophthalmology unit, the department is staffed by Stephen Harris, a full-time Ocularist with nearly twenty years of experience, and provides:

  • Custom-made acrylic prostheses constructed from socket impressions,
  • Cosmetic shells for covering blind/unsightly/traumatised eyes,
  • Replacements for worn, damaged or lost prostheses,
  • Surgical conformer shells to requesting wards
  • Domiciliary and Ward visits to patients (on request)
  • and full after-care, follow-up appointments, advice and patient information.

All prostheses are issued under the NHS and supplied free of charge to all patients.

Referrals and enquiries are welcomed from the North of Scotland, Scottish Islands, South East of Scotland, Lothian and the Scottish Borders. Special arrangements & second opinion appointments are available for patients outwith these regions but will need prior agreement with local Health Boards.