Jardon Eye Prosthetics
Jardon Eye Prosthetics has been a family owned business for over 60 years. Started by the inventor of the plastic prosthetic eye Fritz Jardon. We specialize in custom ocular prosthetics, as well as the manufacturing of many ophthalmic devices for ophthalmologist throughout the world.
We are licensed through the state of Michigan, FDA registered, certified through the American Board of Certification in orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics and comply with all good manufacturing practices.
The most common misconception is that a prosthetic eye can only be made for patients that have gone through an enucleation or an evisceration surgery. The fact is that we are able to custom make prostheses for many other diagnosis including an ophthalmos, exophthalmos and phthisis bulbi. As a general rule, if your injured or diseased eye is even slightly smaller than the companion eye, you could be a candidate for an ocular prosthesis.
There are 3 steps in the fabrication of the prosthetic eye.
- On the first visit/consultation, we determine the proper size and shape of the prosthesis, either by taking an impression, using a modified impression method, or by taking a mold of an existing prosthesis (if the patient would prefer a similar shape).
- On the second visit, we establish the position and plane of the iris. The patient will then sit in front of one of our talented artists for custom painting of the prosthesis.
- The third visit is for the final custom fitting of the prosthesis. At this time, we walk every patient through the insertion/removal process, as well as the proper care and handling of their new prosthesis.
We offer every patient 6 months of free service with a new prosthesis. This covers the fit, as well as the coloration of the new prosthesis. With any new ocular prosthesis, there is a settling in period, in which the opening of the eyelids may fluctuate. Therefore, we prefer to see all patients for 2 and 4 month follow up appointments.