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You will need to set aside some time before making your appointment with the Ocularist.
Generally speaking you will need a least 4 or 5 hours in front or your Ocularist so that your new
prosthesis can be properly fitted and the iris and sclera ( white of eye ) colors can be artistically
represented. All painting is done in front of the patient, copied directly from the companion eye,
not from samples pulled out of a box. In some instances your new prosthesis can be delivered
the same day, with rest breaks and a lunch break, appointments permitting for travelers and
circumstances. However, most clients like to return a day or two later, for two or three visits, to
take delivery of their new eye. The second option alleviates the need to wait the whole day during
the laboratory time it takes to actually make the prosthesis. In some cases whether it be children,
recent surgery or a particularly difficult case, it may be necessary to return for additional visits. We
will provide you a time line regarding your particular situation.
We are considered a (DME) Durable Medical Equipment Provider ( Prosthetics External ). For this
reason most insurance plans may require you to have prior authorization and or a prescription for
your new prosthesis beforehand, in order to insure your plans coverage. Many insurance
companies including some Medicare supplement plans cover DME and we will help you with
prior authorization and file your insurance claim for you if you wish. We do not accept Medicare
and Medicare replacement insurance assignment of benefits however. Depending on your plan
they may pay all or part of your service. We are contracted with several commercial carriers. Many
people are surprised to find out they are covered by their insurance, and have been for a long time!
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