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TREVOR DORAHY

Trevor entered the ocular prosthetic business after working with a major laboratory in Sydney where he learnt the skills of manufacturing custom artificial eyes. Trevor has 30 years experience in his field.

In 1997, he became a member of the American Society of Ocularist's and has attended most of the annually held educational meetings staged in North America over this time.

His engineering background assisted him in enhancing the empirical fitting technique to achieve the very best cosmetic results. The modified empirical fitting technique is a skilled method of custom fitting a plastic ocular prosthesis in which the preliminary fitting shape of plastic and wax is selected based on the ocularist's visual conception of size and contours of the anophthalmic socket. The shape is then modified to correct any cosmetic abnormalities that may occur from the companion eye. In doing so, problems like droopy top or lower lids, mobility, gaze, a rotating eye, or an eye that has too much weight can all be addressed. A plaster mould of this model is than manufactured and your new custom eye is then produced from this cast. On your return the eye is then inserted and any final adjustments made. The eye is then ready to wear.

Over the last ten years, Trevor has worked and studied with some of the world's best ocularist's in Sweden, Japan, America, Canada, England and France. Throughout his travels, Trevor has met many Ocularist's from around the world who all use different techniques to manufacture their prosthetic eyes. He believed there was an opportunity to share these differing manufacturing and fitting techniques and in September 2010, Trevor and his wife Faith, hosted the world's first independent Ocularist conference. It was a very successful conference with fifty-three delegates from thirteen countries attending the two day conference on the Gold Coast in Australia.