Have I ever mentioned how much I love How It’s Made? I just saw the episode where they showed how ocularists create artificial eyes and it was so insanely cool. I must admit I have never met anyone with an artificial eye, so I had just assumed they painted a ball and popped it in. Turns out it’s not a ball but rather a cover that has an intense amount of work done on it to simulate an eyeball, complete with fake silk thread veins! I also did not know they were made to move in unison with the good eye too.
I wonder how much money an ocularist makes per artificial eye?
Here’s a nifty web episode on the same subject. There’s a couple of parts that look slightly creepy, so if you do not think you could handle seeing an empty eye socket, you may not want to watch.