L&B Laboratories, IncOur Services

Custom Artificial Eyes & Scleral Shells

Our Specialized Ocular Services

Delivering world class artificial eye services
  • Overview
  • Conformer
  • Fitting
  • Painting
  • Delivery
  • Cleaning and Polishing


The loss of an eye is a traumatic experience. We take every step to ensure that the fit and cosmetic appearance of the prosthesis brings comfort and confidence back to every patient. We pride ourselves on our prosthetic artistry.

What We Provide

  • Cleanings/check-ups
  • Consultations
  • Scleral shells (shell covering a blind eye)
  • Symblepheron rings
  • Surgical conformers and templets
  • Prosthetic eyes
Polishing of an artificial glass eye


Our custom conformers are made of clear acrylic. Wearing a custom conformer after recent orbital surgery will help to ensure that your first artificial eye continues to fit well and look good for the longest possible time. An appointment for a conformer typically lasts one hour.

These realistic looking glass eyeballs were made for a famous London waxworks museum.


Each artificial eye or scleral shell is unique and one-of-a-kind. It is sculpted and painted to fit only its owner. We hand sculpt a wax pattern for each patient’s prosthesis. The finished wax pattern is then used to make a mold for the prosthesis. The acrylic prosthesis is cast from the mold. Fitting appointments typically last 2 ½ hours.

Cosmetic ocular prosthesis


Each artificial eye or scleral shell is hand painted to match a patient’s unique eye color and pattern. During the painting appointment, patients model in the presence of the ocularist for about 2 hours while iris colors and vein patterns are duplicated on the acrylic casting.



The artificial eye or scleral shell is ready for the patient to wear at the delivery appointment. The patient is shown how to insert and remove the prosthesis themselves, as well as how to keep it clean and comfortable. Comfort and aesthetic match are checked. This appointment usually lasts one hour.

detect the quality of glass eye

Cleaning and Polishing

Cleaning and polishing artificial eyes and scleral shells is recommended once every six months to maintain healthy socket conjunctiva. Patients wait comfortably in a private exam room while the ocularist removes their prosthesis to the lab, disinfects it, removes protein deposits and surface scratches, and restores its highly polished surface. It is then disinfected again and returned to the patient’s socket.


L&B Laboratories, Inc.
Custom Made Artificial Eyes &
Scleral Shells

Contact us by phone Monday through Friday, 9:30AM to 5:00PM central time.

2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite 200
Metairie, Louisiana 70002


Mon-Fri: 9:30am – 5pm, CST

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