The Art of Prosthetic Eyeball-Making
on 22 December 2015
Like blacksmithing or shoemaking, the age-old craft of creating prosthetic eyeballs requires skill, technique and a good amount of artistry. The craft dates back to 2900 BC, when the very first false eye was discovered in the skull of an ancient priestess. In recent years, advances in technology have allowed modern ocularists to replicate eyeballs to such a degree that doctors sometimes have difficulty recognizing them. Head to the Atlantic to learn more about the art of false eyeball-making.