Scleral Cover Shell

Scleral Cover Shell

A Scleral cover shell is a thin Prosthetic eye designed to be worn over a disfigured eye. The prosthesis covers the entire surface of the cosmetically blemished eye, restoring its natural appearance. Our Ocularist strives to provide you with the most comfortable, cosmetically matching, and naturally moving cover shell.  There is no surgery involved to obtain a scleral cover shell, just a few appointments at our office.


To fit scleral cover shell prosthesis, the custom impression molding process is utilized to create an anatomically correct and comfortable prosthetic shell. Most scleral cover shells retain excellent movement and display a wonderful life-like appearance.  Most patients will require at least two appointments to complete the scleral cover shell fitting and fabrication process. Although same day service can be arranged for patients traveling long distances.

Before Fitting A Scleral Cover Shell
After Fitting A Scleral Cover Shell

Our ocularist is well trained to manage each patient’s unique condition, enabling the patient to maximize their scleral cover shell wearing time. Patients are monitored on an individual basis with a customized wearing schedule to adjust to their new prosthesis. This includes personal in-clinic training on how to insert and remove the scleral cover shell, as well as care and maintenance for the prosthesis when not being worn. Most patients are able to wear their prosthesis continuously, even while sleeping.

Before Fitting a Scleral Cover Shell

After Fitting a Scleral Cover Shell