The world's first 3D printed prosthetic eyes

About Ocupeye

Our mission is to improve the lives of patients with significantly superior patient experience and superior prostheses.

Harnessing 3D technologies to transform ocular prosthetics

Ocupeye has formed a number of strategic collaborations to deliver an advanced service to earn the trust of the ocular prosthetic community across the globe.

By collaborating with similar innovative and pioneering organisations, it reflects our deep commitment to deliver a unique and versatile experience. Together we’re transforming the role of the ocularist, as well as improving patient outcomes with a joint commitment to make life better.

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Meet the team

Our team has worked tirelessly to change how ocular prostheses are created for the benefit of patients and ocularists. They know they have a tremendous opportunity to transform lives, and this takes great leadership.

Meet some of the key members of our team that are creating the foundation for real change in ocular prosthetics.

Stephen Bell, Technical Director of Ocupeye

Stephen Bell

Founder/Technical Director

James Friel, Operations Manager of Ocupeye

James Friel

Operations/Business Development Manager

Mike Stroud, Quality Manager of Ocupeye

Mike Stroud

Quality Manager

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Our partners

Ocupeye has formed a number of strategic collaborations so that together we improve patient outcomes with a joint commitment to goals, risk and performance. Together we’re transforming the future of ocular prosthetics.


FIT AG has over 25 years of knowledge specialising in the field of 3D printing. Ocupeye is currently working with FIT AG in Lupburg, Germany on the additive manufacturing of the ocular prostheses.

Fraunhofer IGD has set the standard in visual computing for over 30 years. In collaboration with Ocupeye, they developed the Cuttlefish:EYE ® software which converts the scan data into colour-calibrated, 3D printable data. They are also developing ‘MADpro’; an online platform to manage the Click2PrintAE® workflow. 

Tomey GmbH is the German subsidiary of Tomey Japan and a leader in the field of examinations for the anterior segment of the eye. As a distribution partner of Ocupeye, Tomey markets the Casia 2 OCT-scanner and the associated scanning process for production of ocular prostheses under the apEyeTM registered brand by Ocupeye. 

Popular questions about Ocupeye

Ocupeye has created Click2Print (C2P) which is an ocular prosthetic that bio-mimics the fellow eye, recreating the shape of the iris in the prosthetic. Light is reflected in and out of the prosthetic, similar to the fellow eye, giving a very realistic appearance.

Colour reproduction of the fellow eye is processed digitally to achieve a consistent colour accuracy.

Click2Print AE is a digital end to end design and manufacturing process for ocular prostheses. It is a three-stage process.

Click – The first stage of the design of the ocular prosthesis involves capturing the unique patient data required to design a bespoke prosthesis.

Following an initial consultation with your ocularist and fitment of a custom conformer the patient is required to present to a medical device via a chin rest and head support.

The device is an anterior segment OCT that measures the front of the eye. A scan of the eye socket is captured with the custom conformer in situ which takes three seconds.

The custom conformer is removed then next a colour calibrated image and scan of the fellow eye is captured. This takes three seconds. A dataset is then ready for processing.

2 – The second stage is the design of the ocular prosthesis. The unique patient dataset is processed through a software medical device called Cuttlefish::Eye. The software generates three bespoke prosthetics unique in colour and shape designed for you.

The colour of each prosthesis is identical however the shape varies slightly between each model. Your ocularist will fit each shape and select the best fit for fine tuning and supply.

Alternatively, in complex socket shapes a combination of shape and fellow eye data can be combined to produce an output.

Print – The final stage is that the machine code is sent in batches to a full colour polyjet 3D printer for production. Up to 41 patient datasets can be printed in one batch. Print time is about three hours per batch. After printing, the prosthetics go through a series of post processing steps and quality checks. A set of prosthetics is then dispatched to the dispensing clinic for fitting and final adjustment.

C2P Artificial Eyes is a series medical device production system that operates to ISO 13485 medical device standards.

Patients must be able to present themselves to an AS-OCT machine to collect the unique patient data to design the C2P prosthesis.

Most patients are suitable for the C2P process. Patients with nystagmus (twitch), strabismus (squint) or damage to the iris are not suitable for C2P. It takes three seconds to image the eye or socket, and the patient and patient’s eye must remain still for that period of examination time.

Yes! The Vero resin material has been tested to an ISO 10993 standard and is suitable for long term use in contact with mucosal membrane. We have patients who have been wearing C2P prosthetics for over 12 months with no reported adverse events.

Some patients are more sensitive to living with an ocular prosthesis than others and may suffer from irritation. Patients should consult with their ocularist on after treatment options that may aid comfort.

We have split this website into sections relevant for professionals and patients. Please take your time to browse our website, then contact us if you have any more questions.

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