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Welcome to the office of Ottie Thomas-Smith, BCO, CCA. We provide services that include, but are not limited to, artificial eyes (ocular prosthetics), scleral shells, finger prostheses, and maxillo-facial prosthetics such as ears, noses, orbitals and composite facials.  Our main office is in Jackson, Maine, with satellite offices in Portland, Maine and Reading, Massachusetts. We are by appointment only, and can be reached by phone at (800) 824-2492 or by e-mail at bostonocular@yahoo.com. 

Our Team

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Ottie M. Thomas-Smith, BCO, CCA

President, Board-Certified Ocularist, Certified Clinical Anaplastologist
Ms. Thomas-Smith received training during a four-year internship at the VA Prosthetic Research Center in New York City. She was Chief of Plastic Eye and Facial Restorations Clinic at the VA Medical Center in Boston, MA, from 1978 to 1984. She has been in private practice since 1981.

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Ann McGuire

Vice President, Office Manager

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Kaylee DoUGHERTY, CCA

Clinically Certified Anaplastologist, Associate Ocularist

Kaylee received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Boston University in 2011. She joined Boston Ocular as the apprentice to Ms. Thomas-Smith in May of 2013. She passed her board exams in anaplastology in 2016, and is currently working to become a Board Certified Ocularist. 

Photo by Ethan Andrews at Penobscot Bay Pilot

Jolene Bryant

Lab Technician

What We Do

An ocularist is someone who specializes in the fabrication and fitting of ocular prostheses for people who have lost an eye or eyes due to trauma or illness. The fabrication process for a custom made eye typically includes taking an impression of the eye socket, shaping a plastic shell, painting the iris and then fitting the ocular prosthesis.

In addition to creating the prosthetic eye, the ocularist shows the patient how to care for and handle the prosthesis.

An anaplastologist (also known as a maxillofacial prosthetist and technologist in the UK) is an individual who has the knowledge and skill set to provide the service of customizing a facial (craniofacial prosthesis) or somato prosthesis.

definitions via Wikipedia