As we look at driving forces of change and consider the new skills that the future ocularist must acquire, we will see ocularistry change in the following ways:
- It won't be long before custom eyes can be 3D printed at a satisfactory level. In the future, the process of impressioning and fitting may become entirely non-invasive.
- Ocularists will assume a more involved role in the development process of a multi-functional prosthetic eye.
- Ocularists will be able to reach out to a broader audience, raising awareness about eye loss and demystifying the public's misconceptions about prosthetic eyes.
- Patients will become more engaged in managing their own health care routine.