Home Link
Take The Quiz

headerWhat is a Prosthesis?

A prosthesis is an artificial substitute for a missing, disfigured, or malformed part of the face or body. Each prosthesis is custom-made for the individual patient.

Makers of prosthetic devices have various educational backgrounds and different professional titles. An ocularist specializes in the making of ocular (eye) prostheses while an anaplastologist specializes in the making of facial or somato (body) prostheses.

The desired goal of a prosthesis is to restore form and function. Being a medically ncessary procedure, prosthesis helps to protect exposed delicate tissues, cover exposed cavities, provide support for eyeglasses or hearing aids, and restore normal appearance. A prosthesis should replicate missing anatomy as closely as possible resulting in a natural and lifelike appearance. A well made prosthesis can facilitate the return of an individual to most of their normal activities and eliminate the need for bandages and patches. It can help to restore self confidence and ease the anxiety one might experience in a public setting. Because the prosthesis is not living tissue, there are some obvious limitations. For example, the prosthesis may not restore normal movement, it does not blush nor tan, and it must be removed for cleaning. Even a well made prosthesis may be detectable under close observation.

About Scott Fiscus, B.C.O.

scottScott Fiscus has been a practicing ocularist and anaplastologist for over 15 years. He is one of the few professionals in his specialty to provide both ocular and facial prosthetics. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, he applies his talents and experience to the fitting and fabrication of custom-made prosthetics.

Scott is a Board Certified Ocularist and a member of both American American Society of Ocularists and the International Anaplastology Association.

Services Available

Our services include custom-made:

 

We also provide

Locations

Areas of service are extensive throughout the Southeast and are visited frequently to ensure quality and satisfaction. Please contact us for questions about specific dates and directions to location.

NOTE: Please call our main office to schedule an appointment or for other information.

Main Office click address for location
Nashville, Tennessee
Scott Fiscus, B.C.O.
Precision Ocular Prosthetics
2611 Westwood Dr, Suite A
Nashville, TN 37204-2709
Office: 615-361-0930
Toll Free: 888-345-0930
Fax: 615-467-7507
E-mail: info@scottfiscus.com

Satellite Offices
Tennessee
Bristol

Mountain Empire Eye
3185 West State Street
Bristol, TN 37620

Knoxville
Scott Fiscus, B.C.O.
120 Capitol Drive, Suite 103
Knoxville, TN 37922

knoxville

Alabama
Huntsville
Contact us for clinic information.

Kentucky
Lexington

Scott Fiscus, B.C.O.
157C North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507

Paducah
Contact us for clinic information.

Insurance

When provided by a non-physician, such as an ocularist, prosthetic devices are considered durable medical equipment, and as such are usually covered by insurance companies when medically necessary, as prescribed by a physician.

Because insurance coverage varies from case to case, please contact us for
additional information. Many times we are able to secure coverage for our patients.

In addition, we accept cash, check, Visa, and Mastercard. We also accept CareCredit®, the nation’s leading healthcare financing program.  Please note that procedure fees not covered by insurance are payable in full a week prior to your procedure.

carecredit

 

Back to the top | Home

home | about us | services | photo gallery | testimonials | FAQs | glossary | links | contact us

Precision Ocular Prosthetics | 2611 Westwood Dr, Suite A | Nashville, TN 37204-2709 | P: 615-361-0930 | Toll Free: 888-345-0930 | F: 615-467-7507