Eryn Brown

Crafting fake eyes is a family business, rifts included

Crafting fake eyes is a family business, rifts included

The small world of ocularistry is dominated by families who pass down secrets of fake eyes. Feuds also are a tradition.

Column One Crafting fake eyes is family business, rifts included

In his Tarzana office, John Stolpe, a third-generation ocularist, holds one of many prostheses he makes for patients who have lost eyes or suffered eye damage. His grandfather was on a team of Army doctors who developed fake eyes during World War II....

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