Strauss Eye Prosthetics, Inc. was established in 1978. We have been fabricating custom ocular and scleral shell prostheses since that time.
James V. Strauss received his Board Certification in 1984 from the National Examining Board of Ocularists and is a Board Approved Diplomate Member of the American Society of Ocularists (ASO). He has served on the Education Committee and Board of Directors of the ASO and is a frequent faculty lecturer. James is also a Clinical Assistant in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester. In addition to patient care, he designs and fabricates many of the tools and supplies used by other ocularists.
Michael J. Strauss' interest in the fabrication of ocular prosthetics began while in high school. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York in 1999. Michael joined the family business and received his Board Certification from the National Examining Board of Ocularists in 2005 and is a Board Approved Diplomate Member of the American Society of Ocularists (ASO). Michael was awarded the Joseph A. LeGrand Award and was the Memorial Lecturer in Chicago 2005. The Joseph A. LeGrand Award is presented each year to one Ocularist who is recognized for workshop presentations, academic achievements, character and contributions to the American Society of Ocularists. Michael Manages the business and is the chief certified ocularist at Strauss Eye Prosthetics.
In 2020 Michael became Chair of the National Examining Board of Ocularists (NEBO). The National Examining Board of Ocularists is designed to assess the competence of the ocularist in performing the variety of health care and related functions and tasks normally encountered in the fitting and fabrication of ophthalmic prosthetics.The National Examining Board of Ocularists, NEBO, is an independent board consisting of Ocularists and members of related professions, including ophthalmology, orthotics and prosthetics and a public member.