Qualifying mammary prostheses and qualifying ostomy appliances and related supplies include, but are not limited to, bras to hold a mammary prosthesis in place, filler pads, lymphedema arm sleeves, adhesive spray and remover: catheters used as a result of an artificial opening created in the human body; colostomy bags; deodorant used on the person of the user; karaya rings; antacid used externally as a skin ointment; skin gel; nonallergic paper tape and gauze; skin bond cement; tincture of benzoin applied topically as a protective; urinary drainage appliances; closed stoma bags; drainable stoma bags; loop ostomy supplies and tubing; and endotracheal and tracheotomy tubes and tracheostomy tubes used for the evacuation of metabolic waste when used post-operatively or for home care.
Amended March 1, 1978, effective April 29, 1978. In (b)(4) added list of specific orthotic devices; in (b)(5) added list of prosthetic devices; in (c)(1), (2) and (3) included specific items excluded from the term "medicines"; in (g) made grammatical change; in (i) added list of specific items to be included under this section; in (j) added leases to transactions to which tax does not apply and provided that tax applies to all replacement parts; in (m) deleted references to former section 280 of Title 17, California Administrative Code, and added (1) specifying acceptable documentation for exempt sales and (3) suggesting use of Regulation 1667 "Exemption Certificates."
Kim Erickson is a licensed ocularist in Washington state and a nationally certified, board approved diplomat ocularist. He carries on a rich, multigenerational commitment to innovation that began with his father, Jack Erickson and uncle Charles who started manufacturing custom prosthetic eyes in the 1940s.
Step 1: The creation of a custom facial prosthesis begins with an impression (mold) to duplicate the affected area (ear, nose or eye area). The impression is made by injecting a molding agent into the affected area. Once set, the mold is removed.
We recognize that the loss of an eye can be an exceptionally difficult personal experience. Once you have decided that a prosthetic replacement is right for you, we are there to help you every step of the way. From your first consultation to billing your insurance company, you can always expect the highest level of professionalism and understanding from Erickson's Eyes.
Kim pays incredible detail to fit, agonizing over minute adjustments to get it perfect. The reward is everyday comfort. Since that first shell of his, I have not gone a day without my prosthesis; and attention to fit is not where the product ends. The likeness of the shell to my "good eye" is so exact that most people have no idea I wear a prosthetic eye.
International Prosthetic Eye Center
Opps. Rainbow Hospital,
Beside Babu Khan House
595/3/1, Eden Garden,
Banjara Hills, Road No 10
From the moment you contact the Center, to the three day appointments for the custom impression/ mold, custom coloring and veining, delivery and adjustments of your ocular artificial eye or scleral shell and the prosthetic eye care needed for your new facial prosthetic eye, our center strives to give you the highest attention, care and respect you deserve.
Most eye care professionals are occasionally confronted with the task of prescribing a soft contact lens for a patient who needs color added for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes. With knowledge and expertise in fitting contact lenses, you can be successful in your next soft prosthetic lens case. New developments in color and cosmetic contact lenses have made a valuable resource for the patient in need and will help you build a specialty contact lens practice. Lens designs range from enhancer tints to new designs to specialty opaque colored lenses.
The prosthetic eye that Kim fashioned for Tate is truly a work of art. People don't even know that he has a fake eye. I had the privilege to watch him hand paint Tate's last eye and the process was fascinating.
She is certified by both ABC and BOC as a Mastectomy Fitter and is extremely
well versed in the Orthotics and Prosthetics insurance policies and regulations.
With this experience, it is possible to use methods and materials available today to create extremely realistic prosthetic eyes allowing the ocularist to restore the loss to its natural appearance in match and mobility.
Prosthetic devices that do not qualify as "medicines" include, but are not limited to, air compression pumps and pneumatic garments; noninvasive, temporary pace makers; vacuum/constriction devices used to treat male impotency; auditory, ophthalmic and ocular devices or appliances; and dental prosthetic devices and materials such as dentures, removable or fixed bridges, crowns, caps, inlays, artificial teeth, and other dental prosthetic materials and devices. Sales of such items are subject to tax in the same manner as any other sale of tangible personal property.
Depending on the desired iris color, a light underprinting (available in brown or gray) may be effectively utilized in lighter colored eyes. Here again, an underprint diagnostic lens should be utilized with a prosthetic trial or a FreshLook piggybacked on top to determine the net result of the two lenses.