A facial/orbital prosthetist possesses additional skills compared to ocularists. An Ocularist cannot manufacture facial/orbital prostheses, while the facial/orbital prosthestist is also a fully trained ocularist.
A skilled facial prosthetist/ocularist should have at least 3 years (preferably 5) WIL/apprenticeship-based training coupled with a theory component; this should be supervised by a senior facial prosthetist/ocularist and moderator. Training does not stop here though. As technology improves, so your facial prosthetist/ocularist should endeavour to keep abreast of all the latest info, manufacturing and fitting techniques, digital technology, as well as product and material updates. All facial prosthetists/ocularists have to adhere to a CPD policy to facilitate ongoing education.