Nottingham Trent University has an international reputation for innovation in product design, with particular emphasis on medical product development.

As part of this activity, the University has partnered with professional ocularist, John Pacey-Lowrie, who was part of the team who developed the Poly (methyl methacrylate) 'PMMA' technique.

Together they've developed new technologies in prosthetics with the aim of improving the patient experience during the design and fitting stages.

An outcome of their research is a unique programme of training that attracts professionals from around the world:

Bespoke Ocular Prosthetics Design and Manufacture (three days)

Cosmetic/Scleral Shell Design and Manufacture (two days)

These courses take place at the City Campus in the centre of Nottingham.

They offer a continuing professional development certificate.

Further information

Read more about John Pacey-Lowrie.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

John Pacey Lowrie hand-painting ocular prostheses
John Pacey Lowrie giving presentation in classroom
Hand holding ocular prostheses next to persons head
Ocular prostheses - an eye