ABOUT OUR PRACTICE

This is a second generation ocularist practice that has been providing ocular prosthetic services to the Pacific Rim from Honolulu, Hawaii since 1958. Our ocular prostheses are custom made with a handcrafted fitting process that results in a unique, one of a kind ocular prosthesis.

We have extensive experience in working with the Bio-Hydroxyapatite Integrated Orbital Impalant as well as the Medpor Ocular Implant. Both of these implants, which are placed in the socket after removal of an eye, are the state of the art in ocular implants. Once placed in the orbit, these implants allow for the direct attachment of the extraocular muscles to the implant itself. Accordingly, with this procedure combined with these types of implants, one can expect a more natural moving and lifelike ocular prosthesis.

In addition to traditional ocular prostheses, we also design and fabricate scleral cover shells. This type of prosthetic eye is fit over an existing living eye that is blind or otherwise disfigured.

We also have extensive experience in fitting pediatric patients and socket expansion therapy.

Recognizing the trauma, both physical and emotional, associated with the loss of an eye, we are committed to minimizing this uncomfortable experience. We will do everything with in our power to help our patient’s return to a normal life. Please call us with any questions you might have.

ABOUT DOSS TANNEHILL

EDUCATION:

 

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
June 1972

 

Kamehameha Schools: Honolulu, Hawaii, 1955-1968

 

EMPLOYMENT:

 

Doss K. Tannehill Ocularist July 1991-Present
Make and fit custom ocular prosthetics, including scleral cover shells, pediatric fitting, and socket expansion therapy.

 

Tanco Laboratories, Inc., Honolulu. Hawaii
Vice President: June 1972 To June 1991
Handle all day-to-day operations of fitting and manufacturing of contact lenses. As well as chief financial officer and personnel manager. Fabricating and fitting of custom ocular prosthesis.

 

Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama, Honolulu, Hawaii
Head Intermediate Football Coach: 1996 and 1999-2001.
Head Junior Varsity Football Coach: 1997-1998.
Assistant Varsity Football Coach: 2002-2004 and 2006.
Interim Assistant Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football Coach: 2005

 

Kailua High School Kailua, Hawaii
Assistant Varsity Football Coach 1994

 

Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii
Assistant Varsity Football Coach: 1985 To 1992

 

AFFILIATIONS:

 

Board of Dispensing Opticians: Chairman of the Board of Dispensing Opticians for two terms from July 1987 until June of 1995.
Presently on the Advisory Board of Dispensing Opticians for the State of Hawaii (which replaced the Board of Dispensing Opticians).

 

American Society of Ocularists: An organization of ocularists whose credo is: research, education and standards. A member since 1991.Board of Directors 2001-2004 and 2007-2010

 

National Examining Board of Ocularists: The National Examining Board of Ocularists is an independent agency whose primary function is the assessment of competency of ocularists. A four part examination must be passed and continuing education credits are compulsory for updating and recertification. Presently there are 115 Board Certified Ocularists in the world. Member since 1997.

Fellow International Academy of Ocularistry

Doss K. Tannehill
752 17th Ave,

Honolulu, HI 96816

Call     808-738-5300

Fax      808-738-5304