Zach Hetzler is a second generation Ocularist. The youngest child of Kathy and JR Hetzler; Zach grew up playing travel hockey all across the country. He attended Hamilton Southeastern Highschool and went on to the University of Southern Indiana and IUPUI. During his sophomore year of College he began training as an Ocularist at Hetzler Ocular Prosthetics. He completed his Apprenticeship and received his diploma, graduating from the American Society of Ocularists educational program. Zach is now a Board Certified Ocularist and a Board Approved Diplomate Ocularist. In his free time Zach enjoys playing Men’s League Hockey every Sunday, watching the Pacers and Colts and playing video games. Zach has a beautiful wife Maddie, two German Shepards; Mala and Vader, a cat Hanns and a bunch of fish. He is proud to carry on the Hetzler Legacy in serving the Tri-State area for all their custom ocular prosthetic needs.
September 12th, 2022 | 1 hr 7 mins
acrylic, customization, david bowie, dental, eyeballs, family, globes, laboratory, ocular prosthesis, orbital implant, pmma, podcast, prosthetic eye, scleral shell, second generation, suction, technician, voices from the bench
Taking a break from teeth, Elvis and Barb welcome Zach Hetzler to the program to talk about eyes. Not his eyes, but the eyes he makes. Zach is a Board Certified Ocularist and he comes on to explain the industry, the process, and we discover the similarities to our own industry.