Timothy Friel is a Board Certified by the National Examining Board of Ocularists, and is Board Certified as an advanced ocularist by the American Board of Ocularistry. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Ocularistry, and has been involved in the private practice of ocular and facial prosthetics since 1989. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the International Academy of Ocularistry, the American Society of Ocularists, the International Congress of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and the International Society for Orbital Disorders. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the International Academy of Ocularistry as a member and as the President of the Board. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Ocularists as a board member and as Vice President of the Board. He also holds multiple United States, Canadian, and International patents for an improved ocular prostheses.