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I passed the color blind test! My world has changed, it was nothing short of astonishing.

Ishihara Plate 9

Ishihara Plate 9 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dear Dr. Azman:

I have to admit, I never actually realized that I was color blind until I was an adult and failed the Ishihara color vision test during a work physical. I had always presumed everyone saw colors just as I did. After some research on the subject, I stumbled across your work and decided it was worth a shot to see if you might be able to help me. Shortly after obtaining an appointment, I made the trek across the country to your clinic.

You and your staff were so wonderfully professional, personable, and thorough during my examination and testing. I was extremely appreciative of how well you explained everything to me and answered all of my questions. The greatest moment, though, was when you provided me with the corrective lenses; my world changed. It was nothing short of astonishing. The best analogy I can describe, is like watching a color television with the contrast turned down low where color is simply different shades, dull and lifeless. then having the contrast turned up and suddenly the colors are vibrant and alive.

It’s now been about three months since I received my prescription lenses. I passed my most recent work physical Ishihara color vision test with ease. 100%! It’s been incredible to experience seeing the world of color and I am amazed at how much more beautiful the simplest of things truly are; flowers, the sunset, and, as an avid hunter, even camouflage is more colorful than I ever knew. I cannot wait to follow a blood trail with ease like my hunting partners can.

Thank you, for providing me the opportunity to see the effervescent world of color as I had never known. Your progressive work in this field is nothing short of amazing and I appreciate your accomplishments.

Sincerely,

-Josh Z. Oregon

My Quest for Contact Lenses

My quest for a contact lens specialist!

In 1989, I began my quest for a comfortable pair of contact lenses, only to encounter a considerable amount of disappointment, discomfort, and frustration. Some of this was due to being very nearsighted and possessing slight astigmatism, but most of it was caused by eye doctors who claimed they were contact “specialists”. I discovered in 1994 that they weren’t specialists, but were really doctors who only knew the mechanics of fitting contacts. That year, I was able to be fitted with a pair of contacts that were comfortable and provided me with good vision after some relatively short examinations performed by Dr. Irwin Azman.

Right before meeting Dr. Irwin Azman, I went to see a prominent eye care specialty firm because it had been recommended as the best in Maryland in a magazine. Unfortunately, visits there were stressful and unpleasant. At this office, not only did I usually have to wait long periods of time in a crowded waiting room, but I usually had to wait just as long in the examination room for my assigned doctor. Doctors in training would first examine me and I would have to explain my situation during every visit to these novices who wouldn’t even read my history chart. The doctor would then come in, examine me, and perform dozens of calculations while I sat there and watched. With this kind of treatment, my visits became increasingly more stressful because I couldn’t even get fitted with a comfortable pair of contacts. The doctors there prescribed me soft toric lenses time after time. I found the soft toric lenses to be uncomfortably thick; it felt as though they rubbed harshly against my eyes. Vision was unsatisfactory too; it was blurry and seemed to change every time I would blink my eyes. People would say they could see the contacts moving around my eyes. The doctors started becoming frustrated themselves. One finally said he could do absolutely nothing about the rotation of the soft toric lenses and recommended I go back to semi-hard gas permeable lenses. That’s exactly what I didn’t want. That’s why I went to this office in the first place – to get fitted with soft contacts! I had worn gas perms at one time and my eyes were constantly red. That same doctor finally told me in a direct manner that he would rather I just went somewhere else. Since I had had enough, I later agreed and accepted the refund they gave me. At that time, I began looking for someone who really knew what he was doing in this area and found Dr. Irwin Azman in the telephone book. I called Dr. Irwin Azman and to my surprise, Dr. Irwin Azman listened very intently to my situation. He seemed to understand it quite well and seemed very confident that it could be fixed. I scheduled an , appointment, and from that point on, I began to have some luck in my quest for a decent pair of contacts.

My first exam at Dr. Irwin Azman’s turned out to be the easiest one I had ever experienced. A thorough eye exam was performed, and I was very much delighted when I didn’t have to have my eyes dilated. Dr. Irwin Azman’s high-tech equipment made dilation unnecessary: I wouldn’t have trouble driving home afterwards.  Dr. Irwin Azman then assessed my situation and explained all the options. He prescribed a pair of contacts with what seemed minimal effort. I didn’t have to witness him performing an extensive number of calculations. Finally, it was a great feeling to get a pair of contacts which were fine-tuned with only two or three visits. Unlike the soft tone, these were a comfortable pair of lenses which gave me good vision. In addition, Dr. Irwin Azman gave me recommendations about cleaning and using solutions on my lenses; after this, there was no more stinging from lenses improperly cleaned the previous night. Dr. Irwin Azman seems to be the real eye care “specialist” because he knows the latest in contact lens technology. On my first visit alone, I learned more about contacts than I had the four years before meeting Dr. Irwin Azman. He had shown me the newest inventions in contact lenses. Nowadays, I’m doing just great with my contacts and continue to make my yearly visits to Dr. Irwin Azman. I have had such good luck with Dr. Irwin Azman that I’m afraid to go elsewhere for my contact lens care!

Lynn O.
Vienna, VA
Patient since 1994

Dr. Azman is always available for his patients.

Dr. Irwin Azman Contact Lens Specialists is always available.

Dear Dr. (Irwin) Azman,

I am very appreciative of the thorough and thoughtful treatment I receive in your office. Your staff is caring and courteous. You are always available to answer and check any eye problems even after hours.

I am grateful that Mr. G. referred me to Azman Eye Care. Thank you for your excellent care.
Sincerely,
Betty W.
Monkton, Maryland
Patient since 2002 

I’m going to the Navy!

English: PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2008) The N...

English: PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2008) The Naval Base Ventura County Honor Guard parades the colors as the University of Southern California Marching Band performed the national anthem during the 2008 Rose Bowl game. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dear Dr. Azman and Staff,

I would like to thank you for treating me so well during my examination and that I felt very comfortable to know that I was in the care of such professional and personal kindness. I’ve learned so much about my eyes and how to take care of them to ensure the health of my eyes is maintained at the highest level. Before I found Dr. Azman and Azman Eyecare, I was completely devastated that my dreams were about to fall apart due to a color deficiency that disqualified me from a Navy Scholarship I’ve worked so hard for. The only test I couldn’t study for had me frantically trying to find a way to pass the Ishihara Color Plate test. Of course there were no ways to do so, until I stumbled upon a website that said it was possible to pass using innovative color filters. Immediately I contacted Dr. Azman and suddenly my dreams were restored of going to college without financial struggles and getting back on path to commissioning into the US Navy as an officer. Since receiving treatment, I have received a medical waiver and college -bound knowing that whatever medical exams I’m given, color deficiency won’t be an issue. From my experience in Baltimore to walking out the doors of the facility, I was filled with excitement and joy. Once again I would like to thank Dr. Azman and his wonderful staff and that I am on track to pursue my dream of becoming a Naval Medical Officer at the University of Southern California and the knowledge I’ve learned will help me see the world in a positive view and just like the Azman faculty, I will try my best to help those around me to the best of my ability.

Sincerely,
Richard T.
Atlanta, Georgia

Color blind career saved by Dr. Azman

Colour blindness plate

Colour blindness plate (Photo credit: mag3737)

First and foremost, I would like to thank Dr. Azman and his staff for helping me with
my inability to see colors. From all the phone calls and emails we exchanged, to picking
me up at the train terminal, Dr. Azman and his staff went above and beyond any expectation.
You made me feel comfortable with the whole entire process and I want you to know
how much that means to me. It was not easy to go hours away from home and have an
unusual procedure done with a doctor you have never met in person. Added to that fact
was the uncertainly of this procedure actually helping me.
When I finally arrived in Maryland, I was still a bit skeptical, but before we even started the evaluation, Dr. Azman took the time to sit down and reassure me that he would be able to correct my problem, and explained how things would go step by step.

The actual evaluation was a full day, and at times frustrating due to the fact of uncertainty. Dr. Azman actually explained to me that I had one of the more severe cases that you have seen in dealing with being colorblind. Dr. Azman kept reassuring me that he would be able to fix this issue and sure enough he did. Not only did Dr. Azman fix my color vision problems, but also helped with finding me a new brand of contact lens that wasn’t so irritating to my eyes, and since I have changed lenses, I have noticed a difference.

The reason I started searching the web and trying to find assistance with my
problem is that I had just graduated college with a degree in criminal justice and most
careers in this field require that you be able to see color and differentiate colors. I am
from Massachusetts and the test that is required is a number test in a bubble and the
numbers to most people stick out and they can see them without a problem. Well that’s
for most people, because out of a series of 15 examples I was only able to get 2 of them
right before the lenses. Right after I got back to Massachusetts with the lenses, I took the
test again and got all 15 examples correct. This was the last step that I needed to get a job
that I applied for and got hired; the only reason why I didn’t get the job was due to the
fact of being colorblind. Within a month of the process I started my job in corrections in
the state of Massachusetts.

It has now been 15 months working at a correction facility, and I love my career.
The price of these lenses was only a small fee in comparison to not having a career at all.
Ever since I was a small boy I wanted to work in law enforcement, studied it in college
and to think without the help of you and your staff my ambitions might have been
nothing but dreams, but now I am making them a reality. I don’t think I could thank Dr. Azman enough. He really changed my life and helped me more than one can imagine. Having this procedure done was a very positive thing in my life and can never forgot what Dr. Azman has done for me. I would recommend Dr. Azman and Azman Eye Care  to anyone who has a challenge with seeing colors. (color blind)

Thanks again, hope all is well!

Matt C.
Massachusetts

Color blindness and the job of my dreams!

I would again like to express my gratitude to everyone at Azman Eye Care Specialists.

Everyone in the office made me feel right at home from the time I arrived till the time I left the office. First impressions always say a lot about a business and the people who work there. My first impression was the professionalism of the staff and Dr. Azman. It was truly a pleasure to have met Dr. Azman and his staff after our phone conversations. I feel the examination and evaluation I received was far more advanced than any I had previously received anywhere before. It was quite amazing to see colors in a whole new perspective, considering you have seen colors the way you think everyone else is seeing them and then you find out you’re not.

A few years have passed since I first contacted Dr. Azman, and how time passes so quickly. My present position at JK Spruce power plant is Auxiliary Operator 3. I am presently training for Turbine Tender which I will test for in May or June. My next step after two years as a Turbine Tender will be Control Room Operator where I will top out in my field. Thanks to Azman Eye Care Specialists I am becoming very successful in my job and financially successful. If my wife and I would have never searched out there for Dr. Azman’s help, my family and job security would have been in jeopardy.

It was a few months ago when the Plant Operations Chief had the control room page me on my radio. When I talked to my control room operator he told me John wanted to talk to me about my eye condition. I was thinking these guys are never going to give this thing a rest. So I go to his office and he asks me to have a seat. He tells me he has a friend who always wanted to get his pilot’s license but because of his color blindness he would not be able to. I gave him Azman Eye Care’s number and told him all the different professions Dr. Azman has helped people in.

Thank you so very much in helping us achieve this milestone in our lives!

Robert B. Texas

Unable to wear contact lenses any longer

Lens cover for storing contact lens

Lens cover for storing contact lens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I came to Azman Eye Care Specialists, I was unable to wear my contact lenses any longer. My vision was poor, and the contacts were constantly becoming either clouded or dirty.

Due to Dr. Azman’s expert care and attention, my problems were diagnosed. After completing several different types of tests, and after trying various contact lenses, I was fitted with a comfortable pair of lenses that I could see quite well with.

Your expertise and your attention to detail were most helpful in the process of solving my contact lens and vision problem. In addition, your staff was always gracious and helpful.

As a result, I have since recommended all of my family members to Azman Eye Care Specialists. Thank you again for all of your help.

Lynne D.

Pikesville, MD

Contact Lens Eye Care: The way it should be

Contact Lens Eye Care: The way it should be

 

When it comes to contact lens eye care, there are a lot of different options out there. But when you want the highest quality, most meticulous contact lens eye care in Maryland, you have to see Drs. Thomas and Irwin Azman at Azman Eye Care Specialists.

Founded in 1975 by the two brothers as a specialty practice limited to contact lens care, Azman Eye Care Specialists has since been recognized both nationally and internationally for excellence not just in the contact lens field, but also in dry eye care.

Contact Lens Specialists

Contact Lens Specialists

Azman Eye Care has the expertise and specialized equipment to focus on contact lens eye care problems that other offices can’t address: helping dry-eye patients, treating patients who have trouble wearing contact lenses, need bifocal lenses or those who have been told they can’t wear contact lenses. The Azman Eye Care practice maintains all the latest diagnostic equipment available. They have the latest instruments that can be found in only a few places in the country, including a wavefront topographer, which can detect slight irregularities of the cornea. The practice is also continually involved in FDA studies involving contact lenses, contact lens solutions, dry eye diagnosis and treatment. All of their specialized testing offers the highest quality contact lens eye care to each and every patient.

Many contact lens wearers and eye doctors believe that dry eyes are a normal part of wearing contact lenses and that nothing can be done about the problem. Symptoms like eye fatigue, red eyes, and slightly blurred vision are all symptoms that can be addressed. The problem is that many offices do not have the knowledge and experience to manage and treat these critical symptoms. That’s why patients come from Texas, Florida, Oregon, Colorado, New York, New Jersey and other states for the expert contact lens care that they can’t find anywhere else.
The Azman Eye Care team of doctors, technicians and staff work together to offer the most meticulous and personalized contact lens eye care available.

Doctors listen carefully to patients and develop treatment plans for each person and situation. “The most common complaint we get from people about doctors they have seen in the past is about the quality of the examination,” says Dr. Thomas Azman. “A meticulous, comprehensive contact lens eye examination is essential,” he says. “Not an eye-glass exam, but one specifically for contact lenses.” Dr. Irwin Azman continues, “Most eye doctors see about 3,000 patients a year, and because of that they have less time to do a thorough review of a patient’s medical records and history. As a result, they don’t always have a complete picture of the patient’s contact lens and eye-care background.” In contrast, the doctors at Azman Eye Care limit their patient load to 1,200 patients per year, allowing them to gather all the facts pertinent to each patient’s visual and contact lens requirements.

The doctors at Azman Eye Care ask about symptoms that many people live with, thinking they are normal. They take the time to listen to their patients’ needs and symptoms, and then discuss and explain all the contact lens treatment options available. Many doctors also limit the type of lenses that they fit to patients. Azman Eye Care Specialists are different. They prescribe the best contact lens for the individual’s visual needs. As a result, their patients are comfortable and have crisp and clear vision all wearing hours.

The differences between Azman Eye Care team and other seemingly similar practices are clear. Azman Eye Care has the state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments necessary to help their patients, but use them with customized care, knowledge and compassion. The doctors at Azman Eye Care form a relationship with their patients, and that is a rarity today. They have received hundreds of testimonials from patients expressing their gratitude for resolving problems that other doctors could not. Dr. Thomas Azman says, “I am most proud that each and every patient leaves my office with the understanding that they know we care about their eyes and their well-being.” That’s a level of commitment and service you won’t often find in today’s other offices.

Dry Eye: Itchy, Burning, Scratchy Eyes

It really is amazing how much Dr Azman has taught me about my eyes. I have been dealing with so many issues of dry eye, I was sure I was just one of the few percentiles that nothing can be done for!

At first it didn’t seem like some of the changes made much of a difference, but the way you, Dr Azman had me do things in steps, I was able to feel the extreme change once the “changes” stopped working, or wore off.

The most amazing was when the trial punctal plugs were put in. At first, it was just a strange feeling, my eyeballs felt as though they were floating! After awhile, my body adjusted and it didn’t seem as fascinating as I first thought. However, when those little things dissolved I felt that fire once again! I knew it the day it happened. My blinking started to take longer and the burning sensation came back every time I closed my eyes. It was just awful! Even at night, once again my eyeballs felt as though they were sticking to my eyelids! I knew then, that the plugs really made an enormous difference in my life!

I couldn’t believe I had put up with the burning and the sticking for 12 years!

Working with you, Dr Azman really made me pay attention to the way I treated my eyes. I thought I took great care of them. Being so sensitive to certain contact lens solutions and eye drops, I was so careful!

Without you, Dr Azman and the help of your wonderful staff, I would still be struggling with sleeping and making it through an entire 8 hour day without getting headaches!

I appreciate everything you and your staff have done for me and for being patient with me. We worked at this for awhile, but it was well worth it!

I would do it again in a heartbeat! THANK YOU!

-Wendy Z. Baltimore, Maryland