This patient lives in Richmond, VA and travels over 3 hours to visit our office. She had LASIK in 1999 and her vision and astigmatism were corrected. Over the past few years she has noticed the astigmatism returning with blurry vision and changes in her vision. After several visits with Dr. Azman she is now wearing customized scleral lenses and her vision has greatly improved!
This patient had Radial Keratotomy (RK) Eye Surgery around 25 years ago. The surgery was successful and he did not have to wear glasses for distance or reading for 20 years. About 5 years ago his vision started to give him problems; blurry vision, fluctuation of vision and other vision challenges. He has been to many eye doctors who were not able to accommodate his vision and comfort needs. Dr. Irwin Azman worked with this patients to design custom fitted scleral lenses. He is now able to return to his regular activities, play golf and drive his car safely.
Dr. Azman specializes in the treatment of Post RK Complications, Post LASIK Complications, Keratoconus and other irregular corneal conditions, and Dry Eye Treatment.
Dr Azman is a great man, humble and very honest. Things started between us as an official deals at the beginning and that was throw the phone calls but once I came to his clinic and met him things changed, he was like a big brother made sure he and his staff to comfort me and made me ready for all the tests. He changed my life totally, he told me you will my office this afternoon completely satisfied and he kept his word. I can say that I was born that day, I could see things in a different way. I saw the real colures for many things around me, it was my first time to wear lances and it worked out throw him. I became more confident now and happy about what Im seeing around me. Finally I could start my first step into my dream career to become a pilot. Although I passed the Ishtar plate in front of him but having my class 1 medical test singed by AIM was a felling I can’t talk about or explain here.
God bless you doctor and all your kind staff
– Farouk Z., Saudi Arabia
5 star rating in each category!!!! After having dry eyes for almost 40 years, and being recommended to use over the counter eye drops (only clear advice to stay away from Visine), I never realized it is truly an eye disorder that no physician has ever addressed……until Dr. Tom.
When I phoned to inquire about the services and inquiring about insurance coverage, Dr. Tom returned the call personally & spend quite a bit of time in conversation. I made an appointment & was given several eye tests by Dr. Tom (only one test which was ever administrated before & without even a direction to proceed), all of which clearly outlined my present eye condition. Dr. Tom then formulated a plan to treat my chronic condition over several months. I am so grateful I looked for a practice dedicated to Dry Eye Disease and found this unique one. Dr. Tom goes overboard with compassion, caring & humor (even phoning from a remote location to check on my initial treatment results). I can not say enough about the staff – they make you feel very welcome at each visit and focus solely on you when you are working with them. Highly recommend The Dry Eye Institute!
I have been a patient of Dr. Tom for nearly 30 years and have never met any physician as committed to superior patient care as Dr. Azman. He is incredibly patient with each patient both in the office and on the phone. Recently, concerned with some test results, he insisted on me seeing a specific neuropthomalogist. He remembered the day my appt was scheduled for (a Thursday,) and called me the day after my appt approximately 8 times (between my cel and home numbers) to find out what the neuropthomalogists findings were – not satisfied to wait for her report. We kept missing one another but he finally caught me on Sunday afternoon!
Dr. Thomas Azman and The Dry Eye Institute made a huge difference in my life. I no longer suffer from dry eye and my vision is clearer. My eyes are comfortable and no longer an issue. Dr. Azman is the kindest, most genuine Doctor I have ever met. He goes out of his way to make sure you understand everything and to make sure you are at ease. His staff is professional and courteous. I highly recommend Dr. Thomas Azman!!!
Lasik and Dry Eye Management
I have been seeing Dr. Azman for quite some time, for dry eyes as well as lasik surgery follow ups. Personally I have tremendous problems with my dry eyes and occasional eye infections and Dr. Tom has always been right on with his treatment plan and resolves the issue quickly and professionally. He is one of the few doctors who follow up on you after your visits. I find this quite remarkable. I would recommend Dr. Tom and Dr. Irwin to anyone who needs any kind of vision care. Their staff is very knowledgeable, courteous and always ready to help answer any questions.
I would like to thank you for all of your help, support, and the individualized
attention you gave me through the entire colormax process. I’m sorry this letter has
taken so long to reach you, but I hope it finds you well. As you may recall, I came in
for an appointment in June of 2014 – I was applying for a pilot slot with the
Delaware Air National Guard, and through you, I saw a light in a dark in a dark
Being a professional pilot has begun to worry me lately, as up until recently, I never knew that I had some issues with color vision testing; it was during
the initial testing phase for a Navigator position with the United States Air Force, I learned that I had difficulties passing the red portion of the color vision test. I failed the test, and lost my slot… no words other than devastation and sorrow can describe how I felt: ‘Am I destined to lose my civilian pilot’s medical too? Will I have
problems with this in the future? I’m already a pilot now, I have no problems seeing
in color, it’s just those stupid tests… I’ve worked so hard to be where I am today, do
I have to give everything up now?’ These words continued to echo over and over in
my mind. But I was determined – determined to succeed somehow.
Fate must have heard my turmoil, because I was given a second chance with
the Delaware Air National Guard; I was told “if you can pass the color vision test,
we’ll interview you for a potential pilot slot.” This was a new opportunity that I never
thought was never possible, but how? How could I pass a test I knew I had no
chance at? I wouldn’t take no for an answer. After a brief google search, I found two
promising possibilities: 1, that colorblindness was cured in mice (and male pattern
baldness for that matter… another good prospect for me), and 2, there was a color
correction system by a doctor in the Baltimore area. ‘This is it,’ I thought, ‘my
Unfortunately, this is where my skepticism took hold. ‘How can he
guarantee a 100% pass rate? How can someone have figured out a way to counter
color vision deficiencies? Is this just another get your money type gimmick like
those men’s hair restoration products?’ These thoughts rang through my head as I
tried to contemplate the possibility of my dreams being fulfilled without deception.
To anyone questioning the validity and sincerity of Dr. Azman, I am here to tell you
to question no more:
From the first point I signed up to find out more about the color vision
correction system, I was truly humbled to see how much Dr. Azman
and his team cared. I scheduled a phone call to discuss the nature of
the system, and was contacted soon thereafter by his son: I
appreciated the fact that I didn’t feel pressured or overwhelmed at
any time, rather the conversation was very relaxed and informal with
no obligations. Every question I had was answered, with no dodging or
judgment. As a follow up to the initial talk, Dr. Azman himself called me
and left his personal cell phone number to contact him at anytime. One
would think that in today’s society, someone as seemingly important
as Dr. Azman wouldn’t have time, let alone even care, to distribute his
personal phone number to someone who’d only expressed an interest;
but here, I plainly saw that Dr. Azman only wanted to help (as a
testament to his sincerely kind nature). Dr. Azman and his team
worked diligently to find an appointment that would fit my schedule.
He kept in constant contact with me throughout the entire process,
and even picked me up from the train station. No wonder people come
to visit him from all over the world.
As for the color vision correction system, how do I say it any other way:
it is the real deal! Dr. Azman spent a large part of the day doing tests
to ensure I was given the proper contact match. Upon trying on my
new color correction contacts for the first time, I was blown away by
the changes I saw. A lot of things were subtle, yet extraordinary: blues
and purples became richer, reds became brighter, and greens became
textured. This new world I was exposed to showed me serene beauty…
I was awestruck! The contacts amazingly had the correct color
spectrum to allow me to see what I was missing, yet didn’t interfere
with my ability to see other colors. Although the contacts initially
made everything slightly darker in tint, I soon discovered that like with
sunglasses on, my eyes adapted quickly. I couldn’t stop smiling, the
technology Dr. Azman had created was so amazing! All I could think
was ‘this color correction system is revolutionary, seeing this beautiful
world in a new way is like seeing art for the first time. Dr. Azman has
pioneered the frontier that is color vision.’ I left that day with my new
contacts and an overwhelming sense of joy, coupled with hope for
what the future now held. Thanks to Dr. Azman, I felt unstoppable.
When it came time for the real test that I’d failed the first time, I had a
newfound confidence escorting me the whole way… and with it, I seized my dreams
and passed! I was given my pilot slot interview and a renewed hope for the future.
Although in the end, I was awarded an alternate position (to which i wasn’t called
up), I was invited to both apply again for the pilot slot and for a navigator position
as well. Because of the nature of the hiring board, I was up against some fierce
competition, but it was comforting to know that my color vision wouldn’t be a factor
in their interview. I finally felt like the playing field had been leveled.
Once again, Dr. Azman, thank you for your time, effort, and overwhelming
support. Most of all, thank you for giving me the ability to dream big!
– Adam H.
Thank you Dr Azman!
This is a short note to let you and the team know yesterday I went for my medical and was passed as fit for another year.
At this time the relief I felt was indescribable to know that at least for now my career is secure.
Please accept for yourself and your staff my most sincere appreciation and thanks for helping me through what was truly a most stressful few months.
Color Blind Boat Captain, Captain G. B., Brisbane, Australia