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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

Orthokeratology, A better alternative to surgery.

Precision Accelerated Orthokeratology
I had originally planned on having the Lasik procedure done, but found out I wasn’t a good candidate. I never heard of Precision Accelerated Orthokeratology when I came in to Dr. Irwin Azman’s office. I was planning on getting my prescription renewed for glasses and contacts, until Dr. Irwin Azman informed me about his non-surgical procedure. WOW! What a blessing! Definitely a better alternative to surgery. It’s great not having to worry about things blowing in to my eyes, and having to take the contacts out to get the debris out, or having to be extra careful when rubbing my eyes. I could go on and on about what I no longer have to worry about, but the biggest plus for me is being able to go to the pool and beach, and not worry about keeping my eyes closed under water. I recommend Precision Accelerated Orthokeratology to anyone who wants the freedom. I can’t believe one day I was wearing contacts, and the following morning didn’t have to wear any! Thanks to Dr. Irwin Azman.

-Robert S. Baltimore, Maryland

Contact lenses: I was told “that’s as good as it gets”.

It is with great pleasure that I testify to the wonderful treatment I have received at the Azman Eye Care Clinic. Prior to becoming a patient here, my past experiences were unsatisfactory — as despite my complaints to one doctor about not seeing clearly with the contacts he prescribed, I was told “that’s as good as it gets”. Had I continued in his “care”, I would have required corneal transplants. The last doctor I saw prior to the Dr Irwin Azman , in addition to not noticing my corneas were again very dry, was prescribing lenses for me that were not even being manufactured. At the Azman Clinic I feel like I’m the only patient there. The care and patience extended to me make me feel quite certain I’m in “good hands” with professionals who sincerely care about fitting me with proper lenses and a treatment schedule to keep my corneas from ever approaching the poor state they were in when I first arrived for treatment. I won’t hesitate to recommend the Azman Center to anyone!

-Elaine R. Pikesville, Maryland

“You get what you pay for.”

First, I have been wearing contact lenses since I was 20, twenty years. They were quite new then, and I have to say not very comfortable. I experienced a great deal of discomfort and could not keep a pair for long due to protein deposits. It got to the point that I only wore my contact lenses on special occasions. I could not possibly wear them daily. Dr Irwin Azman never gave up though, as new lenses hit the market, they hit my eyes!! We finally found lenses that were not only comfortable, but also affordable. I grant you that technology had a good bit to do with acquiring lenses that were compatible with my eyes, however, if Dr Irwin Azman were not a leader in the contact lens market, you would not have been able to continue recommending lenses until I was comfortable! This is what I have discovered about other eye care facilities that “claim” to specialize in contact lenses. I hear the same complaint over and over from individuals wearing contacts. Burning eyes, red eyes, uncomfortable eyes, itching eyes, blurry vision. The list goes on. I know when I refer Azman Eye Care to a friend or acquaintance, these problems will be resolved. Many times people do not take my recommendation, they refuse to believe any one can help them. I know Azman Eye Care does not just sell contact lenses, the patient must come in for follow up visits. This is a very important part of the lens compatibility. It is the only way of detecting a problem before it turns into a serious issue. Azman Eye Care includes all of this in their sale of the contact lens and the yearly maintenance; therefore, the patient is encouraged to take care of their eyes. I believe this is what is so different about Azman Eye Care and other contact lens facilities. They want to sell lenses for as cheap as possible, their is no regard for the patient and their eyes, only the sale of the product. Since follow up eye care is not included in the price, their is no incentive for the patient to return. This leads to poor eye care, all the problems I previously mentioned. You know what they say, “You get what you pay for.”

-Debbie M. Baltimore, Maryland

Dry Eye Condition: Since when does a doctor spend time with his patient?

I was most impressed with the level of personal care and concern that I found at your practice. My dry eye condition was not apparent to me at the time I first visited your office. Dr Thomas Azman was willing to investigate my complaints about my vision and as a result I was able to return to 20/20 vision with lenses. This was very important to me as a pilot. Dr Thomas Azman took my case more seriously and spent more time with me than I have ever experienced with any other eye doctor. Your efforts at follow up were very reassuring.

Life Without Glasses and LASIK: 3 Steps to Clear Vision Now!

Are you interested in a safe, non-surgical and predictable improvement in your vision?
Are you interested in seeing with natural vision for sports, recreational  or leisure activities?
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Precision Ortho-K may be your answer!

Wake up to clear, sharp vision with no unflattering glasses, no uncomfortable contacts and no unpredictable lasik surgery. Discover Precision Ortho K. Performed exclusively by the Dr Irwin Azman, at Azman Eyecare, Precision Ortho K is an FDA approved, non-surgical, non-invasive technique that gently reshapes the cornea, dramatically improving your vision – overnight!

True Family Eye Care!

Recently, my daughter and I went to Dr. Thomas Azman for our eye exams. I was so impressed by the eye care we received. I thought we were there only to have a routine eye exam. Dr. Thomas Azman spent quite a bit of time with the both us. He performed a number of tests and over the next several months treated us for dry eyes. I could not believe the difference in the way my eyes felt. My daughter had been experiencing headaches, which have disappeared since the treatments. I have gone regularly for eye exams and only received the routine eye exam and the glaucoma test, but Dr. Azman was so thorough and explained each test and the purpose of the test. It also explained to us that his practice was about the wellness of the eye. I have since referred my husband to Dr. Thomas Azman. He has been going for treatments for approximately 3 months. His eyes were constantly red and he always complained that his eyes hurt. Since being treated by Dr. Thomas Azman, his eyes have improved greatly. You can actually see the whites of his eyes! I am very thankful for the time Dr. Azman has spent with my daughter, my husband and myself. He is very professional and also has a very pleasant personality. I will return to Dr. Thomas Azman for all my future eye exams and also recommend him to friends and family members.

The best thing that has ever happened to me was the referral to your office

I wanted to take the time to express to you how truly happy I am with Dr Thomas Azman and his office. The individual care and attention that is given to you makes the whole experience enjoyable. I have been one to have a fear of touching or anyone touching near my eyes. Since your care with my dry eye syndrome, my whole attitude has changed. The tear duct implants have made an incredible difference in my sight. Prior to this my eyes always seemed itchy and tired, not any more! I wish my previous eye care professional had taken the time to diagnose and correct. The best thing that has ever happened to me was the referral to your office. I have and I will continue to refer you to as many people as I can. Thank you for all of your support and genuine care. I look forward to my next appointment!

You’ll never be able to ever wear contact lenses…..

I have always been told by every eye doctor/office that I was seen at: You will never be able to ever wear contacts because of your vision and/or because you have trouble even placing eye drops in your eyes and/or you have trouble sitting through the glaucoma air test, how do you think you will be able to put contacts in your eyes’?

When I called Azman Eye Care and was waiting to be helped, they have a recording about dry eyes, contacts, computer vision, etc. Their statement about contacts was that they could teach “anyone” to put contacts in. Well, I thought we will just have to see about that. I made an appointment so that I could get new glasses as I was hesitant to ask about contacts because of always being told “NO”. My hesitation was immediately swept away by the friendly, courteous staff that I met when I entered the office and lasted through my meeting the doctors. The response to my stating that I had been repeatedly told “NO” was met with “we can (and will) teach anyone to put contacts in”. My dry eyes were the first thing to be taken care of and corrected. This alone was more than I could have asked for, as I had never heard of the term “dry eyes” but knew that I suffered with itchy, scratchy, mucous heavy, dry eyes for many years. I had no idea that I could get medical help for a situation that had bothered me for many years, not one of my previous eye doctor’s had even acknowledged this condition. With my dry eye problem now an issue from the past, it was now time for contacts. I received reassurance from all and the staff member, who helped me to learn how to put the contacts in and take them out, was most patient and  understanding. I must admit, I was scared, but immediately I was put at ease by the kind words of assurance, along with the expert eye exam and fittings for contact lens. There was hope and it made me feel great. When contacted that the contacts were in, I again went back to feeling hesitation and scared. This was erased immediately when I sat down at the table with the staff member. She put me at ease by letting me know that there was no rush and I could have as many nights of trying as needed. She explained that she would work with me for a short time only because the eyes become tired and irritated by the process to learn (and I found out how correct she was about this). This information allowed me to know that I was not expected to sit down and in 10 minutes become an expert or that I would be dismissed, contacts in hand, before learning the skill. Since accomplishing the task of putting my contacts in and taking them out, I have had excellent care by the doctors and staff. My first contacts where handled by Dr. Tom. It amazed me that when I would come back for my checkups and explain to him issues that I was having, he was reassuring and was never surprised/shocked by what I was telling him. When it was realized that the contact lenses that he was fitting me with would not work for me, I then switched over to see Dr. Irwin Azman who expertly worked with me. I was reassured that even though the first type of contacts did not work that I must not give up and that the contacts Dr. Irwin Azman was going to prescribe would be an excellent solution (and they have been) Dr. Irwin Azman fitted me for a different type of contact lens and as we go for the exact fitting, I have found freedom. I am now able to wear contacts and my new found freedoms are to name just a few – freedom to be in the family pool and allowing the boys to splash all they want, freedom to sit in front of the computer and not get headaches from eye strain, and so much more.

I am so glad that I changed health insurances which lead me to find a new eye doctor. Instead of just finding one new eye doctor, I have found two excellent eye doctors. I have recommended the doctors to my co-workers; one which is now a patient and the other passed the information to her sister who is also now a patient.

THANK YOU!