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.
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)