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!

Great patient care

I just wanted to thank Dr Irwin Azman and Dr Thomas Azman, and your associates for the service you have been giving my husband, granddaughter, and myself over the years. As you know I was going to Wilmer Eye Clinic for over four years before I came to Azman Eye Care for services. At Wilmer, I was treated as a number and not a person. At your office you and the other associates have shown that we are people and that you care a great deal about your patients.

There are not too many doctors who will call you to check to see if everything is okay. When my granddaughter was there to see Dr. Irwin Azman about her eyes, he took time out of his weekend to call Sunday to see if she was doing okay. When I called about my eyes bothering me, Dr Irwin Azman did not hesitate to call me at my home and ask that I come in right away. Dr Irwin Azman has worked with me in trying to make my “dry eyes” better and you have done more for me in the past year than Wilmer did for over four years.

I cannot say enough of how pleased myself and the family is with Dr Irwin Azman services. I have talked to family and friends and told them how great your services are and have recommended them to see you.

Again, thank you for the wonderful care you put into your work.

Dry eyes

When I came to Dr. Thomas Azman I thought I was just going to have a routine eye exam. I had no idea that my eyes were too dry. I had dry eyes…

Usually, I would jut have my eyes examined, get my new prescription, and be on my way. After Dr. Azman checked my eyes and discovered they were dry, I was given a regiment to follow. What a difference! It was so refreshing. I felt everything looked so much clearer even though I didn’t have my new prescription yet. My eyes didn’t feel scratchy or irritated. It was just a soothing, refreshing feeling. I would recommend Dr Thomas Azman to anyone I know.

Thanks again!