Dr Irwin Azman did what three other doctors could not….

A phoroptor can measure refractive error to de...
A phoroptor can measure refractive error to determine an individual’s spectacle lens prescription during an eye examination. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m writing to thank Dr Irwin Azman for doing what three other doctors couldn’t—make it possible for me to wear my lenses again.

My eyes have always been sensitive, but with the help of a sympathetic optometrist, I had managed to wear lenses until I turned 43, when my contacts became increasingly uncomfortable.

My ophthalmologist told me my eyes’ tear quality had deteriorated with the onset of middle age; he prescribed artificial tears. These gave me relief for a while, but a year later my eyes were more irritated than ever. This time, he simply said I had GPC and prescribed medication (which didn’t help). He was stumped.

I called my optometrist, who switched me to ProClear Compatibles, which provoked the condition more. I tried a second ophthalmologist; he said I could try switching from lens to lens, but suggested my contact-wearing days might be over. By this time, I was wearing glasses and feeling miserable (my high prescription is very noticeable). Finally, I did a Google search under “dry eye” and Dr Irwin Azman came up.

When I called Azman Eye Care, the receptionist said you’d phone me to discuss my problem. That impressed me, but not as much as when I received a call from you later that day from Florida, where you were on vacation! I was encouraged by your patience in listening, and your confidence that you could help.

On the first visit, I was thrilled to hear, “Well, here clearly is the problem.” You not only had more knowledge than the other doctors I’d seen, but you also had equipment useful for assessing my condition; for example, a machine that took a photo of my corneal cells and a video screen magnifier allowing you (and me) to see the problem in large view.

Following the visit, my eyes soon felt well enough to wear the lenses you prescribed. My eyes felt great for the first time in years. And your concern about my case, calling to see how I was doing (the first eye doctor in 33 years of wearing lenses to do that), and taking time to answer every question, was much appreciated, and a great contrast to the other doctors who simply said, “I don’t know.”

Because of you, I feel confident again about my appearance when I go to a business meeting. I appreciate your encouragement and proactive approach—but most of all, the expertise that put me back in my lenses again! I know two people who have dry eye problems, and I have recommended them to you and have told almost everyone I know about how you succeeded where others have failed. Many thanks!

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I had worn contact lenses prior to coming to Dr Thomas Azman. It was a disaster.

I want to express my appreciation for helping me. I came to Azman Eye Care with a problem that I could not identify. However, I did recognize that my eyes were chronically tired and red, and I had to where my glasses all of the time. Today, I am experiencing a high level of comfort and I feel as if my eyesight has improved. When I arrived for my first appointment, Joanne met with me to acquaint me with your practice and to administer preliminary tests. She was very informative and – reassuring. Next, I met with Dr Thomas Azman and again I was reassured that it would be possible to correct the difficulties I was experiencing. Dr Thomas Azman carefully and clearly explained the results of the preliminary evaluation. I had worn contact lenses prior to coming to Dr Thomas Azman. It was a disaster. I was prescribed a more generic lens and along with the dry eye problem, the lenses were never really correct. I was not able to read with the lenses and my distance vision was poor as well. Eventually I gave up, as these lenses were apparently the only option available to me. My experience at the Azman Dry Eye center was completely different. Dr. Azman devised a plan of attack. Which eventually led to success with contact lenses. Other eye centers did not address any specific problems; they only evaluated my eyesight and wrote prescriptions for glasses or generic contact lenses. I also want to say that the level of caring that is shown to patients from the front desk to the doctor himself, is above any I have experienced elsewhere. It is a pleasure to come to the office. I will continue to recommend the practice and Dr. Azman to my friends and family.

Thank you for all your help!

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!

For years, I have unhappily been wearing glasses and contact lenses to correct my vision.

Contact lens case
Contact lens case (Photo credit: ☺ Lee J Haywood)

I am writing this letter on behalf of The Azman Eye Cre Center and the unbelievable care I have received from Dr. Irwin Azman and his entire staff. For years, I have unhappily been wearing glasses and contact lenses to correct my vision. Over the past few years, I have continuously had to go to my optometrist for new prescriptions because my eyes seemed to always change constantly. I always complained to my doctor that my eyes were very dry and tired. I was often unable to wear my contacts for extended periods of time without taking them out to give my eyes a break from my contacts. I was always tired when I had my contacts in my eyes and I knew that something was not right.

A few months ago, I called my ophthalmologist for a referral to a new Optometrist and he gave me the name of Dr. Azman. I made an appointment in hopes of getting a new prescription for a new pair of contacts. After about an hour of testing in the office, Dr. Azman informed me that my main problem was not that I needed a stronger prescription for glasses/contacts, but that my corneas were extremely irritated and that I had dry eyes. As a result of Dr. Azman’s treatment, I did not need a new prescription and my right eye sees 20/20. I now only need a small prescription for night driving in my left eye.

I have been so happy with the treatment and care that I have been receiving from both Dr. Irwin and Dr. Thomas Azman and I would definitely refer my friends and family to the Azman Eye Care Center. In fact, I have a few friends who are thinking about giving them a call for a consult. In addition, my mother is planning on making an appointment because of my happiness. I am amazed at the difference in both my eyesight and my attitude. I am not tired like I used to be before my eyes were cleared up and I love that I am not dependent on contacts and glasses to see. I would definitely recommend these doctors to anyone who thinks they may be suffering from dry eyes because the treatment was quick, easy, and painless.

Their dedication to my eyesight has definitely changed my life for the better.

Thank you so much Dr. Azman!

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!