In 1989, I began my quest for a comfortable pair of contact lenses, onlyÂ to encounter a considerable amount of disappointment, discomfort, andÂ frustration. Some of this was due to being very nearsighted andÂ possessing slight astigmatism, but most of it was caused by eye doctorsÂ who claimed they were contact “specialists”. I discovered in 1994 thatÂ they weren’t specialists, but were really doctors who only knew theÂ mechanics of fitting contacts. That year, I was able to be fitted with aÂ pair of contacts that were comfortable and provided me with good visionÂ after some relatively short examinations performed by Dr. Irwin Azman.
Right before meeting Dr. Irwin Azman, I went to see a prominent eye careÂ specialty firm because it had been recommended as the best in MarylandÂ in a magazine. Unfortunately, visits there were stressful and unpleasant.Â At this office, not only did I usually have to wait long periods of time in aÂ crowded waiting room, but I usually had to wait just as long in theÂ examination room for my assigned doctor. Doctors in training wouldÂ first examine me and I would have to explain my situation during everyÂ visit to these novices who wouldn’t even read my history chart. TheÂ doctor would then come in, examine me, and perform dozens ofÂ calculations while I sat there and watched.Â With this kind of treatment, my visits became increasingly moreÂ stressful because IÂ couldn’tÂ even get fitted with a comfortable pair ofÂ contacts. The doctors thereÂ prescribedÂ me soft toric lenses time afterÂ time. I found the soft toric lenses to be uncomfortably thick; it felt asÂ though they rubbed harshly against my eyes. Vision was unsatisfactoryÂ too; it was blurry and seemed to change every time I would blink myÂ eyes. People would say they could see the contacts moving around my eyes.Â The doctors started becomingÂ frustratedÂ themselves. One finally said heÂ could do absolutely nothing about the rotation of the soft toric lensesÂ and recommended I go back to semi-hard gas permeable lenses. That’sÂ exactly what I didn’t want. That’s why I went to this office in the firstÂ place – to get fitted with soft contacts! I had worn gas perms at one timeÂ and my eyes were constantly red. That same doctor finally told me in aÂ direct manner that he would rather I just went somewhere else. Since IÂ had had enough, I later agreed and accepted the refund they gave me.Â At that time, I began looking for someone who really knew what he wasÂ doing in this area and found Dr. Irwin Azman in the telephone book. I calledÂ Dr. Irwin Azman and to my surprise, Dr. Irwin Azman listened very intently to myÂ situation. He seemed to understand it quite well and seemed veryÂ confident that it could be fixed. I scheduled an , appointment, and fromÂ that point on, I began to have some luck in my quest for a decent pair ofÂ contacts.
My first exam at Dr. Irwin Azman’s turned out to be the easiest one I had everÂ experienced. A thorough eye exam was performed, and I was very muchÂ delighted when I didn’t have to have my eyes dilated. Dr. Irwin Azman’sÂ high-techÂ equipment made dilation unnecessary: I wouldn’t have troubleÂ driving homeÂ afterwards. Â Dr. Irwin Azman then assessed my situation andÂ explained all the options. HeÂ prescribedÂ a pair of contacts with whatÂ seemed minimal effort. I didn’t have to witness him performing anÂ extensive number of calculations.Â Finally, it was a great feeling to get a pair of contacts which wereÂ fine-tunedÂ with only two or three visits. Unlike the soft tone, these were aÂ comfortable pair of lenses which gave me good vision. In addition, Dr. Irwin Azman gave me recommendations about cleaning and using solutions onÂ my lenses; after this, there was no more stinging from lenses improperlyÂ cleaned the previous night.Â Dr. Irwin Azman seems to be the real eye care “specialist” because he knowsÂ the latest in contact lens technology. On my first visit alone, I learnedÂ more about contacts than I had the four years before meeting Dr. Irwin Azman.Â He had shown me the newest inventions in contact lenses.Â Nowadays, I’m doing just great with my contacts and continue to makeÂ my yearly visits to Dr. Irwin Azman. I have had such good luck with Dr. Irwin Azman that I’m afraid to go elsewhere for my contact lens care!
Patient since 1994