I suffered an eye infection in 2010 that left me with a scar on my cornea and distorted vision. As a pilot and a weekend athlete, the loss of vision was devastating. And as an executive in the eye care industry, I am a very picky customer when it comes to comfort and fit of something on my eye. The only way to restore vision, I was told, was with a scleral lens that would vault over the scar in my eye, and correct the vision. At first, my eye doctor tried to fit me with an off-the-shelf scleral lens. The vision was excellent, but because of abnormalities in the white part of my eye, the lens was unbearably uncomfortable, and I could not wear it for more than a few minutes. I then went to a specialized clinic that makes custom scleral lenses. Over several weeks, many visits, and over a dozen different lens designs (and lots of fingers in and out of my eye), I ended up with a scleral lens that was half-decent, but that was the state of the art, and the best I could expect.
I then came to see Buddy Russell at Thomas Eye Care. He was using a brand new system called EyePrint. The EyePrint system creates a completely individualized and customized contact lens that is an exact mirror image of the surface of one’s eye, no matter how irregular the surface of the eye; it is like having a glove custom made for your hand. In the first visit, Buddy took an imprint of my eye, and two weeks later, I had a custom-made scleral lens that fit my eye perfectly and gave me excellent vision. I am able to wear the lens all day with no sense of it being there.
I am a difficult patient, as I am picky, and my eye is a mess. But, between Buddy’s skill and the latest technology, I have a great solution to a vision problem that I thought was going to take away important parts of my life. Thanks, Buddy and Thomas Eye Group!
Coming to Thomas Eye Group and having Dr. A Stephens as my doctor was the best thing, During my appointment, Dr. Stephens informed me of the need for cataract surgery. He was very thorough, explaining everything to expect and gave me two (2) weeks to decide. Well on my return after two (2) weeks, we scheduled the surgery on my right eye. Wow! What difference it made. I could see clearly (without glasses). We scheduled surgery for the left eye and it went well also. It is so good to wake-up able to see without glasses! I highly recommend Thomas Eye Group, Dr. A. Stephens. The staff is also awesome.
I had a bad case of iritus 30 years ago that led to my pupil no longer dilating. It also caused an early and bad cataract. Dr. Gross performed the surgery and it went great. 24 hours later, I have 20 / 25 vision in the eye that was 20 /150 before. And the dilation issue is now fixed. I am thrilled with the work done by Dr. Gross and his team.
From the time I walked in the front door until I walked out of surgery, everyone at Thomas Eye Group was so nice and made me feel so comfortable. The only regret I had is that I didn’t do it sooner. If I ever had to have anything done again, I would definitely come to Thomas Eye Group and Dr. Berland. He is just fantastic.
I have been a patient at Thomas Eye Group for over 30 years. I was a patient of Dr. Thomas for most of those 30+ years and just recently became Dr. Blasberg's patient. I have been very pleased with the expertise of both doctors and would highly recommend Thomas Eye Group.
In 2007, Dr. Blasberg told me my cataracts needed to be removed. During my surgery, Dr. Blasberg was very reassuring and kept me informed of everything that was happening. I had no fear nor pain. My vision is truly amazing. I no longer need glasses for reading, driving, or sewing -- just sunglasses when needed. I'm telling you Dr. Blasberg is the best. He is not only smart and caring but is most dedicated to his patients' needs.
After injuring my eyelid in a running accident, Dr. Neufeld worked me into his busy day to evaluate the damage and stitch the tear above the crease in my eyelid. Thanks to Dr. Neufeld's attentive and professional manner, the experience was actually pleasant and the results were excellent.
The cataract surgery performed by Dr. Gross has allowed me to continue my career as a research and development consultant. And, my brighter, clearer vision allows me to pass my driver's license test without wearing glasses for the first time in 30 years! Surgery of any type can be disquieting, however, Dr. Gross and his extremely helpful staff made me feel very comfortable about this experience. My thanks to them all!
My pediatrician recommended Stephen Lipsky, M.D. several years ago because I had an eye muscle imbalance. After muscle surgery, I can now focus all my attention on giving an excellent gymnastic performance! I am 11th in the state of Georgia in the vault and have progressed from a Level 5 to a Level 6 gymnast.
Thanks, Dr. Lipsky!
My husband, who is also a physician, and I have been Dr. Newman’s patients for many years. When I decided to have LASIK, Dr. Newman was the ophthalmologist I chose to perform the procedure. It was amazing how quickly the procedure was done, and I was impressed by the expertise of Dr. Newman. I cried tears of joy when I could see so well uncorrected immediately after surgery! Thanks, Dr. Newman, for making a difference in my life!
My vision was so bad, I could not see a thing without correction. After many years of problems with my contact lenses, I resorted to wearing glasses. As an actress, I would have to take my glasses off to work. Not good! Dr. Heit performed LASIK on both eyes, and the results have been wonderful! Now I can wake up and not have to try to find my glasses just to see where I am going. I can read all the road signs, and I am now able to see the difference between shampoo and conditioner in the shower.
Thank you, Dr. Heit, for making a difference in my life!
When I came to Dr. Kaufman, my vision was extremely poor due to an inflammatory condition that could have led to blindness.
Dr. Kaufman’s patient treatment of my condition has brought vision back into my life. I am so grateful for my improved vision. I’m so happy I can now see the eyes of my husband!
Dr. Blasberg has been my ophthalmologist for many years. His care of the health of my eyes and the improved vision I received after cataract surgery means the world to me. When I come to Thomas Eye Group, Dr. Blasberg and his capable staff focus on me and my eye care needs. The personal care given by Dr. Blasberg brings me and my family back to Thomas Eye Group time and time again! In this day and age, finding a professional who still provides personal care truly makes the difference!
Our whole family goes to Thomas Eye Group and Pediatric EyeCare for their Eyecare needs! When our daughter, Sarah, was a year and a half, she began to have problems with tearing and discharge in her eyes. Naturally, we chose Jerry Berland, M.D., of Pediatric EyeCare in Woodstock to help Sarah with this tear duct problem. Dr. Berland performed a tear duct probing and irrigation and a lacricath procedure on Sarah, and we have been delighted with her improvement. Thanks, Dr. Berland, for caring for Sarah's eyes! — Faye Lebish
As an artist, the ability to distinguish colors and form is crucial to me. My cataracts began to negatively affect my art and every other facet of my life. Dr. Gross performed cataract surgery on my eyes, and I am just thrilled with the results! Cataract surgery was a real eye-opener. It brought backlight, color, and depth to my art! It has really helped me to overcome a lot of everyday hassles. I can now go to the grocery store and read all the labels! Thank you, Dr. Gross, for making such a wonderful difference in my life!