I would have to assume in the eye care world, I would be called a complicated case. But, since arriving in Pinehurst in 1999, Dr. Fogelman and his office have treated me with nothing but class.
Being born with optic nerve damage and classified as legally blind, running tests on me can be a challenge and a frustration for both me and the staff. Throw near sightedness and astigmatism into the mix only muddies the waters more. Everyone is so patient with me. I even read the best I’ve ever read on the eye chart at my last appointment.
A few years ago, I had to have a special appointment to have the Schirmer's test for dry eyes. I tested positive, and Dr. Fogelman, explained to me about using the eye drops, warm compresses and the OcuSoft Eye Lid Cleaner Pads.
I received a diagnosis of Sjogren’s Syndrome from my rheumatologist. She put me on plaquenil. This can damage the retina over time. Dr. Fogelman does testing on my retina to see if the damage has occurred, if it has, you can stop the medicine and it can be reversed. Everything was explained to me, so that I could understand.
I work on the computer a lot. With my eye prescription, it wasn’t possible to introduce a trifocal into the mix. So, they gave me a pair of computer glasses that include a bifocal for reading.
I love my computer glasses!
And give many kudos to Midland Optometric, P.A