“Thank you for allowing me to observe Dr. McGraw today at the Surgical Specialty Center. It was a remarkable experience. Dr. McGraw is a magnificent ophthalmologist with great surgical skills as are all of the doctors at Eye Care Specialists. Most importantly the director of the clinic, the nurses, and staff who are the heartbeat of the clinic are remarkable and should be acknowledged and praised for their work. I have never met a more professional and caring group of individuals. Their devotion to the clinic and caring that they give to the patients to make them feel comfortable and relaxed is second to none. This is why I refer to Eye Care Specialists. Thank you again for this wonderful experience.”
Dr. Lew Lisses
“Ahhh! To be able to sleep-in a couple more minutes – and trust me, every minute counts at 3:00 in the morning!
I like to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when I arrive at the FROGGY 101 studio for The Doc Show morning broadcast. However, the bright-eyed part doesn’t always happen when you have to wear contact lenses. Some mornings, my eyes looked so bloodshot, my co-hosts would accuse me of partying all night. But actually, it was my dreaded contacts!
Glasses weren’t much better. They would slide off my face or get in the way. I had to learn the hard way that you DON’T have great peripheral vision with glasses. The dented lamp post at the end of my driveway is a sorry reminder that you can’t look out of the corner of your glasses while backing out!
Dr. Harvey Reiser of Eye Care Specialists not only improved my sight, he improved my life! Since having LASIK, my vision is 20/15 – that’s BETTER than 20/20! I never knew what that felt like, even with contacts and glasses. It’s amazing! And life is so much easier not having to deal with changing prescriptions, contact solution, and practically poking your eyes out every morning just to see!
The doctors and staff of Eye Care Specialists are so professional. I felt confident about getting LASIK at Eye Care Specialists because Dr. Reiser and staff provide one-on-one personal attention. They took the time to inform me, answer every question, and made sure I was absolutely comfortable with the procedure.
Now, life is simple, hassle free, and clearer. Even the snooze button looks more forgiving. Thanks to Dr. Reiser and the professional staff at Eye Care Specialists, every day is a bright, clear start!”
The Doc Show – FROGGY 101
“My overall experience and satisfaction with the refractive procedure at Eye Care Specialists was outstanding. Everyone was friendly, professional and excited about my procedure. I felt like I was the most important patient that day.
I met Dr. McGraw, felt very comfortable with him, made the decision to choose Eye Care Specialists for my refractive procedure much easier to make.
I’ve enjoyed the freedom of being free of contact lenses and glasses. It’s really the small stuff, waking up in the morning, driving with regular sunglasses, playing sports, and less eye fatigue being outdoors.
I would like to share with others how easy it is…the trust you can put in the doctors and staff, and for those who dream of being on the beach, swimming and being active without hassles!! Awesome!”
“Hi, Sue Barre from the Rocky and Sue show. Nice to see you!!! No really…nice to see you! That’s exactly what I’m saying after my LASIK surgery at Eye Care Specialists, 703 Rutter Avenue in Kingston. Those of you who know me, know that I’ve been wearing reading glasses, then mono contacts for the last few years and it’s a total pain.
I can never find my glasses, even though I must have 20 pair of drug store glasses, and contacts aren’t the easiest thing to deal with at 3 o’clock in the morning when I get up to do radio.
Sooooooo, I’ve been thinking of LASIK surgery and have talked to the experts at Eye Care Specialists, 703 Rutter Avenue in Kingston. We’ve spent literally hours talking and examining my eyes, talking about my mono vision, answering every question. Knowledgeable, patient…they’ve been great.
If you’ve been thinking about LASIK eye surgery, come to one of their free seminars, or schedule a free consultation. Ask all the questions you’ve always wanted to know about the procedure. Even if you know of someone who’s had it, talk to the experts, the doctors who actually do the procedure. If it’s cost you’re worried about, Eye Care Specialists will assist you in finding a way to afford the procedure.”
The Rocky & Sue Show, 98.5 KRZ FM
“Since my early teens I have always worn glasses and contact lenses. Unfortunately, I would have recurring eye infections due to the contact lenses. Wearing glasses, especially as a teenager, made me self-conscious. As I grew older, I had acquired various allergies which also affected my eyes and more trouble wearing contact lenses.The caring optometrists tried various new state of the art contact lenses on the market to accommodate my allergies. Unfortunately, these lenses were not successful.
It came to the point I just gave up on wearing contact lenses except for a special event. Even after short hours at the event, I could not wait to get home to remove the contacts from my eyes.Traveling was a hassle with all the solutions and supplies, even prescription drops to use for my recurring allergies. I love to swim, hike with my dog, kayak, and jet ski, and trying to wear prescription sunglasses was not very easy.Ten years ago, I then thought of RK surgery, but I was not a good candidate.
Finally, after all those years passed and LASIK was introduced, I went for an evaluation by my Optometrist, Dr. Empfield, and Dr. McGraw (Ophthalmologist). They were able to show me what my true vision would be after the surgery.I finally took the leap and had LASIK in April of 2005. I am thrilled to say the next day I had better than 20/20 vision and better vision that ever with my glasses or contact lenses.
I would definitely recommend LASIK for anyone that chooses to get away from wearing glasses or contact lenses.
Thank you Dr. McGraw and the fine physicians and staff at EYE CARE SPECIALISTS.”
“My overall experience and satisfaction with the refractive procedure at Eye Care Specialists was excellent!! The very next day I had 20/15 vision in both eyes! I knew I’d be able to see, but I had no idea I’d be able to see so well!
Actually, I did look into a few different places, but I chose Eye Care Specialists for my refractive procedure because I was impressed on how, even at a seminar where there were quite a few people, they still took the time to meet with you one on one.
Well, it’s only been a week so far since my refractive procedure, but already I don’t know what took me so long to make a decision about getting this procedure done. It was the best decision of my life!
I love my two (2) dogs and now when I get down on the floor with them I don’t have to worry about them knocking my glasses off and when I read in bed, I don’t have to worry about falling asleep with my glasses or contacts.”
“I have been postponing LASIK for years due to fear and uncertainty. After attending the free LASIK seminar, and brief one-on-one meeting with Dr. McGraw, my fears began to subside. One week later, my LASIK surgery was performed and I couldn’t be happier.
My final words, “Why did I wait so long, and why didn’t I get this done sooner?” Thank you!I have been a patient at Eye Care Specialists for many years, and I feel comfortable with the doctors and staff. In addition, would you trust your eyes to one of those other “chop-shop” discount refractive offices? I didn’t, and I am completely 100% satisfied!I have been wearing glasses since I was 11, and switched to contacts at 13. Now at “40” I just couldn’t take it anymore.
I travel extensively for work and pleasure, and now I do not have to pack my “survival kit” (regular contacts, disposable contacts for beach, cleaning drops, re-wetting drops, prescription glasses, prescription sunglasses, regular sunglasses, scuba mask, prescription mask for diving, cases, drops, Visine, and more drops…Now I can pack in my purse…one pair of polarized sunglasses, and I never leave home without my “soothe” drops.
I can drive, fly, swim and snorkel from dusk to dawn without hesitation or chaos. Thank you, Dr. McGraw and everyone at Eye Care Specialists. You changed my life! LASIK has changed my life! Don’t be afraid due to “supposed horror stories!” Go to the seminar, get information, talk to other past patients, and ask questions, ask more questions, ask questions! Your eyes are the gateway for all your senses. Treat them well!”
“If I knew my vision could have been perfect with a painless procedure like LASIK, I wouldn’t have waited so long to have the surgery. I have worn glasses/contacts for over fifteen (15) years and with my approaching marriage, I wanted to be able to walk down the aisle with no contacts or glasses bothering me and ruining my day.The procedure was fast and painless. I was able to see immediately (a little blurry), but after a few hours – Perfect Vision!
The staff was excellent and treated me very well. Dr. McGraw was very helpful and performed a successful surgery. I have had no problems and love my 20/15 vision.”
PRK was quite an experience! For the first week, I was seeing through a thick fog and the fog took much longer to clear than I thought. I got nervous and worried it would never clear, but the second Friday following my surgery, all of a sudden when I woke up, I could see! The world was much more beautiful than I’d ever noticed. I am 100% thrilled with my eyesight. It was 20/20 two weeks out and some days I even forget that I had the surgery because my eyes see so perfectly, and I have really no troubles with them.
I thought about having surgery done a few years ago, but was putting it off because I was nervous. I attended a seminar and got more information, but still put it off. When I was having some trouble wearing my contact lenses (dry eyes, contacts moving out of position, etc.), I attended another seminar. I decided it was time to get this done. I was nervous when I came in, but the staff was very reassuring. They walked me through every step of the procedure. The next day I felt great. I thought, “That was really easy.” The second day after surgery was a bad day. My eyes itched and burned. I thought, “Why did I do this?” By the time I came back to the office, three (3) days after, I was feeling better. One (1) week later I could see. It is now one (1) month later and I can honestly say I would recommend this to anyone. My eyesight from before surgery to now is unbelievable. I never thought I would be able to see without corrective lenses.
For the past two years my vision seemed to be worsening. I found it very difficult to drive at night. One time I found myself in the wrong lane. That was the end of my night driving. While I was taking a computer course, I realized I could not see the screen with my contacts in, my glasses on, or glasses off. I went to get my eyes checked and found out that I had cataracts.
An appointment was scheduled with Dr. Reiser. It was explained to me about the ReSTOR® lens. I also received literature.
On the day of my first surgery, I was a little nervous at first not knowing what to expect. The surgery felt incredibly simple and fast. I felt no discomfort at all – before, during and after. The second eye was done and I experienced the same results.
A month later, after the surgery, I can see so clearly. It is amazing. Everything is done with such ease like driving, seeing signs and reading. It really feels like a miracle – no glasses, no contacts.
For the past several years I would make my annual trip to the eye doctor, and every year I would ask the same question, “Am I a candidate for LASIK?” Always the same answer, “Maybe next year.”
So again I went to the eye doctor, but this time there was something new, Permanent Lens Replacement — Could this be it? Could I really do away with my glasses? “YES, YES WAS THE ANSWER!”
1) Is it expensive? If you add the cost of years of glasses, and office visits — NO!
2) Is it painful? Now that I’ve had it done, I can tell you, No!
From my first visit, I could tell that I had come to the right place — first class office, first class staff, first class doctors! I chose Eye Care Specialists for my refractive procedure because I was told by my family doctor that if I went anywhere else, he would not recommend it! The Refractive procedure has changed my life. Can you imagine not wearing glasses again? From work to play it has changed my life every day. I was surprised how fast and pain-free the procedure was, and the recovery time has been astonishing. If you really want to see both near and far without glasses, you should consider this procedure!
John McElroy (ReSTOR without cataracts)
My surgery occurred on April 17, 2006. I had a ReSTOR® lens placed in the right eye, after having a standard monofocal lens replacement (after cataract removal) in the left eye two years ago, giving me excellent far vision, but needing reading glasses for close work. My vision had deteriorated in the right eye over the past two years and when the opportunity came for the new lens replacement, I considered seriously having the new ReSTOR®. My only concern was the difference of the two lens types in the eyes. My fears were unfounded, however, and my new vision is remarkable, after only one week of recovery. My brain has adjusted to the difference, as Dr. Reiser said it should. I can read, see long distances, short distances and all in-between — perfectly! Without assistance! I would recommend the procedure unequivocally, and am very grateful to have had such a positive experience. I would be honored to speak to anyone concerning this experience.
Joan W. Martin
When Dr. Reiser first mentioned the new ReSTOR® lens to me, all I could hear was the $1,850 charge. I didn’t know, at that moment, whether I wanted it or not. On the way home in the car I thought, “You dummy – of course, you want it. Why wouldn’t you want one that made you see much better?”
I am so glad I did. I am not using my glasses now and I can see so good! It is wonderful.
Having worn glasses continuously for many years, I cannot believe the success of the ReSTOR® process.
I currently am reading the smallest of print without glasses, driving without glasses, and seeing things very, very clearly. Not only were the cataracts removed, astigmatism corrected and vision corrected in a simple 10-15 minute procedure, but the professionalism exhibited by Dr. Reiser and his staff was unparalleled. I would highly recommend this procedure to anyone who qualifies!
I am very pleased with my results of eye surgery. I would recommend that anyone who is in need of this type of care would strongly consider Dr. Reiser’s expert knowledge of eye care. This procedure is very simple and effective. I recommend Dr. very, very highly.
John A. Gimble
There’s nothing to it. Whites are white, colors crisp and clear. Driving at night was a problem, but now glare is gone. Absolutely thrilled! I Should have done it years ago. 20/30 corrected, 20/20 Right, 20/25 Both eyes uncorrected Yellow tint is gone. I can read!
I would recommend this surgery to anyone, especially if you are a younger person. I could not believe the differences in my reading ability the next day. After having both eyes done using the ReSTOR® lens, my reading ability is incredible. I am now able to read the smallest print on medicine bottles and reading materials. I would recommend this highly to anyone. The surgery takes about six (6) minutes and minimal discomfort for about three (3) hours.
My quality of life has greatly improved since the ReSTOR® lens surgery. Prior to the surgery, I was wearing my glasses continuously. Since the surgery, I neither need nor have I worn glasses. My vision, both near and far, is better than it ever was! Night driving has improved from glaring headlights to just a halo effect and my intermediate vision (computer work) has also improved to where I can comfortably view the screen. Everyone involved in my care was professional, kind and considerate and made it a pleasant experience.