After I had 3 Lasik surgeries, I was disappointed exhausted I wasn’t as near sighted but I had a astigmatism, then the cataracts formed and I had trouble seeing unless the light was really bright.
I came here because I heard Dr.Gulani name mentioned by an ophthalmologist I saw an article in the newspaper. I did not want to risk my vision. I wanted to go with the best doctor.
At GVI, I had a great experience, Greeted like a friend worried less than I would have been in good hands!
Dr. Gulani is so special, great expertise. Kind and caring, detailed oriented. Like I got a break and opportunity to be more tuned- in to life. It makes me loyal to him. I admire him and could call him if I needed to now, or later.
I will definitely refer others to GVI.
Tears of gratitude formed in my eyes this morning. The dilation of the surgery had finally lifted. I excitedly went outside for the newspaper; I could see details in the distance I never expected to see so clearly! I unfolded the paper. I could read all but the smallest print. “Thanks, Dr. Gulani,” I whispered aloud. “Thanks so much!”
I had not seen as well since I stopped wearing hard contacts in the 1990s. That was before I opted to have 3 Lasik surgeries to address my near-sightedness. The procedures were partially successful. I was less nearsighted; I could get by without glasses, but I had a new problem, astigmatism, caused by distortion and irregularities of the cornea. This ‘side-effect’ could not be addressed because my cornea was too thin and fragile for another procedure. My acuity had been compromised, so my vision was far from ideal. I called it ‘sloppy’ vision. I resigned myself to see that way forever, then cataracts formed and my sloppy vision became sloppier. Driving at night, and in the rain, was risky. To see ‘well enough’ I needed a lot of light, or another procedure.
I asked my ophthalmologist, a well-respected eye surgeon, about surgery. He hedged. He said my eyes would be tricky because of the 3 Lasik surgeries, perhaps a doctor with experience doing surgery on eyes that have endured multiple refractive procedures would be a good idea. I am grateful to him for his honesty. I vowed to find the best physician I could find. I trolled; I saved a newspaper article about Dr. Gulani and tucked it away. As my vision declined, I dug out the article and made an appointment.
At first I thought that Dr. Gulani came on too strong, but I instinctively respected him, so I listened, as did my husband. Then we returned home to research the pros and cons of various intra ocular lens implants (IOLs) and possible issues of cataract surgery on patients who have had multiple Lasik procedures. We made another appointment with the doctor to ask questions. Dr. Gulani was generous with his time, patient in his explanations, and plain-spoken about the challenges. He made few promises. Yet he was clearly excited about using his expertise to help me. He didn’t hedge; he welcomed the challenge! He promised to consider my preferences, the limitations of my eyes, my interests and the type of work I do. (I am a college professor.) He said he would get me as close to great vision as possible.
Physicians of such intellect, commitment, and generosity of spirit are uncommon. I tried to hold back my expectations, but I thought I had a chance for good vision with Dr. Gulani. I believed in him, so did the people sitting in his waiting room with me. They had traveled from all over the country to see the doctor. Some people had come from abroad. Since many of them had issues more complicated than mine, I figured I was in good hands. Every time I saw Dr. Gulani greet another challenging patient he was clearly pumped about what he might be able to do to restore their vision.
Since we can’t know what our doctors’ know, we have to trust them. Like most people in the academic world, I admire exceptional expertise, so I check for credentials and experience. I also look for physicians who act out of head and heart, really bright people with a passion for helping people, even challenging people, not just the easy, safe ones. Dr. Gulani is this sort of doctor. He changes lives every day. No wonder he is so charged up! As soon as he lays his eyes on your eyes, he starts developing a strategy unique to you. He lives to do it. Thumbs up for the Doc and his terrific staff! Thanks a million. Lucky me!
St. Augustine, FL