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and how the world sees you

C H A N G E     F O N T     S I Z E


It’s a miracle; that’s the bottom line.

I had been wearing glasses in order to clearly see distance since the age of twelve, with the prescriptions becoming increasingly stronger over the years. At age thirty, I began to require glasses in order to read.

Now sixty-eight, I took the recommendations of friends and went to see Dr. Basilice. After extensive testing, I was diagnosed with cataracts and excessive pressure in both eyes. The remedy: Remove the cataracts and implant remarkable lenses (allowing for the elimination of the need for glasses for both far and near vision!) and implant a stent for each eye to reduce the pressure.

It is indeed a marvel that this is able to be done – and Dr. Basilice, an experienced professional possessed of skill and compassion, is the man to do it.

The Ophthalmic Center is a first-rate operation throughout. The training, care and friendliness of all the various personnel is extraordinary.

Again, it’s a miracle!

N.B. It should be mentioned that all of the above procedures were entirely pain free – and I am a confirmed coward!

– Glenn

Just to wake up and be able to see the clock is wonderful. I see better now than I did with my contacts! It is an unbelievable feeling to be able to see the T.V., read street signs, see my son on the football field, all knowing I am seeing without the aid of glasses or contacts. I have worn glasses since 8 years old! I feel like I have been granted membership into the elite group of people who have have always had 20/20 vision. I will now be able to see when I swim, when I wake up during the night with one of my children. I won’t have to do the nightly contact removal/cleaning ritual. 

– K.K.

For the first time since I was six I have been able to see without glasses. This procedure is truly a miracle. Besides not groping for my glasses in the morning or at a pool I feel like a new man. This is a boost to anyone’s confidence.

– C.M.

Everyone at The Ophthalmic Center is caring, knowledgeable, understanding, friendly, and patient. You guys are great! It’s great to be able to open my eyes in the morning and go. No contacts to put in or glasses to clean. It makes life easy.

– A.E.

l have worn glasses 26 years. The freedom and comfort that I am afforded no because of L.V.C. (laser vision correction) is incredible. The next day following L.V.C. my vision was even better than I had anticipated. There was no discomfort and I felt great.

– C.K.

Glasses to me have been a major handicap. Now I can work out at the gym without glasses sliding off or fogging up. When you go in and out of the cold, glasses fog up. Taking a shower and being able to see is terrific-as well as waking up in the morning. It’s great!!

– C.L.

I was unsure about having the procedure done until I met the doctor and staff. They made me feel more comfortable with having the procedure done. It’s only been a few days and l have still not realized I don’t my contact lenses on.

– J.P.

Thank you for all your help and concern before and after my cataract surgery. It was a great comfort every time I came to the office to see people who cared and had a smile for me.

– Deacon and Millie

Dr. Basilice-I have been so blessed to have you as my eye doctor. From the very first day we met, I was blown away with your kindness, professionalism and compassion. You and your staff are simply wonderful.

– Gary

No one wants to see a doctor, have surgery and follow up visits if they can avoid it. Under the circumstances, from the first appointment through to the final session your entire staff was polite, professional, knowledgeable and made me feel like a person, not a number. Thank you and BRAVO to you all!

– Judith

Dr. Basilice-Thank you for inviting us to be part of your Surgical Showcase on Thursday evening. We were both honored and privileged to share in this event and to view the live laser vision correction surgery that you performed. It was interesting, informative and exciting to see!
As always, your staff for the evening was very welcoming, pleasant and professional. We are very fortunate to be your patients at TOC EYE® and to know that we are in the excellent hands of, foremost, yourself and your very skilled and knowledgeable staff of doctors and assistants.

– John and Maryann

Thank you so much for all your help. I CAN SEE!!! What a wonderful miracle.

– Sonia

Dr. Basilice- As I look out my window and see the docks, boats and birds so clearly, it reminds me of my good fortune to have had you do my eye surgery. Things are going great and each day I enjoy my new vision more.

– Dan

Dr. Basilice- I just wanted to say thanks for my new eyes!! I have been wearing glasses since I was 5 years old and have always dreamed of the day I could wake up and see… Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me. I can honestly say I will never forget you for the rest of my life.

– Michelle

Dr. Basilice-You have given me the most incredible gift anyone can give, my eyesight. I am seeing the future and beginning my new life with new eyes. To walk down the aisle without contact lenses and to go on my honeymoon without a care in the world is unbelievable. Thank you again for everything.

– Christina