Once again I was in search of a local professional to work with. When you move to a new city it’s like starting all over again with the everyday things, like finding a new eye doctor.
Throughout my life I have always has 20/20 vision, but then I turned 40 and things started going downhill in that area. I started out with cheaters, buying several inexpensive pairs of reading glasses to leave all over the house,my car and office. But… it quickly became inconvenient to be showing houses, needing reading glasses to read the details of the house on an MLS sheet, then not needing them to walk around and look at the house. Glasses on the top of my head became the norm and I didn’t like it. I decided that would try bifocal contacts. Now, this isn’t something that is easy to get used to. At first I hated them, feeling like I was giving up some of my distant vision (which is still pretty good) for the ability to read up close. My doctor at the time said to give it at least a month to allow my eyes to get used to them. So I did. And I have to say that after a year of wearing them, I would find it hard to not wear them now. They allow me to read a menu or a text message without having to put on reading glasses and I can see far away as well.
I needed a check up recently to make sure my prescription was still what I needed and to order new contacts. So I called Dr.Tom Thomsen, a licensed Optometrist, of Family Vision Center in Atlantic. Tom was very professional and gave me a full eye exam and prescriptions for contacts and new glasses for when I was at home. Then I had Jan Namanny help me find the perfect frames for my face and she got me set up with the right lenses. All in all, it was a great experience with knowledgeable, friendly people helping me. I would happily recommend them to anyone looking for a new eye doctor.
Family Vision Center is located at 4 West 5th Street, Atlantic IA 50022. Their phone number is 712-243-1965. Website is: http://visionsource-fvcatlantic.com/about-us/