Bernie Miklasz of ESPN gives his account of getting RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) surgery at Brinton Vision.

Question: What challenges are you having with your vision?

Bernie:  It’s kind of a rude awakening because you had such excellent vision. And then all of a sudden you wake up one day, and… I was a sports writer. You can’t see the scoreboard, you can’t read the numbers, and you’re like, something’s wrong here.

So even with glasses and you’re taking them off, put them back on and taking them off, putting them back on, you know, because you’re reading something, you don’t need the glasses. Then you wanna look at the scoreboard or something, a replay, you know, you have to put the glasses on. So it’s kind of a pain in the neck.

Actually, I have a job that requires me looking at monitors. I’m reading my laptop constantly while I’m on the air while I’m talking, I’m looking things up. I have sheets of paper everywhere, you know, different type font sizes. So, you know, I have glasses, I’ve worn glasses a long time.

So it’s a situation where, you know, I’m having to put glasses on to read some things or to see some things. But then in a hurry where I’m doing live radio, and I have to look something up, you know. I’m having to, like, almost throw the glasses off.

Question: How was your experience at Brinton Vision?

Bernie: The technology, and the professionalism, and the environment, it’s like something I’ve, it’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. I actually like look forward to coming here because the expertise is obvious. Dr. Brinton and his staff, you know, they cultivate an environment where you feel like you’re the only patient in the world that day. You get highly, highly personalized, individualized care.

There’s- Unlike places that you deal with in any business. You know, you never, for one second, feel like you’re being rushed. The level of attention that you receive is exceptional and makes you feel like they’re really trying to do the very best for you.