"I have been associated with Ray White in a professional capacity for the last 15 years.
20 years prior to this, I was advised by a previous optician that I had a condition known as Keratoconus (conical cornea) and the only cure was to have a corneal transplant, which at the time had a very low success rate. Due to that risk, I decided against the procedure and came to terms with the fact that I would have to live with vision in only one eye as I was almost blind in my left eye.
During a routine eye examination with Ray he advised me that there had been many developments over the previous 20 years and encouraged me to make an appointment with a specialist surgeon, which I duly did.
The specialist advised me that the success rate for corneal transplants was now 94% and so I agreed to have the operation, organized a few weeks later. Within minutes of coming round from the anesthetic, I was absolutely amazed to find that I had vision again in my left eye.
Since then (about 14 years ago) I have continued to see Ray and he has always advised me of further options in collaboration with my hospital consultant and my eyesight has improved even further. It has changed my life.
Ray has continued to take a regular interest in my condition even though he receives no financial gain from this because I do not need spectacles any more.
I have 100% trust and faith in his judgment and skills and this, added to his excellent interpersonal skills and warmth in terms of patient interaction and care, all add up to him being unique in his profession.
I know he is an external examiner for his professional body, which is indicative of the respect that he enjoys from his professional peers.
I therefore have no reservation whatsoever in writing this testimonial for Ray’s ability, passion, warmth, intellect and professionalism.
Dr Paul A Conway
Dr Paul A Conway, BEng(Hons),PhD,CEng,FIEE,MIEEE,MAES
Consultant Academic and Chartered Engineer in Medical Engineering and Technology
Tel: 07973 28 29 30
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