Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dr. Gordon C. Schwenk, M.D., and Ocala Eye





Dr. Gordon C. Schwenk performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes in the month of December. With the new lenses he implanted, I can see clearly without glasses for the first time in over 30 years!

Dr. Schwenk is a senior partner in the Ocala Eye organization, and has been involved with Ocala Eye since 1984. Over the years he has performed over 12,000 intraocular procedures.

Not only is he a remarkable surgeon, but Dr. Schwenk has a terrific sense of humor.
And some of his jokes have stood the test of time (they are really old!) ;-)

In some small way this post is an attempt to express my thanks and appreciation to Dr. Schwenk and all the people at Ocala Eye for giving me a new vision of the world!

There's much more on Ocala Eye here.

21 comments:

roentarre said...

Now your eyes are brighter and sparkling for this wonderful world

bfarr said...

Great reminder that I need to get my eyes checked.

My mom had the surgery about 6 months ago and is very glad she did.

Glad your is/was successful.

Kate said...

A Good surgeon is a great person to have in your corner, and I'm glad that you two see eye to eye. Happy that the surgery was successful!!

brattcat said...

And you were already a man of vision...

Randy said...

I would love to live without glasses. I do need to get a check up done soon too, thanks for reminding me.

Olivier said...

il est normal de rendre hommage au docteur qui ont reussit ton operation

magiceye said...

a beautiful gesture

Francisca said...

Hah! Nothing like clear vision to better see the murky issues! Kidding... Glad it went well. Must be rather liberating to see without glasses.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Jacob,
Glad that you are fine and this doctor looks to be a very nice person!
It's a beautiful homage!
Léia

Jarart said...

No glasses!! That would be so great. Congrats on the new eyes.

anjoe playhouse said...

I remember so well, when I as child sudently could see clear every things - you dear blogfriend must visit your doctor ones again, cause my photo "walking in the street" last week, showed an older woman walking on the street :-D

JM said...

I'm happy for you, Jacob.

Bob Poris said...

Dr Jank at Ocala Eye did both Irene and my cataract surgeries. We are very fond of him and Ocala Eye!

Dr. Warren did the surgery on my droopy eye lids a few years ago. I was amazed at how it improved all the fields of my vision. The VA had suggested that I have it done years ago, but I waited. I wish I hadn’t waited though. I really needed it and did not realize it. He did a great job. It was painless and the recovery period was very short and easy.

I think people are frightened and avoid such needed surgery. I think the use of lasers have made a huge difference.

We recommend them to all in need of eye care. They are very professional, friendly competent etc.

I am glad you did yours.

Lisa Wilson said...

I'm happy for you! My father-in-law had one eye done last month, still needs to get the other done. He was so shocked at how well he could see the day after the surgery!

Halcyon said...

A colleague of mine also had cataract surgery in the fall of 2010. He doesn't need his old coke bottles anymore. Sounds like a great side effect of the surgery!

Best wishes to you and Lois-Anne in 2011.

EG Wow said...

I'm glad the surgery was successful!

nopham said...

It's wonderful to have a good and nice doctor.

Krista Schwenk Garner said...

In addition to being a remarkable ophthalmologist, Dr. Schwenk is also an amazing father and grandfather (this is his oldest daughter speaking, and I have a 7-month-old son). Thank you very much for your wonderful remarks regarding my father and his practice. He/they work very hard and love what he/they does/do. :)

Lois said...

That's wonderful Jacob! It must be so nice to be able to see so well without glasses. I would love that!

Sequim Daily Photo said...

Friendly looking doctor with a nice smile. I think I'd appreciate the good nature and jokes if someone was about to do surgery on my eyes because that is one surgery the thought of freaks me out the most. I'm really glad yours went so well!

Steffe said...

Great news! And he must really be a great doctor!

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