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Dr. Colin Grant, Herndon, VA

posted Oct 12, 2013, 12:27 PM by Jen Weigel

Who would have thought it would be possible to make a good first impression when you show up for a Center visit with grease on your dress shirt?  Well, Dr. Grant managed to make that happen!  I asked him to show up at 8:00 a.m. sharp (whereas most visitors come in later) so that he could observe a corneal crosslinking procedure.  Not only did he show up on time (earlier than me ... hmm ... ok ... not that big of a feat), he also was a model citizen by helping his neighbor change a flat tire that morning!

The consultation appointments we saw together were not our average visits cut-and-dry cases.  Most required a discussion of all refractive options - LASIK, PRK, ICL, and RLE - as well as a repeat of Pentacams after dry eye therapy, contact lens discontinuance, and avoidance of eye rubbing in the weeks to come before a final decision could be made.  We usually try our best to make a firm recommendation on the type of procedure a patient should have on the first visit; however, in this case, we were only able to make a firm recommendation on plan of action that will lead to a procedure decision.  I think patients can appreciate conservative planning just as much as they can appreciate quick decision making.

To top of the visit, a few days after Dr. Grant's visit, I was surprised to find his name on an article about corneal ectasia that I was reviewing.  Turns out that Dr. Grant worked for several ophthamologists in California in between college and optometry school.  He was able to do research there.  Very interesting!  - jw