See the Difference at Collins Vision

Meet Fort Myers couple Don and Mary Vuncannon. They love their active Southwest Florida lifestyle and enjoy many of the perks of living in the Sunshine State. But recently, they both noticed that their vision was declining and decided to do something about it in much the same way they have approached other challenges in life: together. 

They heard about Collins Vision from a friend, and were so impressed by their friend’s great experience that they decided to schedule their cataract surgeries at Collins Vision, too, on the same day in April of 2022. Don and Mary shared the same goal: To get out of wearing glasses completely. 

They were excited to learn about an advanced cataract procedure offered at Collins Vision called Refractive Cataract Surgery designed especially for active seniors who want to reduce or even eliminate their dependency on glasses and readers after cataract surgery.

What is Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Our experienced eye surgeons Dr. Michael J. Collins and Dr. Jason Friedrichs specialize in Refractive Cataract Surgery, where the goal is to remove the cataract and reduce dependency on glasses at the same time by correcting refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia with a premium intraocular lens. It’s an advanced procedure that goes beyond standard cataract surgery to deliver amazing results designed to fit your unique vision and lifestyle.

Restored Vision Times Two

Since Don and Mary had their cataract surgeries on the same day, Collins Vision sent a driver to pick them up so they did not have to worry about arranging a ride to and from the surgery site. They were kept together the whole time, which they appreciated. “I felt like we knew everyone the morning of our surgery,” said Mary. “It’s like you’re with your family.”

Mary admitted she may have had some reservations up front but the Collins Vision team alleviated all of her fears. “It was an extremely easy process,” said Mary. “Don’t be afraid of it!”

Don and Mary noticed improvement in their vision right away. In fact, Don’s vision was 20/20 at his follow-up appointment the day after his surgery.

“I woke up the next day, and I looked at my phone and I remember being able to read the messages without my bifocals,” said Don. “It was amazing!” Mary has been able to put away her prescription eyeglasses as well and marvels at all the things she was missing out on seeing and enjoying before the surgery. “It’s crazy how colors look so vibrant and everything outside just looks bright,” she said.

“This is the best decision we’ve ever made,” added Don. “It’s an investment in ourselves. We would highly recommend Dr. Collins. He is #1 in Southwest Florida and we received five-star service.”

See The Difference with the Vision You Deserve

At Collins Vision, we love stories like this one! We’re delighted that Don and Mary had such a great experience during their time with us, and we’re grateful they are Seeing the Difference for themselves—with restored, improved vision.

Michael J. Collins, MD is a sought-after cataract surgeon with decades of experience. He’s a fellowship-trained cataract and refractive specialist and a founding member of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Dr. Collins has been the recipient of the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctor award every year since 2014, and in 2021, he was named “Best Cataract Surgeon” in Fort Myers by News-Press.

Jason C. Friedrichs, MD, MS, a board-certified ophthalmologist, earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and completed his residency at the renowned University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology, deemed one of the best ophthalmology training centers in the country by Ophthalmology Times and U.S. News & World Report. He specializes in Refractive Cataract Surgery and primarily serves patients at our Naples location.

At Collins Vision, we do things a little differently. We are committed to creating a very personalized and memorable experience for every patient we are honored to serve. One of our experienced surgeons will meet with you one-on-one to hear about your unique needs, vision goals and lifestyle before customizing a package designed just for you. Schedule your cataract evaluation today.