When Dr. Diana Driscoll was struck with a disabling invisible illness, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome with Dysautonomia, her quest for answers and compassion for other sufferers began. As both a patient and a doctor (therapeutic optometrist), Dr. Diana has been working tirelessly researching a cure for those inflicted with these invisible illnesses such as CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or “M.E.”), Chronic Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome with Dysautonomia and Endometriosis. Through collaboration, research and personal experimentation, she has found some answers to these debilitating diseases that have left many puzzled and without hope for so long.
In her desire to reach out to those who are suffering worldwide, Dr. Diana began the website www.Prettyill.com. Here, you can view much of her research and gain support from a community of fellow patients. While currently on professional disability, she is dedicating all of her available time and resources to the goal of providing hope to patients in discovering a cure.
Current clinical testing is being completely funded by Drs. Diana and Richard Driscoll. This is not how science has traditionally worked, but this reflects their level of commitment to help individuals suffering from these chronic illnesses. Traditionally, applying for research grants and paying for large administrative costs not only slows research efforts, but can mean that the research is never completed. Drs. Rich and Diana Driscoll knew that it was time to instigate a change. With great excitement, we are pleased to announce that Prettyill.com, run by Dr. Diana Driscoll, is currently partnering with Total Eye Care to begin preliminary clinical trial testing.
The initial patient testing consists of a blood test ($800 value), a questionnaire and ocular fundus photos ($125 value) and will be administered at NO COST to you, the patient. The deadline for participating in this clinical trial pretesting is November 31, 2012. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with one or more of the diseases listed above, please contact us at Clinical_Trials@prettyill.com.
A book has been swimming around my head for quite a while and it is finally out. The blog posts have been pretty scarce over the last 10 months as my wife Dr. Diana Driscoll and myself were each putting the final touches on our books. My first book, An Eye Doctor Answers: Explanations to Hundreds of the Most Common Questions Patients Wish They Had Asked Their Eye Doctor, was the last to make its debut and was just published last month on Amazon.
It is very exciting to see something that I have wanted to do for a long time finally become a more than just an idea. When I first set out to write this book I thought I would cover the top fifty questions patients asked their eye doctors. The list of questions patients either wanted to know, or I thought they should know, about their eyes quickly grew. In An Eye Doctor Answers you will find the explanations to almost 400 questions.
My intent was to write a book that was easy to understand, that would read as if you and I were sitting and talking at the end of the exam. Sometimes, nothing makes a point more clearly than a picture or a diagram thus I have included a lot of both. Most good reference books list the sources of their information, An Eye Doctor Answers is no different. I have included a lot of references plus a detailed index to make it easy to find the answers to your questions.
In almost 25 years of practice I have naturally answered a lot of questions, after all that is a big part of what we do, helping patients understand their condition and the associated treatment. Of course, I included the common questions that center around what is myopia, astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, but I didn’t stop there. Many patients are very curious about a wide variety of questions such as how do 3D glasses work, what are my refractive surgery options and risks, or how do I keep my kids from getting more nearsighted. To make it easier to quickly find what you need there is a complete list of questions at the back of the book.
An Eye Doctor Answers: Explanations to Hundreds of the Most Common Questions Patients Wish They Had Asked Their Eye Doctor is published by the Physician’s Publishing Group as a 254 page paperback or as a Kindle eBook both of which are available on Amazon.com.
Dr Driscoll, Dr. Green and our entire staff welcome Dr. Lilaram, a 2007 Graduate of the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, to Total Eye Care.
Dr. Lilaram specializes in sports vision and rehabilitative eye care. Says Dr. Lilaram “My optometric and post doctoral training have allowed me to aid the sports performance of athletes and rehabilitate the vision of both children and adults alike. It is wonderful to see the improvement in my vision therapy patients.”
With the addition of Dr. Lilaram Total Eye Care has expanded it’s available services to include;
- Sports Vision Therapy
- Treatment of learning-related disabilities such as dyslexia & ADD
- Amblyopia Treatment “Lazy Eye”
- Strabismus Therapy “Wandering Eye”
- Computer Vision Syndrome
You can read Dr. Lilaram’s entire bio on the Total Eye Care website.
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Thanks to all who attended our Ribbon Cutting Thursday and made it a smashing success. We would like to say thanks to the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for christening our new building. We would also like to thank Ralph Zuranski for making the great video of our grand opening shown below. Check out Ralph’s website at www.InSearchOf heroes.com. Ralph is a photographer and videographer. We would also like to thank our business partners, CooperVision, Coach, Calvin Klein, Nautica, BCBGMaxazria, Bausch & Lomb and Hoya. Check out the video.
The Grand Opening at the new Colleyville 0ffice will be celebrated from 4pm to 7pm. Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres & door prizes
Also featured will be the complete frame lines from Coach, Calvin Klein, BCBG and Nautica. We invite you to stop by and see what is new with these premier designers.
The ribbon cutting with the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce will be at 5pm. Door prize drawings will include items from CooperVision, Bausch & Lomb, Calvin Klein, BCBG, Coach and Nautica. Must be present to win.
Purchasers of frames and lenses, during the grand opening valued at over $350, will receive a $50 American Express Travelers Check*
*Offer not to be used with insurance or other offers.