Dr. Irwin Azman

Contact Lens and Post LASIK Specialist

Dr. Irwin Azman, the preeminent contact lens specialist in the United States, has a mission: He wants to promote awareness and prevention of damaged eyes caused by LASIK. Dr. Azman who has been prescribing contact lenses for the “hard-to fit” patient since 1980 points out that many LASIK patients experience debilitating glare, loss of vision and dry eyes. His specialty is restoration of vision and comfort loss as a result of refractive surgery. Or even better, encouraging his patients to forgo such surgery and instead be prescribed contact lenses. “The contacts we provide will give you all-day comfort and sharp eyesight without the risks that can lead to disabling complications,” he says. Dr. Azman treats all patients—even the most difficult cases. Many of his patients are referred to Dr. Azman from eye care professionals throughout the United States for contact lens care that is only available from a few select contact lens specialists. While many have been told nothing can be done, Dr. Azman has successfully helped hundreds of patients who have experienced a loss of vision and comfort relating to refractive surgery. Says Dr. Azman, “I personally promise each patient will receive the highest level of care and attention with my team of experts.”


Dr. Azman, who received his Doctorate degree in 1977 at the Illinois College of Optometry is a member of the Maryland and American Optometric Association, he served eight years on the Maryland Board of Examiners in Optometry. Acted as a volunteer clinical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is the former co-director of contact lens services at the Maryland Center of Eye Care, University of Maryland School of Medicine. He also is a recipient of the Illinois College of Optometry Professional Achievement Award and a City of Baltimore Citizen Citation from Mayor William Donald Schaefer.