Look what some satisfied patients have said about Bright Eyes Family Vision Care:
"Dr. Bonilla-Warford has done an amazing job of correcting my, now eleven year-old, daughter's near-sightedness with corneal reshaping lenses. She wears the lenses at night and takes them out in the morning. He is one of only a handful of doctors in the state who are trained in this technique. Her vision has dramatically improved thanks to his professionalism and patience. He is determined to get it right and continues to tweak the lenses to imake even further mprovements to her vision (all the visits we needed are covered for the first year). She could barely see the big E at the top of the eyechart when we started and is so much happier now that she can see in the swimming pool and see the board in the classroom. I highly recommend a visit to Bright Eyes and an evaluation to see if you are a candidate...we drove from Pinellas County and it was well worth the drive."
"Dear Dr. Bonilla-Warford,
I wanted to let you know how our daughter has progressed since she went through vision therapy with you. As you remember, we had become very frustrated with her school struggles on all levels, due to her reluctance to (or our perceived reluctance) to read. Little did we know that her eye muscles weren’t working properly and making the process so difficult to begin with!! Teachers would tell us “she just needs to read more”. The extra hours we spent going over her class work at home, and the length of time it required to complete homework gave us many a tearful evening. Her self esteem suffered, and the school year was very tedious.
It was a chance article in the newspaper that brought the possibility of a vision deficiency (convergence) to light for us, and after our e-mail communications with you, decided to have her evaluated. Your diagnosis of her condition, and how vision therapy could correct the problem was a God-send to us. I am still amazed at how she progressed so well, and so quickly. We were certainly dedicated to the therapy, and were not deterred by the 2 1/2 hour drive to reach you. I appreciated your clear instructions, and explanations for the therapy prescribed.
To say the therapy was a success is an understatement. What a life changing success it has been for all of us! We continue to see her excel at school, and in new hobbies as well. She tells us reading is “easy” now, and her fluency reflects this in her testing. She actually likes to read, and has started choosing higher grade level books to read just for pleasure. Homework is a breeze, and she willingly does it on her own, in a normal timely manner. We have noticed that her eye hand coordination has improved greatly, as she now will play video games that she otherwise would avoid because “she wasn’t good at it”. Her art work in class has improved also. Her confidence and attitude are positive, and home life is much calmer these days. We are so grateful to you for your expertise and care.
If only other children with reading struggles could be evaluated for these problems, and receive the care they need. It could change the whole school system!
Thank you a million times for all your help."
"When my husband, two daughters and I moved to Westchase two years ago, we were very hesitant to find a new eye doctor. Our daughters have extremely poor vision and we knew it was imperative that we maintained the best eye care we could find for them. Reluctantly, due to the distance of our former eye doctor from our new home, we decided to give “Bright Eyes” a try. It was the best decision we could have made! Dr. Bonilla-Warford gave each of us an exceptionally thorough eye exam and addressed all of our questions and concerns. Immediately, we knew that we were in great hands! Dr. Bonilla-Warford is incredibly patient and perservering with each of his patients, which, range from infants to older adults. I would encourage anyone, regardless of age or vision difficulty your are experiencing, to go to this outstanding eye doctor! I know you will be happy you did! The doctor will make you feel like you are his only patient, as he, truly , takes that much interest in helping every individual he sees develop a better quality of life through the most optimum eye care he can provide! To add to all this, Dr. Bonilla-Warford has a wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable staff making your visit to “Bright Eyes” even more enjoyable! So, don’t put off your eye exam any longer! You know it’s time to make that visit! “Bright Eyes” , in Westchase, is the place to go! See Dr. Bonilla-Warford and enjoy your best “new” eyes! Enjoy!"
"We started going to Bright Eyes when we moved to Tampa from Ohio. We needed a great family eye doctor because I am very nearsighted and have had some problems. After many visits there for myself, I wouldn't go anywhere else! In addition, our son (8 years old) was having problems with his handwriting and his teacher suggested we take him for a visit to the eye doctor. Dr. Bonilla-Warford determined that his eyes weren't working properly and prescribed bifocal lenses for him. He also suggested that he would benefit from vision therapy, so we did a few months of vision therapy which helped him tremendously!! He now has no need for bifocals and is doing fabulous! He loved vision therapy and talks about Dr. B. all the time. I highly recommend Dr. Bonilla-Warford, and the office staff is always so helpful and courteous. A great place!"
"2 years ago we visited Bright Eyes to have Dr. Bonilla - Warford asses/examine our daughters' eyes & her vision. Initally, we visited out of mere convenience, since we live in West Park Village & we could walk to his practice. Having been in the industry for many years myself, I am likely overly aware of what should take place during a thorough eye examination. I was more than impressed with the level of care, interest, concern & overall treatment that we received by Dr. Bonillia - Warford & his staff. Our daughter definately needed glasses. Last year, when back for a routine examine, we learned that our daughter's prescription had doubled & she was becoming acutely myopic (near-sighted). Dr. B did some extensive evaluations & determined that our daughter was also suffering from strabismus (a condition where the eyes are not working together to focus). This can cause multiple problems for many children, especially academically. Immediately, we began weekly vision therapy right there @ Bright Eyes. We did this for 6 months & the change in our daughters' overall focus (using both eyes) was amazing. Last summer, after therapy was complete, we received the "okay" from Dr. B to try 'Ortho -K' (corneal reshaping) for our daughter. This process eliminates the need for wearing glasses everyday & for kids....this is outstanding. Our daughter wears hard contact lenses to sleep every night & we remove them in the morning. She is 20/20 all day long. I cannot tell you what a blessing this has been. Because she is so myopic, even simple events (like swimming) were tricky because she would have to remove her glasses @ the pool & at that point she could not see much of anything & she would squint terribly. We began the corneal reshaping last summer & she is still doing amazing. Dr. Bonilla -Warford is our hero. His sweet wife (who is the contact specialist) & their great staff are an asset to the businesses of West Park Village. For the greater portion of a year we were in his practice every week. What an amazing bunch of people..... Friendly, helpful, wonderful. If you are looking for a solid, highly skilled Optometrist who specializes in all of the lastest innovation vision options.......make an appointment with Dr. Bonilla - Warford @ Bright Eyes Family Vision. Recently, we relocated to Colorado. We only pray to find a doctor as good as Dr. B. We cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for our daughter! You & your practice are golden!!!!!"