Patient Testimonials

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I was referred to Dr. Elia by Dr. Williams of Manchester-Bedford Eye Associates.  I had originally been told by Dr. Elia that I had bleeding in my eyes due to type 2 Diabetes. I was very scared not knowing what to expect.

Dr. Elia explained exactly why it was happening and about the floaters I was seeing in my eyes. This was blood vessels bleeding out into the eyes, He told me that laser treatment would help my eyes which I hoped it would.  I was so scared I was jumping out of my skin.  The chairside manner of Dr. Elia and his very capable assistant Ashlyn calmed me down quite quickly.  During my first laser treatment Ashlyn just lightly laid her hand on my shoulder (this was prior to COVID) and my horrible anxiety just melted away.  She almost made me feel like I was in a trance, It was like she was transferring a positive energy from her hand into my body.  The Doctor and Ashlyn talked me through the entire procedure every step of the way letting me know what to expect.

I then needed an injection of medicine into my right eye, AGAIN I was so nervous about a needle going into my eye, but I knew Dr Elia would take care of me as he had done before.  That procedure not as bad just a pinch or sting when the needle went in, of course he had numbed it up and there was less down time and less pain than the laser treatments. I have had several injection treatments and my eyesight is getting better, Almost no floaters to speak of, almost no loss of vision in my right eye and left is okay anyway.

I love that the Medical Eye Center is a spotless, comfortable and comprehensive office to visit when you need help with your eyes and the professionalism in my mind rates the best I know for a Medical facility.

Doug G. (09/12/2023)

I was referred by my ophthalmologist to Dr. Elias at the Medical Eye Center for a problem with my vision. Dr. Elias is a caring and compassionate physician. I appreciate his knowledge and expertise. I completely trust him with my eye care. My experience with the office staff and technicians has also been positive. I highly recommend the Medical Eye Center. I love Dr. Elias. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Nancy B. (09/06/2023)

I have been a patient of the Medical Eye Center for many, many years [20 or more] and cannot say enough positive things about the practice!  In my tenure with them, I have seen all of the physicians at one time or another. I have received exceptional care from each and every one of them. I was diagnosed with glaucoma years ago and I honestly feel I would have no vision if not for MEC!  I have seen them during regular office hours and have had emergency treatment on several occasions. Emergency treatment has always been provided the same day. The office staff is very pleasant and the office itself is friendly, warm and inviting. Having been a “Frequent Flyer” for so many years, I know most of the doctors by first name and I am always greeted by them when I visit the office.  Regardless of who the primary doctor is in their office, the others are all capable and very willing to fill in when needed.

The office is always busy and sometime there can be a bit of a wait, but that wait is far outweighed by the quality of care received. I truly feel having my vision care provided by the Medical Eye Center has given me a great quality of life.

Bill B. (09/06/2023)
Diane H

At the time of our move to New Hampshire, Dr. Campbell, my glaucoma specialist, was retiring from the practice at Dartmouth Hitchcock. I did not need to ask for a referral. He said, “I think you will do well with Dr. Amy Hennessy at the Medical Eye Center in Manchester.” He continued, “I would have liked to have had Dr. Hennessy follow me here, but that did not work out.”  During these years, the cornea of the right eye had become diseased.  It became  necessary to remove the eye which did not respond to treatment.  There were three choices where that surgery could be done for adults, for whom it is very uncommon.   I chose Dr. David A Weinberg, a Concord reconstructive surgeon associated with the Medical Eye Center.  Again, the outcome, for what needed to be done, was completely successful.  I have required care for issues apart from glaucoma that have cropped up.  I am focused on keeping the limited vision I have.  I avow that the Medical Eye Center is as well.  Saving vision with the most up-to-date solutions seems a personal  mission for everyone in the practice.  The staff and physicians are patient and considerate.  My twin sister, Priscilla Sands, is also a glaucoma patient with the Medical Eye Center, treated by Dr. Hall and Dr. Hennessy.   Dr Elia has also been part of our care team.  Priscilla is an artist. I am a photographer.  We thank God for what has been done for us to keep us at what we love to do.  

Diana H. (09/06/2023)

Thank you Dr. Hall for giving me my eyesight back! I am so thankful for you. You are a wonderful doctor and did an amazing job on my eyes! You are a true blessing. I would highly recommend Dr. Hall to anyone for Cataracts or Glaucoma treatment!

Ann (08/03/2023)
5 stars 5
Dr. Sara Xu was a perfect surgeon for my cataract surgery. My eyes are now 20/20 at distance and 20/15 at arms length. My recovery was excellent with no complications. Her personality and professionalism are outstanding. And every staff member I worked with was extremely helpful, caring and professional. Highly recommended.

5 stars 5
My usual eye doctor couldnt get me in and another office referred me to the Medical Eye Center in Bedford. They got me in the same morning! The secretary was so sweet and all the techs were absolutely fabulous and so patient with my eye pain. Dr. Sara Xu was so kind, knowledgeable and informative! She got me a referral right away to a specialist. It was a 10/10 experience and I could not be more grateful to their wonderful staff!! I would absolutely recommend!

5 stars 5
I went to Dr Elia a couple years ago, he told me I had cataracts. I waited 2 years and decided to have the worst one removed. The next day at my follow up appointment I asked Dr Elia how soon I could get my other eye done. He got me an appointment within 2 weeks. I felt so comfortable with Dr Elia he is a great Doctor, and his whole staff was so good to me. I encourage anyone needing eye surgery to see Dr Elia.

5 stars Recommended
After being misdiagnosed by my eye md I ended up seeing dr Xu. I actually got an appointment same day after explaining what was happening and Im so glad I did because it was serious. Dr. Xu knew immediately the issues and then I was able to follow up 2 days later with dr Elia. He was well informed and was able to go over current and long term treatment. I was really lucky to have found The medical eye center.

5 stars 5
I have been going to Dr. Hall for about five years. He is extremely competent, professional, personable, and fully answers all my questions. He also sees me in a timely manner. The staff is courteous and efficient.

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