Understanding My Vision | Iconic Eye Care {Review}

Back in 2004 or 2005, I woke up blind. Initially, I thought it was that thing that happens to your eyes when someone flips on the light in the dead of night. But after a few minutes, I still saw nothing. Dark gray surrounded me.  Floating specks peppered my views.

Many tests (and many doctors and specialists) later, no one could not tell me what happened. Their best guess was that I had a virus that seemed to only attack my eyes. They gray was slowly going away, but I still hadn’t regained my full vision and had to be driven around. Over a decade later, the effects of that day still linger. I still see the floating specks, but I don’t have the grayness.

I give you this introduction because when I went to Iconic Eye Care, I went mainly to support my friend, Dr. Adam Ramsey. I try to support local small businesses whenever I can. Not to say I wasn’t expecting much, but I get my eyes checked every year and I haven’t heard anything new in ages.

My son and I went right after school with my two toddlers in tow. We were immediately greeted by Jackie who asked if the girls wanted some markers to draw. My jaw dropped!

“Uh, you know that they are two and four and I can’t guarantee that they will only write on paper,” I said.

She smiled and replied, “These are special markers that only write on this paper.” I was relieved.

They took my son, Bunny, first to test. About five minutes later, I was called into the room. I started to get anxious because my husband was supposed to be there by then to take the girls.

She called all of us girls into the room. My rambunctious girls and testing my eyes did not sound like a good combination. I preferred they stay with their brother in the lobby. Knowing that they are both mommy’s girls, they would be in the testing room in seconds anyway.

Jackie invited them to “help”: raising and lowering the machine and giving them little things to do. Not only were my girls not in the way, they were so freaked out by looking at my eye, they were happy to leave me alone for a few minutes.

When I was done, my son was called into the exam room. I wanted to see what was going on and luckily my husband arrived right in time so I wasn’t distracted. I watched Dr. Ramsey go diligently through the letter eye exam, and as my son repeated what he thought was right as he memorized from the other slide, Dr. Ramsey quickly switched and asked my son again for row 4.


Beauty is in the EYE of the beholder and this is one beautiful boy. #myson #lovemykids #lovemyson #eyeexam #noglassesneeded

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When it was my turn, I thought I knew what to expect. Based on my almost annual visits, I had a lot of experience with optometrists. Not only does Dr. Ramsey have the top of the line equipment, he used it to explain thoroughly the remnants of that day over a decade ago. Since he didn’t see (nor have access to) my prior reports, he couldn’t assess what initially happened, but told me about the disconnected parts of jelly that had become floaters and that they would likely be there for life. He also said that I had astigmatism, which I was told before, but he explained what it meant and how glasses would help me at night (even though I hadn’t mentioned that I had problems with night vision).

I found his services professional and thorough. I highly recommend Dr. Ramsey if you are looking for an eye doctor in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Their contact info is:

Iconic Eye Care
Main Street at Midtown
4871 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

(561) 336-0733


By the way, I was not compensated in any way for this review.

42 comments on “Understanding My Vision | Iconic Eye Care {Review}”

  1. Jessica says:

    I think too often people let optometrist visits slide and don’t go in until there vision is getting too bad. I make sure to get the kids & myself in every year for an annual exam.

  2. I need to check my eyes soon and also need new glasses great info on this review

  3. Elizabeth O. says:

    You can’t wait until you can’t see before you go to the doctor to have your eyes checked. It’s important to have your eyes checked at least once or twice a year. It’s one of the senses that we heavily rely on and we can’t just treat it like it doesn’t matter at all.

  4. I can tell that you had a wonderful learning experience with your eye doctor. It must have been pretty frightening with what you experienced before when you woke up.

  5. Great review! It’s scary when weird things start happening to your eyes! I’m glad you found someone who can help!

  6. Debbie Denny says:

    Taking care of your eyes are important. Visits should not be put off. I am glad you found a great place to get your checkup.

  7. Whew! Our eyesight is SO important. Good that you found help.

  8. Nicole Escat says:

    We just had our eye check ups, last month. Regular visits to the eye clinic is a must.

  9. Which reminds me, I need to see my optometrist soon (pun intended). It’s almost time for my annual eye check-up as well.

  10. Taralyn says:

    It is so nice when you can find a great eye doctor!

  11. Tara Pittman says:

    I like places that are kid friendly as I cant always get a sitter for my boys. This place sounds very kid friendly.

  12. Great Info. I am looking into trying to get the nerve damage in my eyes repaired.

  13. Eye care is very important. I make sure we have our eyes checked twice a year.

  14. Milena says:

    It’s so important to find quality care. Sounds like you found a keeper!

  15. Nikki Jenner says:

    I always do visit my eye doctor at least twice a year, I think a regular eye checkup is a must for everyone, especially for adults.

  16. Greatfully one of my best friends is an optometrist so she’s always checking up on me haha
    making sure I take care of my eyes, especially with my stigmatism.
    This was a great read, i didn’t actually know some of the stuff so thanks for enlightening me

  17. Oh wow! This is so important. Thank you for all of the great information. We do take our eyesight for granted sometimes :/

  18. Rosey says:

    That’s nice that they got to help. 🙂 If I have my kids, they always want to come in too.

  19. Angie Scheie says:

    How scary that experience must have been for you! I’m glad that the majority of your vision returned. My husband works at and optical clinic so I know how important quality care can be!

  20. Kathy says:

    I always make sure to see the eye doctor every year. I think everyone needs to make sure they go. You never know when something may be wrong with your eyes. I didn’t know I needed glasses, and one day I finally went to see the eye doctor and it turned out that I did need them.

  21. Echo says:

    My son does not enjoy his eye exams, but he knows how important it is to stay on top of his prescription.

  22. Beauty Brite says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I haven’t been to an eye doctor in years. I had LASIK the same year I had my son!

  23. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    We are all glasses wearers in our house. Eye exams every year are so important.

  24. Now that’s a good doctor. I personally gets the chills whenever I need to have my own pair checked, there’s just something different with eye doctors that you trust and you don’t know.

  25. Liz Mays says:

    This sounded like a super easy visit! Hopefully those floaters aren’t too problematic for you. They sound horrible!

  26. tauyanm says:

    nice to know that you help and appreciate this business. i had my eye checked a month ago for my driving lesson. and didn’t know that my eyes are that bad alrdy and never knew about it as I dont have any problem to short or long distance. but when the girl tested each eye, i can’t barely read or see the letters.

    1. April Noelle says:

      Wow! That’s scary. I hope they could help you with your vision.

  27. Lisa Rios says:

    Eye care is so important & it is very much necessary that you go through regular visits to an eye clinic atleast once or twice in a year to make sure all is well. Sounds like you had a great experience with your eye doctor.

  28. Mauie says:

    That was a scary experience. I get my eyes checked every year.

  29. Ryan Escat says:

    Woke up blind must be really hard, it is very important that we have regular check up on our doctor. Thanks fro sharing this.

  30. I have bad eyes and they don’t seem to get better. Understanding your eyes is definitely important!

  31. Taylor Ebner says:

    This is a great review and is very important for people to read. Thank you for sharing!

  32. Nicole Escat says:

    I have my regular eye check up because we have a family history of eye disorders. Good thing that you are ok now.

  33. Akhil Sharma says:

    My vision is getting bad day by day due to constant eye strain. It’s great to know that your doctor actually explained everything in a detailed manner.

  34. The eye care is so important! SO glad you find a good place

  35. Amanda Love says:

    Sounds like he has everything that is needed for both adults and kids. He’s just a bit too far for me to travel to but maybe if I move to FL I’ll be able to see him. 🙂

  36. Shipra says:

    Ever since I got contact lenses, I have made it a point to go to my eye appointments every year. That is such a scary experience, and I must say thank you for sharing it! <3

  37. Waking up and not being able to see sounds so scary. But it sounds like you found a great place to care for your family’s vision needs.

  38. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    Thank you for this post. I have been getting my cards in the mail for us to go for a visit but I have yet to make it. I will do so though.

  39. This is a great reminder. I need to get all my kids and me to the eye doctor this summer.

  40. Ayesha Heart says:

    I remember I have to revisit my eye doctor for my follow up check up ^^ I need a new one too and thanks for your post. It’s very important to have our eyes checked by PROS. We only have one pair so we should take care of it 100%

  41. Sherry says:

    Great article! We need to maintain our eye health just like the rest of our bodies.

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