Below are testimonials from Dr. Gross's actual patients. Names have been removed for privacy reasons.
"Because I have such small eyes, the wire Speculum is very uncomfortable to put in place and to remove. Once it's in place, it's okay; but the process of getting it there is very uncomfortable.
The new Speculet was awesome. The way it went in was without any discomfort. While it was in, I experienced no discomfort at all and the removal was much easier than with the wire Speculum.
The injections themselves do not hurt. And we have to have them so that's a part of the process. But the Speculum does cause discomfort - so anything that would eliminate that discomfort has got to be a positive for everyone and will be well worth the time spent in developing it and appreciated by everybody.
Amazing difference. It's probably one of the best inventions for anything medical - especially to do with your eyes - that I've ever heard of or experienced. And I appreciate that."
Much Smoother & Less Pressure
"I think the new device is much smoother, it's not as much pressure on the eye, and it feels better putting it on, especially after having it on there for a minute or two.
Far Superior and Less Intrusive
"The Speculet is far superior to the speculum. The speculum is like medieval torture compared to the Speculet. I highly recommend that the Speculet be used from now on.
The Speculet felt less intrusive, whereas I could feel the speculum pretty much the entire time. It's very uncomfortable on the eye, especially because the eye likes to continually try and blink. The speculum really was uncomfortable.
The Speculet, when the eye wants to blink, you can't even feel that it's there. I want the Speculet from here on forward."
It's Like Night and Day
I Didn't Even Feel It
Less Pressure and not as 'Heavy' on the Eyeball
"Dr. Gross, I hope you’ve brought your new prototype so we can use it today because it’s soooo much better than the other one. You said you would bring it, so I’m hoping you did."
“I asked you whether you had your new mechanism for both eyes, and you told me that you only had enough to do one eye, and I was disappointed. The new one is just so incredible. It’s not cold like the other one. It doesn’t pinch like the other one. It is just so easy to do. I get more anxious about getting that eye opener put in than I do about actually getting the shots. So once I got the right eye one with the regular apparatus, the left eye is just *sigh* - okay, this is going to be okay. And it was."
“I like it very much. It’s much easier to get in and to take out. And while it’s in my eye it’s a lot more comfortable. The other one - it’s so big it’s really very uncomfortable. I’ve had many injections and 100% I’d prefer the new speculum because it’s so much more comfortable."
Much Less Intrusive
“I like it. It’s much less intrusive. It’s much more comfortable. It makes the whole procedure go smoothly. I like it a lot better than the metal one. The metal one is too big, too bulky, very uncomfortable, and makes the procedure just hard to deal with. The smaller one is much easier to deal with. I’d always prefer the small one moving forward.
"It's Not Medieval!"
“Wow that's so neat. I like it. Wow. It's not medieval! Wow. COOL! Sir, can I give you a fist bump when you get done?"
"I think it's wonderful! When it was put in I could barely feel it. While it was in, I didn't know I had it and I always knew with the other one. I think it's great! Every time now that's the only one I want. This was like nothing. It was so comfortable, believe it or not. I'm just so glad my doctor is doing this!"
"I thought it was very very comfortable. The other one was very scratchy and seemed like it held my eye too wide. This one I barely felt it. It was soft, and yet it did the job. It's so much more comfortable. Going forward I want this one every time!"