Thanks for coming to my personal home page. While I do have a work website www.ParkAvenueSafeSight.com , there are lots of people wanting to know about me as a person, as well. I’m not sure exactly why, to tell you the truth!
The people who already know me don’t really need a website (because they already know me). Those who don’t know me would do better just meeting me in person, as we all know you get a more accurate picture of someone when you meet them in person (rather than rely on the internet for the “truth”).
I guess the majority of visitors are people who don’t know me at all (like potential patients), or maybe have just met me very briefly (like at a function) and want to know a little bit more about me, for whatever reason.
First of all, I would like to say that I have a unique personality in that I am an unusually open person. This has some advantages–like being known for being honest and direct and trustworthy. However, as with most personality attributes, there is the other side of the coin. There are related disadvantages–like being somewhat blunt (which can be perceived as rude), and having parts of my personal life appear in the public realm.
I would like to provide an accurate and balanced portrayal of myself, which should prove interesting to the visitor (and even a bit amusing, perhaps, although probably at my own expense). Part of this process will be actually posting articles that have been written about me, and explaining the context, so you get a more accurate picture of who I am and what “makes me tick.” I am totally comfortable with whatever conclusion you wish to draw–but only after you receive full information. We should both agree that’s fair, right?
To tell you the truth, this effort is being driven mostly by my marketing consultant for the business I own; I wouldn’t go to this effort myself. But now that I’ve been pushed by him to populate this website, I do feel that it would be a good thing if my external appearance to strangers more closely matched the reality of what my friends and family know and feel about me as a person, a friend, a son, a brother, the father of Rhett, and a member of the community–as well as a well-known refractive surgeon.
So, here goes! Please feel free to contact me and ask questions through this website, and I will reply with the answer on the associated blog. Over time, this should become a good source for “FAQs.”
Thanks for visiting my page, and hopefully you will find my life interesting (as other people apparently do)!