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Patient Testimonials

What patients have to say!

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A patient's experience...

"Sitting across from my 87 year old mother, looking at her eyes that are over half closed, I see myself in about 15 years.  I have inherited my mother's droopy eyelids.  Now, I know I have to do something about it.  On my next visit to my Ophthalmologist, he arranged an appointment with Dr. David Cowen.  I was very nervous, but once there, he made me feel relaxed and very confident that he knew exactly what I need to have done.  Surgery was scheduled.  Surgery was in my hairline and left no visible scars.  That evening, back home in Ashland, Dr. Cowen called to make sure I was doing ok.  No other doctor that I have had has ever done this.  The next day the office called.  I had no bruising and very little swelling due to taking the "Arnicare" that is available at Dr. Cowen's office.  As for the small amount of pain, Tylenol took care of that.  After a week I was back at Dr. Cowen's office for removal of staples.  I felt so good, my husband, myself and two grandchildren went shopping at the mall.  I wanted to show off my new look!

I am very pleased with the surgery.  I would highly recommend Dr. Cowen to anyone who would need to have this surgery.  Very friendly staff, Dr. Cowen has great bedside manners, a professional, and a caring person.

I have gone from looking mad all the time to being happy with the way my eyes have changed.  They are now open and my vision has improved.  My husband said I look 10 years younger.  I'll take that!

Thank you Dr. David Cowen


Sandy Spears


Wonderfully skilled surgeon

I am very well pleased with my results.  I often get complemented on looking so young and fresh yet they can't figure out what is different.  No obvious signs of plastic surgery is the work of a wonderfully, skilled surgeon.

It wasn't my glasses!

"After changing my eye glass prescription two years in a row, my doctor determined that I had either droopy eyelids or an issue with my eyebrows.  After meeting Dr. Cowen my mind was put to rest knowing that this repair could make a difference in my vision.  Dr. Cowen explained in detail the pros and cons to both procedures and then I made the choice of letting Dr. Cowen do my repair.  Recovery was exactly the way he said it would be.  I am thrilled with my results and can tell that this has given me exactly what I needed.  Dr. Cowen and his staff are amazing to say the least.  Not only has my vision been restored, I feel like the before and after pictures speak for themselves and I feel like I look a few years younger.  Thank you again for giving me an opportunity to thank you Dr. Cowen and your staff."

Nancy Cornett

Having Problems

Before Dr. Cowen performed the procedure, I was having problems when I drove because my poor peripheral vision caused me to midjudge turning and I would hit curbs.  Dr. Cowen and his staff calmed my fear of having surgery and my vision problem was completely resolved.

Nervous & Frightened

Dr. Cowen is a very thoughtful and very caring physician.  I was very nervous and frightened before the procedure and he made me very easy in calming my nerves.  I feel I look 15 years younger and it has improved my vision.

Very Pleased

I am very pleased with the outcome of my surgery.  My eyelids were impairing my vision.  I'm glad I did it.  People comment that I look 10 years younger!

Ptosis...never knew what it was!

Ptosis-never knew what that was.  Droopy-saggy eyelids that affected my vision.  Dr. Cowen fixed my problem.  Now, my vision has improved and I look (according to my husband) 10 years younger.  Dr. Cowen has the best bedside manners, a professional and sincerely caring person.

Extensive Reconstruction

Very pleased with the extensive reconstruction after MOHS surgery for melanoma.  Dr. Cowen and staff are very kind, personable and efficient.  Highly recommend them.

Deteriorating Vision

I feel Dr. Cowen did an excellent job with my surgery.  Before surgery my vision was deteriorating.  Now my vision is excellent, my eyes are wide-opened.  Family and friends are impressed with the results.  I would recommend Dr. Cowen to anyone.

Great Experience

I had a great experience with Dr. Cowen.  He was very professional and did a great job.  What impressed me the most was the fact that Dr. Cowen continually texted me following the surgery.

Better About Myself

Makes me feel so much better about myself.  Everyone says I look younger and the main thing my eyelids don't feel heavy now. 

Extremely Pleased

I am extremely pleased with all of the work you did on my eye.  I have never had a doctor as caring as you, and I am grateful.  I am confident Dr. John Buker will be happy with your skillful closing as well.  Let me assure you, I will continue to let others know how great you are as a doctor and as a person.  If you're ever in my neck of the woods, stop in for a visit!

Your thoughtfulness

Thank you so much for the care and thoughtfulness I received from you.  Dr. Cowen, thanks for the personal call I received.


You have a tremendous ministry through your office.  Is is soothing and calming while waiting and anxieties leave.

From the bottom of my heart

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did for me from the beginning of my eye surgery to my dismissal.  I have and will continue to recommend you not only as a surgeon, but a true Christian in every sense of the word.  I also consider you and your staff as true friends.  Your professions are not easy but your patients are blessed to have you in our lives.  Just know that God is using you daily as a blessing.

A doctor called me?

Thanks so much for calling to check on me the day of surgery on your way home!  Your are a truly dedicated doctor!

Thankful patient

Dr. Cowen, Thank you so much for yur thoughtful notes and for your caring, excellent surgery you provided for me!  Most of all, I'm thankful for you praying for me before the surgery, that made the difference with how everything went and turned out!  I'm so grateful I can see very well, Thanks to God & you! 

Congenital Ptosis Repair

Scarlett has had a remarkable result.  While she once was self conscious of her "winky" eye, she now feels beautiful.  Her prescription decreased and she no longer wears glasses because of the lid repair. - Dr. Angela Scifres

Debra Fox, Age 48

Today was the 2nd time this week someone I was speaking with stopped talking and said “did you do something to your hair? I knew where the conversation was going and simply said “no” they looked a little longer and asked “did you have your teeth whitened” and I chuckled and said “no” and both looked and said well something is different, you look great, so rested. BOTH the exact same thing except vice versa on the hair and teeth comment but both said you look so rested. The girl who told me that today was sitting behind a desk and after she said you look so rested, I said while leaning my face towards her “look again” and she jumped up out of her chair and said “what did you do, did you get work done?!!! You look fabulous! I then told her the whole story and boy has my office been buzzing about it. I am not the best writer at all but wanted to tell you all the stories of the week. So encouraging, Just like you all said, rested is the look and I love it. So natural people can’t put their finger on it, absolutely perfect. I am so happy about it. Thanks ladies and see you soon!

Christy Hensley, Age 42

Thyroid disease has devastating effects on the body and in my case, the eyes.  The orbital decompression surgery and eyelid surgery not only changed my appearance but gave me back my life.  I am so thankful I found Dr. Cowen.  He helped me through a hopeless situation.

Angela Davis, Age 42

Dr. Cowen was so wonderful to work with.  I got the personal attention that I wanted and was treated like family.  The staff went out of their way for me and even followed up about my visit after a routine visit.  I wish I would have seen Dr. Cowen years ago.  I couldn’t be more happy with my results.

Linda Cassity, Age 74

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a personal “Thank you” to Dr. Cowen.  I am completely satisfied with the surgery performed on my eyes.  Thank you for being so personable and professional.  I do highly recommend your services to anyone needing any type of eye surgery.  Thank you again for a job well done!

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