We started seeing Dr Piorkowski when my son was 8. He had a severe astigmatism and was struggling to play various sports with coke bottle glasses. His ophthalmologist from DuPont suggested that contacts may be an option for his situation so we raised it with Dr Piorkowski who agreed that contacts would be helpful for his active lifestyle but advised it would be very difficult for a child his age to master the process of inserting, removing and properly caring for the contacts, but he was willing to try if we were. He was 100% correct that it was a long and difficult process but Dr P was patient, encouraging and willing to work with him as many times as it took to master the process. My son finally did master it and his ability to see for sports and for the everyday things increased significantly. My son is 12 now and Dr Gina Piorkowski has introduced him to new technology in the contact lens industry which has increased not only his vision, but eye comfort as well. We couldn’t be happier with Springfield Opticians and all of our family of 5 has transitioned to bring patients.