Patient Profiles 

One of the best ways to learn about vision correction is to talk to, read about, and learn from people who have already had similar care. We invite you to browse here a very broad selection of profiles about our patients.

Our profiles include data on:

  1. Unaided vision before and after treatment;

  2. Prescription before and after treatment;

  3. Age, occupation, and photo (if provided);

  4. Certain special case concerns;

  5. Comments from patients; and

  6. Comments from Dr. Wallace.

We invite you to browse by the various treatment types listed in the 'right rail' (column at right).  Or, to review all patient profiles, simply select one of the featured patients, then the "Next" or "Previous" tabs on the individual profile pages.

These are real people, and their letters speak for themselves. To respect and protect the privacy of these patients, we have identified them only by first name in the letters published here.

Andrew F
27, Software Engineer

Treatment Type:
  • LASIK
Tags:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/400 20/20
OS (left:): 20/200 20/20
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -4.25 -1.25 x177 -0.12 -0.25 x 84
OS (left:): -2.50 -1.50 x164 0

Andrew F says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Andrew had his LASIK in October, '02. We did perform enhancement for the left eye in January '03.

Before the enhancement, Andrew was able to obtain 20/20 vision with the left eye, but he experienced some shadowing, blur and eye strain. The refraction was very minimal, measuring 0.00 -0.75 x 150, but was able to clear up his vision (and the shadow, etc.) completely. Following enhancement, he is totally happy and has no glare, blur, shadowing, or night vision difficulty.

Often, in my experience, even tiny amounts of optical error contribute to subjective symptoms including glare, blur, ghosting, and/or a sense of imbalance between the eyes. Some surgeons are unwilling to treat such small amounts of residual refractive error. In my practice, if I feel it will be of benefit to my patients, I have no problem offering such enhancement care.