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.

David N
35, Navy Diver

Treatment Type:
  • PRK
Tags:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • High Expectation
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/200 20/15
OS (left:): 20/400 20/20+
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -1.75 - 1.25 x 136 0
OS (left:): -2.25 - 1.25 x 65 +0.25 -0.25 x 180

David N says:

Doctor Wallace says:

David is in the US Navy, and came to me interested in LASIK. We determined that he would be an excellent candidate for vision correction. I explained that the Navy would disqualify him from active duty if it were discovered that he had received LASIK. The Navy does permit service personnel to have PRK and retain active duty status.

David appreciated that I was knowledgeable about, and could point him to the relevant web pages clarifying the Navy policy on laser refractive surgery. For him, it was no big deal to have PRK instead of LASIK. He did have his care in June of '02.

I authorized his return to duty 6 weeks after treatment. By then, he was ecxtatic, not only with his vision 'topside,' but also with his profoundly improved vision underwater. Since he specializes in undersea reconnaissance, search & rescue, and other activities he preferred not to discuss with me, we both agreed that this (his improved vision) was a very good thing indeed.