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.

Debra T
, Paralegal

Treatment Type:
  • LASIK
Tags:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/70 not treated
OS (left:): 20/70 20/20+
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -0.75 -1.25 x 88 not treated
OS (left:): -0.75 -0.75 x 85 0

Debra T says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Debra is a great example that sometimes less treatment is better than more. She was mildly nearsighted, with slight astigmatism, but was able to read comfortably without glasses or contacts. We did not want to make her distance vision perfect in both eyes if that meant reducing her comfort at near, or making her dependent upon reading glasses. She told us that sometimes she just wore a contact lens in the left eye (her dominant eye) and that this was a comfortable compromise allowing the left eye to see far away and the right eye to see for reading.

With this information, counseling her was easy. I advised that we treat only the left eye, which (a) cut her cost in half, and (b) preserved the reading vision she already enjoys in the right eye. She agreed, and we treated the left eye in February of '05.

Seeing her now, with that big smile on her face, we know that she's happy with her results.