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.

Gary P
43, Optometrist

Treatment Type:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • High Expectation
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/200 20/20+
OS (left:): 20/200 20/20-
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -2.25 - 2.25 x 167 -0.25 -0.25 x 42
OS (left:): -2.50 - 1.50 x 177 -0.25 -0.50 x 26

Gary P says:

March 28, 2001

Dear David,

Too often in this busy world, we don't take the time to properly thank someone. This letter is to do that. Thank you for taking care of me. Thank you for your kindness, humanity and wisdom. Most of all, thank you for your skill and expert care with my own LASIK.

It has been a pleasure sharing the care of my patients with you these past few years, and I look forward to our continued relationship in the future.

Gary P., O.D.

Doctor Wallace says:

Gary is a great optometrist and has become a good friend. I have known him for about 8 years, as we both practice in the same community. He had been interested in LASIK since the early '90's, but was appropriately cautious and waited until May '00 to have his care. He asked all the usual questions, even though he knew most of the answers. He and I have jointly cared for numerous patients within his practice that seek laser corrective surgery.

Gary did require enhancement care about 6 months after LASIK, as the prescription had drifted a bit. He then developed a wrinkle under the left flap, and required a little additional care to 'iron out' the wrinkle. After healing and stabilization, he now has excellent vision, and we are both happy with the result!