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.

Ghislain B
35, Systems Administrator

Treatment Type:
  • PRK
  • Featured
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/400 20/20+
OS (left:): Counts Fingers 20/20+
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -2.00 -1.00 x002 -0.25 sph
OS (left:): -6.25 -1.00 x005 +0.25 -0.50 x55

Ghislain B says:

Cher Dr. Wallace, [see English translation below]

Permettez-moi de vous remercier une nouvelle fois à travers ces quelques lignes que je rédige dans ma langue : le français.

Car c’est depuis la Nouvelle-Calédonie, petite île française située entre l’Australie et la Nouvelle-Zélande, que j’ai pris contact avec vous  grâce à votre site Internet et aux emails.

Je suis venu vers vous avec plein d’espoir et je dois dire que n’ai pas été déçu. Vous est votre équipe avez fait preuve d’un  grand professionnalisme, mais pas seulement. Vous avez également été d’une grande gentillesse, agrémentée d’un brin d’humour et de convivialité qui m’ont fait me sentir comme chez moi. Un climat de confiance mutuelle s’est alors établi effaçant toute forme d’appréhension.

Le résultat ? Je vois maintenant parfaitement clair des deux yeux. Plus besoin de lunettes pour travailler, lire ou conduire et je peux à nouveau plonger et admirer la beauté de notre beau lagon et bien d’autres choses encore. C’est la liberté que vous m’avez rendue !

Merci encore une fois à vous et à toute votre équipe.

Dear Dr. Wallace,

Please allow me to once again thank you through these few lines that I wrote in my own language: French.

Because I'm from New-Caledonia, a little French island located between Australia and New Zealand.  While we have many beautiful things here, we do not have a LASIK specialist.  I contacted you as I was impressed by your website and because you took the time to personally respond to my emails.

I have come to you with a lot of hope and I must say that I was’nt disappointed. You and your team have demonstrated a high level of professionalism, but not only that. You have also been of great kindness, embellished with a touch of humor and friendliness which made me feel like home. A climate of mutual trust was then established, erasing any apprehension.

The conclusion? I see now perfectly clear in both eyes. No more need glasses to work, reading or driving, and I can dive again and admire the beauty of our beautiful lagoon and much more. It’s freedom that you have given to me !

Thanks again to you and your team.

Ghislain B.
New Caledonia

Doctor Wallace says:

Ghislain travelled to us for treatment from his home in New Caledonia, a part of French Melanesia in the South Pacific.  We were very pleased and honored to be selected by him for care from among many excellent LASIK specialists all over the world.

We saw Ghislain in early October '07, and during his consultation discovered some interesting findings.  The prescription he needed for optimal correction was much greater in the left eye than in the right.  Additionally, the left cornea was borderline thin centrally, and his corneal topography (contour map) showed slight asymmetry of curvature.  For this reason we advised LASIK for the right eye and AST (advanced surface treatment, the modern version of PRK).  Even though he had planned only a several-day visit, and even though healing after AST is somewhat slower, this is the better method in these conditions.  His treatment went very well (as we sould expect, of course!), and he returned home 5 days after treatment.

He has kept in touch by email, and reports that both eyes now enjoy extremely sharp clarity.  He offered to write a letter about his experience in French (his native language, of course) so we postthat that above (along with his English translation).  He and his wife, Valerie (shown in photo above) were very appreciative for all the care extended on his behalf.