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.

Gwen O
51, Occupational Therapist

Treatment Type:
  • LASIK
Tags:
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
  • Monovision
  • Nearsightedness
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/400 20/20 (for distance)
OS (left:): 20/400 20/20 (for distance)
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -3.75 -0.75 x 087 0
OS (left:): -3.75 -1.25 x 064 -1.75

Gwen O says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Gwen is an excellent example of how nicely "monovision" can work in certain situations.  She is 51 years of age, and was nearsighted all her life.  She wanted to be able to see to drive, without glasses, but did not want to lose clarity at close distances which she needs for reading.  We tried her in various combinations of soft contact lenses to demonstrate monovision, and she took to it like a fish to water.  Ultimately this allowed us to know that we could treat her right eye targeting full distance correction, and her left eye targeting only partial nearsighted correction.  The combination (when both eyes are open, of course!) gives her very functional visoin at both ranges, and she is quite happy.  We saw her in May of '08 at her 1-year anniversary, and she was still beaming with delight about the results of her care.