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.

Halstan W
56, Photographer

Treatment Type:
  • LASIK
Tags:
  • High Expectation
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/50- 20/15
OS (left:): 20/50- 20/20
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): +1.50 - 1.25 x 172 +0.25 - 0.25 x 65
OS (left:): +1.25 - 1.00 x 171 0.00 - 0.25 x 31

Halstan W says:

I'm a photographer. My vision is my life. For years I could get by without glasses, but that ended in my mid-30's. I had heard about laser treatment for a long time, but never really paid much attention to it. Not that I wasn't interested, but my visual needs are so specific, and so critical, that I just could not imagine having this treatment. I felt that even if there were only a remote chance that after treatment my vision could be imperfect, it just wasn't worth the risk. I'm a perfectionist, and I guess that I either wanted a guarantee of perfect results, or nothing at all.

About a year ago, I asked my optometrist about vision correction. I was surprised to hear him talk favorably about LASIK, and about Dr. Wallace. It still took over 6 months to get up the courage to call his office and schedule a consultation.

I'm no expert on the medical profession, but I do consider myself a good judge of character. When I walked in to Dr. Wallace's office, I felt comfortable and at ease. the whole staff was great -- very friendly, very supportive, and sympathetic to my concerns. Dr. Wallace spent a long time talking with me, answering my questions, and teaching me a lot about the intricacies of the treatment. I liked his low-key, straight-forward, no-nonsense approach. Bottom line -- I felt comfortable with him, and with the office, and with the process of having LASIK.

The treatment itself was anti-climactic; no big deal, really. It was over before I knew it. By the very next day, my vision was crystal clear. I never had any of the problems with night vision, glare, or haze that I have heard some people have. Maybe I got lucky, or maybe Dr. Wallace is a better surgeon than most others. Maybe both.

My left eye did change a little several months after the LASIK, and I was nervous about having the touch-up surgery. Again, it was no big deal. Even easier than the original treatment. And my vision now is crystal clear.

In my profession, there is a wide range of talent among people that call themselves professional photographers. I guess that's why there are a lot of guys who shoot weddings and Bar Mitzvahs, and only a few who work with major designers on projects with gorgeous models. Dr. Wallace is a class act, and to me seems one of the best in his field.

I appreciate that.

Thanks, Dr. Wallace!

Halstan

Doctor Wallace says: