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.

Jan S
51, Art Director

Treatment Type:
  • Lens Implant
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • High Expectation
  • Nearsightedness High
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): hand motions 20/25-
OS (left:): hand motions 20/25-
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -11.50 - 2.50 x 34 +0.75 - 1.00 x 36
OS (left:): -15.00 - 1.00 x 150 -0.50 - 0.50 x 150

Jan S says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Jan came to see me after his wife Julie underwent LASIK here. She was extremely happy with her results, and Jan was interested for himself, but Jan was concerned because of the severity of his prescription.

In Jan's case, I felt that his visual quality would be better with cataract-style surgery than with LASIK, and the magnitude of his correction was above the upper limits of what LASIK corrects well. So we elected cataract-style surgery with lens implantation. In addition, I performed "limbal relaxing incision" surgery to reduce his astigmatism.

Jan's surgery was performed in May '02, and we last saw him in mid-September. His comments above (to be posted by October 1) reflect that he feels this surgery is one of the best things he has ever done for himself.