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.

John F
47, Florist

Treatment Type:
  • Lens Implant
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nearsightedness High
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): Counts Fingers (cataract) 20/20
OS (left:): Counts Fingers 20/20
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -6.00 sphere 0.00 -0.25 x118
OS (left:): -8.00 -0.25 x176 -0.25 -0.75 x184

John F says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Problem: Cataract and Significant Nearsightedness

John was referred to our office by his optometrist in December '02, for evaluation and care of a cataract in his right eye. Although it is rare for someone in their 40's to have visually significant cataracts, this does indeed happen.

John's best-corrected vision in the right eye was in the 20/100 range. Cataract surgery, fortunately, can eliminate the clouded lens opacity inside the eye and correct for refractive errors.

Due to John's significant nearsightedness in both eyes, we advised him that after having care in the right eye he would probably feel 'unbalanced' unless he considered having care in the left eye as well. He was thrilled with the results of lens implant care in the right, so we did theleft eye surgery a few weeks later.

Now several months after surgery, his unaided vision is unbelievable.He claims his night vision is ""superb."" He does require dime-store eyeglasses for reading, but that is just fine with him.