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.

Jonathan H
41, Art Historian & Researcher

Treatment Type:
  • High Expectation
  • Astigmatism Significant
  • Astigmatism
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): counts fingers 20/20
OS (left:): counts fingers 20/20-
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -8.25 -3.50 x 180 -0.25 -0.25 x 12
OS (left:): -8.25 -3.25 x 002 -0.50 -0.25 x 15

Jonathan H says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Jonathan was referred to me by his optometrist. Both of us felt that he would do very well with LASIK. He had his care in August '01, and did note some mild dryness after surgery. With a combination of moisture drops and collagen plugs placed in the tear drainage ducts, he has remained very comfortable since.

Compared to his vision (in glasses) before surgery, he notes a huge improvement in both visual comfort and in peripheral vision. This is very typical of clients that start out with high nearsighted prescriptions. Though eyeglasses do allow sharp focus for the very nearsighted, they do shrink the size of images that are perceived, and they distort one's awareness of peripheral vision.

LASIK fixes these problems better than eyeglasses because the correction is placed on the eye as opposed to in front of the eye.