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.

Kristen A
21, Student

Treatment Type:
  • PRK
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Featured
  • Nearsightedness High
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): Hand Motions 20/20
OS (left:): Hand Motions 20/20
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -9.00 -1.25 x045 0.00 -0.25 x084
OS (left:): -8.00 -2.50 x175 +0.25 -0.25 x082

Kristen A says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Kristen is a slender, beautiful young woman who had a very strong prescription (-9.00 range nearsighted), and was quite motivated to have laser corrective care. Her corneal thickness was also on the slender side, not quite adequate to allow creation of a LASIK flap and accept all necessary laser sculpting. In situations like this we typically advise PRK or what I call simply "surface treatment". While the recovery from this is a little slower than perhaps with LASIK, we preserve a bit more structural stability by starting the sculpting more superficially in the corneal collagen layer (not under a protective flap). Kristen did phenomenally well with this care. She had her original treatment in about December '05 and we did provide touch-up care for her right eye six months later. She is absolutely delighted with her vision and we are thrilled for her!