I have worn contacts since I was a teenager, and I was getting tired of the hassles and the problems. My eyes seemed to be red or mildly irritated much of the time. I work as a cocktail waitress, and the cigarette smoke where I work always made things worse. Wearing glasses was out of the question for me, because they are more in the way both at work and at home. Basically, I always felt less than 100% because of mild eye irritation, dryness, redness, or whatever. Then a good friend of mine who is an optometrist told me about LASIK, and recommended Dr. Wallace. I had heard about the laser eye surgery before but didn't really know who to go to. I learned a lot from Dr. Wallace, and decided to have my LASIK several months ago. My surgery went very smoothly; I experienced no pain, not even mild discomfort, and it took just a few minutes. Almost immediately, my vision was clear, and I knew things would go well. The next day I was seeing beautifully: 20/20 in both eyes according to Dr. Wallace. I can't believe how clearly I can see now! It's such a pleasure to not have to deal with contacts anymore!. I can get up in the morning, put on my makeup, go rollerblading with my 7-year-old son, and work a long, late night without any discomfort, redness, tearing, or whatever. My vision has stayed crystal clear since the surgery. I am very grateful to Dr. Wallace for having done such a good job, and would recommend LASIK to anyone without hesitation.