Patient Profiles: LASIK

Maureen S
50, Aesthetic Surgery Counselor

Treatment Type:
  • LASIK
Tags:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • High Expectation
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/400 20/25
OS (left:): 20/300 20/25
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -3.50 -0.50 x159 -0.75 -0.25 x 33
OS (left:): -2.75 -0.75 x 004 -0.5

Maureen S says:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Now I can see when I work out (and I do tae-bo, pilates, and aerobics), when I put my make-up on, and in my work at the office. This is such a pleasure!

You and your entire staff made the whole experience a treat. I felt comfortable and in very good hands all the way from my initial visit to the day after surgery.

Now I know what Dr. Dickey [her referring optometrist] meant when he said that you were the best!

I wholeheartedly agree.

Sincerely,

Maureen S.

Doctor Wallace says:

Often, in people who are of presbyopic age (i.e. need a different prescription for reading than for distance, or use bifocals, or take their distance glasses off to read), LASIK can be a challenge. We do not want to take away too much function at near in order to achieve good clarity at distance.

In Maureen's case, we aimed for a slight undercorrection, so that she would have good function at an 'intermediate' range from about 2 feet to 8 feet. This enables her to work in her office, counsel patients across a desk, watch TV, etc. without glasses. She does not mind wearing a little magnification for reading.