Patient Profiles: LASIK

Merav W
31, Legal Administrative Assistant

Treatment Type:
  • LASIK
Tags:
  • Nearsightedness
  • High Expectation
  • Nearsightedness High
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): -6.00 sphere 0.00 -0.50 x 21
OS (left:): -7.50 sphere -0.00 -0.25 x 152

Merav W says:

July 2, 1999

Dear Dr. Wallace:

I tell everyone the same story: as soon as the LASIK procedure was complete, I looked up and clearly saw the hands of the clock on the wall -- a clock that I was not able to even see when I walked into the room for the procedure.

This story, in so many ways, best describes my LASIK procedure experience. I had no discomfort during the procedure, and, immediately upon the completion of the procedure, I still had no discomfort and could see clearly without the aid of my ""Coke bottle"" glasses or contact lenses. Afterwards it just got better: within 24 hours I had 20/20 vision, and literally discarded my glasses and contact lenses.

I am now a LASIK zealot, bestowing its virtues to anyone who wears glasses or is blinking as a result of their contact lenses. But, even in my zeal, I am quick to remind everyone that ""Dr. Wallace is the doctor to perform the procedure.""

However, I must confess that there has been one unfortunate aspect of the procedure: I no longer need to ""see"" you, and therefore miss your professional warmth and comfort!

Thank you,

Merav W.

Doctor Wallace says:

Merav had her LASIK in March, '99. We last saw her in early September, '02. Her (unaided) vision has consistently measured 20/20 or better, and she maintains excellent vision at all times of the day, in all lighting conditions (including darkness).

There is a myth that the effect of LASIK fades over time. This is just not true, and Merav is testimony to this fact. A person's prescription can change very slowly over time (I call that the slow rate of 'drift') but the rate of change is unaffected by performance of laser corrective surgery.

We're thriled that we can help make such a beautiful woman so happy!