Patient Profiles: LASIK

Susan K
49, Avid Golfer

Treatment Type:
  • LASIK
Tags:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
  • Monovision
  • Astigmatism
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/400 20/15
OS (left:): 20/400 20/15
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -3.75 – 1.25 x 164 0
OS (left:): -3.50 – 1.25 x 004 -0.25

Susan K says:

Hard contact lenses were the solution to my vision problems for many years. However, the last few have been uncomfortable due to my eyes being drier and very sensitive to corneal abrasion. My eye doctor and golf pal Dr. Louise Davis talked with me about my difficulties through many rounds of golf, and suggested I look into LASIK. She introduced me to Dr. Wallace, and the rest is history.

How do you thank someone for the gift of sight? It's a miracle, and I have Dr. Wallace and Dr. Davis to thank. I can see my golf ball bouncing on the green (or into the bunker), a hummingbird sitting on a branch, street signs, the stock quotes on TV, etc. all without glasses or contacts. When I open my eyes every morning, I am amazed at how perfect my distance vision is. My right eye is now crystal clear at distance, and my left can see very well both far away and up close….all but the tiniest print as on a medicine bottle.

I'm thrilled to o only need occasional reading glasses and to be on my own for everything else. Many of my friends are interested in how I have done with LASIK, and I have recommended it, and Dr. Wallace, without hesitation. Thank, you, Dr. Wallace !!!

Doctor Wallace says:

Susan was very adamant that she be able to follow her ball down the fairway, but she wanted also to retain close vision comfort if possible. Since her left eye is her dominant eye, we chose to aim for full distance correction in it, and slight undercorrection in the right. We got exactly what we aimed for, but she was not happy with the left eye "super sharp" and the right eye only "pretty sharp" for distance. Two months after her initial LASIK I performed an enhancement for the right eye, fully correcting for distance, and now she is overjoyed. If I had it to do over again I would do things exactly the same again, as I think it helps to give someone the option of monovision if they are of presbyopic age and indicate a desire to retain close comfort. One can always go back and do a little more at an enhancement, and I think that's a better choice than doing perhaps too much all at once.