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.

Lisa A
43, Interior Designer

Treatment Type:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/400 20/20-
OS (left:): 20/400 20/20-
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -4.00 -0.25 x 180 +0.25 - 0.50 x 75
OS (left:): -3.75 0.00 -0.25 x 180

Lisa A says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Lisa is very athletic and in incredible shape. She enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities, but has found that glasses and contacts just get in the way, or are difficult to deal with. She has particular problems in windy conditions (sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing) and any time she's in or on the water. Her eyes also are not as comfortable wearing contacts as they were 20 years ago, and they feel dry, often tired with lenses in. In a nutshell, she's just "had it" with contacts.

She also has two twin girls, which in itself is a more-than-full-time job. She was really ready for LASIK. She was referred to me by her optometrist, and we provided care for her in August of '03.

"I can't believe how clear everything is!" she keeps saying. She also asks, "Is it normal after LASIK to just stare out the window, admiring leaves on the trees?"

You go, girl...!