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.

Maureen S
50, Aesthetic Surgery Counselor

Treatment Type:
  • 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.


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.