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.

Mel M
71, Business executive

Treatment Type:
  • Lens Implant
  • Featured
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
  • Nearsightedness
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/200 20/20
OS (left:): 20/200 20/20
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -2.75 -1.25 x 111 0.00 -0.25 x 98
OS (left:): -2.00 -1.25 x 80 -1.75 sph

Mel M says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Mel used to have excellent unaided distance vision, but noted that this had deteriorated over the past couple of years. He had also become near-sighted. His best-corrected vision was 20/50 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left. His problem? Cataracts, a clouding of the natural lens in side the eye. The solution for him was to remove the cataracts and place high-quality intraocular lenses.

We discussed the relative merits of all modern lens styles. Mel decided that he wanted optimal distance clarity in one eye and optimal reading clarity in the other. This combination is often referred to as monovision. He had care for his right eye first, and then waited several months to have treatment in the left eye.

Now he's really comfortable, enjoying perfect unaided distance clarity with his right eye and perfect reading clarity with his left. He almost never feels the need to wear any glasses for any purpose.