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.

Nicoline A
40, Teacher

Treatment Type:
  • LASIK
Tags:
  • Featured
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nearsightedness High
  • Astigmatism
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): -8.00-0.75 x 165 -0.50 -0.25 x 70
OS (left:): -8.75 -0.50 x 172 -0.50 sph

Nicoline A says:

Greetings,

It's June 5, 2009 and how totally exciting it is to be able to use my bare eyes, glasses-free to type this email one day after my lasik surgery!!! This girl from the small African country of Cameroon is here to give evidence of the miracle of lasik! I am so thankful for this miracle and I am thankful to God for giving Dr. Wallace the mind to make miracles like this happen for desparate people like myself.

I have worn prescription lenses for 27 years, and after 27 years of blurry vision and constant headaches caused by poor eye sight, I felt completely powerless. After much intensive internet research, God sent Dr. Wallace my way! I sought the opinions of 2 other "celebrity" lasik surgeons, but my intuition, what some would call the voice of God, was to go with Dr. Wallace.

Not only is Dr. Wallace kind-hearted, selfless, reassuring, gentle, giving and caring, somehow he has managed to pass these attributes to his ENTIRE staff. What an amazing group of people...they can't help themselves ;->. They are simply too nice and too professional, beyond what words can express.

I see clearly now, just as well as I did with my glasses on. Most importantly, I can see the contours of my face well enough to apply my makeup perfectly. Yeah! Although Doc. said I have to wait a few more days to do this!

Dear Dr. Wallace: "thank you" is inadequate to express my deep gratitude to you and your entire efficient staff, especially your in-house movie producer, Lucy:-)

May God continue to bless you with wisdom and intelligence.

Sincerely,

Nicoline

PS:  Doc, I love the 2nd photoshoped pictureyou took.  Wow! You're as good a photographer as you are a lasik surgeon!!! Too many talents for one human being!!! What a blessing, indeed!

Thanks for all you've done for me, and doing for others!

Nicoline

Doctor Wallace says:

Nicoline has been very nearsighted all her life.  For her this was both exciting to contemplate, and quite frightening at and just before the day of treatment.  She, like many peoplle, was worried that something terrible might occur to cause her to have a poor result.  As much as it is possible to reasssure her before the fact, she still carried quite a bit of fear with her when she arrived for treatment.  Psychologists call this "anticipatory anxiety" and it is very real; we work quite hard to calm and comfort those that are experiencing these feelings.  The good news for Nicoline (and others!) is that the procedure itself is quite painless, and blessedly brief.  Immediately afterwards, when Nicoline sat up and realized that she could see quite well, she was able to let go of the fear that had been gripping her.  This in iteslf is a great relief, of course.

We're happy to have helped Nicoline achieve the great vision that she has desired for most of her adult life.  ANd we admire the courage it did take to go through with this care despite many "butterflies in the stomach" beforehand.

Dr. Wallace