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.

Oren D
33, Management Assistant

Treatment Type:
  • Large Pupil
  • Astigmatism Significant
  • Astigmatism
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/400 20/20+
OS (left:): 400 20/20+
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -0.50 -3.50 x 18 +0.25 -0.50 x 15
OS (left:): -1.00 -3.25 x 153 +0.25 -0.25 x 05

Oren D says:

Doctor Wallace says:

I have known and cared for Oren in my practice for over 15 years. He has endured all manner of suffering with astigmatism-correcting contact lenses of various types. His very significant astigmatism and minimal nearsightedness makes him a challenge to fit, even with the latest designs in toric lenses. If the contact lenses rotate even 5 or 10 degrees on the eye, his vision goes very blurry. That's one of the main reasons he was interested in LASIK.

Oren was also very nervous, and extremely cautious about having any kind of eye surgery. I encouraged him to take his time, learn as much as possible, and not move forward until he felt comfortable.

He chose to have LASIK in May, '99. In patients with very profound astigmatism such as Oren, enhancement is more commonly needed than with lower amounts of correction. We did perform enhancement for both eyes in August '99, and Oren has retained fabulously clear vision ever since.

We last saw Oren in the office in July, '02, and a huge smile still comes to his face when he thinks about the changes LASIK has made in his life.