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.

Patricia C

Treatment Type:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Monovision
  • Nearsightedness High
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): -8.75 -1.00 x 157 +0.50 - 0.50 x 89
OS (left:): -8.00 -0.75 x 51 -1.50 -0.50 x 12 (near)

Patricia C says:

March 22, 2000

Being a finicky person to the max and having interviewed with over 10 other LASIK centers, I am happy to report that after much time spent investigating, I arrived at the best possible choice for laser eye correction surgery: Dr. David Wallace. Both Dr. Wallace and his assistant, Ruth, took quality time in proving to me that this was a superior practice, and not just another of the LASIK 'mills' one finds all over L.A.

Ruth detailed Dr. Wallace's formidable expertise in laser care, explaining that he very much loved being in surgery where he has safely helped a multitude of people succeed in their vision goals. Dr. Wallace is not only a heads-above expert in laser treatment itself, but is renowned for expertly creating the crucial surgical flap, underneath which the laser is done.

I was extremely anxious right before my LASIK. Ruth lovingly and expertly explained exactly what steps were involved. She offered to video tape everything which I could watch from the comfort of my home afterwards. I was sedated, but still anxious. The surgical assistant calmed me further by telling me that Dr. Wallace is very highly regarded according to other professionals that know him and his work. Finally, Dr. Wallace himself arrived and further detailed the procedure. He could see I was nervous, yet showed great care and patience in allaying my fears.

The procedure itself was over in no time. Dr. Wallace explained every step of the way what would happen, what I would feel. No pain, maybe some pressure at one point. He counted out loud the actual time the laser was on each eye, 40 seconds for one, 60 seconds for the other.

My vision was somewhat blurry right after, but overnight became incredibly clear out of the "distance" eye, and perfect for reading in the other. Right on target! My follow up care was assured; I was even offered the opportunity of a future adjustment should I opt to do so. Having been very nearsighted, when I came in for my first eye exam the following morning I was thrilled.

Both Ruth and Dr. Wallace have made this a truly pleasant experience, as opposed to a scary ordeal. I would highly recommend Dr. Wallace to anyone who demands quality eye care with a truly caring and personal touch.

Patricia C.

Doctor Wallace says:

Patricia is another example of the good outcomes that can be achieved, for very large nearsighted prescriptions. She is also demonstrative of the very acceptable visual results created by monovision treatment.