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.

Peggy M
37, Triathelete

Treatment Type:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • High Expectation
  • Nearsightedness High
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): counts fingers 20/25-
OS (left:): counts fingers 20/30
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -13.50 -1.00 x 20 +0.75 -1.00 x 07
OS (left:): -13.50 - 1.25 x 05 +1.00 -1.50 x07

Peggy M says:



This is just plain incredible. Now I can train hard, which for me means running, swimming, and/or biking for more than 6 hours per day; all without worrying about my eyes or my contacts.

And I can swim, even opening my eyes underwater, without fear that a lens will fall out.

This is way cool!

Doctor Wallace says:

Peggy had her LASIK in September of '99. The most recent "post-op" numbers below are from May of '01. I have suggested that she would be able to obtain even sharper vision should she desire, by having enhancement or 'touch-up' care. She said that she would let me know when she has a break in her training schedule to fit me in. She lives on the east coast, but has family here in LA, so I know she'll let me know when she's ready.