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.

Sally H
37, Mortgage Banker

Treatment Type:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nearsightedness High
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/2000 20/25
OS (left:): 20/2000 20/25
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -13.25 - 0.50 x 32 -0.25 - 0.75 x 115
OS (left:): -12.25 - 0.50 x 97 -0.75 - 0.75 x 180

Sally H says:

I have worn glasses and/or contacts since first grade. I was hopeful that when PRK was discovered, I could have a chance to see without any aids. I went to a my doctor and he advised against it in my case.

Then last year, I began to research LASIK, and visited Dr. Wallace at the recommendation of a friend. I liked him - he seemed very personable, quite competent, and his staff were immensely helpful and professional.

I went to two other doctors and researched excimer lasers. I discovered that some other centers do not use FDA-approved lasers! Dr. Wallace uses the VISX machine. I immediately crossed the other centers off my list, even though one was less expensive.

I got my sight on Feb. 27, 1999! The day of surgery was low stress and the procedure was over within minutes. I then went to a baseball game for three hours, eye shields and all! The point is, I felt pretty good. I then rested and went to sleep early, to awaken to much clearer vision and a beautiful day. Dr. Wallace was there to greet me on a Sunday. Since that time, I have gone in twice and plan to go back in a few weeks to monitor my healing progress.

I started wearing mascara in about 10 days. I still use moisture drops. My vision is very close to 20/20 in both eyes. I would highly recommend the procedure to anyone!

Doctor Wallace says:

Sally had very significant myopia, at the upper range of what LASIK is able to nicely correct. Her nearsightedness was so profound that, without correction, anything further than 3 inches in front of her eyes was blurry! Several factors made her a good candidate for laser care, including favorable measurements of corneal thickness, pupil size in darkness, and corneal topography, among others. I am very pleased with her result, and I know she is, too -- I can see it in her smile.