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.

Seth B
30, Pharmacist

Treatment Type:
  • PRK
  • High Expectation
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/400 20/15
OS (left:): 20/400 20/15
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -4.25 -2.75 x173 0
OS (left:): -2.75 -4.50 x178 0

Seth B says:

Doctor Wallace says:

I advised PRK for Seth due to borderline low corneal thickness measurements.  He understood that this would mean a slightly slower recovery of optimum vision than if treatment were rendered by LASIK, but he also appreciated my recommendation.  Whether laser corrective care is done by surface treatment (PRK) or by LASIK (under a protective flap), the laser is doing exactly the same sculpting.

We performed Seth's care in May '06.  At  his 1-year follow-up visit, his unaided vision is an astounding 20/15 in each eye.   Particularly since his pre-operative prescription included a very large amount of astigmatism, this is a truly extraordinary result.