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.

Susan J
50, Avid Horseback Rider

Treatment Type:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/400 20/20
OS (left:): 20/400 20/20
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -5.50-0.25x96 0
OS (left:): -4.00-2.00x171 0.25

Susan J says:

Hey...Doctor Wallace and all of you at LA SIGHT,

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU....

I know I am one of those people who drove you nuts, asking a million and a half questions before surgery, with concerns that my career as an interior designer would be at risk, etc. You were so patient with me then, and continue to be, post surgery. It's not been my experience in the past that doctors would take the time to personally give reassurances and I so appreciate that you have done that for me.

Lasik has turned out to be a true blessing in many ways. For one, to see with such clarity is freedom that I haven't known for a long time (having worn glasses and contacts since I was a kid). Another thing that really didn't occur to me beyond the miraculous-ness for instance, of being able to see the clock from across the room, etc., etc., is an aspect of safety !

Being an Equestrian and doing Endurance Riding on mountain trails, has it's inherent dangers, but being out there....and losing or wrecking my glasses could have been disastrous ! That will never be an issue again !

So, with great gratitude, I wish you and your staff, a Very Happy Holiday Season and look forward to seeing you next year. Sundance, and my other friends, get to look at each other eye to eye now, and it's amazing. The photos were taken two days after surgery. Thanks again !

Fondly, Susan J.

Doctor Wallace says:

Thank you for your kind words, Susan.

Susan had difficulty wearing soft contact lenses mostly because of the significant astigmatism in her left eye. Even well-fitting lenses can move, or rotate on the eye surface, which can throw off the accuracy of their correction (since astigmatism correction is angle- or axis-specific). The nice feature about laser correction, by comparison, is that the astigmatism correction can be perfect and will stay that way.

We are delighted with Susan's results. We did ask her to take reasonable precautions when returning to riding and care of her horse, just to avoid the possibility of dust inadvertently getting in her eyes. She wears wrap-around sunglasses when riding, and uses artificial tears on occasion. But she was back riding within days of her treatment!

Dr. Wallace