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.

Tariq O
22, student

Treatment Type:
  • PRK
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
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): -2.75 -2.00 x 38 0
OS (left:): -1.50 -2.00 x 131 0.00 -0.25 x 106

Tariq O says:

Dr. Wallace,

Its been over a year now and my vision is still fantastic! Every morning when I wake up and can actually see what time it is I appreciate the work that you did.

I decided not decide to pursue military flying, at least not as of now, but am rather in the corporate world and living in Seattle. Seeing my great results, my girlfriend wants to have Lasik done to correct her vision and I was hoping that you could provide me with a recommendation for a doctor in the Seattle area. I know people who have had the procedure done up here, but after having the 1st class care that you and your staff provided me, I wanted to see whom you feel is in your class in the area. In addition, a recommendation for myself for routine eye exams and the like would also be greatly appreciated. I appreciate your time and thought, and the quality care that I received under your supervision. Please give my regards to your staff as well.

Thanks and kind Regards,


Doctor Wallace says:

Tariq was contemplating applying to flight school in the Navy, and therefore we advised PRK. He also received Custom Cornea (wavefront-guided treatment) with our LADAR laser, to maximize his vision and decrease risk of glare, halo and night vision imperfection. We are thrilled that he is doing so well, now 15 months out from his treatment.

Dr. Wallace