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.

Ted R
58, Investor

Treatment Type:
  • Lens Implant
Tags:
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): Counts Fingers 20/20
OS (left:): 20/400 20/20-
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -3.00 -1.00 x084 0.00 -0.50 x108
OS (left:): -2 -0.25

Ted R says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Ted had been mildly nearsighted for much of his adult life, but was used to having extremely clear vision with correction by eyeglasses. He started to develop mild cataracts which interfered with reading and driving comfort, so his optometrist referred Ted to our office. We agreed that mild cataracts were present, and reviewed all available options.

Modern cataract removal and lens implant treatment can eliminate pre-existing prescriptive errors including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Standard types of lens implants are ""monofocal"" -- they only correct for good focus at one distance. Newer lens implant styles are available that have multifocal and/or adjustable-focus properties, but these do accomplish their near clarity at the expense of some (mild) distance sharpness. For an extended review of these options, see our ""Restoring Reading"" and ""LASIK Alternatives"" sections.

Because Ted's goal was to maximize his distance vision without any clarity loss, we decided that his best option would be monofocal lens implants. He had care for his right eye in September of '05, and a month later had the left eye treated. He is very pleased with the results of care and doesn't mind wearing reading glasses for close work.

There are many options available in the lens implant arena, and we endeavor to review all options with each patient so that we can make our recommendations tailored to each person's visual needs, lifestyle, and desire for overall visual function.

Dr. Wallace