I am 35 years old and have been wearing glasses since I was 15 years old, 20 years of glasses and contacts. I have about 9 pairs of eye glasses that I really like, they are fashionable and suit me well. However, I was so tired of wearing them, cleaning them and forgetting them sometimes at random places. On the other hand, contact lenses made my eyes tired and heavy, and I could not wear them every day.
My vision was -1.5 dioptre on my right eye and -1.25 dioptre on my left eye, which is not bad at all. I really wanted to have the freedom of seeing details, especially when hiking, swimming, and just being able to see clearly without the help of the glasses or contacts.
I found LA Sight by doing serious research on line and comparing places in Beverly Hills and LA in general. I decided to give LA Sign a go and set up a consultation this past Monday. The office is modern, clean, with smiley and friendly staff. The process was very easy, my eyes where checked by Dr Wallace to make sure I was a candidate for Lasik and I was, for either traditional Lasik or all laser Lasik. The difference in price is $700 and I opted for all laser Lasik, since a thought of a blade made me cringe. I have to say, Dr. Wallace says it would be painless, for either procedure. Dr. Wallace made me feel comfortable and I could tell right away that I was going to go through this procedure. I could trust him. I still signed up for all laser Lasik. Karen, financial supervisor assisted me with a payment plan, which took 5 minutes. After that I had to do another exam on my eyes, dilate the pupils to make sure all was good and it was.
My Lasik surgey was scheduled for yesterday (Thursday), 3 days after my first consultation. Dr Graham walked me through the steps of the surgery and gave me Vicodin, to relax. I waited for 10 minutes and was taken to the operating room. The process for each eye took about 5 min, but I have to say Dr Wallace an Karen explained every step of what was going on (I am a bit of a control freak) during surgery. I like to be in control, so it was a bit tense for me to relax. The procedure was PAINLESS!
After the procedure I was taken to another room where I sat with my eyes closed for 15 min. Then Dr Graham came in and checked out my eyes, and said they were fine and walked me through instructions for the rest of the day and drops I needed to use for the following weeks.
I came home and went to bed (Vicodin was working) and took a 2-hour nap. I have to say the worst part of all during this was the 2-3 hours after surgery, when you have your eyes closed and it burns, feels like sand paper (mild) and you have teary eyes. After my 2-hour nap (I slept with the special goggles given my Dr Graham) I woke up and could see, although a bit blurry at times. Doctors recommended NOT to read, text, this is when your cornea heals and might not heal properly. I ordered food and watched TV (without subtitles) for about 2 hours and went to bed after. I slept for 7 hours with the same goggles provided that you have to wear when you leave the office and not take them off till the next morning.
When I woke up, I was able to see clearer, yet my eyes felt tired but no pain at all! I took a shower, did everything I would do on a regular day. I drove myself to the doctor’s office for the post up and let me tell you, I could see so clear, as if I wore prescription glasses or contacts! I could not believe it.
Dr. Sima Tabanfar saw me for the post op, and checked how the eyes are healing and she said that they are healing fast and there were no signs of inflammation. She checked my eye sight as well and said I had a 20/20 vision acuity! She mentioned that for the next few days/weeks my vision would change and become better and clearer. It is such an amazing feeling, really fascinating how this is possible and I can see without the help of glasses/contacts.
After 20 years – no more glasses, no more contacts, total freedom! Anyone considering Lasik, do consider Dr. Wallace’s practice, everyone is very knowledgeable, friendly and make you feel at ease: Diana, Danielle, Dave, thank you guys! Now I am writing this review and thinking why haven’t I done Lasik sooner? THANK YOU!