2 YEARS LATER, MY EYESIGHT IS FANTASTIC
Best decision I ever made. The staff is caring and professional, and my eyesight is fantastic nearly two years later. I visited a couple of doctors’ offices to find one I was comfortable with and went with LA Sight because they recommended Lasik for one eye and PRK for another, since I was dealing with different prescriptions for near-sightedness, corneal thicknesses and an astigmatism. They really investigated my case and tailored my treatment plan, as opposed to another nameless office that pushed for implantable contact lenses that are more expensive and, I found out later, could contribute to cataracts!
The day of my procedure, LA Sight gave me a happy pill, laid me down in a massage chair in their serenity room, covered me with a blanket and let me choose a stuffed animal to hug. I could’ve stayed there all day. When it was time, they gently led me to the adjacent room, made sure I was comfortable and 10-15 minutes later, that was it!
Now, I do have to warn you… pain-wise, the Lasik eye was just fine. Maybe slight discomfort for a day. However, the PRK eye felt as though someone had heated an ice pick in a fire then stabbed it in that eye. And twisted it around. Repeatedly. Unfortunately I had the surgery on a Friday and they sent me home without serious painkillers, so by the time the pain started, the offices were closed and I could not get help (there is an emergency number but I did not feel justified in calling it). It was really some of the worst pain I’ve ever felt (for context, I’ve never given birth but I have broken a finger; this was way worse than the finger). I made it through with lots of OTC painkillers and my boyfriend’s medical marijuana (I was desperate) but I was seriously unprepared for that kind of pain. The office did warn me that the PRK eye would hurt more than the Lasik one, but had I known how severe it would be, I would have requested happy pills to take home. And no, I don’t use drugs. I drink maybe one beer a week and coffee everyday in my very boring life that I can now see with perfect vision!
Anyways, I don’t hold it against LA Sight that my pain threshold may be lower than other people’s, and I am really so happy with their service and level of care. Also, they include several months of free post-surgery checkups. Dr. Wallace, Dr. Tabanfar, and Sepi are some of the names I remember, but really, everyone in the office is so nice. I waited and researched for YEARS to find the right place for eye surgery, and I’m so glad I did!