I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER
This is a very belated review. I went under the proverbial knife back in the Fall of 2013, so the time allows for an honest review of both the procedure and LA Sight.
I’m a stickler but I truly can’t say a bad thing about Dr. Wallace and his staff. I researched quite a few places, a few that were drastically more expensive than Dr. Wallace. Now, let’s be honest, we’re not talking about swinging by an optometrist do pick out some new specs–these are your eyeballs. Most people only get a pair of these, so if shit goes wrong, the fear is that it can go REALLY go wrong. That said, Dr Wallace’s price, coupled with research and some affirmation from friends that had gone to him previously, allowed for a comfortable decision. I recall that his staff was very understanding about my choice to take some time to decide, research other places etc. Dr. Wallace himself encouraged lots of questions. When the time came to commit, they were efficient in setting up my appointment as well as working around my schedule.
The day of was pretty amusing. You definitely need a ride there and back. I’d never had valium and whatever else they gave me, so the whole process prior to going under that rather large contraption was…uninhibiting to say the least. The process itself isn’t CLOCKWORK ORANGE-intrusive, but it is a tad uncomfortable. I think they say it takes 15 minutes, but I recall it being quicker. Once you get out from under it, while my sight was comparable to looking through the bottom of a cola bottle, I had patches of total clarity, something i hadn’t experienced in 20+ years. Had I not been so high, I might have started crying. They give you a bunch of stuff for dry-eye (for the love of god, use that stuff religiously–it allows your eyes to heal and operate properly). I recall being completed zonked on the ride home, to the point that I apparently stood outside my place for a solid 5 minutes just staring at a tree before someone had to walk me in and to my to bed. Thanks, valium.
I’d say by that evening and the next day, I was seeing pretty clearly, just slight halos around lights at night. I had two followups over the course of 6 months and in both cases, all was well. Using the drops kept me from having any major dry-eye issues. It’s been a year and a half since I had my procedure and I could not be happier. I recommend Lasik and Dr Wallace specifically, to a ton of people. I have heard that a f/u procedure can happen down the road, and while I hope my eyeballs can go without, it’s comforting knowing that the process is pretty safe.