I WAS EXTREMELY NEARSIGHTED
Let me start by saying that it’s been a year since my surgery and I could not be happier!
I was extremely nearsighted and really worried about the possible side-effects of lasik surgery. I’m a big chicken when it comes to my eyes, so I read everything I could about various doctors and their reviews. A handful of my co-workers had gone to Dr. Wallace and were happy with their results, so I went in for a consult.
The staff were very professional and friendly and the office was very organized. They took several measurements and got my file ready. When I met with Dr. Wallace, he was very open about honest about what makes a good candidate for eye surgery. He gave me his recommendation based on my results and never pressured or pushed me to make a decision. He’s honest and if you aren’t a good candidate, he’d tell you. They aren’t hurting for business and won’t approve you just to get your money.
They have financing available and several surgical options, which they discuss with you. I chose one of the options and they set up my appointment for the following week.
On the day of my surgery, they put me in a darkened room, gave me eye drops, and took me to the operating room. There’s a big TV and your designated driver can watch your surgery live! They also gave me a stuffed animal, which was calming. The entire procedure took about 5 minutes, after which they checked my eyes and gave me protective goggles.
I followed all the post-op directions carefully (try to sleep, don’t read or look at your phone, etc) and didn’t have much pain. I only took one Advil when I got home. My next day follow-up was great: I went from a -5 to a 22/20 in one day. After a month, I was 20/20 and still holding after a year. I did have halos for several months but they were only obvious at night when I looked at street lights and they’ve since gone away. I did religiously use eye drops for a few months and don’t have any dryness issues.
In summary, I highly recommend Dr. Wallace and his team! Educate yourself before you go in, ask questions, and follow your post-op directions. Good luck!