NO LONGER A SLAVE TO CONTACTS
I’ve been anxiously waiting to write my review following my first month, post-op check-up. First and foremost, Dr. Wallace is such a pleasure and his staff is wonderful. I could not have had a more positive experience.
When I first began booking consultations with different lasik centers, I quickly discovered how saturated this industry is with aggressive marketers that have only their bottom line prioritized. I had one such bad experience with Laser Eye Center (a place where 3 ppl I know went to with varying results, but all experiencing highly aggressive sales pitches). You don’t get to meet the eye surgeon in these establishments, and the sales reps never give you a transparent answer on the costs. I was told I had a scar in my left iris, and therefore, had to do the most expensive package they offered – no exceptions. And after they kept dropping the price by over $2,700, I decided something was fishy and to research for a much better establishment….which brought me to LA Sight and Dr. Wallace.
The 5 star reviews speak for themselves. And it’s what brought me to LA Sight. Everyone from the front desk, to the technicians, to Dr. Wallace himself, were very helpful and informative, and provided a high level of customer service and professionalism at every phase of my surgery. Dr. Wallace confirmed there was NO such scar in my eye, and he was very honest about the two different procedures (traditional mechanical blade versus 100% laser) and which was best for me. Pricing is 100% transparent (no bizarre haggling/negotiating). The technicians and doctors also conferred with each other on my file, just as extra due diligence – which added an extra level of confidence to my decision to proceed with the surgery. On the day of the surgery, my excitement increasingly turned into anxiety, but the procedure was such a breeze, and everyone treated me with such genuine kindness!! I was even assisted to the parking lot, where my ride was. Everyone was amazing! (And no one passed judgement on me for singlehandedly putting a major dent in the Dove chocolate provided in the waiting section…hehe.)
As for the results – I am 20/20, but there is a little bit of haziness, which if very normal, especially being less than 4 weeks out from my surgery. There are a couple of things I think are worth noting for anyone seriously considering lasik. First, your vision may change throughout the day (sharp vision to hazey). I noticed that my eyesight was perfect the night of my surgery, but the next day, it was less sharp in the morning, but got better throughout the day. I also notice that if I’m reading up close on my phone for a bit, it takes my eyes a bit to adjust to looking at something in the distance (like the tv or signage). Likewise, if I’m looking at things at a distance for quite a while, my eyes may take a few minutes to adjust to reading up close. This lag in adjustment gets better and better every day, and I was told is very normal at this stage. Also, use the eyes drops as prescribed, even if your eyes do not feel dry. It helps considerably with reducing the haziness, which is a result from the dryness. I experience very minor halos, and not all the time…so you might be lucky like me. Also, it’s normal to feel irritation in the eyes, as if there is something in them, but I have luckily had almost no irritation at all.
Bottom line – this was the best decision and I could not be more excited about my eyes. If you were a slave to contacts and glasses for many years like me, I promise you, it’s SO worth doing lasik. 100%!!! And I highly recommend Dr. Wallace and his team at LA Sight. (I have already referred a friend!)