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David F.

Age: 50
Occupation: Manager
Procedure: CK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/2520/25
Left Eye20/20020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye
Left Eyeplano+0.25160
Patient's Comments:
Having perfect vision and not having to wear reading glasses all my life, it was difficult adjusting to the sudden blur for reading distance within the last five to six years. That was why I decided to get this procedure done and now I can read again without reading glasses.
Doctor's Comments:
David's frustration with his onset of presbyopia was understandable, especially given that he has never needed glasses his entire life. He was a great candidate for CK (Conductive Keratoplasty) despite the strict parameters that this procedure requires. Instead of laser energy used in LASIK surgeries, the procedure reshapes the cornea by employing radiofrequency energy. CK is the number one non-laser refractive procedure done in the United States and David was glad to be a beneficiary of this technology.

David F.,

Debbie L.

Age: 42
Occupation: Patient Coordinator
Procedure: Intra-LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/25
Left Eye20/CF20/25
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-4.75+1.25160
Left Eye-5.25+1.50030
Patient's Comments:
My LASIK procedure was in September of 1999 and it has been the most liberating event for me. My vision without glasses was count fingers at three feet(I could not even read the big "E" on the chart) before LASIK. On the day of the surgery, everyone was so supportive, and during the procedure, Dr. Bansal would tell me what was happening so I knew where to look and what to expect. The actual laser time was just seconds per eye....INCREDIBLE! When I sat up after, I could actually see the faces in the room with me and read the clock on the wall! The very next day I was able to read the 20/20 line on the chart! I was wearing bifocals prior to my procedure; so I knew that reading glasses would be needed afterwards. But they make fun readers and you do not need them all the time. It truly is amazing to drive, watch a movie, and see the alarm clock all without glasses!
Doctor's Comments:
Debbie has worked in an ophthalmology practice for many years helping other people with their visual problems. After having waited many years, she decided that it was time to give herself the gift of sight. She had worked with several ophthalmologists and knew exactly who she wanted to be her LASIK surgeon. Her enthusiasm about her results is so pervasive and the procedure has been such a life-changing event for her that she decided to share her experience with as many people as possible. This is why during your visits here, you'll be greeted by her radiant smile when you first walk into our center. She is always ready and happy to share her personal experience with anyone.

Debbie L.,

Suzanne S.

Age: 50
Occupation: Federal Agent
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/3020/20
Left Eye20/4020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye+1.00DS
Left Eye+1.00+0.25005
Patient's Comments:
I am now able to read music, view a computer screen, decipher posters, and follow the subtitles on the television without wearing my reading glasses. Thank you!
Doctor's Comments:
Being a hyperope (farsighted) and presbyope, both her distance and near vision became increasingly challenging. Her demanding job required her to have great vision and sometimes her life even depended on it. So for her, it was about more than just convenience and lifestyle--it was about safety. Today she feels not only safer, but more confident and efficient at work with her new vision.

Suzanne S.,

Michael R.

Age: 60
Occupation: Fisherman
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/70
Left Eye20/60
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-1.75+2.00176
Left Eye-1.25+2.00168
Patient's Comments:
Everyone at LaserVue was every helpful in fully explaining the expectations and mechanics of the procedure. The end result has been up to my full expectations. They were all very professional and honest as to realistic expectations and results. Plus, they were very courteous during all the follow-up visits.
Doctor's Comments:
It has been such a pleasure to have Michael under our care for over a year now. He had been turned away several times from some LASIK centers when he initially decided to have the procedure done. A few years ago, the technology was not ideal for people with certain amounts of astigmatism to undergo this procedure. However, with the advent of wavefront technology, Michael now sees as well as he has always hoped for--20/20. Wavefront technology has been around since the latter part of 2003 and I'm proud that LaserVue Eye Center was the first and only center to be equipped with this advanced technology in the Bay Area. It seems like Michael's patience has definitely paid off--congratulations on your new vision!

Michael R.,

Suzie G.

Age: 39
Occupation: Consultant
Procedure: Intra-LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/6020/20
Left Eye20/5020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-1.25+0.50050
Left Eye-1.25 DS
Patient's Comments:
I found the entire process smooth and simple. I love being free of contact lenses. Thank you.
Doctor's Comments:
Suzie was an ideal candidate for LASIK, due to her prescription, corneal profile, health status, and realistic expectations. She healed very quickly and smoothly and is enjoying her life without the hassles of contacts.

Suzie G.,

Marika H.

Age: 23
Occupation: Sales Associate
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/40020/20
Left Eye20/40020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-2.50+0.50010
Left Eye-2.50+0.25170
Patient's Comments:
My experience with the LASIK process has been great! I was fairly nervous about the surgery, but it only took 5-10 minutes and the doctors kept me very calm. I experienced only an hour of pain after the surgery, but it was mainly due to the Valium not having had its desired effect in time. The first week after surgery I was unable to wear make-up and anything that got in my eye was irritating. As long as I kept using eye drops my irritation/dryness in my eyes did not exist. It took a month for my vision to totally stabilize. Overall, the benefit has outweighed the slightly uncomfortable healing process. The only thing I stress is to always use eyedrops when the doctors recommend them! They will help out immensely!
Doctor's Comments:
Being a busy student and working at the same time, Marika was tired of not being able to see. Having a multitude of daily obligations meant she really needed to be on the go all the time, whether it was to go to work or class. She has worn contact lenses for several years and everything has "become a hassle" for her amidst her hectic schedule. Marika was quite nervous on the day of her procedure because she knew that this would be a life-changing event. We really took things slow with her to help ease her anxiety that day and she ended up doing very well. I think she was even shocked herself on how easy the procedure really was when everything was done. Post-operatively, she did experience some level of dryness which for most people, goes away within the first two months. This is the reason why we stress the importance of using lubricating eye drops after the procedure. Today, having poor vision is one thing that Marika will not have to worry about amidst her busy schedule.

Marika H.,

Esther S.

Age: 49
Occupation: Environmental Service Aide
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/20020/25
Left Eye20/100
20/25
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-1.75+5.25112
Left Eye-0.25+4.00086
Patient's Comments:
I had one of the worst astigmatism cases and for years my eyes were not even considered correctable with laser surgery until I visited Dr. Bansal at LaserVue and to my amazement, he told me I was a candidate. His warm and kind advice convinced me to have the surgery even though I was very apprehensive about how the results would turn out. Within 24 hours, I was seeing 100% better and much better than any of my expectations. Dr. Bansal and his staff have been so professional and courteous. The surgery was painless and within a couple of weeks, I was so thrilled and excited about all of my decisions. I highly recommend Dr. Bansal, his staff, and LaserVue for all they do. I wouldn't trade my vision now for anything. I thank God and the doctors and staff at LaserVue each and everyday for my new and precious vision. Thank you.
Doctor's Comments:
Esther had been told by numerous other centers that her prescription was too high to get this procedure done. What had brought her to us was our Allegretto laser platform, which is capable of treating astigmatism up to six diopters. I still remember how astounded she looked when I told her that we would be able to help her. She had endured and struggled for many years with poor vision. This procedure has not only granted her the ability to see clearly but it has liberated her from many restrictions that had limited her way of life. Enjoy your new vision Esther!

Esther S.,

Mary N.

Age: 22
Occupation: Surgical Technician
Procedure: PRK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/20
Left Eye20/CF220/40
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-5.50+1.50092
Left Eye-9.00+2.25088
Patient's Comments:
Wow! I can see. I have been working in the LASIK field for about two and a half years now. Seeing patients getting it done, it is amazing. Having experienced it myself, it is the best thing I can ever ask for-- not to wear contact lenses or glasses anymore. Dr. Bansal is truly a good surgeon. Dr. Bansal, thank you for my vision. You are the best!!!

Mary N.,

Dennis C.

Age: 36
Occupation: Winery Consultant
Procedure: Multifocal Lens - Cataract
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/25
Left Eye20/CF20/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-6.25+1.75090
Left Eye-4.75+2.00078
Patient's Comments:
I'm so happy with my "brand new" eyes. The staff here at LaserVue is truly the best there is. I make it a point to tell anyone and everyone the awesome care I received here. Thanks again LaserVue!

Dennis C.,

Virginia S.

Age: 56
Occupation: Retired
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/70NVA: 20/20
Left Eye20/CFDVA: 20/25
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye+2.00+0.75120
Left Eye+3.75+0.50020
Patient's Comments:
I think the most exciting part about this procedure is that I can now see. I have brought part of my youth back and it's exciting because I can read the newspaper, see the clock in the morning, which I could not see before the surgery. It's simply the best thing that has happened to me in my life.
Doctor's Comments:
After having spent her life taking care of her friends and family, Virginia realized that it was time to reshuffle her priorities and do something for herself. Having both farsightedness and presbyopia made her distance and near vision blurry and she was ready to put an end to all that. After our consultation with Virginia, I had recommended monovision(setup in which the dominant eye is set for distance vision and the non-dominant eye is set for near vision). After trying monovision, Virginia knew immediately this was the solution she has been searching for--today, she can read and drive without glasses. It has been a pleasure to see Virginia finally get what she has waited patiently for so long, and it has been a major lifestyle change for her. Like what she said, "it's like bringing my youth back" and I sincerely wish this fountain of youth will stay with her forever.

Virginia S.,

No Name

Age: 31
Occupation: Public Relations
Procedure: Intra-LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/20
Left Eye20/CF20/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-6.00+0.50070
Left Eye-5.25+1.00085

CF = Count Fingers (Unable to read eye chart).

Patient's Comments:
I have nothing but good things to say. I was extremely nearsighted before the surgery and 20/20 the next day. The staff was very professional & competent--they made the whole process extremely easy. I can't recommend them and the surgery enough.
Doctor's Comments:
It was so rewarding to see the expression on Phil's face when he came back the day after his procedure--it was pure joy and disbelief. Given how nearsighted he was to begin with, it was no wonder how shocked he was with the immediate outcome. These are the moments which constantly remind myself and every staff member here at LaserVue why we do what we do everyday.

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Roger H.

Age: 51
Occupation: Electronics
Procedure: Intra-LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/40020/15
Left Eye20/400
20/15
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye -3.75 DS
Left Eye-4.00 DS
Patient's Comments:
It was probably one of the best things I've ever done. I was a little surprised by how easy the surgery was and how little pain there was. Immediately after the surgery, things were a little fuzzy but within a day or two things became much better. You may get a little bit of glare from lights right after the surgery but all that went away, as I have been told by my doctors before the surgery. I'm glad that I did this.
Doctor's Comments:
Roger felt a little nervous before the procedure but he couldn't believe how simple everything was when it was all over. It would be an understatement to say that he had done much better than anything he had ever expected. He was a bit concerned about the initial glare at night but when everything subsided, it reaffirmed his decision to get LASIK in the first place. This is why we spend quite some time counseling patients pre-operatively to ensure that patients have realistic expecations and to help them understand what we can or cannot achieve. It is important to inform patients which of their needs can or cannot be met so they can make an informed decision.

Roger H.,

Barbara L.

Age: 66
Occupation: Retired
Procedure: LASIK for Monovision
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/3020/20
Left Eye20/4020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye+0.50+0.75070
Left Eye+1.00+0.75110
Patient's Comments:
Everything LaserVue Eye Center had told me was exactly the way the result turned out--I was very pleased with the job they did.
Doctor's Comments:
Frustrated with her poor vision and having multiple pairs of glasses, Barbara opted for monovision. This is a setup when one eye is set for distance while the other is corrected precisely for up close viewing. There's an adaptation period involved when patients have never tried this before but once they adjust, they get to enjoy the "best of both worlds." I tell every patient that monovision is not for every individual but when it works for you, it's a great multi-functional setup. Barbara had already tried monovision with contacts before seeking our help to make it permanent and the results turned out wonderful. She can now drive and read the menu at a restaurant without glasses.

Barbara L.,

Beth B.

Age: 35
Occupation: Mathematics Professor
Procedure: iLASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/20020/15
Left Eye20/20020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-2.00 DS
Left Eye-3.00 DS
Patient's Comments:This procedure was simpler than I thought it would be. My vision is already the way it was when I was a kid--less than a day later! The staff and doctors were all professional, friendly, and encouraging.
Doctor's Comments:Being a math professor, Beth already knew the mathematical formulas behind the science and technology that we have here at LaserVue Eye Center. She had done ample research and came in inquiring specifically about Intra-LASIK, which was exactly what she ended up getting. I'm glad and proud to have restored her "youthful" vision.

Beth B.,

Adrian T.

Age: 28
Occupation: Web Designer
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/20
Left Eye20/CF20/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-4.75 DS
Left Eye-5.25+1.00135
Patient's Comments:
The procedure was painless, quick, and wonderfully empowering. I have been wearing eyeglasses since I was in high school and was always limited by the types of activities that I could participate in. Now I am able to go mountain biking without fear of my glasses falling off. It has been a year since I got the procedure done and I am a very happy patient. Dr. Bansal and his staff are first class. If you're on the fence, I say go for it!!! You won't regret it.
Doctor's Comments:
Adrian decided to get LASIK for the same reasons which most patients have--to get rid of glasses and/or contact lenses. In addition, Adrian's a very active person and enjoys mountain biking tremendously. He has always worried about getting his glasses knocked off while biking, which would render him blind and quite helpless on a treacherous trail. Not only that, he just didn't feel as "free" having to depend on them to see. Since his procedure, he has gained a deeper sense of appreciation for all his outdoor activities and there's no holding him back from going down the steepest trail now.

Adrian T.,