CF = Count Fingers (Unable to read eye chart).
David F.Age: 50
Before After Right Eye 20/25 20/25 Left Eye 20/200 20/20
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye Left Eye plano +0.25 160
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.
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.
Traci H.Age: 35
Occupation: Preschool Teacher
Before After Right Eye 20/100
20/20 Left Eye N/A N/A
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -2.00 +1.00 100 Left Eye N/A
LaserVue answered every question and provided all the necessary information to alleviate any fear I had prior to my procedure. I had only one eye done and it was literally over before I thought it had begun. Dr. Bansal said the laser was adjusting to my eye and I thought it was still doing that, when he said that we were done. I had no pain or discomfort during the procedure or after it. I had heard that it might feel like having sandy grit in my eye after the procedure, but I experienced no discomfort. I highly recommend this office and procedure to everyone.
Traci had worn toric contact lenses for a number of years before she decided it was time for a change. Although her left eye has a small amount of astigmatism, I had recommended to her the option of treating only her right eye first because her vision in that eye was significantly worse. After her procedure, she was so satisfied with her new vision that she didn't see a need to have Intra-LASIK treatment in her left eye. Now her vision in her right eye is much better and her eyes feel more comfortable and balanced than ever before.
Debbie L.Age: 42
Occupation: Patient Coordinator
Before After Right Eye 20/CF 20/25 Left Eye 20/CF 20/25
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -4.75 +1.25 160 Left Eye -5.25 +1.50 030
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!
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.
Joseph S.Age: 24
Before After Right Eye 20/50 20/15 Left Eye 20/50 20/15
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -1.50 +0.50 105 Left Eye -1.25 +0.25 105
I am recommending this surgery because it is definitely worth it.
Joseph was tired of wearing his glasses, especially at work. He wanted to free up his lifestyle and be able to enjoy his hobbies without any restrictions. Well, we did just that and he's now enjoying his new vision. After the surgery, he can now see down to the bottom of the eye chart with five lines of improvement.
Stephanie C.Age: 59
Before After Right Eye 20/70 20/20 Left Eye 20/400 20/20
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye +1.00 +0.50 020 Left Eye +1.50 +0.50 015
Everyone was kind and considerate. The doctors took time to answer all of my questions. I never had to wait at my appointments and they were very convenient to schedule. I will recommend you to my friends. Thanks!
When Stephanie first came in to see us, she was very frustrated with her poor distance and near vision. This has been especially difficult for her because she grew up having "perfect" vision all her life. She had taken an interest in monovision, a setup in which one eye becomes her distance viewing eye while the other is set for reading. Since she had never tried monovision before, I fitted her with contact lenses to simulate the exact setup so she can preview everything to see if she could adapt to it before her procedure. She adjusted very well and can now drive, go the the movies, read the menu and newspaper all without glasses.
No NameAge: 60
Occupation: Software Architect
Before After Right Eye 20/100 20/20 Left Eye 20/80 20/20
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -2.75 +0.75 060 Left Eye -2.25 +1.25 100
I have worn hard contact lenses for 45 years to correct astigmatism and nearsightedness. My astigmatism was such that with soft contact lenses, I still had three images in one eye and two in the other. When my last pair of hard lenses cracked, I discovered that the laser surgery capabilities were now available to correct my vision. I now have 20/20 vision!
Lynn had endured many decades of rigid gas permeable lenses and he was definitely ready for a change. He had been told by a few laser centers in the past that he was not a candidate for many years because of the unique features of his eyes. When I had told him the news that he was a candidate, it was like winning the lottery for him. I don't think he'll ever miss wearing those rigid lenses again.
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Suzie G.Age: 39
Before After Right Eye 20/60 20/20 Left Eye 20/50 20/20
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -1.25 +0.50 050 Left Eye -1.25 DS
I found the entire process smooth and simple. I love being free of contact lenses. Thank you.
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.
Barbara L.Age: 66
Procedure: LASIK for Monovision
Before After Right Eye 20/30 20/20 Left Eye 20/40 20/20
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye +0.50 +0.75 070 Left Eye +1.00 +0.75 110
Everything LaserVue Eye Center had told me was exactly the way the result turned out--I was very pleased with the job they did.
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.
Christina G.Age: 34
Occupation: Systems Analyst
Before After Right Eye 20/400 20/25 Left Eye 20/400 20/25
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -4.00 +0.75 170 Left Eye -3.75 +0.25 010
Everyone I interacted with at LaserVue Eye Center in Santa Rosa was extremely polite and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Bansal explained everything about the procedure and it went just as he said, "smoothly." Although I had a longer recovery with PRK, it was all worth it. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to touch my eyes. Thank you!
Due to Christina's unique corneal profile, she was a better candidate for PRK (photo-refractive keratectomy) than LASIK. The healing time is a little bit longer but in her case, it was the better and safer way to go. She healed very well and part of it had to do with how she heeded and followed all the specific post-operative precautions associated with PRK. Great job Chris!
Roger H.Age: 51
Before After Right Eye 20/400 20/15 Left Eye 20/400
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -3.75 DS Left Eye -4.00 DS
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.
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.
Dennis C.Age: 36
Occupation: Winery Consultant
Procedure: Multifocal Lens - Cataract
Before After Right Eye 20/CF 20/25 Left Eye 20/CF 20/20
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -6.25 +1.75 090 Left Eye -4.75 +2.00 078
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!
Travis G.Age: 29
Before After Right Eye 20/150 20/20 Left Eye 20/CF 20/20
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -3.25 +2.25 178 Left Eye -3.50 +1.25 050
This has totally changed my life. Being a surfer, carpenter, and father, I would always lose my contacts. Now I don't have to worry about it any longer. The service at LaserVue Eye Center is fabulous. Don't wait--get the procedure done! Thank you--you have changed my life and opened my eyes!
For Travis, it was about quality of life. The hassles associated with contact lenses and his poor vision began interfering with his hobbies and career. He was not going to allow anything to get in the way of enjoying his main passion in life, and the surgery did just that. I'm glad LASIK has changed his life for the better.
Esther S.Age: 49
Occupation: Environmental Service Aide
Before After Right Eye 20/200 20/25 Left Eye 20/100
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -1.75 +5.25 112 Left Eye -0.25 +4.00 086
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.
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!
Andy W.Age: 54
Occupation: U.S. Superior Court Judge
Before After Right Eye 20/200 20/25 Left Eye 20/200 20/20
Patient's Comments:Fantastic! I have received complete support in all aspects of my care. The doctors and staff have been caring, responsive, and wonderful to work with. I highly recommend LaserVue Eye Center to anyone with vision problems.
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye -2.25 +0.25 136 Left Eye -2.75 DS
Doctor's Comments:As a Superior Court judge, Andy knew better than anyone else to go with a reputable surgeon with a solid record. He healed very well, partly due to how carefully he followed all the post-operative instructions and recommendations. I realize that he had number of refractive laser centers to choose from and the entire staff here at LaserVue feels very honored that he has chosen our center for his personal best vision correction and care.
Wilota S.Age: 85
Procedure: Monofocal Lens - Cataract
Before After Right Eye 20/150 20/25 Left Eye 20/150 20/25
Sphere Cycinder Axis Right Eye +2.00 +0.75 015 Left Eye +3.00 +0.75 165
The staff at LaserVue has treated me with the utmost respect and courtesy. I never felt like I had any questions because everything was explained to me so well. The surgeries were handled in a very professional manner with literally no discomfort! I commend you on your selection of staff. I'm very glad that I had the surgery and even more so that I had selected your center. Thank you.
Wilota's cataracts were very mature when she had first come in to see us. Not only were they interfering with her vision, but her lifestyle as well. Now she's able to resume and enjoy many of the activities she has avoided for a while as a result of her cataract development. Congratulations on your new vision!
CF = Count Fingers (Unable to read eye chart).