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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.,

Jaime D.

Age: 28
Occupation: Teacher
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/20
Left Eye20/CF20/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-4.00+0.75020
Left Eye-4.25+1.00160
Patient's Comments:
I have been wearing glasses since I was 10 years old. At age 13, I began alternating between soft contacts and glasses. At 18, I was put into hard contacts. By 29, I had had it with the daily cleaning, dryness, money for cleansers, contacts, and frames. It was time for a change. Dr. Bansal and the staff at LaserVue Eye Center came highly recommended from friends and family members. The surgery was quick and painless--the anticipation was the most painful part! It is now 6 months after my surgery and I went from not being able to see the big "E" to 20/20 vision! I am amazed. I would do the whole thing again and I would highly recommend this facility to anyone contemplating eye surgery. The entire staff is friendly, professional, and full of information. They have made this transition in my life comfortable and successful!!
Doctor's Comments:
Jaime has been such a pleasant patient and joy every step of the way. It seemed like she had been through the whole works--rigid lenses, soft lenses, glasses and finally the solution that would replace all the aforementioned--getting LASIK done. I'm certainly happy with her outcome and congratulations to your new found freedom.

Jaime D.,

Courtney G.

Age: 31
Occupation: Nurse
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/20
Left Eye20/CF20/25
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-8.25+0.50135
Left Eye-8.75+1.50052

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

Patient's Comments:
I had heard all the stories about LASIK. What was especially wonderful for me was how the staff assisted me. They were helpful, kind, and extremely supportive. The surgery itself was over in minutes and yet I will have a lifetime to benefit from what was provided! I am 31 and have depended on contacts since they age of eight. Today was the first time in my life I could wake up to see my surroundings. Thank you all so much!! You do wonderful work but the extra personality you add to what you're doing is what truly makes you stand out!! Thank you all!
Doctor's Comments:
Courtney was extremely nervous and anxious on the day of her procedure which was completely understandable given her prescription and the major lifestyle change she was about to undergo. She had been wearing rigid gas permeable lenses ever since she was in elementary school and this was one of the biggest steps she was about to take to become free of glasses and contacts altogether. It has been delightful seeing Courtney during every post-operative visit because of her glowing joy and genuine gratitude which are so contagious that she leaves the entire staff in the office with a smile every time.

Courtney G.,

Joe L.

Age: 51
Occupation: Chief Financial Officer
Procedure: Intra-LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/40020/15
Left Eye20/40020/15
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-3.75+1.oo090
Left Eye-3.25+1.25090
Patient's Comments:
I had a great experience with LaserVue Eye Center. On the day of my surgery with LaserVue, I was out the door within 45 minutes, with the actual surgery time being less than ten minutes! The next day my vision was already 20/15 in my right eye and 20/20 in my left eye, and I haven't seen like this since I was a kid! I found the entire process to be a great experience and all the visits with the doctors have been wonderful. It was very painless, and I'm still enjoying my great vision. Thank you.
Doctor's Comments:
Having a very demanding career and schedule, Joe has very specific visual needs and wanted us to meet them. Given that he had heard about us from his friend, he was extremely easy to counsel because he had learned most of the information from his friend already. He knew exactly what he needed and wanted from us and we gave him exactly what he had asked for. He was absolutely thrilled the day after his surgery, as he was already seeing 20/15 (better than 20/20)! I don't want to take all the credit for the success, as Joe has been an absolute "perfect" patient from the beginning, in terms of abiding by all of our recommendations. You've earned your new vision Joe!

Joe L.,

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.,

Elizabeth K.

Age: 31
Occupation: Paralegal
Procedure: Intra-LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/40020/20
Left Eye20/40020/25
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-4.50+1.25087
Left Eye-5.50+2.50090
Patient's Comments:
My overall experience with laser surgery has been wonderful. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner. My life is 100% better without the pain and hassle of contacts or glasses. The staff at LaserVue are awesome and made me feel relaxed and comfortable. They were super friendly and I have recommended LaserVue to everyone. My only concern about my surgery experience was the pain for about 2-3 hours after the surgery. The pain was worth it though and I would do it again if needed. Thank you for my new eyes!
Doctor's Comments:
Elizabeth's challenge from the beginning was the need for her to be out of contact lenses for at least three weeks before her procedure because of her toric lenses. She was extremely determined to overcome any obstacle along the way and she toughed it out for a whole month. Today, her perseverence has paid off and she definitely does not have to deal with the "hassle of contacts or glasses" anymore.

Elizabeth K.,

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.,

No Name

Age: 60
Occupation: Software Architect
Procedure: Intra-LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/10020/20
Left Eye20/8020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-2.75+0.75060
Left Eye-2.25+1.25100
Patient's Comments:
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!
Doctor's Comments:
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.

No Name 2,

Stephanie D.

Age: 38
Occupation: Salesperson
Procedure: Intra-LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/10020/20
Left Eye20/15020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-1.75+1.00176
Left Eye -2.00 +0.75 170
Patient's Comments:
This is the best investment I have ever made! Thank you so much for giving me back the freedom to live my life without the restrictions of poor vision. I have annoyed all of my family and friends by reading the signs along the side of the road as we go on road trips! I am also the best walking commercial to this procedure. I think I have convinced at least a dozen people to have this done. Finally I want to thank your office and staff for being both professional and accommodating to my needs and questions. The staff and doctors have made me feel comfortable every step of the way. Thank you again.
Doctor's Comments:
Stephanie is a true testament to the fact that sometimes your friends and family are your best and most honest resources--that was how she had heard about us and how many of her friends will experience this life-changing procedure themselves. Thank for your enthusiastic spirit and all your personal referrals. We look forward to helping your friends and family regain their independence as well.

Stephanie D.,

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.,

Courtney P.

Age: 24
Occupation: Marketing Director
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/40020/20
Left Eye20/40020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-3.25+0.25165
Left Eye-3.00+0.25135
Patient's Comments:
What an amazing experience this has been--no more glasses or contacts! I am so glad that I finally got LASIK done after more than a few years of dealing with contacts and glasses. The entire process has been made so simple thanks to the team of surgical specialists at LaserVue. I still can't believe that I can see now!!! Thanks to everyone at LaserVue--I'll be sending everyone I know to you.
Doctor's Comments:
Courtney was our patient for one of our educational seminars so prospective patients could have the rare opportunity to watch a live Intra-LASIK procedure narrated by the doctor. We couldn't have asked for a better patient to volunteer for such an event and everything went smoothly. When she returned the day after her surgery, she was happy to find out that she already had 20/20 vision, and something tells me that she won't miss her glasses and contacts very much.

Courtney P.,

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.,

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.,

Tanya W.

Age: 32
Occupation: Clerk
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/3020/20
Left Eye20/2520/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye+3.50+0.50015
Left Eye+3.75+0.75168
Patient's Comments:
For most of my life I have been wearing glasses until I decided to get LASIK eye surgery. Wow--what a difference it has made in my life! I now have 20/20 vision and I feel so much better about myself. I use the computer a lot at work and what a difference I've noticed. I love to go snowboarding for fun and I don't have to worry about them falling off. I thank all the doctors and staff at LaserVue Eye Center for doing a fabulous job. I can't thank you enough!
Doctor's Comments:
Tanya came in feeling very frustrated about her thick reading glasses and was ready to toss them away. In addition to that, her distance vision has started getting blurry and she did not want to wear bifocals at her age. She grew up with significant farsightedness which has hindered her from enjoying many outdoor activities. After her Intra-LASIK(all-laser LASIK) procedure, she not only did away with her thick reading glasses but she can now see better than what she has ever seen. Most importantly, she can now enjoy all the outdoor sports year-round without any visual restrictions.

Tanya W.,

Cindee N.

Age: 53
Occupation: Bookkeeper
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/10020/20
Left Eye20/10020/15
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-2.25+1.50176
Left Eye-3.00+1.50175
Patient's Comments:
I'm very glad that I did this and don't have poor distance vision anymore.
Doctor's Comments:
Cindee had originally come into our office in 2003 and expressed her desire to lessen her dependence on glasses as much as possible. I had recommended her to have one eye done first so she could have a monovision setup after the surgery. For two years, she has enjoyed the best of both worlds but she finally came back two years later and we treated her other eye to improve her distance visual acuity as well. Even though she is now more dependent on reading glasses, she's enjoying her balanced and clear distance vision with both eyes. She understands that there's a compromise in every situation but the most important thing was that Cindee took her time to find this out herself. We're glad that everything ended up working out for her.

Cindee N.,