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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 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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

Karen L.

Age: 23

Occupation: Architect

Procedure: LASIK

Prescription

BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/15
Left Eye20/CF20/15
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-3.75+0.25066
Left Eye-3.00+0.50010
Patient's Comments:

I've been wearing glasses and contacts since I was in the 7th grade and the idea of not having to take out my contacts every night or being able to actually see the alarm in the morning and even traveling without my glasses seemed so hard to believe. Now after my surgery and being able to do all of that is simply amazing! Dr. Singh and her staff were extremely kind, assuring and caring throughout the entire process, which really made this a surprisingly pleasant experience. I would recommend LaserVue to anyone interested in LASIK surgery--it was truly awesome!

Karen L.,

Travis G.

Age: 29
Occupation: Carpenter
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/15020/20
Left Eye20/CF20/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-3.25+2.25178
Left Eye-3.50+1.25050
Patient's Comments:

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


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!
Doctor's Comments:
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.

Travis G.,

Loren A.

Age: 43
Occupation: Optometrist
Procedure: LASIK for Monovision
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/15020/20 Near
Left Eye20/15020/20 Distance
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-1.75 DS
Left Eye-1.75 DS

Loren A.,

Catherine H.

Age: 36
Occupation: N/A
Procedure: PRK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/20
Left Eye20/CF20/25
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-9.00+0.50087
Left Eye-9.25+0.75146
Patient's Comments:
Dr. Singh and her entire staff at LaserVue was great. I can't believe I can see so clearly now! Although the healing time for PRK was a little longer, it was well worth the wait. I love my new vision!

Catherine H.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

Caroline F.

Age: 22
Occupation: Student
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/20020/20
Left Eye20/20020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-2.75+1.00015
Left Eye-2.75+1.00165
Patient's Comments:
I was very excited coming into this. I got very nervous on the day of my procedure but everyone, including the lady at the desk, was extremely nice and made me feel at ease. My biggest amazement was how fast the actual surgery took and the only pain I felt was some slight pressure in the beginning. About an hour after the surgery I felt a little burning but the Valium kicked in and after my nap, I felt nothing. The next day was fabulous--I could see! I haven't had any problems and I am very grateful for the procedure. Thank you very much!!!
Doctor's Comments:
Thank you for sharing your personal experience with all of our current and prospective patients. I believe your honest depiction will help a lot of people get a better sense of how LASIK works. We're enthused that you're happy with your new 20/20 vision!

Caroline F.,

Christina G.

Age: 34
Occupation: Systems Analyst
Procedure: PRK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/40020/25
Left Eye20/40020/25
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-4.00+0.75170
Left Eye-3.75+0.25010
Patient's Comments:
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!
Doctor's Comments:
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!

Christina G.,

Emil S.

Age: 76
Occupation: Retired
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/150
20/20
Left Eye20/10020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye+2.00+0.75170
Left Eye+2.00+0.25010
Patient's Comments:
The entire staff was very professional and friendly. The examinations were not rushed and very calm. It was a rewarding experience.
Doctor's Comments:
Having had "perfect vision" during the first 40 years of his life, Emil became frustrated with needing multiple pairs of glasses for distance and up close, so he decided to pay us a visit. He felt a little apprehensive about getting LASIK at his age so we assured him that we have done the procedure on many patients, including those as much as ten years his senior. He is thrilled about not needing a multitude of glasses for various functions and hobbies anymore. Now he can wake up and see!

Emil S.,