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Joseph S.

Age: 24
Occupation: Attendant
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/5020/15
Left Eye20/5020/15
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-1.50+0.50105
Left Eye-1.25+0.25105
Patient's Comments:
I am recommending this surgery because it is definitely worth it.
Doctor's Comments:
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.

Joseph S.,

Andy W.

Age: 54
Occupation: U.S. Superior Court Judge
Procedure: iLASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/20020/25
Left Eye20/20020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-2.25+0.25136
Left Eye-2.75 DS
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.
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.

Andy W.,

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.,

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.,

Michael D.

Age: 19
Occupation: Student
Procedure: iLASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/20
Left Eye20/CF20/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-3.00DS
Left Eye-3.25DS

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

Patient's Comments:
My experience here at LaserVue was simply amazing. It was a very relaxing experience. All the receptionist/staff were very nice and informative and helpful in many ways. Dr. Bansal was great. During the day of my surgery, he was extremely relaxed yet he put me at ease on how the surgery was going to go. The whole surgery staff was very good and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Dr. Tseng was very informative during my pre- and post-surgical visits. He answered all of my questions, and I had more than quite a few. My whole experience here has been great. They were all helpful, friendly, relaxing, and very informative. Thank you again for giving me better vision than I ever imagined. It was truly an amazing experience. Thank you.
Doctor's Comments:
Michael is a very active athlete and he became increasingly frustrated with his glasses and contacts. He came to us hoping to eliminate his dependence on them forever. He healed very well and all the staff here at LaserVue Eye Center is very happy for his newfound freedom to pursue his goals and hobbies.

Michael D.,

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.,

Carrie E.

Age: 32
Occupation: Self Employed
Procedure: PRK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/CF20/20
Left Eye20/CF20/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-4.50+0.75090
Left Eye-5.25+1.00090
Patient's Comments:
I am so thankful for the freedom that has been given to me by the staff at LaserVue. I began my journey with very poor vision and I have 20/20 acuity now. I love waking up and being able to see everything without glasses or contacts. I'm very active and I can see in the pool now, while wakeboarding and biking--it really is a whole new world for me. Thank you all so much!
Doctor's Comments:
Carrie had very specific needs when she came in to our center because of the unique shape of her cornea(outermost surface of the eye). Even though some centers had recommended her to have PRK(photo-refractive keratectomy), she was a bit apprehensive about having that procedure because of the longer healing time. Luckily, our IntraLase technology was able to deliver exactly what she was looking for--fast healing with the versatility to treat almost any corneal profile. Today, Carrie is able to enjoy her weekend outdoor adventures without any restrictions.

Carrie E.,

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.,

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,

Armando A.

Age: 18
Occupation: Student
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right EyeN/AN/A
Left Eye20/20020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right EyeN/A
Left Eye-4.00+0.75080
Patient's Comments:
The staff and my experience here at LaserVue are great!
Doctor's Comments:
Armando has had poor vision for as long as he could remember. He has never seen well with his glasses because of the type of prescription he had. Well, it felt like eternity to him waiting for his 18th birthday so he can have this procedure done and throw away his glasses for good. The FDA requires every patient to be at least 18 years old in order to get LASIK. Well now he'll have countless more decades to enjoy with the vision he has always wanted.

Armando A.,

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.

No Name 1,

Traci H.

Age: 35
Occupation: Preschool Teacher
Procedure: Intra-LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/100
20/20
Left EyeN/AN/A
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-2.00+1.00100
Left EyeN/A
Patient's Comments:
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.
Doctor's Comments:
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.

Traci H.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

Maria C.

Age: 33
Occupation: Loan Processor
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/10020/20
Left Eye20/10020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-1.25+0.25180
Left Eye-1.25
Patient's Comments:
My experience with LaserVue has been so wonderful. I had a great treatment and the way they had counseled me through the procedure made it all a very simple and calming experience. I was a bit apprehensive at first because I didn't know exactly what to expect but because they had explained and broken down the procedure step-by-step, I immediately gained confidence with the center and staff there. Now that I had my surgery, it is truly amazing how quickly I noticed my results. I'm very, very happy.
Doctor's Comments:
At first, Maria was a bit unsure about getting LASIK because relatively speaking, her prescription wasn't that high to begin with. She had been walking around blurry without contacts or glasses all her life! After much careful consideration, she decided to have it done because she was tired of not being able to see, especially at night. Today, she is extremely happy about her decision. Not only can she see now but she feels much more comfortable driving at night. Now looking back, she cannot believe that she had walked around with such blurry vision for so many years. We're glad that she'll feel safer behind the wheel now.

Maria C.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

Rie S.

Age: 27
Occupation: HR Manager
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/40020/15
Left Eye20/40020/15
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-4.25+0.75090
Left Eye-4.50+0.25090
Patient's Comments:
A few days after my surgery, I could not believe what I had missed out on for over 15 years! I thought I was seeing everything in the world with the help of glasses and contact lenses before I had the surgery, but I was wrong. I don't know how it's possible or how to explain it but I see more colors and crisp beautiful details of everything that I didn't even know existed before. This is a life-changing experience and all the consistent care provided by LaserVue throughout the whole process really made me feel safe and comfortable. Also now I realize that there were activities that I had subconsciously avoided doing because I felt disabled(to see). It's amazing to feel that I now have this ability to see all the beauties of this world--thanks to LaserVue!
Doctor's Comments:
Rie's comments really resonated with the general concensus from most LASIK patients after their procedure. There's this sense of empowerment to pursue their hobbies and interests without any restriction or limitation. In addition, it's not uncommon for patients to actually see better after the surgery than their pre-operative vision with glasses and/or contacts. I'm glad that you're seeing the world better and enjoying your life more now.

Rie S.,

Sandra K.

Age: 65
Occupation: Retired
Procedure: ????
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/4020/20
Left EyeN/AN/A
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye-1.25+1.00095
Left Eye
Patient's Comments:
The outer office staff is great, friendly, and happy. The doctors are wonderful. You are stuck with me forever. Thank you.
Doctor's Comments:
Sandra has always faced the challenge of having an asymmetric prescription, in which one eye sees a lot better than the other. Her eyes became increasingly strained due to the disparity between her eyes so she decided to have LASIK in her right eye. After her procedure, she started seeing better in her right eye than her left but I'm quite certain it's a change that Sandra will have no problem sdjusting to. We're perfectly happy to be "stuck" with you as a patient forever.

Sandra K.,

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.,

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.,

Stephanie C.

Age: 59
Occupation: Nurse
Procedure: LASIK
Prescription
BeforeAfter
Right Eye20/7020/20
Left Eye20/40020/20
SphereCycinderAxis
Right Eye+1.00+0.50020
Left Eye+1.50+0.50015
Patient's Comments:
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!
Doctor's Comments:
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.

Stephanie C.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,

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.,