“There is nothing that I can’t do visually now!,” Ashley said.
“I can see new details I didn’t noticed before, I feel like I have bionic eyes now!” Melanie said.
Berkeley Eye Center Optometrist Shares Her LASIK Story
Dr. Pontea Momeni is an optometrist at Berkeley Eye Center’s Houston/Greenway Plaza location. In addition to general full-service optical care, she specializes in identifying refractive surgery candidates but until recently had not experienced the joy of glasses-free vision herself. In this video, she shares her LASIK experience.
“I was blown away with how immediately afterward it was already better than it’s ever been without glasses or contacts,” Dr. Momeni said.
LASIK Surgery: The Day After
Berkeley Eye Center LASIK patients talk about what their vision is like less than 24 hours after having surgery.
Former Marine Thanks Dr. Caplan
Former U.S. Marine Sergeant John Boerstler honors Dr. Michael Caplan with an award from the Wounded Warrior Project. Dr. Caplan performed PRK surgery on John before he deployed to Afghanistan, where he was seriously injured by a roadside bomb.
“In John’s case, he was about to be deployed and obviously at risk for having some injury to the eye, so it was elected to do a treatment with PRK as opposed to LASIK in case that happened,” Dr. Caplan said.
MMA Fighter Shares LASIK Story
MMA fighter Paulina Granados decided to get LASIK after she was not allowed to wear her contacts during a fight. She chose Berkeley Eye Center – Corpus Christi LASIK surgeon Dr. Adam Spengler to improve her vision.
“I feel like I’m a better fighter because I can see and react quicker and don’t have to worry about my contacts falling out or them hitting my eye and popping out on me,” Paulina said.
Houston LASIK Patient Talks About Life Before and After LASK
Dustin Curtis talks about life with glasses and contacts and his experience with LASIK surgery at Berkeley Eye Center.
“Perfect is 20/20 and I’m 20/15, which is better than perfect,” Dustin said. “So they corrected my eyes better than perfect from 20/600.”
Finding the Best LASIK Surgeon
If you are just starting to look into LASIK vision correction surgery, you might be overwhelmed with where to start and how to choose the best LASIK surgeon. Most of those considering LASIK start by looking at online patient testimonials for the doctors they are considering. What should you look for in these reviews? What makes a surgeon great?
What to Look for in a Lasik Surgeon
What does it mean to be the best LASIK surgeon? We all have our own ideas of what we value in a doctor. In general though, the traits of a great LASIK doctor will certainly include certification but also regular updating on their procedures and technology. If they stay up-to-date with the latest technology, they will be able to serve their clients more effectively.
Additionally, consider how patients felt they were treated by both the surgeon and support staff. Were wait times long? Did they feel rushed? A good surgeon will take the time to make you feel comfortable and understand the procedure. These are great highlights to look for in reviews of LASIK surgeons.
Other things to pay attention to in these LASIK testimonials are the attitude of the staff, their communication quality and how comfortable the patient felt while in their care.
Making a Final Decision
While online testimonials can be a great resource, they should not be the ONLY deciding factor in choosing a LASIK surgeon. Evaluating the practice in person during a LASIK consultation is an imperative step before making a decision. During a LASIK consultation, you will be able to learn about the practice’s doctors, their qualifications and experience, the LASIK technology, and get an overall feel of your comfort level with the practice and its staff.