A LASIK Patient Describes the Results as "Phenomenal"


After many years as a full-time eyeglass and contact lens wearer, Dallas decided to undergo LASIK surgery. Two months after his procedure, he can read the newspaper without contacts or glasses. He describes his results as "phenomenal."

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Interviewer: So, Dallas. How are you doing, buddy? Dallas: I'm doing good, sir. How are you? Interviewer: So we did your surgery about two months ago, huh? Dallas: Correct. Interviewer: And how are you doing so far? Dallas: Phenomenal. Interviewer: Yeah? So what benefits did you get from it? Dallas: A lot. I can see so much better as far as to read the newspaper or whatever. I don't need no glasses. Don't need no contacts. Don't need nothing. I can sit down in the morning and read the newspaper and drink my coffee, and that makes me happy. Interviewer: And that was an issue before surgery, right? Dallas: Yes, it was because I couldn't see without my glasses. I couldn't see the newspaper at all. Interviewer: And you were doing that full-time? Dallas: Yes. Interviewer: And you use both glasses and contacts, you said. Dallas: Yes, yes. Interviewer: So it's a little blurry for distance, but it was main problem was close up. Dallas: Correct. Interviewer: And that's the reason you came in to see if you're a candidate for that. So you were a little farsighted, and we can correct most of the ranges, and sometimes they get a reading effect with this new laser called Wavefront with the steepening effect, which causes a bifocal transition effect. So I have a lot of people your age who are a little farsighted, and they have the best of both worlds. So tell me about the hassles that you had with glasses and contacts. You said you work, and that was causing some issues. Dallas: Well, the hassles that I had with the glasses and contacts that I do a lot of work outside in an environment where it's very dusty. And so you're steady cleaning the glasses. And they get scratched up, and then they get discolored, and then you can't see out of them because everything looks smoky. And then, with the contacts, it was a little bit better. But when you sweat, then it gets in your eyes, and then they burn and stuff like that. So it's just with the LASIK it's just, all the way around, it's just so much better. Interviewer: Well, good. Well, it's a good story to hear. I'm glad I could change your life, and I guess your sons are jealous of you. Dallas: Yeah. Well, my other son will be here tomorrow, so. Interviewer: Yeah. They're kind of want to see like their dad, so. Dallas: Yup. Interviewer: Well, I'm glad I could change your life. I appreciate the referrals. That's how my business grows, and you're a great patient to take care of. So thank you for all the compliments, Dallas. Dallas: You're quite welcome. I wish you the best. Interviewer: Okay. Thank you.

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