I got Epi-LASIK done about 2 weeks ago at Ellis Eye. Like everyone else, I was nervous about someone cutting into my eyes then shooting lasers at them. I went in for the consultation and set up my surgery for a week later. The surgery itself was painless, but the first couple of days of recovery really sucked. You get pain killers and sedatives, though, so I took full advantage of that and slept for literally days.<br><br>The staff is great. Maleny and the lady whose name I didn't catch were both super encouraging and flexible to work with my budget. It looks like a regular doctor's office, not a spa, which is fine. Great place and I'm referring all my friends here.
I went to Dr Ellis at the San Jose office and I thought that the staff was great and waited only a short time to see somebody. I went to the Ellis eye center at El Cerrito and went to confer with the eye surgeon before the surgery and I decided that Lasik was not right for me after talking to the surgeon. I left with no sales pressure or nothing like people are saying. I have 20/40 and probably didn't really need lasik after all. I don't understand all of the negative ads. I guess that after doing over 50,000 of these operations like Dr Ellis has done you are going to run into a few cry babies along the way
IF it was me, I'd quit way before sixty thousand procedures...<br><br>BUT that ain't gonna happen with Dr. Ellis!!! Not sure about other eye surgury places, but for me it's very rare to walk into a Dr. Office environment that's full of charming, highly respectful individuals. Since that's how it is at Ellis Eye LMC, it's clear as mud why everyone who works here loves their job enough that it shows everyday... especially with Marleny and Veronica!<br><br>So what y'all wanna know the most is the quality and price... well my painless (I must confess, I wasn't fearless) PRK surgery took less than 8 minutes and after about 3-5 months my vision is REALLY REALLY close to 20/20. I'm pretty sure the price I paid was WAY lower than other places. So of course, I'm more than satisfied.
I was referred to this office by several friends who had the procedure done. I do not regret that decision at all, the office is very plain but the purpose of the service is to better your vision. What makes the experience really worth while is the customer service. Veronica who works the front desk is very attentive, patient and helpful. Marleny the patient counselor is very thorough, upfront and honest, she answers all questions and does not shy away from answering any questioned asked of her. Dr. Ellis himself is very good at his at job but found he is very direct which could be misinterpreted by some individuals. All and all I do recommend Dr. Ellis and the staff at the Moorpark location. Before the procedure I could not decipher facial characteristics between a male and female sitting 10 feet in front of me (left eye -5.75, right eye -6.50) now I am 20/20, just one letter shy of between 20/15 on the eye examination chart.
It's been a few months since I had my epi-lasik done and I still can't get over the fact that I'm free of glasses now. I used Dr. Ellis because years ago before laser correction surgery existed, my friend had her near sightedness corrected by Dr. Ellis. And, to me, that amount of experience with vision correction meant a lot. I also want to say that the staff at the San Jose location such as Veronica and Marleny make you feel very welcome and like you've been friends for a long time. That also helps to overcome any anxiety you may have about getting a procedure like this.