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6500 Fairmount Ave, Suite #2
El Cerrito, CA 94530

04/21/2013
5 stars 5
Just had the LASIK procedure done by Dr. Ellis and I am extremely satisfied. His staff was great, they went over all the benefits and possible negatives and let me make my choice. <br><br>If you live in the Bay Area go see Dr. Ellis. He has the experience and he will help you make the right choice.
04/08/2013
5 stars 5
Procedure: LASIK Wavefront<br> COST Reasonable and affordable<br> Results Excellent at 9 hours POST OP (will update if this changes)<br><br>I rarely leave Yelp reviews but after reading the negative reviews for Dr. Ellis I was compelled to accurately and fairly describe my surgical experience that I had TODAY! <br> <br>Initially, I was seen in the Walnut Creek office for the first exam and consultation. The process was smooth at that location despite a few hang-ups that are to insignificant to even mention. This was on THURSDAY and I scheduled the surgery for TODAY (04/08/13). <br><br>I was impressed by how qualified Dr. Ellis was in refractive surgery which comforted me in making my final decision to proceed. Given his impressive list of qualifications, there were several other perks along the way and I will try to list them.<br><br>During my pre op time, I had the pleasure to meet with Bobbie, RN and she gave me very detailed instructions on what to expect intra-op and post op. She was concerned with my comfort and provided me with amazing reassurance and VALIUM, thank goodness! I was a bundle of nervous energy! After speaking with her and listening to what she had to say, I was at ease and felt ready. She is a definite true gem in this practice, a real asset! An amazing lady and a pioneer in her field as well! One RN knows another!<br><br>Dr. Ellis was very warm and comforting during my initial encounter with him prior to the surgical procedure. All negative comments written here that were in my mind suddenly vanished. He answered all the questions that I had and he was very patient. In no way did I feel rushed or like he was minimizing the way I was feeling as I was very apprehensive. Granted, he is preforming LASIK everyday but I never felt insignificant. He even allowed my friend/ride to sit in during the procedure. Dr. Ellis was approachable and personable with a good bedside manner. <br><br>Intra-operatively, Joel made things seem to function smoothly. He was explaining everything that I was experiencing and feel as Dr. Ellis was working. He let me know how much time was remaining and what I would experience during that time. This may have been the most reassuring part of the entire day aside from the fact that surgery was at 1:45pm and I can see clearly now without contacts or glasses at 10:00pm. <br><br>Thank you Ellis Eye and Laser!!<br><br>PS. Thank you Bobbie for the Prada, Gucci and Coach products! I have grown to really like them as you said that I would!
03/12/2013
5 stars 5
I wore glasses for eleven years and thanks to Dr. Ellis I now see better than 20/20, i see 20/15!! I would highly recommend the San Jose office. Their staff are so nice especially Marleney and Veronica, they make you feel so welcome and lessen the nervousness of the surgery. Also when you get the procedure done it comes with free chechups even after a year. They truly made my dream come true.
12/30/2012
4 stars 4
I had my LASIK surgery about a month or two ago, and let me say I wanted to punch my brother in the face for telling me "you dont feel anything at all" LOL I'm very sensitive when it comes to my eyes, and I've had my appendix removed, But this was extremely worse, I think it's just the fact of being awake while knowing there is someone messing with your eyeball, but that's just me... The staff was extremely friendly ! especially Bobbi the nurse, she made me feel so comfortable, she let me know how it would feel and what i needed to do after the surgery, she was very very nice ! after the surgery was the worse part, it felt as if there was sand paper mixed with lime juice in my eyes.. just like Bobbi had said it would feel. I went home right away took the pain and sleeping pills and knock out almost instantly, when i woke up the next day i could open my eyes, and was amazed that i could see almost perfectly !! It feels so amazing to be able to wake up and not look like Velma from Scooby Doo asking my Fiance "where are my glasses?" Lol. And Dr. Ellis was very nice with a sense of humor ! not your average doctor he made me feel welcomed, and made me feel secure enough to let him fix my eyes! Over all I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to fix their eye sight, plus I read that Dr. Ellis is EXTREMELY experienced in what he does. which is GREAT ! plus the Great price they have to offer! How can you not come here? =] Thank you Dr. Ellis and your Staff for giving me back my 20/20 eye sight !
10/27/2012
5 stars 5
Today was my "2nd opinion" although I didn't tell Ellis Eye because I wanted them to see me without reservations.<br>Although it was a far drive for me, it was truly worth it!<br>The entire staff were nothing but professional and friendly. In fact, a family had come in for their appointment, sat down, and then decided to leave at the last minute.<br>Whereas I probably would've been peeved that this family took a spot that could've gone to someone who would've stayed, the receptionist was super friendly & just said, "OK, if you change your mind, just give a call!". Wow.<br>The person who had taken my call when I'd made my appointment, came into my room to say a special hello & welcome me to the office!<br>But here's where I was truly impressed...<br>When the doctor came in to see me, after my eyes had been dilated, she was extremely patient, and took her time with me. At NO point did I feel rushed, which is VERY important to me!!<br>It turns out that I am not a candidate for LASIK, but instead PRK.<br>I had been told the same thing at a certain 49'ers doctor ("V" as in "very important doctor") but the difference here was, it was explained to me.<br>Yep, Mr 49'ers just showed me pictures to dumb it down to me & said, this is a candidate's eye....here's yours. You can do PRK. Let me show you to the scheduling room.<br>This doctor took the time to explain it to me. Why it wouldn't work, and why the pain of PRK wouldn't even be worth my tiny amount of corrective vision.<br>Just based on that, if I 'could' do LASIK, I'd do it at Ellis. Really. No, it isn't fancy as others have pointed out, but honesty will get my dollar EVERY time, and it should get yours too.