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

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.
10/17/2012
5 stars 5
20/15 Vision in both eyes, from 20/80, and 20/140. I've had eye injuries before - they weren't a problem. Everything was fully explained, results were great. Procedure was literally in and out in 30 minutes on the day of (you do screenings, and some other things in the days beforehand). <br><br>Do keep to the recommended recovery regime -- just get rest the first couple of days, don't try to "see" everything without glasses, just rest up. My brother didn't, and had to go back for followup procedures. <br><br>Dr. Ellis is great - the nurses are great - everyone polite and kind, and the procedure turned out wonderfully! Completely satisfied, and it's been 5 years. I wish everyone could experience this.
08/02/2012
5 stars 5
Where do I begin? So many great things to say. <br><br>I started having problems with my contacts a couple months before my wedding. I decided to have a consultation because there was no way I was wearing glasses on my wedding day. Besides having to wait longer than expected to be seen, the consultation went well (after that time I never had to wait long again). Everyone at the office was so helpful when I was making my decision whether or not I wanted to move forward. I kept asking "I'm getting married in 30 days, would you do this?!" They reassured me and I decided to do it. My surgery was May 1st and my wedding was June 2nd. <br><br>I had to have epi-lasik but Dr. Ellis did an amazing job. The recovery the first few days was miserable, but they give you sleeping pills and pain meds which makes the time fly haha. By day 4 I was back on my feet. Blurry vision but at least up and about. At my wedding I could see perfectly. My only side effect is dry eyes at night but I put in a cream before I go to bed and don't even notice it. <br><br>Today I am seeing 20/20!!!<br><br>I recently had a problem where I got something stuck in my upper eyelid that was causing severe pain. Not only did they answer our call at 3 AM!! but they saw me as soon as they opened in the morning and Dr.Chen fixed the problem and made me as good as new. They were so helpful, so kind, and so good at what they do. <br><br>I would recommend anyone to them. I am so glad I had the procedure. I see better now than I ever did with contacts or glasses. It's amazing!!<br><br>Not to mention they are the most affordable office in town. 🙂
12/19/2011
5 stars 5
I finally bit the bullet and decided to have my vision corrected by LASIK. When I started researching, the only name that consistently came up was Dr. Ellis. When a coworker had the LASIK done by Dr. Ellis, I decided it was time. So I made an appt. for an evaluation. Found out I was a good candidate and scheduled the surgery for the following week...It was the best decision of my life. After 30 years of wearing glasses and contacts, I'm finally free of them! I can see clearly and I'm loving it! Not only that, but the whole experience was terrific. I just had my 2 month check up and I'm stable. So now I don't have to go back for another 4 months! Everyone at Ellis Eye has been amazing. So wonderful and caring. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ellis for anyone considering this surgery...
11/20/2011
5 stars 5
I completed the Lasik eye surgery earlier this week and I'm very happy not to wear glasses anymore. I had visited a few Lasik surgery places in the bay for evaluation and will say that Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center was certainly the most professional. My experience with Ellis Eye does confirm it and everything went great from start to finish. A special thanks goes to Rocio Hermosillo, the patient councelor, who was extremely cordial & professional! Thanks also off course to Dr Ellis!!Jean-Charles, San Rafael CA