Hear what patients have to say about Ellis Eye and the IQ Laser Vision family!
I had my ICL surgery done by Dr. Lin 3 days ago, and I am really happy that I have made the right decision. The whole process starting from the consultation, prep work, numerous exams till the surgery was thorough but painless and well executed.First of all, I live in Dublin, CA and had to fly in and had the surgery done in Rowland Heights. During my consultation session in Dublin, Amber Li ran some exams and patiently walked my through my options (in which ICL was my only option due to my cornea thickness and high prescription). From the consultation experience, I can already tell the difference between IQ Vision and those that I consult with before. They are really thorough to ensure everything is done right. Up till the surgery, Dr. Lin's associates (Dr. Tran and Dr. Feng) in Cupertino had been explaining things and running exams on me to prep me up for the surgery and ensure things and measurements are correct. Thanks a lot for that as I feel assured that they exercised due diligence to ensure my surgery was done right.I flied in the day before surgery day and lived in Best Western Inn hotel right across the surgery center (less than 5 mins walk), which is convenient. On the surgery day (and the ICL surgery always starts around 8:30am), they ran some tests again prior to the surgery and you will take some pills to deal with potential pain and eye pressure. The surgery itself (done by Dr. Lin) actually took like 5-10 mins per one eye and I was amazed by how painless it was (literally I didn't feel like anything was being cut or pinched during the process :)). After that, the doctors ran more exams to ensure the surgery was done right and I was done at around 11:30am.I went back to the hotel and took a sleeping pill and nap for about 6 hours, and when I wake up, I could already tell the difference in my vision. You will find text in a cell phone (something close) blurry but you can see something pretty clear on tv (a bit further). However, I didn't feel any pain at all in my eyes. In fact, I watched tv till 11pm before I took another eye pressure pill (as instructed) and slept through the night with the protective plastic patch they provided you after the surgery.When I wake up the next morning, the vision had become even better. The blurry vision on close things was gone, and I was also able to see everything up close pretty clear. After that I went for my post surgery checkup and the Dr. Lin did more exams to ensure things are still good and I flied back to SF after that.The surgery is really life changing. I had very bad vision prior, but I can really see things now without worrying where my glasses are and do outdoor sports without having to worry about how to deal with glasses. And all that thanks to Dr Lin, Dr. Tran, Dr Feng, Amber Li and all the staff who had been prepping and finally executing the surgery. The idea of having a surgery on your eye might be worrying, but after going through it myself, I realized that it is the same or better than the experience that I had when I skydive, which is, it is actually much safer than you thought, as long as you follow instructions before and after, and more importantly, enjoy the view after that. For that, I really recommend IQ Vision.
It's been almost a year since my PRK procedure. My vision is stable. I left a yelp review shortly after I had my procedure if anyone reading this is interested in my experience with PRK. Been going to the follow-up appointments to monitor the health of my eyes. The staff is genuinely looking after you. I can't recommend this place enough.
The whole staff is absolutely attentive to the patient needs. Its scary to have surgery, specially someone messing with your eyes. Best choice Ive made!
James B (JB)
I couldnt be happier with the entire process from the very first consult, the procedure itself, and even up through the follow up visits. Excellent staff, customer service, and skill!
The Westminster office of IQ Laser Vision is amazing! Their entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Christina at the front desk greeted me by name each time I walked in after my first appointment.When I came in for a second visit with both of my kids, ages 8 and 5 who can be a handful, Josie offered them hot coco and cookies and Christina brought out Connect 4 for them to play with while I was being seen.Both Christine and Dr Nguyen helped explain all my options and were very friendly, genuine, and knowledgeable in taking care of all my questions and made it a wonderful experience.Dr Lin who performed my surgery was also very friendly and made me feel at ease during the whole operation.I had very terrible vision at -11 and a high astigmatism. I decided to go with the SMILE procedure and today, the next day, I'm seeing 20/20 and have no pain or irritation at all and they tell me thing will only improve over the next few weeks.I'm absolutely thrilled to have perfect vision so quickly and painlessly less then 24 hrs after getting my procedure done.If you're on the fence about getting your vision corrected I would make an appointment at the Westminster IQ Laser Vision office today!