"Dr. Maloney's Staff was Calming and Reassuring"
Last updated 11 months ago
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I had Lasik at Maloney Vision Institute 3 weeks ago and am so pleased with the results.
I had worn glasses since I was 5 years old, and my vision and astigmatism were so bad that contacts didn't work too well for me. For years I had thought about getting Lasik, but was afraid it wouldn't be an option for me because of my extreme astigmatism. My optometrist, Dr. Melamed, referred me to Dr. Maloney for a consultation and assured me that Dr. Maloney would not agree to do Lasik on me if I was not a good candidate.
During my consultation Dr. Maloney and his team spent almost 3 hours taking measurements and double-checking my prescription. Dr. Maloney was upfront about the potential risk of halos and glare at night, due to my astigmatism, but assured me I was a good candidate for Lasik.
I scheduled the procedure for 3 weeks later, and in the meantime became a bit apprehensive about the possibility of severe halos and glare and night. (I didn't want to have difficulty driving at night.) I called Dr. Maloney's office 3 or 4 times with specific questions about my apprehensions and they got back to me in a timely and helpful manner.
The day of the procedure, I was nervous. Dr. Maloney's staff was calming and reassuring. They even let my husband come into the operating room with me. The procedure itself had some uncomfortable elements. (I don't know anyone who would be comfortable with plastic cups in their eye.) I felt no pain, however, and it was over in what seemed like less than 10 minutes.
Dr. Maloney called later that night, checking in to see how I was doing, which I thought was a nice touch.
The next morning, I went in for a follow-up appointment (which I drove myself to), and Dr. Maloney tested my eyes. I now have 20/15 vision. Incredible. This is someone who couldn't read the large digital alarm clock next to my bed! And as for the nighttime halos and glare: It's apparent and noticeable, but not debilitating, certainly, and I can absolutely drive at night. I am also told they should decrease in the next few weeks.
In short, this is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I should have done it sooner.
If you live anywhere near the LA area, Dr. Maloney is the one to see for Lasik. No need to look anywhere else. His years of experience and professionalism made putting my trust in him easy and his personal touches made the experience wonderful. I highly recommend him.
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