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It’s your turn for laser cataract surgery. Who do you choose? A patient’s letter to us.

We get feedback from our patients, but some of our favorites come from our friends.

Robert Watson, the owner of Patient Education Concepts, could have gone to over 8,000 ophthalmologists when it came time to have HIS femtosecond laser cataract surgery. He came to us. Click on this blog to read his touching letter and learn about cataract surgery after having had refractive surgery (like LASIK, RK) earlier in life!

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“The world is a much brighter place now” – Laser Cataract Patient shares her surgery experience

Before surgery, Ms. Janet had bad distance vision and did not drive at night anymore because the glare was bothering her so much. She said the lens in her left eye was so thick it made her look like “Mr. McGoo”!
These glasses were the icing on the cake for Ms. Janet, and she then decided, this isn’t going to work. She quickly made an appointment with our office to come in for a cataract evaluation.

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There should be a reward at the end…I don’t ask for much, just NO GLASSES! A Laser Cataract Surgery Experience

Luckily when Ms. Boswell arrived at our office, she found she was not suffering from a corneal disease, but was experiencing vision loss from maturing cataracts.

She describes that her vision was fuzzy on the edges and she complained about seeing badly at the end of the day due to her eyes being tired. She would have to put on her glasses at night.

Ms. Boswell has worn glasses since she was 7 years old. She got fitted for contacts at 15 years old. Read more to hear this patient’s entire story after YEARS of eye correction!

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The Importance of Bedside Manner

Ms. Nancy Hamner saw her regular eye doctor every year in the beautiful Woodlands, Texas. As the mother of an optometrist, her vision was always something she considered and took good care of. She started to notice she couldn’t see street signs the same, but her vision issues didn’t seem really serious until she went on her yearly summer road trip with her husband in their motor home.

Usually considered the co-pilot, Ms. Hamner found she could not read the street signs to her husband while he was driving the motor home, not even during the day…

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“The World wasn’t bright anymore and I’m used to the world being bright” – a Life changed by Laser Cataract Surgery

You would be surprised at how many patients who have been diagnosed with a cataract stop driving at night completely. Or even scarier, the number of them that try to drive by taking back roads or just drive extremely slowly on main roads.

For Ms. Judy Jackson, she took the safer road, although she didn’t like it. “I did not trust my Night Vision at all, and just stopped driving at night completely.” Read below for more on Judy’s Laser Cataract Surgery Experience.

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The Importance of “caring and expertise” during Laser Cataract Surgery – a Patient Experience

We can explain how important it is to have a surgeon who cares about your outcomes, we can also explain to you as a patient what it feels like to have the proper support from office staff during a surgery or procedure that can truly affect your vision such as laser cataract surgery. However, our explanation is nowhere close to how it sounds through one of our actual patient’s words. Those of you who have a loved one who is having vision problems, or looking into laser cataract surgery, or any eye surgery for that matter, please read below and share it with them.

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“Even my son’s face looked different”: Laser Cataract Life Altering Surgery with Dr. Stephen Slade & Dr. Rick Baker

As Dr. Baker summed it all up, “Wow. Some days are better than others.”

There are patient stories about surgery and then there are stories that bring you to tears and change your day. This is one of those. He brought tears to our own doctors eyes the day after his surgery. He brought tears to my eyes as he was standing outside of work this morning and sharing this. And after you look at the amount of patients Drs. Slade & Baker have treated over the years, you will learn, this only happens with a powerful story like this one.

READ THE FULL INCREDIBLE STORY!

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LASER CATARACT SURGERY – A Patient’s Perspective

We all know that we usually do not provide reviews for restaurants, doctors’ offices, stores, etc. unless we are unhappy or had a bad experience. So you know when someone takes the time to write about you, it’s because it must’ve been great!

Last night we were left an amazing review by an amazing patient. Thank you Travis, we love hearing from patients like you and we truly appreciate you taking your valuable time to share your experience! Congratulations on your bionic eye!

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