First of all you should know what our
LASIK patients have uniformly said about LASIK and our care at Wake
Forest Baptist Health Eye Center.
The most common
“complaint” we hear is, “I wish I would have done this sooner.” By far,
most patients find LASIK to be very easy and comfortable, with little or
no time off of work. It doesn’t hurt and only takes about five minutes per
Another common statement is, “It’s easier than getting
your teeth cleaned.” Most people have anxiety when it comes to surgery,
especially eye surgery. The truth is we have been able to get every
patient through the procedure, no matter how nervous they are when they
“This is the best money I have every spent for myself. I
would have been happy to pay double.” Patient satisfaction is extremely
high with LASIK and buyer’s remorse is extremely low. Having a
lifetime of better vision has been money well spent when compared to a
new plasma TV or a computer or furniture.
“LASIK ranks with one of my life-altering events, like getting married or having children.”
My name is Jack Stepp. I'm a certified
ophthalmic technician with approximately 17 years experience in
ophthalmology. At present I have personally been involved in a little
over 6,000 laser and refractive procedures.
Over the years I have had the opportunity
to have LASIK surgery by other surgeons I've worked with but have
declined for reasons of comfort with the particular surgeon. After I had
the opportunity to work with Dr. Walter and assist him with his
surgeries by acting as scrub technician and laser engineer, I knew he
was the surgeon I wanted to perform my surgery.
I had LASIK surgery with Dr. Walter in
April of 2004 and have been extremely satisfied with my results. I now
can see 20/15 in both eyes without glasses or contacts. I only wish I
could have worked with him earlier in my career. I've worked with the
"specialists" before; Dr. Walter is a true specialist. I feel Dr. Walter
should be the standard with which other surgeons should be measured.