First of all you should know what our LASIK patients have uniformly said about LASIK and our care at Wake Forest University Eye Center. The following are statements that have been said repeatedly by numerous patients…
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 5 minutes per eye.
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 arrive.
“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 T.V. 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.