Evans, O.D. - "I
am an optometrist with over fourteen years in practice in the
Albany/Berkeley area, and I have been nearsighted all my life,
having worn glasses
since the second grade. My LASIK eye correction was performed
by Dr. Severin over a year ago, and I would like to share the
You may want to know why I considered LASIK. As an optometrist
intensely involved in helping to develop the most advanced care
of refractive disorders and in co-management of laser correction.
I had examined post-LASIK patients with previous correction much
greater than my own. I had begun to appreciate the excellent
outcomes, the minimal side effects, and the change in people's
lives. The improvement over the older Radial Keratotomy (RK)
procedure was striking.
As I observed, the post-procedure care
revealed excellent results with relatively quick healing and few
side effects. I have observed
no one with a poor visual outcome from the surgeons with whom
My own life is different now in that so many activities go
much more smoothly, and the quality of my life experiences
is greatly enhanced. I can see well all the time and the quality
of my vision is so much better than with glasses or contact
lenses with all their disadvantages. If you have a high prescription,
I don't need to tell you all the activities that are so much
less a problem for me now, such as showering, driving at night,
swimming, snorkeling, and waking up in the night just to name
looks much clearer and brighter than ever before. As a skin care
and color cosmetic
consultant, it is a joy to be able to see, to put on eye make-up,
and to show off my eyes"
to surgery, I was very anxious. Dr. Severin and his staff were
very thorough before and
during the surgery telling me exactly what to expect. This made
things go very smooth and made me less anxious.
I really did not
have any negative side effects. The whole experience was wonderful
and I'm glad I did it and especially glad Dr. Severin
performed the procedure.
|"The results of this procedure
have been fantastic!"
" Swimming, reading, golf, tennis
- now I can do it all with glasses or contacts."
won't believe how easy and fast this happens."
|Florence Deloso -
Lasik, I was 12 diopters, ...(and) am now 20/20 in one eye and
the other. What a HUGE difference a few seconds made - I can
see what time it is, ... put on and take off makeup, etc...without
reaching for my glasses or putting on my contact lenses...It's
the many little things that are still so exciting to me...Doctor
Severin and his staff were very professional and personable...they
made me feel very comfotable and attended to my every need."
|"I never realized how much time
and money I was spending on contacts and eye care products until
now that I no longer need them."
Norma M. Kropelnicki
Jaime de Beers - "I
don't know how to put in words how right it feels without glasses
and how easy it is to suddenly realize, no more packing solutions,
extra glasses, etc., to wear my hair back completely off of my
face and not feel like an owl peering out at the world, to see
the leaves on the trees first thing in the morning and the shingles
of the roof next door, to wake up in the middle of the night
and not trip over anything (like the cat) on my way to the bathroom,
to snuggle up with someone in bed and see my toes next to theirs,
to paint my toenails and actually paint just the nails, to reach
for the right bottle (shampoo vs. conditioner) in a hotel shower
because I can actually read the bottle, to fall asleep watching
TV because I don't have to worry about rolling over on my glasses,
to put on a motorcycle helmet without embedding the ear piece
my glasses to the side of my head, not to have dry eyes and to
read and look up at the same time and see everything!
I can go on
and on as you can tell, but I read those other testimonials and
they seem so mature and important - mine are all the little
things that I think are just important to me..."
|Sarah Kim -
a third year law student, reading and studying for long periods
of time caused my
eyes to feel dry and irritated with contact lenses. Since my
LASIK procedure, I enjoy a new sense of freedom. Now I see the
without any obstruction. Activities like swimming, traveling,
skiing, etc. are so much more enjoyable. Today, I confidently
exploring the world through perfected vision."
Tsui - "This program changed my life 100%. The
entire procedure took less than a few minutes and costs less
than an luxurious vacation. I did not need to think twice before
this decision. The benefits started the minute I walked out of
the surgery. I am more confident now than over the past 30 years
when I had to wear my glasses."