LASIK Patient Stories
At Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center, our goal is to provide you with as much information possible in order to make an informed decision about your life-changing vision correction procedure. We invite you to read or watch testimonials from our patients who have shared their story with us.
Fort Worth resident Jess Fay relies heavily on having sharp vision in her job as a graphic designer at a marketing firm in Colleyville, Texas. “I was frustrated with my poor vision and didn’t want to hassle with glasses and contacts anymore,” she said. “I’m only 22 and my vision was so bad, I couldn’t see my alarm clock or phone that was only a foot away.”
Jess knew about LASIK vision correction because her mom had it done and said it was one of the best decisions she had ever made. “Obviously for me as a 22 year old, the biggest obstacle in my mind was money,” said Jess. “Since I recently graduated from college and I am just starting in my career, I need to save as much money as possible. And because LASIK is not essential, I felt like it could wait.”
But when Jess looked more closely into the possibility of having LASIK, met with a patient liaison at Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center, and found out that affordable financing is available, there was no turning back. “I knew at that point that I had to get my poor vision not only fixed, but cured,” she said.
Dr. Kelly Frasier was Jess’s LASIK surgeon. “Dr. Frasier had a calming and comforting presence throughout the entire procedure,” she said. “He reassured me with his confidence by explaining every step to me while he performed the surgery.”
Jess was surprised at how quickly she recovered from the procedure. “Just like that, I had perfect vision within one day! And the fast recovery allowed me to get back to my daily activities with no pain or side effects. Every morning, I am reminded LASIK was definitely a great decision. When I wake up, I don’t have to reach for or find anything. I simply open my eyes and I can see perfectly.”
When asked if having LASIK has helped her in her profession as a graphic artist, Jess could not say enough! “Yes!” she gushed. “In my work, I stare at multiple screens all day. Before LASIK, at the end of the day, my vision was blurry and caused bad headaches. Now, my vision is sharp 24/7 no matter what I look at or the amount of time I look at it.”
Jess is so passionate about the positive results she has experienced since her LASIK procedure that she loves to talk to anyone about it. “For anyone who is on the fence about LASIK like I was, I would tell them that it was the best decision and I would not hesitate to do it again,” she said.
“I was under the impression that LASIK would be too expensive and a daunting procedure that would require me to take several days off of work in order to recover. However, as I started to ask about it, I was impressed by the testimonials I heard from other people who had it. My number one question I had for everyone was whether or not the procedure and recovery was painful. To my surprise, not one person said that it was. I learned more about the procedure itself and was told that I could return to work the very next day. After speaking with multiple people, I finally decided that I would take the plunge.
I could not be happier with my decision to have LASIK. I had been considering LASIK for several years because I am heavily active in Ultimate Frisbee and captained an elite team here in the Dallas area. Wearing contacts while playing really bothered my eyes throughout the season due to the dirt and dust in the air while on the field. By the end of games, my eyes would be red and irritated from the dirt rubbing against my contacts. Now that I have had LASIK, I no longer have that issue while playing. However, the most rewarding part of having LASIK is the simple fact that when I wake up in the morning I no longer have to reach for my glasses to see. Having recently had LASIK, I must admit that I am still in the “is this real” phase.
I cannot begin to thank Dr. Evangelista and the entire staff at Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center for making my experience a great one. I strongly believe that many people have the wrong impression about LASIK, as I did before I spoke with the staff at Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center. I will be forever grateful to the staff that helped educate me on the expense of LASIK, the procedure, and the recovery.”
“I wore contacts and glasses for 15 years, and it feels awesome not to have to worry about them any longer. In fact, I have better vision after Blade-Free LASIK than I did when I wore glasses. What more could I want from my procedure?
“The team at Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center helped me finance my procedure and made it very affordable for me. When I shopped around, Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center was the most affordable for the technology and surgical experience, and they were the friendliest too! It was a win-win for me!”
“I was 23 years old, and getting LASIK was the first thing I spent my money on after graduating college. This was the best thing I ever did! I was tired of losing my contacts, and my eyes were always dry and red.
For those who are hesitant, Eric offers this motivational wisdom about the LASIK experience, “Just do it! It’s life changing, and the freedom you feel is unbelievable!”
“On my first visit to Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center, they were welcoming and happy to see me. They weren’t trying to sell me anything and were encouraging. Their team was very thorough in all of their testing. They spent a lot of time with me and did not rush me through the process — I always felt really comfortable.
“My vision is currently 20/20. I have never in my whole life seen 20/20, and it’s amazing to be able to see small print and read street signs. I even have amazing night vision!”
“I hunt, I fish, and I’m an avid bow hunter, which requires me to be able to see very, very well. By having the surgery done by Dr. Evangelista, it really helped me out a LOT being able to focus and see clearly.
“Being able to sit up in a tree and see an animal 200 yards away without glasses is AWESOME. I’m absolutely glad I did it.”