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LASIK Patient Penny:

Laser Vision Correction Patient Mark

Describe your eyesight and the limitations before LASIK:
20/70 vision. Difficult time reading street signs while driving, menus at fast food restaurants, powerpoint presentations on projectors

What made you reach the point of decision to have LASIK?
Frustration with sight limitations

What was your biggest fear going into LASIK?
The unknown

How was that fear overcome?
Confidence in eye doctor

Describe your eyesight and the freedom you experience after LASIK: 
Perfect! Great to see everything even better than my friends & Family. I sometimes feel guilty I can see so well

How would you say LASIK has changed your life?
No longer have difficulty seeing anything or asking someone to read something for me

If someone asked you if you would recommend LASIK what would you say?
It’s worth it. Recovery isn’t bad at all.

Why did you chose Vold Vision for your procedure?
Credibility/confidence in eye doctor

Do you feel the cost is worth the benefits?
Definitely

If you had it to do over again, would you have had LASIK sooner?
Yes

Laser Vision Correction Patients Kristin & Andrew L:

Describe your eyesight and the limitations before Laser Vision Correction:

Kristin: Before, I have worn glasses since I was in 3rd grade. My eyesight was really bad and it got worse as the years progressed. I could never enjoy activities or sports as a young kid without worrying if my glasses would fall off or break (On several occasion they were damaged, stepped on, or broken). As a young adult I struggled with contacts and caring for my eyes properly. I often fell asleep with them in or wouldn’t change them out like I should. As I got older I gave up the hassle of contacts for special occasions and went back to wearing glasses. Again, It meant I couldn’t swim/shower and see at the same time. I couldn’t go on vacation without making sure I had cases, solution, and contacts. It was just an extra hassle.

Why did you decide to have Laser Vision Correction?

Kristin: My husband, the brave one of the two of us, got [Laser Vision Correction] last year at Vold Vision and couldn’t stop raving about how awesome it was. I was jealous and he survived, lol, so I had to see for myself what the fuss was all about. 

Describe your eyesight and the freedom you experience after Laser Vision Correction:

Kristin: I can wake up and start my day without looking for glasses or putting on contacts. I can swim underwater and see! Even something as simple as taking a shower and being able to see is amazing. 

How would you say Laser Vision Correction has changed your life?

Kristin: I feel like I traded a broken and old pair of eyes in for brand new ones! 

If someone asked you if you would recommend Laser Vision Correction what would you say?

Kristin: I would definitely recommend [Laser Vision Correction] to anyone who asked. It is freeing to have your eyesight without the hassle and reoccurring cost of corrective lenses. 

Why did you chose Vold Vision for your procedure?

Kristin: Because I have heard about the pain, discomfort and differences of having the procedure done by others in the area and everyone that talked to me about the procedure at Vold, including, my husband assured me of the ease and recovery involved. I got to see my husbands recovery first hand and he was up and running again after 4-5 days recovery [LASEK] and rest with no pain and mild discomfort during the period of time.

Do you feel the cost is worth the benefits?

Kristin: Absolutely!

luxIf you had it to do over again, would you have had Laser Vision Correction sooner?

Kristin: Definitely! I am grateful that I am young and have many more years to enjoy my new eyes but how much more of my youth would I have enjoyed had I made the decision sooner!?

My husband received LASEK here 18 months ago and I just did it last Thursday. At a week out I felt like I had swapped out old eyes for brand new ones! Where you go really matters. I was never one who would consider this type of procedure because of nervousness and I definitely wouldn’t have trusted anyone else but our Vold Vision family with my vision! The doctors Vold and McFarland, Christine, the nurses, and the front desk staff are all the best. Knowledgeable, Personable, friendly, and will help anyway they can! As someone who has worn glasses since I was 9, almost 20 years I am so grateful to have made this decision!  Thank you guys!

Laser Vision Correction Patient Jay T:

Describe your eyesight and the limitations before Laser Vision Correction:

Basically, legally blind. -6.5+ on both sides.

Why did you decide to have Laser Vision Correction?

Wanted it forever.

Describe your eyesight and the freedom you experience after Laser Vision Correction:

Epic. Better than perfect eyesight. Colors are even more vivid. Contrast/focus from near to far sight happens quicker, making driving soooo much easier.

How would you say Laser Vision Correction has changed your life?

Improved across the board. Has been a miracle to see my alarm clock when I wake up in the morning. No more contacts or glasses!

If someone asked you if you would recommend Laser Vision Correction what would you say?

I do, every day. Best thing I’ve done for myself.

Why did you chose Vold Vision for your procedure?

Local business and a great sale at the time. Epic service before, during, and after the procedure. Everyone I dealt with was amazing.

Do you feel the cost is worth the benefits?

All day, every day.

If you had it to do over again, would you have had Laser Vision Correction sooner?

Yes. In a heartbeat.

Laser Vision Correction Patient Will R:

WillRothDescribe your eyesight and the limitations before Laser Vision Correction:
I got glasses when I was in the first grade. I wore glasses every day until I got contacts in the sixth grade. Contacts were fine but I could not wear them all day. Plus, allergy sufferers and contacts are not a good mix. Especially in the spring. I battled through glasses and contacts until I was 27. That’s more than 20 years of glasses and contacts. The two things that I struggled with the most were traveling and playing sports. It was such a hassle wearing glasses/contacts for those two events. I also hated not being able to wear sunglasses when I was wearing my glasses. I spend a lot of time outdoors so the lack of sunglasses was a definite problem.

Why did you decide to have Laser Vision Correction?
I finally asked myself, “what are you waiting on?”

Describe your eyesight and the freedom you experience after Laser Vision Correction:
Waking up and being able to see is so refreshing. My vision is better than it ever has been.

How would you say Laser Vision Correction has changed your life?
Lasek has changed my life because I now never even think about my eyesight. That is a huge compliment. I used to always be thinking about whether or not I was going to wear my glasses or contacts…if I was traveling making sure I had enough contact solution…etc… etc… Now, I go days and weeks without ever thinking about my eyes or my eyesight. And that is a huge compliment to the lasek procedure.

If someone asked you if you would recommend Laser Vision Correction what would you say?
I get it that having a surgery on your eyes is not a minor event. Our eyes are so vital to our lives. It makes total sense to have some apprehension about lasek. But once you have the testing done…and once you find out if you are a candidate…then you should be fully confident in this procedure.

Why did you chose Vold Vision for your procedure?
I found great comfort in knowing that Dr Vold has done more lasek than anyone in Arkansas. Plus, they are the official eye care providers of the Arkansas Razorbacks!!!

Do you feel the cost is worth the benefits?
Absolutely! This procedure is life changing!

If you had it to do over again, would you have had Laser Vision Correction sooner?
Yes, looking back on it I often laugh about all those years I struggled with contacts and glasses. I was fighting a battle that could have been easily resolved. And, thanks to Vold Vision, now it is.

Laser Vision Correction Patient Jeremy:

JeremyRDescribe your eyesight and the limitations before Laser Vision Correction:

I was in the 3rd grade when I started wearing glasses and from that point on I essentially could not function without glasses. If I took my glasses off I saw nothing but a blurry blob of colors. I could not make out what objects were that were beyond an arm’s reach. In the 7th grade I started wearing contacts, but contacts were always very uncomfortable and caused my eyes to be irritated so that forced me into wearing my glasses a vast majority of the time.

Why did you decide to have Laser Vision Correction?

I finally got tired of waiting for the “perfect” time to have the surgery and was ready to spend the prime years of my life with my wife and three children without the need for glasses and contacts.

Describe your eyesight and the freedom you experience after Laser Vision Correction:

I now function with wonderful vision on a daily basis and never think of glasses or contacts. It truly is like being set free from the prison of glasses and contacts.

How would you say Laser Vision Correction has changed your life?

I no longer fumble around for glasses when waking up in the morning or the middle of the night just so I can see how to walk to the kitchen or bathroom. When I wake up, I see, and it really is wonderful! I am a high school basketball official in my spare time and I no longer have to worry about a contact falling out or about carrying extra contacts with me – or worse yet, wearing my glasses while officiating and setting myself up to be called a blind zebra! In short, I now have the freedom to do any activity I want and I do not have to agonize over the decision of whether to wear glasses or contacts.

If someone asked you if you would recommend Laser Vision Correction what would you say?

A resounding YES! Why toil in the abyss of glasses and contacts one more day than you have to.

Why did you chose Vold Vision for your procedure?

The relatively inexpensive cost of the surgery and the chance to have the surgery free by attending the evening consultation. After the fact, I would recommend Vold Vision to others because of their outstanding post-surgery care. Every question or concern I have had after the surgery has been handled quickly and professionally, and every appointment I have had to make has been worked to fit my schedule and the two hour drive to the clinic that I have to make.

Do you feel the cost is worth the benefits?

Absolutely…  to never pick up my glasses again or even worse, put the much despised contacts in my eyes has been worth every penny. Plus, it is interest free for a year – you cannot beat that!

If you had it to do over again, would you have had Laser Vision Correction sooner?

Yes! I was 32 when I had the surgery and I wish I would have done it a decade ago.

Laser Vision Correction Patient LaKeshia:

Why did you decide to have Laser Vision Correction?

I had been researching getting [Laser Vision Correction] for about 10 years before actually deciding to have the procedure.  What helped me make my final decision was my co-worker.  He had been experiencing serious issues with his eyes due to a history of retina detaches and cataracts.  One day he came to work and no longer was wearing his eyeglasses.  When I inquired, he informed me that Dr. Vold had performed his procedure and that he no longer needed his glasses.  To myself, I thought, if my co-worker could be cured, I knew I was going to be OK.  Also, I was running out of contacts and didn’t really want to continue purchasing.  These two factors are what helped me make my final decision to have this procedure done by Dr. Vold.

 Describe your eyesight and the freedom you experience after Laser Vision Correction:

I had  worn glasses since the first grade.  I was one of those children who faked her eye exam because I really wanted glasses.  As I grew older, my vision worsened and i was very dependent on my glasses / contacts. My vision was so bad, I wasn’t able to see the anything unless I had it right up to my face.  Even the ‘E’ that the doctors shows during my exam was blurry.  I knew at that moment it had gotten bad and that I needed to stop procrastinating and just take the leap.  

 How would you say Laser Vision Correction has changed your life?

Being able to wake up and able to see with out being dependent on glasses or contacts is AMAZING.  Not having to worry about your glasses fogging up when you walk outside definitely is a wonderful experience.  Jumping in the pool and actually being able to see underwater is pure bliss.

 If someone asked you if you would recommend Laser Vision Correction what would you say?

If someone were to ask me about my procedure, and many have, I ask they why haven’t they already signed up for it.

 Why did you chose Vold Vision for your procedure?

A co-worker of mine just had a procedure to remove a cataract and insert a lens into his eye.  When he came back to work with no glasses on, I knew it was a miracle.  Dr. Vold had did what I thought was impossible.  I still give my co-worker a hard time about that.  I told him that Dr. Vold and Jesus have similarities.  He can help the blind man see.  My co-worker didn’t think that was funny but I told him it was a sign from God.  

 Do you feel the cost is worth the benefits? 

The cost of having this procedure done in AR is definitely one of the most cost friendly.  This procedure in Atlanta, where I lived prior to moving to Arkansas, would have cost me approximately $2000 more.

 If you had it to do over again, would you have had Laser Vision Correction sooner?  

Had I known that this procedure was going to be this easy, I definitely would have had the procedure done sooner. 

LASEK Patient Ashley S:

attachmentWhy did you decide to have LASEK?
“I wanted to inquire about the procedure and the costs incurred. I have been told I would and would not be able to receive lasek eye surgery by different optometrists, so I was unsure if I would even be a candidate for the procedure.”

What was your vision like before you had LASEK?
“My vision was AWFUL! Nearsighted, a -10.5 at my worst along with astigmatism.”

What were your biggest limitations before LASEK?
“Waking up and opening my eyes and being able to see anything, reading books, getting dry eyes, especially if I had to stay up and study late at night, also my prescription was so bad that my contacts and glasses were special order so I couldn’t just walk into the optometrists office and grab a box of contacts.”

How would you say LASEK has changed your life?
“I can see more clearly than I have ever seen with glasses or contacts.”

What is your biggest new freedom you’ve experience after LASEK?
“No more taking out contacts and putting them in daily.”

What activities do you enjoy most after LASEK?
“Exercising without my contacts drying out.”

Do you recommend LASEK to your friends & family?
“100% Absolutely!”

Why did you choose Vold Vision for LASEK?
“[Vold Vision has] an awesome reputation and have lived up to it though their advanced technology and skills by delivering me perfect eyesight.”

Is your new vision worth the cost of LASEK?
“…yes!… All the money spent on contacts and glasses over time outweighs the cost of what you would pay to receive Lasek.”

Knowing the freedom of clear vision now, would you have LASEK sooner if you could go back in time?
“Yes, A million times!”

Testimonials

I decided to have LASEK… What a world of difference!

“Thank God for Dr. Vold and the staff at Vold Vision!! I have worn glasses since I was 10 and contacts since I was 14. Activities that I love to do were limited because I had to make sure that there was not wind or dust to irritate my eyes. When traveling I always had to make sure that I had glasses, solution, extra lenses and cases (I’m sure I don’t need to tell anyone how fun it is to travel on airplanes with liquids) and at every place that I spent a large amount of time I had to have extra supplies. My husband had LASEK in January by Dr. Vold, and seeing how the doctors and staff cared for him and how happy he was with the procedure, I decided to have LASEK in March. What a world of difference! Pre-op was easy, glasses for ten days, and vitamins (which I already took anyway!) Post-op was easy too, vitamins and eye drops. I took a couple days off work and life is grand! I am enjoying things like running, swimming, bicycling, and other activities without having to worry about my contacts! My son had LASEK in May and my other son is counting the days until he can have the procedure also. The office and staff have been phenomenal, friendly and helpful on every level. Thank you Vold Vision!”

Kitty M.

I should have done this [LASEK] 5 years ago

“Thank you Dr. Vold and everybody at Vold Vision. I typically don’t do the whole Dr. thing but when I saw how easy the initial scan was, I figured I could do this. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was in the 3rd grade, I wore contacts through parts of High School and College, but they were not working as well for me now that I was in my 40’s. I am an avid motorcycle rider and having to wear sunglasses over my glasses not my idea of comfortable. Dr. Mcfarland and Dr. Vold are definitely at the top of their field. The initial eye exam was as thorough as any I had previously had. The actual procedure was quick and easier than I thought it would be. The first week after surgery was a bit of a challenge, but the staff was very helpful and helped me see how my vision was progressing. I now enjoy, swimming, riding my motorcycle and wearing “normal” sunglasses. I still look at my alarm clock every morning when I wake up amazed that I can see it. I still try to take my glasses off when I get in the shower. I should have done this 5 years ago. Again, thank you very much Dr. Vold and everyone at Vold Vision.”

Randy M.

We love your… uplifting environment

“I am so impressed!… WE are both so thankful to VoldVision for your team’s eye care provided to date….WE love your firms ‘can do’ and ultra positive attitude all in an uplifting environment that is immediately felt when one steps foot into your facility.”

Philip M.

Why didn’t I do this [LASEK] earlier?

“For Lasek surgery…. I’m not sure there’s a better place to get this done. I walked in and got to see a live procedure done, talked with patients that had it done, Dr. Vold and Dr. McFarland , they explained everything and what to expect. I even visited NZ online casino list on onlinecasinokiwi.com!
 I’m now not wearing glasses and loving it! I used my FSA for payment.. Take advantage of this early so you won’t say to yourself, “Why didn’t I do this earlier??”

Vold Vision Patient

The staff at Vold Vision could not be better.

“Dr. Vold performed LASEK surgery on me in November of 2014. I immediately noticed a huge improvement to my vision. I had the procedure done on a Thursday. I was back to work by Monday, and driving on my own by Tuesday. My sensitivity to sunlight lasted about 30 days, and sensitivity to nighttime lighting (headlights, streetlights, etc) lasted about 60 days. Within 30 days from my surgery, my vision was at 20/20. I recently had my 90 day check up and my vision is 20/15, and I scored a couple of a bonus points on the 20/10 line.  Ive never been able to see this well without glasses or contacts. I still am surprised at how my vision has increased. The procedure itself lasted about 10 minutes, and was painless. There was some mild discomfort at times, but nothing I would equate to pain. The majority of which was the two days following my procedure. The staff at Vold Vision could not be better. They answered all my questions, and have always been available to me when I needed them. In short, I don’t have a negative thing to say about my experience and would recommend it to anyone.’’

Vold Vision Patient

I could not be happier!

“Vold Vision A+! I have been a patient at Vold Vision for one year. I was first introduced to Vold Vision when I suffered a severely scratched eye. Dr. McFarland diagnosed the injury immediately and I was fully healed in a couple days. About 8 months later, I decided to have LASEK done. I knew immediately the doctor I planned to use, Vold Vision. I had total faith in their ability, service and dedication to my procedure. The doctor and staff were 100% accurate on explaining the operation, what to expect and the healing process. All I did was follow their guidance, which was simple, take vitamins and follow the eye drops schedule. I am seeing 20/15 and my eyes continue to get better each day. If you are considering LASEK, I highly recommend attending the after hours event, you get to watch a live procedure and talk to Dr. Vold about the LASEK procedure. So, if you want to get rid of glasses and contacts, call Vold Vision! I could not be happier! I am amazed at the outcome!”

Vold Vision Patient

Best thing I ever did.

“I had monovision LASEK done because I am both near and far sighted. I love not wearing glasses anymore. It didn’t hurt at all and was way faster than I thought it would be! Best thing I ever did.”

Vold Vision Patient

 “The best thing I did for myself in a long long time.”

Vold Vision Patient

I will forever be grateful for this.

“It has been a week since I had a life-changing experience called LASEK surgery! Thank you so much again and again Dr. Vold for your kindness and generosity. I will be forever grateful for this. May God bless you and your team more.”

Vold Vision Patient

The people at Vold Vision are so friendly & will make you feel totally comfortable.

“If you have ever thought about LASEK, you owe it to yourself to check it out. I took my fiancé to one of the after hours deals, I turned out not a candidate but she was and it was amazing. The people at Vold vision are so friendly and will make you feel totally comfortable. Thank you Christin, Dr. Vold and Dr. McFarland.”

Vold Vision Patient

Seriously the best decision I’ve made.

“Seriously the best decision I’ve made [LASEK]… No glasses for me!! No surprises… they told me exactly what to expect. They took a scary moment for me and make me feel comfortable knowing I was in good hands… Just do it! You wont regret it.”

Vold Vision Patient


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