I just want to say that I had my lasik yesterday. I had been thinking for lasik for a while and when I finally decided I would do it, I jumped at the opportunity for Dr. Benjamin and his staff to take care of my vision correction. I will say I was so scared during the procedure that I choked a stuffed dog to death, but no other place could have gotten me on the table in the first place! This morning I had my follow up and it was amazing to be told I have 20/15 vision.
I just want to say there were 3 reasons why I chose the Benjamin Eye Institute. First, I have friends who've had lasik and he came recommended multiple times even by people who chose other places to have Lasik done.
Second, when I went in, the staff was extremely professional and friendly. The lab tech was very nice and calming as she performed the preliminary tests for the Doctor. While I was panicking inside, she reminded me that first I needed to be a candidate and second, the doctor was among the best. When I met with the Lasik coordinator, Mayka, many of my fears washed away. She explained the procedure to me without any sales pressure and was so patient I knew right away I'd be a fool to go anywhere else. She was honest with me every step of the way and it was like she read my mind as we discussed my fears. For my pre-visits and my surgery, all of the assistants were amazingly friendly and professional. I honestly couldn't ask for more from a lasik experience.
Third, Dr. Benjamin himself was also nice and professional. He had a humor to boot. He is very thorough and has a high success rate at performing these procedures because he doesn't gamble with potential dangers with the procedures. When he found scaring on my retina, he immediately helped me locate a professional to make sure it wouldn't impede the lasik and also to monitor my health. Fortunately it was nothing that could prevent me from the surgery and luckily my health is fine too. BUT, he gets kudos for checking and informing me of something that wasn't caught throughout my adult life AND being that cautious and honest.
If you are considering lasik, he should be at the top of your list. Your eyes are very very important and the last thing you want to risk is your vision or going to some place that sees you as a number and spits you out when you're done. The procedure for me was stressful and in hindsight, which is now 20/15, going with Dr. Benjamin and his staff was the best decision I could have made and did make! :-)