I got my first Epi-Lasik treatment done in March of 2011 with Dr. Ellis in the San Jose offices (on Moorpark Ave). My first encounter in the offices was in February of 2011 with Marleny, whom is still with Dr. Ellis as I write this! Marleny was and is so very enthusiastic about the procedure, and I learned why that year...
I was unable to get it done in February due to a car accident but I made the decision in February to get it done in March. The build-up was more than intense, but the procedure itself felt like it took less than 10 minutes; it was SO FAST! There was no pain, only bright lights and friendly voices to walk you the procedure. It was done faster than I could even be concerned about anything! They helped me off of the 'table' and away I went. I couldn't believe how quick and painless it was!
Of course, there was a little pain awhile after the procedure, but the doctor prepares you for all of that (Do not forget your meds, they're life savers!!!!!). I took the pain pills, did all of the eye drops as I was supposed to, and I ENDED UP WITH 20/15 VISION!! BETTER THAN PERFECT VISION!!! I couldn't believe it!!!
It is now August of 2015, and I needed to go in to get a 'touch-up' procedure because of some seeing issues with my left eye. Marleny is still there and was as happy and WONDERFUL as ever!! They told me my right eye was just fine, so that saved me money and some extra after-surgery pain. I am now healing from my touch-up, and just 1 day after the surgery I already have 20/30 vision. I expect to come out of this with at minimum 20/20 vision, but hopefully 20/15 again, or better!
I sincerely want to thank Marleny and the ENTIRE staff in the San Jose offices with Dr. Ellis. I don't think the staff changed much, or at all, from my last visit, which means Dr. Ellis runs an awesome workplace. They are an amazing team, they make you feel welcome every time you go in, they're always helpful over the phone if you have questions, they comforted me though the process (they'll do the same for you), and they truly seem happy to be taking care of you. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for everything you have done for me and continue to do for me!!! I will see you next week to get my bandaid contact removed :-)