6500 Fairmount Ave, Suite #2
El Cerrito, CA 94530

11/30/2018
5 stars 5

11/14/2018
5 stars 5
Let me just start with the staff at Ellis Eye Center, one of the most sweetest person I've meet in a clinic. Some who captures you with positive vibes, always smiling and of course that is Marleny. I felt so protected by her. She replied to every text i send her about my concerns prior my eye surgery. Im just super happy to have met this wonderful women. Now moving on with my procedure, Marleny told me to have a good breakfast to try to stay relax i mean her words were so calming. My appointment was at 10am as soon as i got there i can say the process between singing papers that i had already read at home, getting ready were about and 1 i had a little delay because they were getting the room ready the surgery was in no more than 10mins! I know pretty fast, but after that only thing that bother me was the stitch on my eye. I came home vomiting due to the medication being a bit strong which is understandable because im mot use to medicine that was on the 1st day only, but i had no pain at all. Its my 3rd day after surgery i feel good eye it's looking better day by day.                                  Marleny tiene una personalidad hermosa. Es difícil encontrarte con personas que estén felices en su trabajo pero está mujer MARLENY es otra cosa. Bien dedicada asegurándose siempre que todo este bien. Excelente persona.

09/27/2018
5 stars Recommended
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07/23/2018
5 stars Recommended

05/24/2018
5 stars 5
I just had surgery done on 05/22/2018 for LASIK.  I will give a full review from start to finish.  It is the best thing I have done! <br><br>Free consultation appointment:  Before I was scheduled for this, I had a lady call me and give me a lot of information.  She was patient and answered all my questions.  She told me what to do before my appointment and got me scheduled and set.<br><br>Consultation day:   I show up to my appointment and I was the first person scheduled.  I waited almost no time.  Right away they got me in and did the assessment.  The office looked clean, the staff is super friendly and bilingual (Spanish) which I saw put a lot of people at ease.  Everyone in the San Jose office is friendly and helpful.  Then I meet with the finance assistant, Marleny.  She helps with having you decide if you can do Care Credit, credit card or pay in cash.  She is one of the most caring, happy and lovable persons you will ever meet!  She really does have YOUR best interest at heart.  The whole staff is a joy here but she really takes the prize!  On that day, I decided after 12 years of contacts and 5 years of glasses I was finally ready to do the surgery.<br><br>Surgery day: On the day you schedule your surgery they tell what to expect on surgery.  I had a good breakfast and walked in with all my required medications.  They take care of all that! They send your prescription to whatever pharmacy you use and you have to bring the in for surgery.  I walk in, I get greeted and I am asked to make myself comfortable.  Soon after I get prepped.  They do another test right before surgery and they try to calm you down to prepare you.  You get the Surgeons assistant tell you the full run down of surgery.  He gets you gowned and calms you down.  You take 2 pills that you picked up at your pharmacy.  The assistant also explained after care and how I need to stay still and calm during surgery.  Its only less than a minute per eye so you'll be done before you know it.  The surgery happens, I get a little anxiety because of course its my eyes.  But there is virtually no pain! I get done and they put me in another room to relax.  They tell me I did great.  During surgery, Marleny walked in to hold my hand so I can stay calm.  She is an angel!  I had no pain after that.  You will need someone to pick you up and take you home.  Dr. Ellis walked in for the surgery, I was already laying on a table, he said hello and told me to stay calm and as still as possible.  He was friendly but quiet, he probably didn't want me to get worked up or anything like that.  He said it would be quick and then I would be alot better.  He was totally right!<br><br>After surgery: I get home and I sleep, I slept a good 4 hours.  I wake up and I can see so clear and good I can't believe it.  Also, I had no pain, I had a little bit of discomfort, like imagine having a dry contact in your eye.  The rest of the day I'm good.  <br><br>Follow-up appointment:  The next day you are required to go to a follow-up appointment.  You have to be on eye-drops (2 kinds) for 10 days.  There is a lot of after care, no rubbing or wetting of the eyes for 2 weeks.  No eye make-up and take special care of the eye area, no contact sports or anything that may hit your eye.  If you rub your eyes or blink hard, you can wrinkle the layer that was lasered and that will have to be fixed which I was told was not painless.  You have another eye exam and they look into you eye to make sure everything is healing well.  The day after surgery, I already have 20/20 vision.  And the lady said I will be seeing fogy or fuzzy the first couple days and will get better but I did not, I had perfect vision and no pain.  I could not believe it! I felt so free! No contacts or glasses, and I can get up and start my day. <br><br>Recommendation:  If you need LASIK surgery, you need to come here! This is the best place with the best staff and the best price.  I am so thankful for all they have done.  I would not go anywhere else.