Central Oregon Patients Share LASIK Stories

At Restore Vision Centers, we are committed to patient satisfaction. We pride ourselves on having the most up-to-date equipment, the most experienced and well-trained surgeons, and a genuine dedication to excellence. We are confident your laser vision correction experience with us will be a good one, but there is no reason you have to take our word for it. Patients from our location near Bend, Oregon, have shared their LASIK stories, offering firsthand accounts of the Restore Vision Centers difference.


Jim "Jimbo" Schoebel

I wore glasses from the age of eight. When I was in the second grade, I couldn’t see the chalkboard from the back of the class, so I got moved to the front row – and still couldn’t see. I was very active playing sports, and was always breaking my glasses and had no back-up pair. When I was in college, I started to wear contacts, and after years of having to deal with solutions and always having extra lenses available, I got frustrated with the whole ordeal and called Restore Vision Centers. The staff answered all of my questions about the LASIK procedure that Dr. Ivanyk performs, and made me feel at ease about the idea of going without glasses. My vision was 20/600 before the procedure and now I am at 20/20 – and was told it could get even better. I would recommend Restore Vision Centers to anyone considering having LASIK!! Now I can wear the cool sunglasses that I couldn’t wear before and now I don’t have to pack three pairs of glasses or extra contacts!!!

Jim "Jimbo" Schoebel
KSJJ 102.9
Bend, Oregon

Steve and Lisa Ilk

In early 2006, Lisa and I had monovision LASIK surgery at Restore Vision Centers in Central Oregon. The concept is simple and the results phenomenal. For monovision, LASIK surgery is done only on the dominant eye. The non-dominant eye had no correction done. Lisa has worn glasses most of her life and I've worn contacts or glasses for well over 20 years. Bifocals were never a favorite for me and I experimented with monovision using a single contact. That combination allowed me to see up close and distant with fairly good results.

The quick and painless LASIK surgery on the dominant eye proved to be even more successful than monovision with a contact. After Lisa saw how much I enjoyed the freedom from glasses or contacts and the rituals associated with them, she scheduled her monovision surgery about a month later.

One of the extraordinary benefits of monovision is the ability to see objects distant and far, simultaneously, at half the price! How the brain compensates for the difference between the eyes confounds me, but everything in the distance is sparkling clear and we can still read up close in normal conditions without glasses.

Whether you're across the room watching TV or sitting in front of a computer monitor, everything comes into focus. In very dim light we occasionally use cheaters for reading, but we did that before. Night driving was never comfortable with glasses or contacts; there was always a glare. Night driving with monovision is a significant improvement and while we thought we might need a "half pair" of glasses for night driving, we found that wasn't necessary. In fact, the night sky (especially in Central Oregon) is a site to behold!

Solutions, contact lenses, lens cleaner, shopping for frames, misplaced or forgotten glasses; that's all gone. No, that's not entirely true . . . we can still misplace a nice pair of sunglasses!

Steve and Lisa Ilk
Prineville, Oregon

Leslie James

Are you tired of wearing contact lenses or glasses? Maybe you are a part-time glasses wearer. Personally, I think that's worse than wearing them all the time, because you always have to remember your glasses wherever you go. That was me only a few months ago. I was nearsighted and constantly taking my glasses on and off. I had a pair of specs in every room of the house with a TV, plus in my car. I always had to be sure I had not only regular glasses but sunglasses as well. And how many times did I forget to take my glasses into the movie theater? So I went to Restore Vision Centers in Central Oregon and took care of the hassles once and for all. I had LASIK surgery and now I never have to worry about forgetting my glasses again. No matter where I am, I can see perfectly. Can you imagine how nice that would be not to have to deal with glasses or contact lenses? Well, you don't have to imagine. LASIK surgery is quick and painless and the accuracy of the procedure is amazing. Call Restore Vision Centers and just set up a consultation – what do you have to lose? Check it out, ask all the questions you want and decide if LASIK surgery is for you.

Leslie James
Radio Host
98.3 FM – The Twins
Bend, Oregon
Bend LASIK Office Patient

Colleen Robbins

I have worn glasses or contact lenses since I was five years old. My vision was so poor I couldn't find my glasses when they dropped on the floor! I have wanted laser eye surgery since it first became available and I'm so glad I went with Restore Vision Centers in Central Oregon. My surgeon and the staff were very caring and supportive, and my results with the PRK laser surgery have been amazing. It's a whole new world for me! I highly recommend Restore Vision Centers.

Colleen Robbins
Morning Show co-host
102.9 FM KSJJ
Bend, Oregon
Bend LASIK Office Patient

David Miller

When I was 10 years old, my eye doctor told me I needed glasses, but I was not impressed. I actually went several years refusing to wear them. Eventually, my eyesight got to the point that I had to give in and get contact lenses. I wore contacts for almost 10 years and hated them. I had considered LASIK surgery, but the idea of eye surgery was scary to say the least. Then I connected with the doctors and staff at Restore Vision Centers in Central Oregon. The information they shared with me was very detailed and their experience put me at ease with the idea. The surgery was not an unpleasant experience and the follow-up was thorough and informative. I am so thrilled I finally had the surgery. It's like I have the eyes I had before I needed glasses. It truly has made my life more comfortable and easy, and I love my vision now.

Thank you Restore! Your doctors and staff are top notch!

David Miller
Bend, Oregon
Bend LASIK Office Patient

David Kindle

I started wearing glasses at age 13 and wore them for 43 years. When I decided to look into LASIK surgery, I was told by my eye doctor that my vision was 20/400 with astigmatism in both eyes. Basically, I needed glasses just to be able to find my glasses! Now, only one week after my surgery, I am seeing 20/20. I don’t think I ever saw 20/20 before, so I am literally looking at everything with fresh eyes. It’s like going from cable to digital!

If you’re sick of fighting with glasses or contacts, then call Restore Vision Centers or check out their website. I have recommended Restore Vision Centers to both my sons, my mother-in-law, several friends at the gym, and I recommend them to you, too. The surgeon and staff were able to answer all my questions and put me at ease both before and during the procedure. It has just been a real positive experience for me from my initial exam, to my surgery, and now with my post-op care.

We live in such a beautiful area here in Central Oregon, and now, after LASIK, it’s seems even more fantastic. I can’t wait to try out my new vision this hunting season. My wife says if I don’t get a deer this year it won’t be because of my vision!

David L. Kindle
Crooked River Ranch, OR

Liska Stokes

Dear Restore Vision Centers of Central Oregon,

I just wanted to thank you all for allowing me to have my surgery and for taking such good care of me. Everyone was very nice and I am thrilled with my results. I love telling people about my experience and your excellent office.

Liska Stokes
LaPine Vision Clinic
LaPine , OR

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Our patients in and around Bend, Oregon, are so happy with their LASIK results and improved quality of life that they agreed to share their stories. Read their testimonials and discover what a difference clear vision can make.


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