Host of Mariners pre/post-game
After Lasik, I now start out each day differently. Before, I relied on one of my daughters to tell me what time it was when we woke up. I usually got something back like, "20:65". I had to agree since I couldn't see the clock. But now I can correct them because I can see everything as soon as I open my eyes. What a revelation!
Lasik has helped in all phases of everyday life for me. When traveling with the Mariners or other teams, I don't have to worry about packing my contact gear or glasses and cleaners and cases. Allergies can make wearing contacts a challenge for me. Not anymore. Now I can enjoy the new video board at Safeco and pick up the seams on a slider from the press box.
The only negative is that now I see so well that I remove all doubt whether or not my golf ball went in the water. But even that's ok. Restore Vision Centers is a game changer for me. Best thing I've ever done for myself.
News Radio 710 KIRO
Host of Sports Talk, Mariner Talk, and Mariner Magazine
Three of the great miracles in my life have been the birth of my daughter, the '69 Mets, and the vision that I have been given by Restore Vision Centers. I only wish that Restore Vision Centers would have happened first so that I would have seen the other two better.
To be free of glasses and contacts and to see when I open my eyes in the morning... to look at things the way I do now, with a new clarity and to pass a Lenscrafters examination and know that I am not going to have to spend $400 for a pair of glasses... all of those is what Restore Vision Centers have given me.
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!!!
Captain Boeing 737
For years, I was interested in laser eye surgery, but remained skeptical. The latest advancements and statistics convinced me that LASIK surgery is safe and reliable. I believe my eyes will actually be healthier without contact lenses. The procedure is accepted by the FAA, and even approved for some flying positions in the Air Force. The fact that Dr. Walker, my surgeon, has had the surgery was a big confidence builder.
Restore Vision Centers is a very professionally run organization. The staff and physicians are friendly, helpful, and above all, conservative in their practice. I had mild myopia and astigmatism. I was told not to expect miracles, but my vision is better now than with contact lenses or glasses. My only regret is that I did not have corrective surgery sooner.
Michael A. Tipton, C.P.M.
Purchasing Agent NEPCO
Bothell, WA 98011
I am very pleased to provide to Restore Vision a glowing recommendation. I had worn glasses since the 6th grade, and my eyesight had deteriorated over 40 years to 20/800. The 10-minute LASIK procedure has given me 20/20 eyesight! For the very first time, I can drive without corrective lenses, participate more easily with my children in sports activities, and actually see in the shower. The Restore Vision staff was the greatest-- they answered all my questions and gave realistic expectations--and then exceeded them. I tell all my Snohomish neighbors that it is well worth the drive to Renton for great service and excellent results.
Kenneth ‘Pat’ Waters
Associate Technical Fellow
Chairman, SPEEA Council
Secretary, ASHRAE Air Quality Standards Committee
Co-Chair, Mechanical Systems Harmonization Working Group
I have worn glasses and/or contacts for over 50 years. My vision was so poor without them that it severely limited my ability to engage in some sports when I was young and other activities as an adult. The miracle to me is that with a simple, painless 10-minute procedure, I can now see clearly without glasses or contacts for the first time in my life! I would recommend this procedure--and especially Restore Vision Centers--to anyone. The staff is friendly and professional, and repeatedly went out of its way to ensure that my questions were answered and concerns were addressed. A great experience!
Before I had laser eye surgery, I could not see the big E on the eye chart without my glasses. I would put my glasses on before getting out of bed in the morning. Now, I can see 20/15. I know having the laser surgery was the best decision I have ever made. It is a modern-day miracle. Thank you!
Rose and Neal Ward
We had our laser vision correction done on March 22, 2001. Rose had LASIK and Neal had PRK. It has opened up a whole new world for us. We both wore trifocals for 20 years, and they were a burden, especially when climbing riverbanks or over rock; it would make us unsteady. The vision correction has totally eliminated the need for trifocals, and we can see clearly for the first time in years.
We were anxious about the procedure, but everyone was so helpful and explained all the steps and what he was going to do next, thus making it a good experience. We would recommend the procedure to anyone considering it and whoever is a candidate for the procedure. We couldn't be happier and freer!
I am very pleased with the results of my laser surgery. It is wonderful to be able to see clearly when I wake up, when I'm in the shower, when I'm out in the rain, etc. The staff at Restore Vision Centers are very friendly and competent. I recommend Restore Vision Centers to everyone!
Roland C. Anderson, PhD
Biologist, The Seattle Aquarium
After the quick and easy surgery at Restore Vision Centers, I threw away the contact lenses I had worn for more than 30 years and donated my old bifocal lenses to the needy. No more contact lens solutions, no more eye discomfort, and no more groping for glasses when I get up in the morning. It’s like I see everything in a new, clear light. A whole new world has opened up to me (in focus!) by not having to worry about contacts or glasses.
Laser vision correction has been the best investment that I have ever made. I have worn contacts for 17 years and glasses for 30 years. It is so great to wake up in the morning and see the alarm clock clearly without squinting. The procedure was so fast and easy, and everyone was so helpful and made me feel very comfortable. My co-workers laugh at me when I look at our small office clock on the wall and say, "I can read the clock (giggle), and I'm not wearing my contacts." I highly recommend Restore Vision Centers to all my friends and family.
Naphtali Ebna Hakim Rashid
Laser vision correction has changed my life! I have worn glasses for 40 years. Before surgery I was totally dependent on my glasses and was resigned to discomfort and inconvenience. Since the surgery I can see clearly without glasses for the first time in years. And it was so easy!
University Place, WA
I am so excited about my new outlook on life that I just have to include a note to the people who made it happen. I have been wearing glasses or contacts since I was in 3rd grade (my first pair of glasses were bifocals). It took me about two years of reading about and contemplating this procedure before I made my decision. I was concerned that this would not be a safe procedure. But now I am so excited I had this done that I am telling all my friends that wear glasses to try it. You corrected my 20/400 vision to 20/25, and I don't think I've ever had this in my life. Thank you for all your kindness, reassurance, and friendship you have shown me during all my visits.
P.S. My new theme song – "I Can See Clearly Now"!
Laser vision correction has made a major improvement in my life. Contact lenses and glasses have always had shortcomings for activities such as sailing, kayaking, camping, hiking in inclement and cold weather, and scuba diving. I am now free to pursue whatever activity I please without the associated hassle of vision correction devices. The quality of service I received at Restore Vision Centers was excellent.
What a wonderful miracle! Without my glasses, I was blind to everything around me. I had worn glasses since 3rd grade. I hated my glasses and thought they were ugly, so I wouldn't wear them. I would rather not see and look good.
As I hit my teens, glasses styles looked better, and I wore my glasses for driving and to watch TV. Dates were bad. I wouldn't wear my glasses, and I didn't see much. Since my eye surgery, everything is bigger and brighter, like a perfect picture. And people say I look younger without my glasses!
Cashier/QFC-Quality Food Centers
I was so excited when I found that my insurance (Retail Clerks Welfare Trust) covered my laser vision correction that I called Restore Vision Centers and immediately made an appointment. I was one of those people who couldn’t even see 12 inches in front of my face without glasses or contacts. Now I can see the alarm clock when it goes off and know if I can hit the snooze button just one more time without getting out of bed to see the clock. That is a big plus!! I had no idea how much this procedure would enhance my life. I’m telling all my friends, co-workers, and customers about Restore Vision Centers. Having them in the Seattle/Renton area is great. This is the place!
Cara I. DenHaan
I am very active in outdoor activities and sports. Wearing glasses was a handicap for me. I always believed that even with my glasses on, I wasn't seeing everything. The doctors and staff at Restore Vision Centers were very warm and friendly. They kept me informed every step before and during the surgery. The surgery itself was surprisingly simple. I received a follow-up call that same evening from their staff to check on my condition. I was seeing 20/20 within two days of the procedure. It seems as though I'm looking at everything for the first time. If you've worn glasses for your whole life, or just part, I definitely recommend the laser eye surgery. You don't know what you're missing and you deserve to know. Restore Vision Centers has lived up to its name and I couldn't be happier!
Zaki Tamir Ali
I am so pleased with the results of my PRK, because I am finally free. What a joy to live without glasses. And the staff was top rate. If you want to be free, don’t walk, but run, to Restore Vision Centers. You’ll be glad you did.
Daelan & Marilyn Ferrell
My husband and I are both thrilled with the results of our surgeries. Both of us were corrected to 20/15 in both eyes. It is absolutely GREAT to be able to see without glasses, especially when doing activities such as camping (no more packing a spare pair, just in case), water skiing and diving! No more replacing $500 glasses every year or so because we lose them or destroy them, and no more wishing my glasses came with windshield wipers and defoggers! The staff is friendly and very helpful, the surgery is a breeze, and the results are almost immediate. We highly recommend it to anyone who is tired of being a slave to glasses or contacts! Thank you for the gift of sight!
Armilyn H. Ibañez
I am so pleased with and amazed at what laser vision correction has done for me. It has changed my life. I no longer have to search for my glasses in the morning. I was truly amazed at how my vision changed over night. The next day I was seeing 20/15. I am pleased with the results and the service Restore Vision Centers provided. I would recommend these doctors to all my friends and family. Thank you! I could not be happier!
LASIK surgeons providing wavefront LASIK and other types of laser eye surgery to patients from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana.