Lasik Testimonials Are A Necessity
Millions of people who either have benefited from the Lasik technology
or consider themselves victims of the procedure have produced testimonials
for varying reasons. Some issue testimonials to praise the procedure,
others to discredit it. Both sides are assumed to be telling the
truth but their observations of course, come from different sides
of the fence. You could get the real picture of the Lasik procedure
when all the feedbacks from the patients are taken together.
Positive testimonials give account of the people's enhanced quality
of life as a result of having the surgery. Patients who have had
eyesight problems since they were very young now have almost perfect
vision. On the other hand, there are criticisms from mild disapproval
because of unachieved expectations to severe criticisms because
of experienced severe side effects after the procedure, then there
are extreme case of really, really bad outcomes.
From the Lasik surgeon's point of view, a patient's positive testimonial
is of great value because it is a proof that they are responsible
for the improvement of this person's eyesight and life and that
patient is so happy with the result and has acquiesced to promote
the eye center.
From your point of view as a possible Lasik patient, the testimonials
and criticisms should both be assessed and taken a face value. These
in essence are not mere hypes and criticisms from individuals as
much as they are the individual stories that will become a part
of the documents of "The History of Lasik".
Human nature is peculiarly captivated by tragic tales than by triumphant
accounts. So criticisms are remembered better than praises. It is
often assumed that negative feedback is true and praises are all
advertisements. The news media knows this only too well and they
are quick to expound on this unsuccessful and tragic results while
holding back stories that deal with victorious feats or happy endings
to non-prime time schedules. They feed on the viewers' fixation
on the sad and the tragic to motivate some response but relegate
the positive stories as second fiddle because they will soon be
This works the same for all these accounts of praises and criticisms
The following is a testimonial excerpt from the Diary
of a Lasik patient, found at Ienhance.com:
"Let me tell you though, the best part of my day? The one
thing that I will never forget? I heard my wife’s car in the
driveway as she drove up to pick me up, and then something wonderful
happened. When the door opened, my wife walked in and I could see
her! No glasses, no squinting… my beautiful wife. I could
see her smiling face, her beautiful eyes... the love of my life.
I don't think she realizes how much I have wanted to do this Laser
surgery. I love her with all my heart. She is so beautiful. I am
so happy she was one of the beautiful things I was able to see on
the first day with my new eyes. I drove us home that evening...
without glasses. "
The above excerpt was so awe inspiring and could move an unjaded
reader to tears.
Now here is another excerpt from am unsatisfied client found at
site on their bulletin board:
"I had Lasik surgery on July 20, 2000. with enhancement October
26, 2000. Not a day goes by that I don’t blame myself for
the temporary insanity I must have experienced when I decided to
go ahead with the surgery. At all other times I am very cautious
about my health, eat right, don’t take medications and I exercise
regularly. How could I have done this to myself? I trusted the surgeon
to give me the facts, all the facts, and he didn’t, in fact,
he lied by omission.
"The complications I’m living with today: induced astigmatism
in my left eye, starbursts, 1¾ lights, unpredictable fluctuation
vision, dry eyes, foreign body sensation, floaters in both eyes
(which I only very seldom experienced in my right eye before surgery),
eye pain, eyes tiring easily when reading and working on the computer,
right eye constantly shadowing (I have to turn my head to make the
shadows go away). I had none of these symptoms before surgery."
In reality, this is a story of a Lasik procedure gone bad and may
not be as emotionally moving as the other testimonial. But the negative
excerpt brings about a stronger emotion, which could be fear and
Testimonials are necessary but so are the negative feedbacks. When
taken together, you will be able to see the whole picture.