Patient Testimonials

5 stars 5
Very helpful and wonderful staff! The consultation was very informative and the building is very nice and modern. The doctors are very nice and fun and energetic. 10/10 would recommend

4 stars 4
I was a -7.0, -5.75 and not tolerating contacts anymore (after 25 years) and glasses made me feel like I was in a fog.I am now 6 weeks post Lasik surgery and still recovering. I researched the best surgeon to go to in the area and Dr. Updegraff is the one. I read his entire website and scheduled the consult (~3 hours long). I have blue eyes and my eyes stayed dilated for ~48 hours. I was a little surprised I did not meet Dr.Updegraff until right before my surgery and that was the only time I saw him. The surgery itself was quick and fine. I expected the discomfort 24-48 hours post, but I also did not have "perfect" vision immediately.Week 1- I had a light sensitivity to the point I did not go outside for 3-4 days and wore sun glasses inside. I could make out the letters on the eye test but it was very hazy. I work in a hospital (bright lights and computers) which I was unable to fully function at.Week 2- Still hazy, uncomfortable looking at computers, tv, or reading for more than a few min. I had to go on FMLA, which was totally unexpected since "most people go back to normal activity in 48 hours".Week 3- Dr. Behn put me on some steroid drops for inflammation. He said that the light reflecting off the cornea with this inflammation was causing the haziness. After 2 weeks post-op he said it was ok to get a little more aggressive with the drops. I was also on an NSAID drop. I was able to function better half-way through.Week 4- Still needing frequent computer breaks. Tolerating being outside with sun glasses.Week 5-6: I notice slight changes week to week of improvement. Most of the time I don't have an issue, just tiny font and things too far away are still tough to read.I will say Dr. Behn and the Updegraff staff have been amazing. I am just one of the people who has taken longer to heal, but I can finally "see" the results. I made appointments with him every 4 days at the beginning. Dr. Behn explains everything in detail and let me ask all my questions. I was nervous it didn't work for a while. He assured me there was nothing I did wrong, it was not that the surgery went wrong, I was just a slow healer and there was absolutely no way we could have predicted this.If I could do it again, I would have taken a week off from work to heal. If you end up not needing the time then awesome. I feel like there are a lot of stories out there where people saw perfect the next day and those who it totally didn't work for and they need glasses. I am somewhere in the middle.

5 stars 5
I had LASIK yesterday and am thrilled with Dr. Updegraff's team and my results. From the initial consultation to post-operative visit, I am beyond impressed with this practice's level of organization, patience, and friendliness. They are so thorough, at every point I was asked if I had any questions, leaving no mystery about the procedure. I never felt rushed or pressured. As someone who struggles with anxiety I was nervous leading up to the surgery, but once I arrived I was cared for at every turn. I was able to relax in the pre-operative room where I was given some medicine, could listen to music and chill in a recliner. When it was time for surgery Dr. Updegraff explained every step of the procedure while an assistant held my hands. My partner was able to watch the surgery in a private suite. I wasn't nervous at all (the Valium helped) and found the LASIK procedure to be entirely pain-free and fast. I experienced only slight discomfort afterwards, but the pain was completely gone when I woke up from a nap later that day, at which point I woke up with perfect vision. Incredible. I'm almost in tears writing this review because I'm so grateful to see clearly. Thank you, Dr. Updegraff and team. I will recommend you to friends and family.

5 stars 5
On March 2, 2018 I had Lasik Surgery done. For over 30 years I wore prescription glasses for everything I did. After so many years of dealing with prescription changes, glasses fogging up, breaking, and losing them, Ive finally had it! I was so frustrated with with having to depend on them and began to research the pros and cons of Lasik, as well as the doctors who performed the procedure. I found that Lasik eye surgery facilities were everywhere so to speak, but experienced and highly knowledgeable doctors were not. Then I was referred by a co worker to look into (no pun intended) Dr. Updegraff. My friend had told me she had the procedure done by him and was completely overwhelmed by her results. I set my fears aside and made an appointment for the free eye examination consult with Dr. Updegraffs office. Once there I was placed through a battery of eye tests by the doctors highly professional and educated staff. The complete consult took approximately 2 1/2 hours and found that I was a -3.50 in one eye and -2.50 in the other. I also was found to have astigmatism in both eyes and needed to be treated for myopia. I was reassured by the doctor and staff that being an eligible candidate for the surgery, I would be completely satisfied with the outcome and free of my glasses. My research was complete and my decision was made, I decided to go forward and do it.On March 2nd I went in for surgery at 7:30 am. I checked in and met with Dr. Updegraff again. We went over what to expect during the procedure again and he reassured me that I was in good hands. During the surgery I was fully awake and Dr. Updegraff was giving me a play by play of everything he was doing as well as what I would be feeling. The complete procedure took approximately 20 minutes and was pain free. The results were absolutely amazing! I immediately noticed the difference in clarity right after the surgery. I was given the aftercare instruction by the nurses and sent home. After resting for 5 hours with my eyes closed, I woke up. I looked outside and was overwhelmed of how much everything was brighter, colorful and so much more detailed! I could actually see all of the address numbers on my neighbors houses and their license plate numbers, without glasses! I thought all this happening and it was literally hours after having the procedure completed. Now its been a few days later and the results are even better now for me. Yes, I now wear reading glasses for that purpose only, which was going to happen anyway being 50 years of age. However, I can see perfectly long distance, make out faces in a crowd and enjoy all activities without wearing those damn glasses. After going to my post op check up I was found to have 20/20 vision and see better than Ive ever before!If you are pondering the thought of getting Lasik, I highly recommend going to see Dr. Updegraff and his staff. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family. Dr. Updegraff and staff, thank you all again for giving me my freedom of sight back to me.

5 stars 5
Everything from start to finish was easy, convenient, professional, and well done. Appointments were at convenient times, the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The office is clean and everyone was welcoming. My surgery was fast and recovery was easy. The staff answered all of my questions without rushing. I will definitely recommend family and friends! Thank you Dr. Updegraff and staff!

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