Patient Testimonials

10/14/2017
5 stars 5
I can see!!!! Dr. Updegraff and his amazing staff were great from start to finish. I would highly recommend them for anybody in the Tampa area looking for LASIK. Thank you all so much.

08/20/2017
5 stars 5
I wish I can be writing about my amazing results and vision after having one of the vision procedures Dr.Updegraff offers. Unfortunately, that review I can not give, but I can give something better.Dr. Updegraff is hands down one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the area and one of the best. I had my first consult a few weeks ago with Dr.Bane who is excellent by the way. I am nearsighted with astigmatism which can be treated often even in extreme cases such as mine ... over -7 both eyes. Anyways , I did all the fun test had my eyes super dilated and Dr.Bane went over my result. My corneas were really thin but since I have been wearing contacts for 2 decades he wanted me to go glasses only a little bit longer and give the test another try and follow up with Dr.Updegraff. Visit 2 comes... and here is where you know this is a practice you can trust... my corneas are thinner than normal. Yes could I possibly have prk from somewhere else .. probably. He would not do it. He said I have healthy eye now that can tolerate glasses and contacts and he felt like it wasn't worth the risk. He also alerted me on other issues I could possibly face in the future.To me it speaks volumes when you find a Dr that is not only excellent at when he does, but also truly cares about doing right by his patients. You need a Dr that knows when to turn patients away for their best interest . Plus the 2 visits and all the time both Dr.Bane and Dr.Updegraff spent with me was all part of the free consult. I couldn't be more grateful for their honesty and I'm so happy I trusted them with my eyes !!!!On a side note my mother had vision at -9 and Dr. Updegraff did her eyes 9 years ago and she had amazing results and her vision is still great!

07/12/2017
5 stars 5
Went here, did an Eye appointment, got Glasses in a couple days.. only costed $20 after insurance. Pretty good.

05/04/2017
5 stars 5
Dr. Updegraff did amazing work! Went for my free consult, took about an hour and a half and I was told I was a perfect candidate. Scheduled my procedure for the very next week. I showed up for the procedure, received a 15% discount for working in the medical field, and paid out of pocket despite the payment plan option (no interest!) Surgery was quick, I went home and napped like you're supposed to and woke up with 20/15 vision! 2 months later and I'm still amazed!!!

03/24/2017
5 stars 5
Went for my three month checkup today after having LASIK and I can see better than 20/20! I wish I would have done this much sooner. The entire staff from the people who answer the phones, to the techs, to Dr. Updegraff himself are all friendly and professional. Not one of them had anything other than a positive attitude. The only problem I had was an allergic reaction to the paper tape they used on the eye shields, and Dr. Updegraff gave me free medication samples of a cream to clear up the redness. I could tell he was also personally upset by it and he mentioned he bought that kind of tape because it was supposed to be hypoallergenic. To be fair, I suffer from pretty bad allergies. I didn't care about red skin; I just wanted to be able to see!I got two year financing at 0% interest which made my payment about $200 per month. Very affordable, and they will definitely work with you on that. The price is all-inclusive. You get the top technology, all the medicines and accessories you need for the recovery period, and they also throw in stuff like lip balm, a free pair of sunglasses (nice ones you get to pick out), and a flash drive with a recording of your surgery. I haven't been brave enough to watch it yet!I was pretty myopic with a prescription in the -7.0 to -8.0 range. I had worn a combination of glasses (since I was nine) and rigid gas permeable contact lenses (since I was twelve). I am thirty-seven now and gardening is going to be so much easier without getting dirt in my contacts! The recovery time was very brief. I was watching football on TV the same evening I had the surgery and I could read all the stats. I waited about three days to drive, but that was more about making myself comfortable. I'm not having halos or glares or anything else I'm not supposed to be seeing. Be sure and check out the website before you go - the FAQ section probably has everything you want to know, but if it doesn't, the staff is happy to answer any of your questions. My mom took me for the surgery and they answered all her questions, too!

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