Patient Testimonials

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August 15, 2018Deborah M. Augustyn1749 S. Highland Ave C11Clearwater, FL 33756I have never realized how bright, beautiful and clear everything in this world could be. Not to mention I can see my toes in the morning!I wanted to write a testimonial for Updegraff Laser Vision and let the world know what a wonderful and stress free procedure for my Refractive Lens Implants were. The doctor and his staff make everything simple for you as a patient. My procedure was quick and professional.They have a stellar crew from greeters, office personnel, medical assistants, nurses, doctors, surgical crew and of course, Dr. Stephen Updegraff ( the best!) I have had many operations/procedures and none of the medical team compared to Updegraff Laser Vision. This whole experience was amazing.My husband, Steve Augustyn and I thank you so much for the miracle of sight !Thank you all,Deborah M. Augustyn

5 stars 5
I had LASIK done today and was given fantastic service by ALL staff in this clinic. Dr. Updegraff is very friendly and he and Stephanie (surgical coordinator) answered all my questions. The procedure itself is easy through Dr. Updegraff's guidance. He tells you everything that is going to happen and is very reassuring. It was also pretty quick and painless. I would absolutely come here for all of my eye issues.Thank you for giving me my vision back!10/10 would recommend!

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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

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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.

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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.

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