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4

Background info: combat athlete with horrendous nearsightedness (contact prescription was -5.50 in one eye and -5.25 in the other) and an astigmatism in one eye. Didn't qualify for Lasik because Lasik weakens the cornea and physical contact can rip it off, but wanted PRK to begin with, since PRK also doesn't have any risk of corneal infections. I got PRK over a year ago—while the appointment itself where I was talking with Dr. Melki seemed a bit uninformed and short, as well as not terribly welcoming (I had done a ton of research beforehand and I ended up not being told very much about the procedure or otherwise; luckily I already knew the answers to most questions I had), the surgery itself was very quick, incredibly easy, and surprisingly painless. The surgical assistants and nurses were wonderful; all staff other than the Dr was wonderful. I *would* recommend that Dr. Melki be a bit more engaged and informative with his patients, since, had I gone in there not knowing anything, I would have come out of there not being given a lot of valuable information. While i was confident in my decision from my own research, HE did not make me feel more confident about it, which wasn't great. Overall, I'd rather a very good surgeon over someone with a great bedside manner, and he absolutely knows what he's doing, but I do think he may not have as many patients feeling very confident in his abilities if he doesn't offer more verbally thorough exams. I think other doctors might be better for people who are unsure or uncomfortable about going in for surgery. Follow-up exams with the assistants were easy, instructions on post-surgery care were accurate, and overall, great experience. FANTASTIC investment. I would absolutely go back if I needed to have any revision work done in the future (though let's cross our fingers my eyeballs say 20/20, though!).

5

I would just like to say that I had a great experience at Boston Laser. The process was all smooth with no unexpected surprises. I had some concerns going in especially since this would be my first ever surgery; however, all those concerns were pointless. It's a miracle that I wake up now and have flawless vision. I hopefully never have to deal with all the annoyances of glasses for a very long time. I would totally recommend getting LASIK with Boston Laser. Some background about me is that I am 22 and have been wearing glasses for almost 10 years. My prescription has been study for the past 2 years meaning I make for a better candidate. After getting my free consult I booked surgery and they ran through the entire procedure from start to finish. Dr. Melki and his fellow performed the surgery and I was in and out in 15min for both eyes. Sat in a dark room with eyes closed for 30min, got my vision checked, slept for 4 hours, put the assigned amount of drops then went to bed. Next day I continued drop regiment and no complaints. Went for the f/u check and no issues. I am on day four of recovery and I feel great. Also, I think I am lucky because al the issues like halos and sandy eyes which may occur after surgery never happened to me. So bottom line is don't be afraid, don't wait, go and get LASIK! Your eyes are worth every dollar, so try not to make finance an issue. Good luck!

5

I can see! It was quick & painless. Dr. Brenner does great work!

5

I needed fast as I only had a limited amount of time to get my operation and recovery done in. I had my consultation and was having my surgery the next Friday (probably would have been sooner if the cornea scanner was working). I was in and out within an hour and a half on Friday. The doctors and nurses were friendly, virtually everybody I talked to gave me their contact information in case I had questions or issues. My only real critique would be that during the actual surgery they give you a stuffed animal to squeeze and I started worrying that I would tear it (which I guess is good because I wasn't worrying about my eyes) so maybe something firmer to squeeze? Would recommend

4

First things first, the surgical team, and staff are tremendous. I felt comfortable and safe with all of the procedures that were happening with me, and when someone is cutting a flap in your eye and then shooting lasers into it, that is all you can ask for. The waiting room is comfortable, and has some fantastic music (old school Sinatra and Dean martin and all that, personal favorites here). The reason that I can't give it a 5 star review is the wait time. I have a feeling there were some extenuating circumstances that caused some delays in their processing of surgical patients on the day that I was treated with LASIK surgery. What is a typical 2-3 hour wait turned into a 5.5 hour wait. Even still, I would hands down trust Dr. Melki and Dr. Raja in treating my eyes again, and even with that wait the decision to get LASIK from the team at Boston Laser was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Their slogan, "If it's LASIK, it's Boston Laser" could not be more true, and if you want to be seeing perfectly after ten minutes of surgery, I would highly recommend seeing the professionals of Boston Laser!

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