Our patients come from a wide range of occupations
and backgrounds. Amongst them are several hundred
doctors and lawyers, many fire and police personnel,
pilots, radio and television personalities, judges, a
state supreme court justice, professional athletes, a
rock star and many business leaders.
A number of our patients were kind enough to share their
experiences and express how vision correction surgery
has affected their lives.
I am 47 years old and
have worn contacts or glasses to correct nearsightedness
for over 30 years. I was tired of the hassle of contacts
and did not like to wear glasses. I had also noticed
that I needed to use 'cheaters' to read small print,
such as a newspaper.
I had several friends who had undergone
thought it was time to investigate. After interviewing
several different offices, I decided to trust Dr. Hale
and his staff for my surgery.
Everyone in your office was extremely professional and
made me feel very comfortable about the procedure and
all the care they would take after the surgery. Based on
my consultation with both Dr. Hale and Elizabeth, we
decide to try monovision.
It sounds like and odd concept, but it worked for me.
Don't ask me to explain how it worked... it just works!
I can now read a newspaper and follow a 250-yard drive,
without any contacts or glasses. WOW!
Janet, I want to thank you and your entire staff for
making such a difference.
was wonderfully professional and very
comforting at a time that is very
concerning. The office and Dr. Hale have a
great system to create a sense of ease and
knowledge by being very detailed. Besides
being so professional, my eyes are perfect.
If anything, you undersell how nice it is to
be glass free. Thanks.
eyeglass-wearing life I heard people
tell me, "You have such gorgeous eyes. I
can't see them behind those glasses. Why
don't you wear contacts?" Easier said
than done. I was fortunate to have two
blue-eyed parents who gave me large blue
eyes with very long lashes. But contact
lenses were never an option for me. I
always felt like someone was poking a
finger in my eyes. The solutions I
bought would expire before I used them.
I then tried daily disposables. I
disposed of them after they were in my
eyes for about an hour. I still have
hundreds of little boxes of disposables,
all with the expiration dates long gone.
I was offered LASIK surgery many years
ago by my then ophthalmologist. Just the
thought of it terrified me. I told him,
"Over my dead body. It's my eyes!" But
as the science progressed and I knew of
more and more people who had undergone
the procedure and were delighted with
the results, I decided it was time to go
My exhaustive research brought me to Dr.
Hale. I made the right choice. The care
I received - the attention to detail -
the complete professionalism - was
superb. I had total confidence in Dr.
Hale and the entire staff. The procedure
itself was almost a non-event. It took
seconds. I could see immediately. I
still can't believe I'm watching
television and driving without glasses.
It's like a whole new way of life.
Really, it's a life-changing event.
The funniest part of my story is the
fact that I must have known that someday
I would do this. For years, I bought
eyeglasses the way some people buy
shoes. Mostly, I bought large sunglasses
and had prescription lenses put in.
Well, for some reason, I saved all those
glasses and all the original
nonprescription sunglass lenses. I now
have about 12 pair of nonprescription
sunglasses. I'd say that was quite
farsighted for someone who was
nearsighted her whole life!
MIRACLE! That was my first reaction
after LASIK surgery. For as long as I
can remember, I have always worn
glasses, the coke bottle kind and later
hard contact lenses. At the age of
twelve, I was pronounced legally blind.
Several years ago I was evaluated and
found I was not a candidate for Radial
Keratotomy. I was very disappointed.
I was your
typical cartoon character, the one who
runs into walls and doors as well as
tripping over furniture. My husband kept
me in line by threatening to rearrange
I was camping, I felt a bit brave and
tried to go to the public restroom to
put my contacts in. After all, it wasn't
that far away and pretty much a straight
shot. Long story short, my father found
me wandering around in the wilderness
tidbit. My husband thought he had
married a blind woman. Now that I can
see, he teases me about the fact I may
ask for a divorce. He's a "sweetie", so
I think I'll keep him!
experience was fabulous. Dr. Chretien
and I became real good friends. I had
extremely dry eyes and he had to keep a
close watch on me (no pun intended). The
care I received by the entire staff was
remarkable to say the least. I have
recommended Dr. Hale to several of my
friends and associates. I can't say
enough about my experience. Thank you
again for the gift of sight.
begin to describe how I felt before the
laser surgery…scared, nervous, uptight,
apprehensive and just plain doubtful of
the whole procedure. As soon as I went
in for my consultation, though, the
staff immediately made me feel very much
at ease. The staff seemed so confident
in their abilities and of Dr. Hale's,
that I felt like there was no reason for
me to be so worried!
actual procedure itself was done in
about ten minutes or so - and that was
for both eyes! There was no pain
whatsoever…just a slight pressure on the
eye as Dr. Hale performed the procedure.
laser surgery was over, I could already
see a lot more clearly. And by the next
morning, I was driving back to Dr.
Hale's office without any glasses!
vision has helped me so much in my
career and has given me more freedom in
playing with my kids. It truly was and
still is a miracle!!!
I did my
research on all of the doctors in the
Phoenix area and I can tell you one name
kept coming up again and again - Dr.
Lanny B. Hale. If I had to do this all
over again, I would do it exactly the
same way. I have no regrets whatsoever
about this procedure - and I don't have
to worry about wearing my contacts ever
again! Keep up the great work Doc!
physician, I felt great admiration for
your practice. I hope my patients see my
practice in as good of light as I saw
yours. You were all kind and
professional. I felt comforted and well
taken care of. Thank you so much.
I feel like
a kid on Christmas morning! The freedom
that I now have -- deciding what to do,
instead of what I can't do. Swimming,
Extremely easy; painless; so much faster than expected.
A very caring and efficient staff; every detail was taken
care of to ensure a successful and pleasant outcome. I appreciated
Dr. Hale's seminar and the opportunity to learn of his theoretical
orientation and scientific approach. One of my best and
most rewarding decisions!