An absolute Nightmare.
The physician may be decent, but the support staff that he has surrounded himself with is terrible.
They were sloppy in the pre-surgical measurements and completely wrecked the vision in one of my eyes by over-correcting it by +1.00 !!!. I could tell they were rushing through the exam trying to get me into the operating room, and I brought it to their attention that they had stopped adjusting the machine before the image was in focus on my second eye in the way they had on the first. But they said, that it really wasn't important as it was just redundant measurements.
It was so bad that I had to buy out my own pocket a special pair of glasses costing several hundred dollars just to manage near 5 months of bad vision and terrible headaches until a SECOND surgery could correct their mistake. Then there was the time off of work, the medications, and numerous other expenses, not to mention the time and pain.
To add insult to injury... literally... their PRACTICE MANGER had the nerve to repeatedly tell me how grateful that I should be that they were waiving the fees for the second surgical procedure. Well, they should be REALLY gratefully I haven't sued them for their negligence.
Then, because one eye was on a different Post-Op schedule than the second double surgery eye, they wanted to charge me for follow up visits because they say they only include follow ups for a certain period from the FIRST surgery... EVEN WHEN THEY NEARLY BLIND YOU FOR 5 MONTHS.
As soon as they had my money, all that kindness and caring was stunningly replaced with a completely different attitude.
Because of the major error on their part that the MD stated "I just don know how this could have happened.." I asked to have my follow ups with the actual MD... but, nope. I was schedule with his assistants instead.
IF I COULD DO IT AGAIN I WOULD PAY TWICE AS MUCH TO GO TO SOMEONE DIFFERENT....
I cannot say enough about Woodham's Eye
Clinic!! I had Intralasik performed there on 6/13/12. I went to one other consultation with another eye doctor before I went to Woodham's but I knew for certain when I left the consultation at Woodham's that I wanted to have my procedure performed there. I was very pleased with the professionalism of the entire staff, my overall experience was just so easy and my results are absolutely amazing! What a wonderful change to my life.
Simply - Thank You!!
I unfortunately did not have a experience. I was told I was an ideal candidate. After, my night vision is quite poor – what should be points of lights (such as brake lights) look like fireworks, everything lit or reflective has a blur around it, and my contrast has decreased considerably so it is harder to see in dim light.
Told before the procedure:
-Large pupils make no difference whatsoever with the new technology.
-Starbursts and halos happened with the older types of LASIK but simply don’t happen with the new Custom LASIK.
-Probable worst-case scenario is that I would need a touch-up.
Told after the procedure:
-Large pupils will amplify any imperfections (thus the problems at night).
-What could have caused the halos etc.? “I dunno”.
-A touch up where I’m at would be as likely to make things worse as better (why wasn’t this given as a worst-case scenario???)
Before the procedure Dr. Woodhams seemed to have all the time in the world to address my questions. After when it was clear there were issues he could not get out of the room fast enough.
“Most recent study” statistics on their website have been the same for 3 years. You can be considered 20/20 but still have starbursts and other problems.
My advice to anyone considering LASIK:
-Be prepared to live with less than perfect results.
-See multiple doctors for free evaluations, make sure you find one you trust. Emory was another I was considering. I didn't like the fact that they still use the blade instead of a laser to make the flap, but last I checked it hasn't been proven that the laser is any better; sometimes being conservative and sticking to what they know works isn't a bad thing.
Blame game. Woodhams may be good for routine problems, but as soon as something goes the least bit wrong, he will make excuses. My wife had Lasik with him and found one eye ruined. He blamed the thin corneas. My Lasik surgery was OK, but when I went to him for cataracts, he badly placed the new lens and blamed my radial keratotomy surgery from thirty years ago. I have to go to a real ophthanlmologist to get it corrected.
BEST DOCTOR IN TOWN!.
This is the second procedure I had done by Dr. Woodhams. The cataract surgery went beautiful. Dr. Woodhams, his nurses, and his staff are fantastic. The next day I already had a 20/20 vision. Can't wait to get my second eye done in 2 weeks.
I would never trust anyone else with my eyes.
Thank you Dr. Woodhams and staff,
For 38 years I was in hard or rigid contact lenses. I went to Woodhams Eye Clinic to see Dr. Woodhams and he suggested Prelex. After much thought, I decided to go for it and WOW! I went from "unable to function without correction" to 20/20 and I can read tiny type without any glasses which I had not been able to do since I hit my 40's. Readers were such a pain.
The staff it totally top notch from the front desk to the people who take care of the patients during the surgery. Dr. Woodhams is simply the best!
There are not many docs in the country who do these advanced surgeries so be very careful which doc you choose. At least go see the folks at Woodhams to see what is available. You will be glad you did.
Not that great. I had Lasik surgery and afterwards still noticed problems reading signs and so forth. I told the doctor during my follow up visits but he told me all his test said I was seeing fine. After dealing with the problem for sometime, I have finally been able to define what the problem is. Reading signs such as street signs that have a reflective surface causes problems. My eyes now are very very very sensitive to the light most light sources have weird light around them. Sometimes the light shoots straite up and down from the source. On sighs its not that noticiable but it does effect being able to read the signs to the point you have to be very close to them. I would not recommend Woodhams because of the after care treatment I recieved from them. I did have a problem but I just couldn't define it during the immidate care afterwards. The doctor just didn't care, he had his money and just needed to get rid of me.
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