Once I knew I wanted LASIK, I actually went to 3 different clinics to do some research and actually chose Boston Laser based on their reviews, their financing options and how comfortable I felt in their office. Naturally all consultations take time, each place does different tests, but at a separate LASIK clinic location I was in their office for 3.5-4 hours and when I decided to leave without paying a guaranteed surgery day deposit because I wanted to discuss the finances with my husband, they were pushy. Boston Laser is the exact opposite. My consultation was quick, comfortable and informative. The staff at the Wellesley office, where my consultation was, is also very nice and not pushy at all. On the day of my LASIK, I had to go to their Brookline location. There is only street parking so leave time to find a spot and walk. The waiting room had food and coffee and was BUSY. I did end up waiting longer than I expected, but it was a Friday (surgery day) in December and it's right before year end so I'm sure lots of patients were using their HSAs. The procedure was surprisingly quick (less than 15 mins), almost completely painless and yes ODD. You can "see" it all happening. Dr. Brenner was great, comforting and kept me informed about what was going on the entire time. After going home, my eyes started burning and watering like crazy as the numbing drops wear off, but I still managed to squeeze in a 4 hour required nap. Woke up, had some dinner with my family, then went back to bed with my trusty plastic goggles taped on. The next day I woke up with really blood shot eyes but with perfect vision!! I followed the rules (avoid getting water or soaps in the eye) and actually avoided eye makeup for a whole week (recommended is only 2 days, but I didn't want to chance fudging up my new eyes!). I haven't had any issues with dry eye or halos or floaters. Now when I'm driving at night, headlights do have a starburst look to them, but nothing worse than my night blindness with an astigmatism before and nothing horribly distracting.All in all I'm incredibly happy with my results! I'm so glad I went through with LASIK and so happy with Boston Laser!
I had a great Lasik experience with the Boston Eye Group. From the date I called to get my consultation appointment to the date that I actually got my surgery was under two weeks which was a huge draw for me. Their process for going through all of the tests during the consultation was very efficient. They answered all my questions and I never felt rushed but the appointment only needed to take about 90 minutes. On the day of the surgery everyone I interacted with was very nice and were all familiar faces from my consultation. After going home and sleeping for a few hours I woke up with nearly perfect vision. Street signs and other things far away (50 ft +) were still blurry on the first day, but after a night of sleep I felt like I had a better prescription than I ever had with glasses or contacts. The drops and the after care has been super easy and the only minor inconvenience is having to sleep with the plastic guards over your eyes.