24 Webster Place
Brookline, MA 02445
I got Lasik 2 months ago at Boston Laser and I couldnt recommend it more! From the moment I walked into the office, I was taken care of and informed of the next steps. The receptionist was friendly and gave me an overview of what was to come. Dr. Melki then came to greet me himself at the reception and let me know a technician would be running some tests before the procedure. The technician then took the time to answer all of my questions, even theoretical ones about eye structure it must have been the stress! Finally, Dr. Melki explained the entire procedure step-by-step and made sure I was comfortable and felt prepared. By the time I walked into the operating room, I was significantly more relaxed than when I woke up that morning.The procedure flew by. Other than some very mild discomfort at the beginning, it was painless. By the time I knew it, I was in the dark waiting room getting my eye-drops and Shaft-like sunglasses before going home to take a mandatory 4-hour nap. By the time I woke up, I could see as if I had my contact lenses on! At the next-day appointment, I learned my vision was already 20/20 in one eye and 20/15 in the other (even better than 20/20)!After wearing glasses and contact lenses since grade 7, Dr. Melkis 12-minute procedure was a life changer! In terms of investment, I cant think of a better one for my quality of life. I was so used to contacts that I had forgotten what it felt like to just wake up in the morning and see! That being said, Lasik is a serious procedure and I wouldnt trust someone other than Dr. Melki and his team to do it. Overall, everything about my experience with Boston Laser was great. My only regret is that I didnt come to see them earlier!
Any fear of pain should just go out the window. You feel nothing, almost not notice anything going on until you realize that its over. Excellent job, seeing 20/15 now and i cant be happier
Byron villa morocho
Time investment well worth it for premium results. I'm glad the doctors at this office are thoughtful enough to spend the extra time with me to get it right.I think this process is always a challenge because it relies so much on the doctor patient communication. Usually I leave an eye appointment wondering if there really was a difference between 1 or 2 and if I was clear or whatever.I'll admit I grew a little impatient waiting to see the doctor but when I sat with her I immediately understood why. Time stands still until the results are achieved. Dr. Azedah Suppappola is extremely thorough and thoughtful.I'm 100% confident that my new glasses are the best fit for my needs and I'm pleased with the results.
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 agowhile 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!).