My LASIK experience with Dr. Devgan’s office has been fantastic. I’d needed glasses since middle school, and I’d grown used to them. Used to, but never happy with. I’d been on the fence about LASIK for several years, always apprehensive about the cost/benefit tradeoff. However, in the past few years I fell in love with water sports like surfing and ocean outrigger racing. Being nearsighted here was a real drag – I had trouble seeing incoming waves in the surf line-up and the dolphin pods that sometimes played 50 feet away from our canoes during races. I decided to take a chance and look into LASIK, despite my apprehensions.
I heard about Dr. Devgan from an ophthalmology resident friend who did his MD at UCLA. My friend, who is a real stickler for technical quality and precision (we did our PhD’s together at Caltech) described Dr. Devgan as “awesome” and “really hardcore.” I knew I should check him out. I was not disappointed. Dr. Devgan and his entire staff made the whole LASIK process very smooth, from start to finish.
The consult was a breeze. Dr. Devgan made sure to spend extra time with me answering all my technical questions about the procedure. How many doctors, after hearing that you studied math, will answer your questions about higher order vision aberrations by discussing Zernike polynomials with you. Awesome.
Surgery day was great. I arrived at the office in the afternoon, and 1-1.5 hours later everything was done and I was on my way home. In all honesty I was pretty nervous, but Dr. Devgan and the entire staff made me feel very comfortable throughout the procedure. At each stage of the surgery, they talked me through the process letting know what they were doing and what to expect. The whole process felt quick, efficient, and safe.
Follow ups were very helpful. Dr. Devgan and Dr. Tabanfar made sure to spend the necessary time answering all my questions about the recovery process. I was a little frustrated that my vision hadn’t completely recovered 1 week after the procedure. Dr. Devgan reviewed details of the surgical procedure with me, and explained the specific mechanisms that caused vision fluctuation symptoms in the immediate days following surgery. He also patiently explained how the healing process would occur and how the symptoms would resolve.
By 5 weeks after the procedure my vision had completely recovered and stabilized to 20/15 (better than 20/20). I see really well both day and night. My eyes feel great. One final note. Soon after the surgery, I started training for my private pilot’s license. During the eye exam portion of my mandatory FAA physical, I informed the flight doctor about my recent LASIK. After testing my eyes, the doctor remarked “Wow, your vision is really good! You should definitely thank your surgeon.” So that’s what I’m doing.
I had the procedure done one week ago and I can honestly say that this was the best decision I made in a very long time. Not only can I see 20/15 (better than 20/20!), the best I have ever seen before, I don’t have the dreaded dry eye. I can start my gastroenterology fellowship soon knowing that I can visualize people’s colons with ease and not miss any polyps and without having to rely on my annoying glasses and contacts. Thank you so much Dr. Devgan.
Dr. Devgan is really personable and caring. I felt the most comfortable with him (I had also met with Dr.Maloney). I had the procedure last month and could not be more happy with the results! My eyes were a little dry at first, but that has subsided.
Dr. Devgan is a great surgeon who uses the newest and best lasers on his clients. I had LASIK performed last year and still have perfect vision. He’s very thorough on all of his follow up appointments to make sure your eyes are healing correctly. Before LASIK he explains every step of the process to you in words you can understand and makes you feel very comfortable.
He’s not the cheapest option out there, but why in the world would you go cheap on a procedure involving your EYES! I can’t believe some of my friends excited to purchase Groupons for half off LASIK performed by inexperienced doctors who use out of date equipment. Dr. Devgan is worth every dollar. He’s the doctor that other eye doctors turn to when they want LASIK. That says a lot. I would recommend Dr. Devgan to my family and friends.
Dr. Devgan’s prowess as an eye doctor goes beyond pro. I had both of my eyes operated on and now have 20/15 vision. I literally see better than the average person and it is all thanks to Dr. Devgan’s skill. Not to mention his utmost attention to his patients needs and concerns. He will hold your hand through the entire process while explaining exactly what he is doing and maybe even dispel some eye-myths during your visit. Dr. D will not just operate on anyone. He is strict about who is a good candidate for LASIK and if you’re not one he is full of alternatives.
This is the man other doctors turn to handle majorly botched eye surgeries. He travels the world teaching and fixing people’s eyes. His knowledge is deep and his commitment is exceptional. I feel like I can trust a man who operates on his own family. If you let him conduct your surgery you will be greatly satisfied.
Dr. Devgan, I just wanted to thank you for changing my life. The LASIK was the greatest thing I have ever don and I really thank you for making it such a great experience. I felt at ease from beginning to end and will refer anyone I know to your office. It really is a life changing experience and I truly thank you and your staff for making it so amazing!
For almost 39 years, I’ve spent my entire waking life behind glasses. I had tried wearing contact lenses several times in my life, but due to severe allergies, I had never realized much success. By now, my vision had worsened to -17.000 and -15.50 with about a -2.50 astigmatism.
My lifelong eye doctor and friend, Charles Aronberg, M.D., and I talked every year at my check-ups about possible surgical alternatives. When I heard about you and the LASIK solution, I thought I’d give it a try – wow, am I glad I did! Thank you so much for providing me with a whole new way to “see” the world!