The legendary coach of the University of Texas Longhorns football team and the current ESPN college football commentator Coach Mack Brown enjoys 20/20 vision at near, far and everywhere in between.
Doctors have a unique knowledge of surgeons and the medical field. We feel honored every time a doctor or surgeon chooses us for surgery on their own eyes. We have corrected the vision of the majority of doctors that have chosen to have surgery in Central Texas (and many nation wide). Discover why Dr. Dell is considered the doctor’s ophthalmologist, and why we provide every one of our patients the same level of care.
These are the very same reasons your eye doctor is likely to recommend Dr. Dell for your surgery. We have over 200 local and national eye doctors that refer patients to Dr. Dell. Every referring doctor knows that their patients will receive the same nation leading care and results that they would experience themselves at our center.
I may have been one of the longest holdouts to have refractive surgery, considering I have managed three eye surgery centers in the last 10 years. Truth was that I did not mind contacts and glasses that much at the time. Life seemed OK despite all the nuisances and delays that glasses and contacts impose on our lives. I helped people get rid of this physical handicap on a daily basis, but did not see it as a priority for me. Safety was never a question for me, it was more of an issue of simply accepting the current status quo (we all accept what is familiar and change can be a big hurdle regardless of the eventual benefit).
Then I had children..... Late nights, waking up in the middle of the night, wrestling with hands all over my face, spur of the moment swimming, all made my little nuisance of glasses and contacts a big one. Just so happened at the time I was also working with one of the leading LASIK authorities in the country. Although I have never advocated having surgery with a coworker for doctors, there is no one in the country I would trust more than Steven Dell in the operating room (you can also read about endless amounts of other doctors that feel the same way). In my profession of eye doctors, we all routinely read Dr. Dell’s articles and publications, but having an opportunity of having arguably the most respected surgeon correct my eyes was too cool to pass up (even though I work with him).
Shortly after having the procedure done, I had better vision than I had ever experienced with glasses or contacts. More importantly after gaining this freedom, I cannot believe I ever put up with the hassles of glasses and contacts. Irritated eyes, fluctuating vision, dirty contacts, constantly cleaning glasses, trying to exercise with glasses, allergies all seem like a terrible memory. After experiencing consistent perfect vision and thinking about what I used to go through, makes me wish I had done this the second I was eligible. I still catch myself getting caught up in the incredible clarity of the moon on a regular basis. I don’t know if I can even put a price on it.
I wasn’t someone who was planning to get LASIK anytime soon, but when I started having problems with contacts I had to reconsider. I saw several ophthalmologists around town, spoke with friends who had the procedure and did some research online. They had all suggested LASIK and spoke of their concerns about my severe astigmatism. My experience during my initial consultation at Dell Laser Consultants made me choose them, and I am so glad I did. I was terrified by the thought of having someone operate on my eyes. At DLC, Dr. Cunningham spent a lot of time explaining exactly what was going on with my eyes, what my risks and benefits would be. I was pleasantly surprised at how thorough and understandable he was. During my day of surgery, the waiting, the surgery and after care was fantastic. Dr. Cunningham was always available if I had any issues or concerns. It’s been 6 months since my surgery, and I can’t believe how wonderful its been. Even at my last visit, Dr. Cunningham took the time to find me the right eye drops for the recent allergies I was experiencing. The front staff have been friendly and approachable every time I’ve been to visit. If you’re considering getting LASIK, I would highly recommend checking out DLC.
I have been an optometrist for nearly 20 years. I have worked with Dr. Steven Dell, sending him patients for roughly 15 years. Over the years, I have sent him some of my more difficult surgical challenges in addition to several refractive surgery patients.
I have discovered a few things that I really like about Dr. Dell and his organization. The most important thing I have discovered is that they will only do refractive surgery when everything is 100% right. I have had a few instances where I referred a pt. for surgery and thought they were a great candidate but upon final testing at the surgery center, one measurement was not quite right and so either surgery was cancelled or postponed. In other words, there was a question about whether or not the patient was a good candidate. Other surgery centers would have done the surgery regardless, I know, but DLC did not. I like that. That is why I trust this center. Furthermore, I keep seeing results like 20/15 in each eye and even witnessed a patient read 20/10 and get every letter right. I have never seen that before. Frankly, I got a little jealous. So 2 ½ months ago DLC performed laser refractive surgery on my eyes and I am 20/15 in each eye. But the quality of vision goes beyond what can be measured in the exam room on the eye chart. Everything is just crisp. I have never seen this good before in my whole life. Words cannot describe the joy you get from not only the awesome vision, but the freedom to see without glasses or contacts. I am grateful to the Lord for my good vision but you can bet that I am also thankful to Dr. Dell and his staff for their commitment to excellence.