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Refractive Surgery Patient Mack Brown

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.

Derek N. Cunningham, OD, FAAO

Derek N. Cunningham, OD, FAAO

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.

Farah Raqib, M.D.

Farah Raqib, M.D.

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.

Hans Oosterbaan, O.D.

Hans Oosterbaan, O.D.

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.

William Overstreet, Graphic Designer

My experience with Dr. Varu and her staff was life changing and I could not be happier with my decision to trust my eyes with Dell Laser.

I have worn some form of corrective lenses for almost 25 years, and made the decision to pursue LASIK earlier this year. After I met and consulted with Dr. Varu, I choose Dell Laser and did not even consult any other doctors. The staff is extremely helpful and go to great lengths to explain the procedures/options/expectations.

At my initial consultation I was presented with the results that my left eye was not ideal for the LASIK procedure but still could be corrected with a PRK surgery. Dr. Varu asked me to avoid contacts, use drops multiple times a day, and start some Omega-3s for the next month to see if anything changes. I waited 4 weeks in-between my first consolation and my second, and during that time my eyes had normalized and both were eligible for the intra LASIK procedure.

As far as the surgery goes, the results were amazing. The procedure itself was completely painless and after sleeping most of the day and thru the night, I drove myself back to her office the next day for the post-op without any assistance.

My eyes feel great. The vision is stunning. The procedure is life-changing. I can’t wait to go to the lake, swimming, play sports, travel…etc without even thinking about contacts and glasses. I wish I had done it sooner.

From the consultation, surgery, and post op, you could not pick a better place to go for LASIK surgery. Bargain and discount LASIK is available and I can’t speak for it, but I know the experience I had was TOP QUALITY done by the BEST DOCTOR and BEST FACILITY/EQUIPMENT in Austin, and I am so glad I went with Dr. Varu.

Brendan Hansen

Brendan Hansen recently chose Dell Laser Consultants for LASIK on his own eyes. Weeks after his surgery, he stated that it was one of the best things he has ever done.

(Brendan Hansen is a multi-Olympic gold medal winner and has set several swimming world records)

I never cut corners in my training for the Olympics, so when I met with Dell Lasik Center about lasik surgery, I knew it was the right fit. Dr. Dell, Dr. Cunningham, and staff were so professional in educating me on the Lasik process that I was completely comfortable with having the procedure. I can’t even begin to tell you how much Lasik has changed my life. When you have dealt with the disadvantages of contacts for over 15 years and now you can wake up in the morning and immediately attack your day, Lasik will change your life and the way you live it.

Scott Purtle, F-16 Fighter Pilot and AH-1 Attack Helicopter Pilot

My vision was exceptional most of my life so when it started going bad it seemed to get worse quickly. I never could get comfortable with contacts and I hated wearing glasses, so after some pretty extensive research I chose Dell Laser Consultants to do my procedure. I firmly believe that I made the correct choice. The procedure I chose was a little more expensive than what you can find elsewhere but was well worth it. I believe you get what you pay for. Besides the first class treatment I received, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. All of the staff and Dr. Derek Cunningham made me feel like my procedure was important to them. Not like I was just another patient that was going to write them a check. They didn’t give me any false claims that my vision would be perfect or I would never have to wear glasses. They were up front and honest. I am now back to 20/15 in both eyes and couldn’t be happier. Yes I have to wear reading glasses sometimes but overall my vision is far better. I don’t have to worry about broken glasses or whether my contacts are in correctly and I can wear real sunglasses again. I have been very happy with the results of my procedure and knowing what I know about the professionals at Dell Laser Consultants I would do it again without hesitation

Ophthalmic Tech minutes after LASIK eye surgery on her own eyes at Dell Laser Consultants

Ophthalmic technician the morning of her LASIK surgery at Dell Laser Consultants

Ophthalmic Technician describes why LASIK at Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, Texas

How lasik at Dell Laser Consultants has changed my life in a wheelchair

A quadriplegic patient anticipates Lasik at Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, TX

Medical helicopter pilot shares his experience with LASIK at Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, TX

DLC patient describes eyes and vision at 23,000 feet while preparing for Mount Everest

Laser Vision Correction at DLC to prep for Mount Everest

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