Patient Experiences

Patient Experiences

“Can’t begin to say how happy I am to have had LASIK from Dr. Johnson. They all kept me well-informed, put my mind at ease. The procedure was so quick – and he talked me through the whole thing. Within 6 hours my eyes felt pretty good, almost no discomfort. Waking up from the nap was pretty incredible. North Suburban Eye Specialists is everything I would have hoped – very professional, clean, relaxing waiting rooms – top notch. Thanks you!”

Andrew Beckwith

 

“Like many I have had glasses since I was a child. I thought many years ago about having corrective surgery but was not ready. I am glad I waited because the results from the surgery at NSES are amazing. I used to have 20/600 vision. Now I have 20/15. Such a small decision has had a huge positive effect on my life. I am so glad I finally made the choice.”

Anne Johnson

 

“Before LASIK surgery I couldn’t enjoy my normal activities since my eyes were always dry from cataracts or they just plain hurt. I also couldn’t enjoy summer activities like tubing, skiing or knee boarding because i was afraid my contacts would fall out. But no more fear since I have 20/15 vision now after having LASIK surgery with Dr. Mark Lobanoff! I am so happy! No more contacts and no more glasses! I would recommend this surgery and of course, Dr. Mark Lobanoff to anyone. I couldn’t be happier! Thank you for making my experience wonderful and flawless!”

Corrine Morris

 

“After wearing glasses and contacts to correct my vision for the last 19 years, I finally decided to get LASIK. I “shopped” around at other places but felt like I was just another number, never feeling like I got genuine care… then I found Dr. Johnson and North Suburban Eye Specialists. Dr. Patrick Johnson is a “miracle worker.” I can’t remember the last time I woke up and was able to see without having to stumble to get my glasses. The day I got LASIK was in my top 5 best days of my life! I am forever grateful to you guys for giving me back my vision.”

Ashlee McCurdy 

 

“LASIK was the best choice I have made in regards to my eye are! Dr. Folden and the staff were excellent. The day after surgery my vision is 20/15. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!”

Naomi Mattson

 

“I had a wonderful experience with North Suburban Eye Specialists and Dr. Johnson for my LASIK procedure. Every part of the process was seamless and efficient; from the consultation to the surgery and the follow up care. The staff was as friendly as could be and helpful at every visit. And best of all, I can see perfectly and the procedure was quick and I had very little discomfort. I would recommend NSES and Dr. Johnson to anyone and everyone!”

Crystal Seelhammer 

 

“This Independence Day has an added meaning to freedom. for the first time in 44 years, I have the freedom to do anything I want without the fear of not being able to see. My husband will never have to be at the bottom of the slide at a waterpark waiting to guide me to the ladder. Instead, as a new grandma, I will be the one at the bottom of the slide, joyfully catching my grandchildren. I new the second the surgery was over that my sight was restored. The lights of the machine went from a blur of colors to individually lit lights. Don’t wait another second to do what you have thought about for years. Dr. Lobanoff and his team are kind, thorough and wonderfull!”

Susan Kacinski

 

“Dr. Folden and his entire staff did a wonderful job both pre and post LASIK procedure. I would highly recommend them to all my family and friends!”

Jim Mattson

 

“My experience at North Suburban Eye Specialists and with Dr. Patrick Johnson has been fantastic! All of my questions were answered thoroughly and the LASIK procedure was described in detail. Dr. Johnson’s friendly manner and care for his patients is appreciated and I would recommend him to anyone interested in LASIK surgery.”

Katherine Dom

 

“As a person with very strong glasses, I never thought that Lasik was an option. I chose to wear contacts 24/7. Infections seemed common. Dr. Lobanoff and his staff are amazing with wonderful bedside manner. All questions were answered and explanation were given before anything was started. I knew everything as it happened. In addition, the people I came to know through consultations were the same folks that surrounded me through the procedure. To me that was very important. This office may do thousands of these procedures, but I felt like I was the most important. I will always recommend Dr. Lobanoff and your staff. It has been a wonderful experience.”

Joel Baker

 

“After getting glasses at the age of 8, I thought I’d have to deal with glasses and contacts the rest of my life. I could never remember a time seeing clearly – until I got LASIK. Dr. Lobanoff and the staff at North Suburban Eye Specialists were incredibly kind and patient through the entire pre-op, procedure day, and post op care. The day after LASIK, I was seeing 20/10 – probably for the first time ever! I’m so glad I made the decision to have LASIK and I’m certainly glad I chose Dr. Lobanoff and North Suburban Eye Specialists.”

Claire Traynor

 

“Just finished up with my LASIK procedure at North Suburban Eye Specialists and in no way could I have been more satisfied. This has been one of the best experiences in my entire life. Dr. Lobanoff was incredible, as were everyone involved in the process. Believe it or not, I can now see 20/10! I’m so happy I was referred to NSES, a total class act from start to finish. I wore contacts for 32 years and was skeptical, wish I hadn’t been! Would recommend NSES to any and everyone that currently has correct vision. Thanks for one of the best experiences in my life!”

Mike Dirkman (March. 2015)

 

“I had considered LASIK for a couple years after wearing contacts and glasses for 20+ years and having more difficulties with them. I heard good things about North Suburban and was on my last pair for contacts and my glasses broke. I decided now was the time!! After my consultation I knew it was the answer. The staff was great, they described the procedure in detail and I left without a doubt. The procedure went exactly as described, completely pain free. After a couple hours of minor irritation I couldn’t stop looking around at how detailed everything looked! As I write this at my post op appointment after testing my eyes at 20/10 vision! DO NOT WAIT ANOTHER DAY! If your are hesitating at all, trust me, you won’t regret it.”

Christy Peterson (March. 2015)

 

“I was referred to North Suburban Eye Specialists by my brother after he was talking about how great it went. I had perfect vision in one eye, but blurry vision in the other. Now I can see several hundred feet without struggling and my vision in my LASIK eye is better than my other. I’m really excited to go hunting this year! Dr. Lobanoff is excellent to work with, along with his team.”

Tyler Gammon (Feb. 2015)

 

“The most impressive aspect of North Suburban Eye Specialists was the staff. Form top to bottom they exercised a high degree of professionalism, care, and patience from the original consultant to the day of the surgery. Following the day of my LASIK surgery my eyes are seeing and feeling better than I expected. I am very thankful for my experience so far and I suspect my eyes will only get better.”

Paul Havnen (Mar. 2015)

 

“Before LASIK surgery I couldn’t enjoy my normal activities since my eyes were always dry from contacts or they just plain hurt. I also couldn’t enjoy summer activities like tubbing, skiing, or knee boarding because I was afraid my contacts would fall out, but no more fear since I have 20/15 vision now after having LASIK surgery with Dr. Mark Lobanoff! I am so happy! No more contacts and no more glasses! I would recommend this surgery and of course Dr. Lobanoff to anyone. I couldn’t be happier! Thank you for making my experience wonderful and flawless!”

Corrine Morris (Mar. 2015)

 

“Had LASIK less than 24 hours ago and my vision is better than perfect! Thank you Dr. Lobanoff and team for taking such incredible care of me!!”

Alexis Walsko (Mar. 2014)

 

“I just had Lasik on Friday and could not be happier with my experience at NSES. I went to 2 other clinics and felt like I was treated like just a number. At NSES, I actually met with Dr. Lobonoff before my surgery and he and his staff took all the time to answer all of my questions. It is so amazing to wake up and see in the morning!”

Emily Bruhn (Mar. 2014)

 

“I can’t believe I waited so long to have the LASIK procedure!! It was way easier then I ever thought it would be! Dr.Lobanoff was great!”

Jenny White Tatro (Mar. 2014)

 

“I had Lasik two days ago with Dr. Lobanoff and I am the happiest girl in the world. I have been wearing glasses since I was 18 months old and I am now 46. I was told for years that I couldn’t do contacts or Lasik. I paid up to $500 dollars every year for glasses because my vision was so bad and I always had to get the lenses thinned or they were like coke bottles. The Lasik procedure was so easy and not painful at all. The staff were amazing. The worst part about it was the anticipation of having it done and it was a breeze. I can’t stop smiling and reading everything I see! I had a astigmatism of seven and he was able to correct it. For the first time in my whole life I can see without glasses and couldn’t be happier! If you are considering Lasik please go to North Suburban Eye Specialists. Thank you Dr. Lobanoff for changing my life!”

Shari Gullickson Russell (Feb. 2014)

 

“I am so impressed with Dr. Lobanoff and his staff…my Lasik procedure was done about 24 hrs. ago and I can already see better than 20/20! I was in and out in less than one hour, and the procedure itself took about 5 minutes. It wasn’t scary or painful at all. Dr. Lobanoff has a very soothing and calming manner, and he made the whole experience so easy for me. I was nervous to go through with the procedure because I am a dentist and need my vision to be perfect. I am happy to report that I can see better than ever, and I can say goodbye to my contacts and glasses! Dr. Lobanoff has exceeded my expectations in every way…I highly recommend him if you are considering Lasik!”

Natalie Atherton Droel (Feb. 2014)
“After wearing glasses and contacts to correct my vision for the last 19 years, I finally decided to get LASIK. I ‘shopped’ around at other places but felt like I was just another number, never feeling like I got genuine care… then I found Dr. Johnson and North Suburban Eye Specialists! Dr. Patrick Johnson is a ‘miracle worker.’ I can’t remember the last time I woke up and was able to see without having to stumble to get my glasses. The day I got LASIK was in my top 5 best days of my life! I am forever grateful to you guys for giving me back my vision.”

Ashlee McCurdy

 

“Dr. Johnson is a friendly, kind and patient doctor. I had in my mind that my appointment was at 2:15pm. I got the call around 1:50, asking where I was. I freaked out, but somehow North Suburban Eye Specialists found time for me to still come in. I was very thankful and overall, besides a little discomfort during the surgery, the experience was great. Thank you so much NSES and Dr. Johnson for accommodating my error and still taking care of me!”

Molly Sweeney

 

“I had LASIK surgery at North Suburban and am so happy with my results. I went with monovision and can now see all the time without glasses including when I’m driving and working on my computer.”

“I would definitely do it again!”

Susan Wehr

 

“Great people, caring doctors and friendly staff. Surgery went smooth and I felt safe and in the right hands.”

Nicholas Vanyo

 

 

“I am pleasantly pleased with the procedure. The staff were excellent in every aspect. I am very happy I made this decision and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about getting LASIK performed.”

Jesse Lindburg