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Even though it was scary to think about something as serious as
retinal detachment, the surgery was successful. "I realized that
eye surgery wasn't that bad," said Brad, "and knew I could trust
the doctors at Vistar with something even as precious as my
eyesight."

with LASIK eye surgery
For some people, to be able to live without glasses seems too
good to be true. If you're used to squinting to read your alarm
clock first thing in the morning or having to switch into your
contacts before going for a run, it can be easy to maintain the
status quo day-in and day-out.
But most people would take the opportunity to get rid of
their glasses if they could. Brad Thomas, a real estate agent in
Roanoke, Virginia, decided to take the leap.
"My vision was so bad that my eyes would throb at the end of the
day from the strain, even with glasses," explained Brad.
Brad began to consider LASIK as an option once he had
undergone eye surgery with Vistar Eye Center for a tear in his
retina. "My eye doctor saw the tear in my retina at a regular
check-up appointment," Brad recalled, "so he referred me to the
doctors at Vistar to get that fixed."

That's when Brad began to seriously consider LASIK. "With any
eye surgery, you're concerned about potential complications,
but after talking with Vistar, I felt a lot more comfortable about
getting LASIK surgery," he said.
He decided to go for it, scheduling LASIK surgery with J. Stuart
Tims, M.D., who specializes in cornea and LASIK surgery. "The
surgery only took a few minutes and was painless," said Brad.
Any nervous tension was immediately relieved when Dr. Tims
gave Brad a vision test immediately after the procedure. "I had
20/20 vision right away!" Brad exclaimed. "It was incredible to be
able to go from double vision all of my life to 20/20 in a matter of
minutes."
Now Brad gets to enjoy life without the need for glasses or
contacts. "My son, Grey, was born last November, and just being
able to see his face every day is one of the best parts of my day,"
said Brad. "I'm so glad I trusted the doctors at Vistar Eye Center
so I could start living my life with 20/20 vision."

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