David A. Wallace, MD
LA Sight is pleased to now offer a 20/20 or Free LASIK Guarantee!
- David A. Wallace, MD - Gives FREE Consultations!
At LA Sight, our mission is to offer exceptional, personalized care and deliver great results to people seeking vision improvement. To do this we offer a unique combination of individual care and great technology in a warm, friendly environment.
LA Sight is pleased to now offer a 20/20 or Free LASIK Guarantee. We are the first and only center on the west coast to offer such a results-based outcomes-assurance program. Simply put, that means if you qualify for this program (and we will review qualification guidelines with you at the time of your consultation), either you achieve 20/20 vision or we refund your procedure fees. We can offer this because we are very careful about candidacy determination, we are confident about our ability to achieve results, and we are willing to "put our money where our results are."
Dr. David Wallace is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in LASIK, PRK, and other methods of vision correction. A graduate of the UC San Diego School of Medicine, he completed his internship at UCLA and his ophthalmology residency at USC Medical Center's Doheny Eye Foundation. In private practice since 1983, he has performed over 11,000 LASIK treatments and over 5,000 lens implant procedures.
Dr. Wallace was named by Los Angeles Magazine as one of "LA's Best Doctors", and has been quoted in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Business Week magazine, among others. He has authored numerous scientific papers in professional journals and several articles about laser eye care in the lay press including LASIK For Pilots in the October, 2000 issue of Plane & Pilot magazine.
Dr. Wallace is also recognized as an innovator in the field of high-tech medical instrumentation. He co-invented and developed three computer-based diagnostic instruments now used by eye-care professionals worldwide. The instruments are known as the Tono-Pen Tonometer (measures eye pressure, important in diagnosis and management of glaucoma), the Pach-Pen Pachymeter (measures corneal thickness, critical in many refractive surgery procedures and in monitoring certain corneal disease states), and the Bio-Pen A-scan (ultrasonically measures internal dimensions of the eye to help calculate lens implant strength before cataract surgery). He holds several patents pertaining to microelectronic computerized instruments, and founded Oculab Inc., to manufacture these products. They were recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America and received the Industrial Design Excellence Award. The Tono-Pen tonometer has since been used in experiments aboard NASA's Space Shuttle, and had a cameo appearance in an episode of NBC TV's "ER". Dr. Wallace remains active in research and development of products for the eye care profession.
Dr. Wallace is a firm believer in and advocate for public accountability of professionals including doctors and surgeons. "Medicine is at it's core service profession, not unlike the hotel and restaurant business, yet the consumer of medical care has no tools to help guide medical care decisions like a Michelin hotel guide, Zagat restaurant survey, or the statistical equivalent of a baseball player's batting average." He has helped implement surgical outcome tracking and reporting systems within his private practice and for other LASIK providers, to both monitor and improve results for recipients of laser care, and provide the public with accurate statistics about safety, efficacy, stability and accuracy of laser vision care.
Dr. Wallace has provided consulting and teaching services for many ophthalmic companies including Chiron Vision, IOLAB, Medtronic/Solan Ophthalmic, Mentor O&O, Pharmacia, Synemed, Bio-Rad Ophthalmic, and Carl Zeiss. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Beginning in college, Dr. Wallace worked part-time as a freelance photographer and photojournalist. He has had several shows of his work and has won a few photography awards. Though you shouldn't choose a LASIK surgeon because he or she has won a few photo contests, Dr. Wallace does feel that his awareness of light, vision, imaging and optics acquired through his photography background has definitely enhanced his abilities as a vision-correction specialist.
At LA Sight, we are proud of the way we run our office, and very proud of the relationships we have with our patients. We are pleased to share with you some of the guiding principles by which we operate our practice.
Our first priority is to educate, inform, give good advice, and render good care.
We strive to maintain good long-term relationships with our patients and our employees. This is a different strategy than that of certain other centers, where it seems they want only to do your surgery, then not to hear from you afterwards.
We subscribe to the 'Mechanics First Law': "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." If you are completely happy in eyeglasses or contact lenses, and feel no desire to have vision correction care, then don't! We won't pressure you, cajole you, or try to "sell" you. If you're interested, we're here to help you get the best results technically and humanly possible.
When the office is open, our phone is always answered by an employee, not an answering machine or some telemarketer. We are not interested in mass-marketing laser treatment, like some practices. Sometimes our phones get busy, and callers have to spend a few seconds on hold. But you'll never hear, "for quality purposes, this call may be monitored."
Please contact us for your complimentary consultation!
Dr. Wallace services Los Angeles, Long Beach, Malibu, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara and the surrounding cities.
As a documentary filmmaker, my eyesight is everything. And as a regular contributor to the National Geographic Channel, I spend about half the year in pretty remote parts of the world. Hauling around glasses, contacts, and saline solution was always a hassle - and it was a disaster if anything got lost out in the rainforest where I was weeks from replacing it! So despite being very nervous, I trusted my eyes to Dr. Wallace - and had a fabulous experience. He and his staff always had plenty of time to talk about the procedure and answer any questions. I never felt rushed. Every detail and concern was taken seriously. Dr. Wallace gave me some of the best patient care I've ever received from a doctor. He was both understanding and totally competent. And the fact that Dr. Wallace gives a video tape of each operation to his patients, and does the procedure behind a glass wall where all can look in, is evidence of how honest and straight forward he is with his work. I give Dr. Wallace a huge endorsement - and a thank you for such a great experience. I'm off to Papua New Guinea for 2 months for the Nat Geo Channel, and am thankful I trusted my eyes to you before going. Warmest wishes,-Jennifer, Documentary Filmmaker
Some of our most asked about procedures: LASIK Eye Surgery, PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), CustomCornea® LASIK, Custom Wavefront LASIK, Allegretto Wave™
Areas Served: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Pasadena, Calabasas