Patient Testimonials

“LASIK surgery has changed my life. And I am so grateful I went to Dr. Pilkinton. He’s the best, and his staff were so helpful, making sure I was comfortable every step of the way. I didn’t have a single side effect, and saw 20/15 the day after the procedure!”

— Natalie Grant


“I have trusted Dale for years for my eye care, but had been hesitant about LASIK. My vision had been adequately corrected with contact lenses, and I was beginning to use reading glasses for my near vision. But the contacts were becoming more of a nuisance, and my aging eyes were becoming more irritated wearing them for extended hours, so I “bit the bullet” last year. The entire procedure was effortless. Dale and his terrific staff have created an environment where technology and efficiency are combined with a human touch, and made me completely at ease. Ten months later, my vision is 20/20, and I only regret not having the procedure earlier.”

— Dr. Tom Callaway


“I knew I was in good hands as soon as I started talking with Dr. Pilkinton. He and his staff are so considerate, they put me right at ease. Before I had time to get nervous about my procedure, it was over. Now I don’t have to wear my old, big, black, clunky glasses. With my cataract surgery and lens implant, now the only time I need glasses is for very fine print. I’m amazed. Colors, lights, everything is so much brighter.”

— Jan Howard

“Everything I saw was going greyish. I went to see Dr. Pilkinton and he informed me I had young man’s cataracts behind the lens. In an in-and-out procedure, I was seeing more colors than I remembered ever seeing before. It was like going from analog TV to hi-definition all in one day.”

— Mark Wright, 
Sony Music


“Dale did LASIK surgery on me over five years ago, and I love it. It is nice being able to see when I wake up in the morning. I love being able to watch my golf ball flying down the fairway, and when they go in the rough, being able to find it.”

— Jim Steinhouse, 
Steinhouse Supply Co


“I am so thankful that this procedure was available in my lifetime. Crystalens has allowed me to see color in a way I had not remembered before my cataracts, and being able to see without my reading glasses makes this procedure life-changing!”

— J. Renee’ Thompson, 
Micael-Renee’ Lifestyle Portraiture

“I have worn glasses for over 25 years. I had a vision problem that was very difficult to correct. After two visits to the Pilkinton Eye Clinic I was convinced that LASIK was a viable option. Dr. Dale Pilkinton went to great lengths to make this procedure as comfortable as possible. I cannot tell you how pleased I am with my vision now. I can now read the paper, see the alarm clock in the middle of the night and drive the car all with no glasses. I would trust Dr. Pilkinton with any member of my family.”

— Aaron T. Walker

“Since age 6, I have worn glasses and/or contact lenses. I’m so nearsighted that I was highly susceptible to having detached retinas. My cataract was a blessing in disguise, because yesterday I had a crystalens implant, and today my distance vision measured 20/20! I can’t begin to express my excitement! My physician, Dale Pilkinton, M.D., said that my surgery was perfect,. On March 29th, 2005 I turned 50, so this was the most magnificent birthday present ever. In two weeks, Dr. Pilkinton will implant the crystalens in my left eye. It is like a miracle to me that I will not have to wear eyeglasses or contacts.”

— Cathy Luster

“A few years back when I decided to have LASIK surgery performed on my eyes, I was somewhat nervous about this procedure. I went to Dr. Pilkinton, and he explained everything about the process in detail. All of the staff at Pilkinton Eye Center is very knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Pilkinton and his staff put no pressure on me to have the surgery performed and let me make the final decision. He performed the surgery on my eyes and I couldn’t be happier with the final decision. He performed the surgery on my eyes and I couldn’t be happier with the results! My experience at Pilkinton Eye Center was wonderful, and I know many other people who have gone to Dr. Pilkinton over the years that have also had great experiences.”

— Sharon Ramsey

“Summer 2005 is a season I will not soon forget as it was the time during which I had cataract surgery on both eyes. The surgeries were the best things that have happened to me, with the exception of my marriage and the birth of my son. Having Crystalens implanted by Dr. Pilkinton was truly a life changing experience. For the first time in well over 45 years, I am able to see clearly and function without wearing glasses. I was extremely nearsighted and literally could not find my way from the bedroom to the kitchen without putting on my glasses. I also had developed farsightedness as well and required glasses to read anything.

As I type this, I am sitting at my computer without glasses and am able to see the words on the screen. I can now read road signs before I come to them. And, the clarity of everything is amazing. I can actually see the individual leaves on trees that are on the hillsides a good way from my home. Color are far more crisp and vivid now. I am seeing things that I truly had no idea I was missing all of these years, to say nothing of the liberation of not wearing glasses. If I had known the significant impact that Dr. Pilkinton, his staff, and Crystalens would have on my life, I would have hoped to have developed cataracts sooner! It has truly changed my life for the better.”

— Kathy S. Brandon




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