“I needed Lasik badly! I’ve worn glasses and contacts since I was in 5th grade. I was tired of being a slave to my eyes. Getting my eyes done by Dr. Clinch & Dr. Kang at the Eye Doctors of Washington has done more than just help me, it changed my life!”
–Kane, HOT 99.5
When I was thinking about getting my eyes done, there were two issues: could I get up the courage to do it, and if so, who would be my doctor? After meeting Dr. Clinch, I had my answers.
For years, I had thought about getting laser surgery, but was too scared–I had trouble putting eye drops in, so the idea of someone touching my eyes was petrifying. However, my husband met Dr. Clinch and said I should meet with him.
After meeting Dr. Clinch, I had the courage to go forward because he inspired confidence. He was honest (he told my husband he was NOT a candidate rather than try to sell him), he had great credentials, and because he is a skilled surgeon, if something did go wrong, he’d be able to fix it.
Once I had my eyes done, I couldn’t believe I waited so long! I could drive without glasses – two days after the operation I was driving at night in the rain with no glasses. Not to mention avoiding the hassle of replacing the countless pairs of prescription sunglasses I lost each year.
Laser surgery with Dr. Clinch was a huge success!
Wife of radio personality, Chris Core, on WMAL
“If only every doctor and staff were as professional, dedicated and caring as those at EDOW! I owe you my lifelong gratitude for helping me discover how wonderful it is to be able to see almost 20/20, without the aid of glasses or contacts (especially when you consider I was seeing 20/400 before the procedure!). I just can’t thank you enough for my ‘new eyes’. You really, truly have given me a new way to look at life!”
– Jenni Gambrell, Z104
“When I went in for my LASIK consultation, I was understandably nervous. But, within the first few minutes, the staff at EDOW put me completely at ease. Not by blindly assuring me everything would be just fine, but by knowledgeably explaining exactly what the procedure entailed and what I would expect before, during and after the surgery. By explaining the risks and how they combat them, and just generally displaying their knowledge on the subject in a way that the common ‘lay person’ could understand (without all the medical gobbledygook!), I felt I was making the best choice about who I was trusting with my eyes and my vision. The doctor and staff took the time to make sure all my questions were answered and made themselves available should any arise between my consultation and surgery.”
“During the actual procedure, the surgeon explained what he was doing step-by-step, how much longer it would take and what to expect… the Valium helped, too! But mostly, I simply felt that I was in very capable hands, and being operated on by a person who truly cared about what was best for me and my eyes.”
– Kerry Barrett, Channel 5 TV News Anchor, Salt Lake City, UT
“I had a -3.5 glasses prescription and now I’m glasses free! The Eye Doctors of Washington changed everything. LASIK was a cakewalk and I’m thrilled. I have lots of thoughts and feelings about it – and I want to get them all out. Here’s what happened to me:”
“It was fast – I was in and out in 7 minutes! There wasn’t ‘pain’ either, just a little pressure. How much? Only about as much as I feel in my fingers if I snap. I was worried about not looking away from the light because, you know, everyone talks about that. But honestly, the light isn’t that bright and there’s plenty to look at so it’s easy to stay focused.”
“What I didn’t expect was a windfall of confidence. Now I feel like I can move faster and swifter. That’s probably just my childhood fantasy to be the Six Million Dollar Man – but I feel like Lee Majors and I love it! On the way home after surgery I could read the street signs. When I got home I stood at my window and watched the tree tops sway in the wind. Something simple but it was beautiful.”
“It’s been a few weeks and there’s nothing better than the reflex to adjust your glasses only to realize, you’re not wearing any! I get that a few times per week. I love it!”
– Warren Brown, Host of Food Network’s “Sugar Rush”, Owner of Cake Love & Love Cafe
“My near-sightedness used to be horrible and I thought wearing glasses would always be a ‘cross I had to bear.’ I have been free from the ‘tyranny’ of eyeglasses for three years and my life is so much better because of it, thanks to Dr. Clinch. I was a little apprehensive at first, but after my initial consultation and an enthusiastic exchange with Dr. Clinch and his professional staff, I felt confident to make the decision to have the Lasik procedure. On procedure day, I was amazed at how quickly it happened. I sat up and could see the clock on the wall! It was nothing short of a miracle! At home, in the shower, I could actually see my feet on the floor instead of blurry images. For some reason, this struck me as funny and I couldn’t stop laughing! (I guess I have funny-looking feet!) There are so many advantages to being free from glasses, but I’ll just mention one more simple pleasure–being outside in a light rain, say, in June. Sure, you have to come out of the rain, but what’s the hurry? It feels good on your face and no blurry raindrops to keep wiping from your glasses. Do it! Treat yourself to a new freedom–because that’s really what it comes down to.”
– Bill Worthington, Afternoon Personality, 97.1 WASH-FM
“Ever witness an entire lift line down on their knees, looking for your missing contact lens? Know what it’s like to reinsert the same dried, crispy lens without a mirror in a 25 mile-per-hour freezing wind? How about trying to ski an icy chute while your Poindexter glasses vibrate like a tuning fork at the end of your nose?”
“Been there. With a prescription of -8.00 (translation: hold up 3 fingers and I can’t even see your arm), I finally decided to take the plunge and get my eyes fixed through LASIK surgery. This was a big deal; I can’t even stand to watch someone rub their eyes, much less have my own ‘melted’ with a laser.”
“Not wanting to take any chances, I flew out of state and had the renowned surgeons at Eye Doctors of Washington do the surgery. It lasted 10 minutes, felt like someone had thrown a handful of sand in my eyes for about a day, and now I have 20/20 vision. It’s definitely the sharpest while skiing because of the clean, cold air.”
“For skiers frustrated with dry eyes, contacts blowing out at high speeds, or trying to fit goggles over glasses, this surgery is well worth the ‘melt’.”
– Kristen Ulmer, Professional Extreme Skier
“I have worn glasses since I was 12 and never imagined I would be able to see without them. With the blink of an eye, I can see! No pain, no glare, no halos, no problem. Thanks to EDOW I am cured. LASIK is a miracle of modern technology.”
– Ellen Malcolm, President of Emily’s List
“I wanted the best possible care and technology for my eyes. The doctors and staff at Eye Doctors of Washington were exceptional to work with; they thoroughly explained the procedure and what to expect afterwards. Because of their experience, there were no surprises during the surgery and I now see 20/15. I would highly recommend EDOW to family and friends.”
Sincerely, Kirk Barker
“I had my LASIK procedure at Eye Doctors of Washington five years ago and have loved every minute of my glasses-free vision. As an outdoor enthusiast, this has changed my freedom immeasurably. With a little monovision, I even do most of my near work without glasses (a neat trick for someone 55). I thank EDOW for this gift.”
The John A. Moran Presidential Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Director, John A. Moran Eye Center
– Randall J. Olson, MD
“It is difficult to put my gratitude into words. EDOW changed my life the day they performed my PRK eye surgery. They are skilled and gentle. Best of all, they sincerely care about their patients. I never felt rushed, scared or worried. Thank you to the doctors and staff at EDOW. You’re true professionals.”
– Megan Hoeppner
“20/400 and now 20/20 – My life has changed dramatically due to this surgery. I recommend EDOW to everyone wearing contacts! Thank you for my vision!”
– Nicole Collier
“This surgery is truly a miracle! The procedure was surprisingly quick and easy and I was seeing again immediately afterward.”
– Renee Deubner
“After wearing contact lenses, I find it just wonderful to be able to see without them. I can’t believe how easy the procedure was. I’m really thrilled about it. You’re in good hands with the doctors and staff at EDOW.”
– Carol Barnes
Dear Doctor Clinch,
I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks for the outstanding clinical care you have accorded me. It’s wonderful to have regained such good vision.
As a patient I have been very impressed by this experience. Your entire service delivery is sow well organized, so smooth and professional. I am eternally grateful. I am aware also of your generosity.
Please accept the enclosed donation. It falls short of the depth of my appreciation!
–Donald L. Custis