Cataract Patient Stories
At Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers, our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your life-changing vision correction procedure. We are proud of the work we do and invite you to watch and read the testimonials below from patients who want to share their stories with you.
Jimmy Houston, “America’s Favorite Fisherman”
“In the last year, my vision became so poor that I had to wear reading glasses to see anything up close, and I couldn’t see very well at a distance either. So, I went to see my optometrist, Dr. Ryan Parker, in Ardmore, OK.
He told me I had cataracts and suggested I go to Kleiman Evangelist Eye Centers in Arlington, TX, for the LifeStyle Lens Procedure and laser cataract surgery. He set it all up for me.
It went smoothly, and I was so very pleased with the care I received from Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers. It’s amazing; the results have just been incredible! They first did the LifeStyle Lens replacement and after, I could read anything…I mean anything! I was grabbing bottles of shampoo in the shower and reading the tiniest print on them just because I could.
They also performed laser cataract surgery to help with my distance vision, and now I can shoot a bow better than ever…shoot a rifle better than ever. My casting has come back to the way it was when I was a kid! They did a really remarkable job.”
Dennis Fenton, “The Master Craftsman”
“Cataract surgery was life-changing, I can see very clearly now without glasses.”
When Dennis’ wife “beat” him by a significant amount during their ritual shooting outing, it was then that he determined he needed new prescription glasses. He talked it over with his wife, “his guardian angel,” and they both agreed that he should get LASIK. Dennis researched online and went in for a consultation with another local ophthalmologist who concluded that it wasn’t LASIK he needed, it was cataract surgery.
The local doctor told him that his right eye was far worse, so Dennis decided to only have surgery done in that eye. While the surgery went fine, Dennis was not satisfied with the way he was treated at the other local practice, so he knew he did not want to return.
A year after that first cataract surgery, Dennis started to notice significant “fogginess” in his left eye. He was seeing in three different colors. As a woodworker for 25 years, he didn’t know what color he was actually seeing; a skill much needed to master the craft of woodworking.
A co-worker of his wife (an ICU nurse) recommended Dr. Evangelista of Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers in Arlington, TX. Knowing that Dennis’ trade was woodworking, Dr. Evangelista suggested the “One-Drop” Cataract Surgery and LifeStyle Lens Procedure, in particular, the Tecnis Multifocal Lenses. “I very much like Dr. Evangelista,” said Fenton. “He was very relaxing when he talked to me, he never sounded stressed or forced any clinical words on me.”
After meeting with the KE financial counselor, and learning what his bill would be, Dennis was very pleased to know that it was exactly what they initially quoted him. He appreciated the simplicity and transparency of the payment process.
A few weeks after Dennis’ surgery, he and his wife decided to take the “License to Carry” class. During the class, they both had to shoot in order to qualify for their license. Dennis ended up beating his wife by 7 points – he shot 243 out of 250.
“You may not think you are missing a lot until you get cataract surgery done,” said Dennis.
“Cataracts creep up on you. It does not happen overnight, your eyes adjust slowly. I would highly recommend Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers for cataract surgery.”
Experiencing a sudden change in prescription, trouble seeing in low light or halos at night? It might be cataracts. The good news is that, like we did for Dennis, we can help!
“I struggled to see well on a daily basis because of my cataracts. Now I can enjoy seeing the beautiful flowers in my yard. Who knew they had such vivid colors?”
It’s not everyday that you associate a Lifestyle Lens Procedure with a golf swing tip, but Lisa Forrest did so when she went to see Dr. Anthony W. Evangelista at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers for bilateral lens replacement surgery.
“I wanted to see where my golf ball landed, and now I can—simple as that,” Forrest said. “I felt like I was in great hands. I was never stressed, and I was never concerned that I was receiving the best care possible”
Forrest is very active. Not only is she an avid golfer, but the Mazatlan, Mexico resident plays a lot of Bridge. She also teaches underprivileged Mexican girls the art of sewing with the intent of helping them make a living with it.
When Forrest traveled to the Dallas area to learn more about and undergo bilateral lens replacement surgery, she came away with quite the impression.
“My impression of Dr. Evangelista is that he is very direct. He told me exactly what to expect. He directed me to the lenses that would best serve my vision needs based on my lifestyle and goals,” Forrest said. “I was impressed by the friendly, knowledgeable staff. By that I mean everyone from the front office staff, the technicians, the patient liaison, and the team of doctors who cared for me.”
“One of the surprises to me was the fact that there was no pain for me. This really is a pain-free procedure,” Forrest recalled. “What I immediately noticed is the clarity in my distance vision…the difference in colors is remarkable, and I feel much safer driving now that I can actually see signs. I look forward to driving at night now because that’s where I have struggled the most.”
Keith Warren, Outdoor Television Host
“Words can’t explain how incredibly thankful I am to Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers for giving me the gift of sight back. Little did I know that the LifeStyle Lens Procedure would change my life so drastically.”
“As an avid outdoorsman and host to three nationally broadcasted outdoor television shows, good vision is a must. For years I tolerated glasses and contacts, but was never satisfied as the elements Mother Nature dishes out can be challenging to say the least. But after the procedure, my eyes are actually better than they were when I was a teenager. Seriously!”
“With this new gift of HD vision, I now realize how I always took my vision for granted. Now, I find myself taking safety precautions and wear eye protection so I never lose this wonderful gift”
“The personalized service was a real treat. The entire staff made me feel welcome but more importantly, they made me feel like I was literally the only patient they had. Nothing could have been better, and that is saying a lot.”
“It took me almost two months following the procedure to stop reaching for my glasses each morning when I woke up. But, each time I turn the alarm clock off I am reminded of the great gift of vision made possible by Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers.”
“I recently had successful cataract surgery. My experience with Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers was excellent, and if I could give 10 stars for a rating I would. During my first phone conversation with Noelle Robbins she answered all my questions in a very confident relaxed manner that helped calm me. After talking to her I was convinced I had found the place for my surgery.”
“When I met Dr. Ramsey I knew I had the right doctor. I was very impressed with her knowledge and bedside manner. My case was somewhat different as I had RK surgery back in the 80’, and was not as simple as many others. Dr. Ramsey’s experience and careful decision making selecting the right lens gave me great results. I am truly amazed that I see better (both close-up and far-away) than I did prior to my surgery.”
“Of course, it was scary to think about eye surgery. But it was quickly completed, and Dr. Ramsey talked during the entire procedure which was extremely comforting. The results of my surgery are wonderful! I can now read small print and street signs. I could do neither before surgery. My surgery was a win/win! Dr. Ramsey is the best.”
“The entire staff at the Southlake location were excellent. From the front desk to my doctor they were all top notch. Dr. Ramsey, Dr. Griffin, Dianna Caceres, Arnold Tran and Noelle Robbins exceeded my expectations and I am forever grateful!”
“I recently had cataract surgery at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers performed by Dr. Ramsey. The entire process was so amazing, so professional, that I want to share my experience with anyone struggling with cataracts.”
“At 68 years of age I was not surprised that my vision was worsening, requiring stronger prescription glasses every year or two. Just a normal process of ageing, I told myself. But when my wife was treated by Dr. Ramsey with amazing results, I had to know more.”
“The process started at the Southlake location with a very thorough eye exam. Dr. Ramsey then explained the physical changes causing my vision to worsen. Next, I was given deteails of the various procedures that would restore my vision, and what to expect from each. Finally, I received details on Medicare and 0% financing options for the procedures available for me.”
“The procedures were performed for one eye, and then a few days later for the other. At my first followup visit a week later, my vision tested at 20-15 in one eye, and 20-20 in the other. And I drove to the appointment with NO GLASSES! Subsequent weekly followup exams have confirmed the results.”
“If you and your vision are ageing, I highly recommend you visit Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers for a free evaluation of your options.”
“I received the 1st ever Visian Toric ICL in North Texas! It’s day 5 after my life changing and I can honestly say it is an amazing feeling to wake up and see my alarm clock. All of vision is so nice and crisp. I do not have to ask Alexa what time it is anymore!! I waited and waited for a procedure that could help correct my vision. I was determined not a candidate for LASIK multiple years ago. Dr. Ramsey did an amazing job and I am so thankful for Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers!”
Very courteous and professional. Treated me in a way that is top of the line. Made sure I understood everything they were doing. A really great experience.
- Michael S.
The physician was extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Actually, the entire staff was first class.
- Victoria C.
This place is amazing… everyone was great..the procedure itself was not as scary as I thought and now I’m not needing glasses anymore..not even readers