Our Testimonials

Medical Director Performs Surgery on his Daughter and Son

On June 6, 2001, Dr. Alberto Aran, The Laser Center of Coral Gables' Medical Director, performed LASIK on his daughter Alexis. She is now a happy 20/20 Vision patient who can't stop telling all how wonderful life can be without contact lenses or glasses.

Alexis had wanted her dad to correct her farsightedness for several years, but her vision was not stable, which prevented her from undergoing LASIK. With the use of the Autonomous LadarVision technology, Dr. Aran was able to eliminate not only her hyperopia, but also her astigmatism.

Over ten years after performing surgery on his daughter, Dr. Aran performed surgery on his son. Once his prescription stabilized after college Alberto Aran Jr. had iLASIK on December 5, 2012. He now see’s 20/15 in each eye..better than 20/20!

Dr. Aran and his children are now thrilled with their exceptional results. It is obvious that Dr. Aran is extremely confident with the long term effects of laser vision correction or he would not have performed the procedure on his own children.

Photo of The Laser Center of Coral Gables' Medical Director, Dr. Alberto Aran with his Son Alberto on his surgery day.

Clinical Director has iLASIK

On Thursday June 4th 2009 The Laser Center of Coral Gables Clinical Director, Dr. Adam Stelzer, underwent iLASIK. He was given visual independence by colleague and Medical Director, Dr. Alberto Aran.

“In my position as Clinical Director I have managed thousands of laser vision correction patients. Like all patients, I had to wait for my prescription to stabilize prior to undergoing iLASIK. My procedure was performed at 4:30 pm and by 6:00pm I was seeing better than 20/20!! My vision is now better than I had ever seen with glasses or contact lenses. I can say first hand that iLASIK is a quick, painless, exceptional procedure. I have so much confidence in Dr. Aran’s surgical skill and the technology we employ at our center that I would not have trusted my eyes to any other surgeon. I’m eternally grateful to Dr. Aran and the rest of our professional staff for helping me with one of the best decisions of my life.”

Adam L. Stelzer, O.D.

"After the initial consultation, I knew that I wanted to have my procedure done with The Laser Center of Coral Gables (TLC). The doctors and staff were extremely personable and professional. The treatments I received before, during and after the surgery exceeded all of my expectations. Having this procedure done is one of the best decisions I've made thus far. It's been great waking up in the morning and being able to see the alarm clock without the help of contacts or glasses!"

Darlene Perez

"Having the Lasik procedure was the best thing I have ever done. I am so completely happy with the results. To wake up in the morning and be able to see is the best feeling ever. I am so glad that I decided to have the procedure. I would not have gone anywhere else to have it done. Thank you again to the staff and doctors who have helped me through this amazing, life changing experience."

Heide Sherman

The staff at The Laser Center of Coral Gables were great and everything they said I should expect happened. I think that is greater for anyone to is having or thinking of having Lasik Surgery.

Anthony Leeloy

I was referred to The Laser Center of Coral Gables (TLC) by my two brothers who had the procedure. I was very nervous at first but once I visited TLC, I felt very comfortable with the surgical procedure. Dr. Adam Stelzer is very friendly and comforting. The entire staff was very nice and friendly! I have been back for follow up visits and very happy with my vision correction. I can see 20/15 and do not miss my contacts or glasses what so ever!"

"I recommend TLC to everyone who asks about my procedure. All of my friends are making appointments to see if they are eligible.

Mariel Eldridge

Thank you TLC of Coral Gables for changing my life! Before the procedure my prescription was -3.75, in other words pretty blind, and most of my life I had to use contact lenses and glasses. And me being a professional musical artist, I couldn't stand wearing glasses in public or risking my vision by wearing my lenses all the time. So I had to give it a shot and called TLC to make an appointment.

The doctors at TLC gave me all the information detail by detail and made sure I was a perfect candidate, which I was, so I had all the confidence in the world that this surgical procedure was going to be a success. During the surgery I was incredibly surprised of how fast the operation was, and how comfortable the doctor made me feel every step of the way. Minutes right after the procedure I was able to look up at the clock and tell the time, but the best part was two days after I was already seeing better than 20/20! Six days after I am seeing sharper and better than ever.

Now I can get on stage and perform worry free without lenses or glasses with great vision.

Thank you Dr. Alberto J. Aran, Dr. Adam Stelzer, and the rest of The Laser Center of Coral Gables staff for your kind treatment and incredible service. Hey Miami New Times let's make it two years in a row of being the best, because they definately get my vote

Andres G Pita Member of Los Primeros

Being a future optometrist, I know first hand how precious one's vision is. I've been wearing glasses or contact lenses since the age of 7. By the time my prescription stabilized, I was about a -7.00 in both eyes. That literally means I couldn't see anything that was farther than about a hand's length away from my face!! I've always been interested in vision corrective surgery, but it was important for me to feel comfortable with and trust the surgeon.

Thankfully, I met Dr. Aran and Dr. Stelzer whom both made me feel at ease. I've observed Dr. Aran's surgeries first hand and saw what great results his surgeries had repeatedly. Once I made the decision that I wanted a LASIK consultation, Dr. Stelzer explained everything to me in great detail. Before I knew it, it was surgery day.. and shortly after that I was 20/20!

This was the best decision I've made about my vision!

Monica Kalia 4th Year Optometry Student

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