Dr. Stonecipher has been described by my ophthalmologist as one of the best surgeons in the area, and I am totally agreeing with that statement. Not only is he very selective, he actually cares about his patients. I had a cough at the time I went, and he prescribed me a Z-Pack for it (my doctor that I had actually seen TWICE for this cough didn't prescribe an antibiotic for me anyway). He said it wasn't just for my eyes, but to make sure I felt better. He's very patient, and to-the-point. He's more than happy to answer questions about the procedure, and how it will benefit you. The experience is rather weird, almost out-of-body. There's no pain per se, but the suction device used to make the first incision for your corneal flap can be uncomfortable. Dr. Stonecipher is calm and makes sure you're comfortable and reassures you and lets you know exactly what they are doing and when they are doing it. I had terrible myopia which resulted in me not being able to see more than 6 inches in front of my face without lenses for 20 years of my life. Now I have 20/15 vision (BETTER than 20/20), and I don't worry about contacts or glasses. It is truly amazing. My eye doctor said Dr. S did EXCELLENT work on my eyes, and that everything was healing up very well. I cannot sing more praises about Dr. Stonecipher and TLC centers. It was a wonderful experience and perhaps one of the best decisions I've made in my life! If you're interested in LASIK, go check him out! Be warned, though, as I said earlier, he does not accept a lot of candidates unless he believes you are actually physically able to have the operation. I was almost dismissed but my thick corneas made this whole thing possible. Kudos to you, Dr. S, and thank you for changing my life!
P.S.- Dr. Stonecipher has had Lasik himself, so you know he trusts the procedure more than a lot of other doctors, and that allows him to empathize and understand his patients.