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Dr. Monson performed cataract surgery on my right eye and I am very pleased with the results. I have 100% confidence in his skills and I find his explanation of the procedure to be both informative and easy to understand.
Love my 20/10 vision after LASIK and KAMRA inlays. No readers, no glasses at all. Can't speak highly enough about Monsons work. Thank you
What a wonderful experience my mother and I recently had with Doctor Monson! I normally don't just pick a doctor for myself, neither for my loved ones. I always careful go through a doctor's profile and also see what people have to say about him/her. Doctor Monson is exclusively skillful in all that he does. My mother had cataract surgical procedures done for both of her eyes. Dr. Monson explained very well of what will be done and what can be expected. He took time to go through all the details and listened and answered to all of our questions. I'm very impressed the way he treated my mother as if she was one of his loved ones, with care and respect. I'm even more impressed that he took time to make a personal phone call to speak to us to check on how my mom was doing after the procedure (Keep in mind, not many doctors out there really do it!). My mom's vision before and after the procedure has been a huge difference. My mom does not want to wear eye glasses, so Dr. Monson suggested her to use the blended lens. With this lens, my mom now can see things clearly, near and far. She can read her Bible without a need of using her eye glasses. I'm so happy that her youth vision is now has been restored. Another thing that I need to mention here is that my mom said she did not experience pain during and after her procedure. Only a few days after the procedure done that she feel some irritation, but the drops that Dr. Monson prescribed her was really helpful. The irritation is of course expected and is normal because it was a surgical procedure that was done to the eyes. I also see Dr. Monson for my eye itchiness issue. I have this eye itchiness problem constantly going on for about more than 4 years now; "constantly" is what I really meant everyday!!! I have been to many doctors and specialist doctors and they all had me tried out so many different kinds of drops, but none was helping. I gave up on doctors for more than a year now because so much wasting in time and money but they cannot do anything about my eyes. I talked to Dr. Monson about it when I brought my mom over for the cataract surgery. He did not wait until I have my own appointment with him, he did an examination for my eyes right there in his office without any hesitation. Right there, he gave me drops and samples that perfectly work out for my eyes. It has been about 3 weeks now that I did not experience eye itchiness since I used the drops that he gave. The itchiness that I have is mainly at the corner of both eyes, constantly itching, days and nights, except when I sleep. This problem has been stopped now. I'm looking forward to the day that I can wear my contact lenses again instead of using eye glasses..yeahhhh! Thank you Doctor Monson!!! You are gifted! I'm so grateful that you took care of my mom and I. I hate to see you leaving Arizona, but I know God have a wonderful plan for you, a plan to prosper you! We love you! I have no trouble in recommending Doctor Monson to anyone that is in need to see an eye doctor. Look no more. Doctor Monson is a perfect doctor for you! Not only he is skillful and knowledgeable doctor, he cares for his patients. I'm sure you will love him too, just like we do!
Had a really good experience. I usually don't write reviews, but Dr Monson was just a lot of fun to work with. He, of course, did perfect work on my laser surgery. I water ski a lot, and having glasses-free vision again is remarkable. Can't recommend him enough.
Dr Bryan Monson is a very kind, friendly, caring doctor who has excellent manner in treating his patients. He correctly diagnosed my eye problem and I had seen two others before ,that didnât fix my eye problem. I highly recommend Him.
Dr. Monson is a wonderful ophthalmologist, and I have experienced his excellent surgery and care. Some of the staff at Southwest Eye Center, however, have been rude, unresponsive, and neglectful.
Excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable and courteous. Dr. Monson performed my cataract surgery with no pain and amazing results. Would recommend him to anyone. He and his staff provided excellent care and follow thru.
Amazing doctors and staff! I worked with several doctors, but mostly Dr. Monson, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. I had Visian ICL surgery performed by Dr. Monson. He has excellent bedside manner and was extremely knowledgeable. He performed the procedure with great care and precision. Recovery from the surgery has been phenomenal, and I was back to work the next day! Within the first day I was seeing 20/20, and my vision is continuing to improve through the recovery period. Can't say enough about how amazing this surgery is. Would highly recommend Dr. Monson and the Visian ICL surgery!
Dr. Monson performed LASIK surgery to correct my vision. He was a great surgeon - calm and confident. My eyes have healed and I am enjoying my new great eye sight! Living without glasses has truly been life-changing.
I had surgery for cataracts on both eyes and has been very successful. Dr. Monson is so personable and certainly knows his stuff!!! I would recommend him anytime...
After several weeks of researching the medical field for the best ophthalmologist in the Phoenix, Arizona area, the name of Dr. Bryan Monson surfaced very highly from a field of many. I requested a consultation with Dr. Monson and he explained to me in detail all options that were available to me including the Nano-Flex STARR lenses. After discussing my options with my family and others who had the surgery with Dr. Monson, I decided that was the way to go. Since my cataract operations, I no longer need glasses to drive and my distance vision is excellent. I need reading glasses only and that is for doing very close up work. The professional services I received from Dr. Monson both before and after surgery were superb and I highly recommend him for anyone considering cataract surgery.
Dr. Monson is top notch, but office staff have a poor attitude and are inefficient.
I had procedures on both eyes by Dr. Monson and chose the Starr lens(es) which gave me monocular vision. The results GREATLY surpassed my expectations. Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Monson and his staff the procedures themselves were "next-to-nothing". I no longer need the assistance of glasses to read or assist my vision in any manner whatsoever. THE BEST MEDICAL PROCEDURE I HAVE EVER HAD IN TERMS OF COURTESY, EXPERTISE, AND RESULTS!!
Dr. Monson felt a Toric lens was best for my surgery. Would eliminate astigmatism. He was a million percent correct. It's like seeing at age 18! Just incredible. The experience was easy and everyone was great. Dr Monson is the best at what he does.
Best there is. End of story. So glad I found him. He's demanding and no nonsense in clinic and surgery, but my results are outstanding.
I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my cataract surgery that was performed by Dr. Bryan Monson. He, and the entire staff, were very patient with me, walked me through everything that would be happening, and answered all of my questions. It is wonderful to be able to see perfectly after my surgery, and I would recommend this cataract surgery, and Dr. Monson, to anyone who is contemplated it.
From the start, Dr. Monson made my experience memorable - truly a modern day miracle! Before seeing Dr. Monson, I had PRK surgery in San Diego and was told I would always need both close-up and distance glasses. My vision was starting to become 'cloudy' which led to Dr. Monson educating me about cataracts. He is extremely knowledgeable and a gifted surgeon. He listened to my needs, thoroughly discussed my options, and made professional recommendations. I chose standard lenses and I am thrilled with the clarity I now have without glasses! Never dreamed it possible, Dr. Monson's caring attitude is also reflected in his staff. It's reassuring to know that he is clearly available to ensure my quality of vision. With heartfelt appreciation, I am thankful to Dr. Monson.
Three times in my life - I'm 75 - I have been confronted with health issues that would have major impacts on the manner in which I would live out the rest of my life (and in the first instance whether I lived or died). The third was my deteriorating eyesight, and my anxiety about my need to see and see sharply because of my interests. So my "eye doctor" gives me a referral to a man who I know nothing about - Bryan Monson - to have my cataracts removed. This man turned out to be a 5 on a 4 scale on every level and anyone who is lucky enough to have him work on their eyes is going to have as professional an experience with a man with a great "bedside" manner and exceptional follow up by him. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
To be honest, I am not sure where to start. My first appointment for cataracts with Dr. Monson was a great experience. The confidence, support was grade A. I caught Dr. monsoon walking by once and I stopped him for questions. There was no feeling of that I got to go, or too busy. He answered every question and even not related subjects came up. Let me say, even during the surgery Dr. Monson was giving support and actually made it fun, wish I had a third eye! I could not believe Dr. Monson actually called me himself to check on my progress, when is the last time my actual doctor called me? The Staff was great, everyone involved, follow ups, all great, just cannot say enough. Great experience, 20-40 day after surgery, 20-20 in both eyes. I selected the standard lens but I am finding if I focus, yes focus, I can read up close. So very comforting that my choice of lens worked out. Great experience, super easy and an absolute great doctor. Thank you and my family thanks you.
I have had a wonderful Experience with Dr. Monson. I had early onset cataracts and chose the crystalline lens for my procedure. The surgery went very well. My distance vision is great, still trying to read without readers however. Dr. Monson has been great! He sits and explains everything so you can understand it all. The office staff is great to work with as well. Maria has been wonderful!!! I would highly recommend this practice for your vision needs.
I believe Dr. Monson was/is truly interested in giving me the best sight that I can have. He took the time to listen to me to determine my best options.
I was so nervous about the surgery but Dr Monson took all the time to explain what would happen and all my options. Surgery was so quick and easy and my vision is amazing!!!! If you need cataract surgery call Dr Monson.
Dr. Monson was polite, friendly and seemed to care. If I had a question he would answer it as best he could.
Dr. Monson was very informative about the proceedure I was having, cateract surgery, & he took time to answered all my questions. The procedure was fast & painless. And, the recovery was very quick. Dr. Monson followed up with me the next day & made sure that I wasn't having any discomfort. I will definitely recommend Dr. Monson to my family & friends.
AMAZING!!! What a kind, knowledgable and amazing doctor!! If you want quality... DR MONSON!
Dr. Monson is a gifted surgeon. I went in not being able to see nothing but a blur out of my left eye and my right eye was foggy all the time. I was legally blind from advanced cataracts. Before the surgeries I was not able to drive because of my sight. I am a commercial driver. So I quit driving about a year ago. It is great to be able to drive again. I will be going down to AZ Motor Vehicle Department and have my commercial drivers license reinstated. Dr. Monson took the time to explain the procedure thoroughly to me and also answered all of my questions in terms I understood. Dr. Monson also used visual aids while explaining the procedure. I went in very nervous about having eye surgery and after talking with Dr. Monson I was released of all worries about the procedure. Dr. Monson confidence in his surgical skills is what helped me to rest assured that the surgeries would be a success. Dr. Monson is a friendly and outgoing person that genuinely loves what he does. Dr. Monson makes sure that he is available for his patients and is compassionate and understanding of all his patient's concerns and needs. The patient's wellbeing is what is important to Dr. Monson Everything Dr. Monson explained about the surgery, during and after was precise. The surgery was painless and quick. It took about an hour from sign in to walking out. Be sure to have someone drive you home. He did cataract surgery on both my eyes and I am having a laser procedure on my left eye by him next week to eliminate some residual cloudiness. There was minor discomfort after the surgery and no pain relief was necessary. Follow the after surgery guidelines and all is good. I am totally amazed at the improvement in my sight. I went with the standard lens replacement. So I need glasses to read. My distant vision is now 20/25 and glare does not bother me. I have worn bifocal glasses since I turned forty and I am 57 now. Now I do not need bifocals just reading glasses. I feel very fortunate to have such a talented and skilled Dr. working on my eyes. I highly recommend Dr. Monson.
Cataracts?? Me?? No way! I am too young for that! I was scared to lose my sight so rapidly. Seeing through sepia-toned gauze was not a good way to live, no less work. A google search for eye surgeons in my area led me to Dr. Bryan Monson. I was thoroughly and quickly evaluated to have cataracts that needed attention. Dr. Monson went over all the different options available in understandable terms. We both decided that the Trulign Crystalens Toric lenses were the best fit for me. He went over all aspects of what was going on and what would happen so he could correct my sight. Dr. Monson is an energetic, yet patient professional who is very down to earth. He put me at ease and answered all my questions about this important life changing procedure. After both eyes were completed, he made sure that he did everything he could to make sure I was seeing the best I could. My eyesight is now awesome! My astigmatisms were corrected and I can see the furthest I ever could, even with glasses. I never knew that whites were so bright or colors so vibrant. It is like purchasing a huge new high-definition television screen and noticing how awesome and detailed reality is around me. As thrilled as I am about being able to work, drive, watch TV and play sharp-shooter video games without visual aids, I still have some issue with my close-up vision. This is something that was beyond Dr. Monson's control and my surgeries are still very recent. We are both hoping that over the next several months that my close-up vision improves. In the meantime I use the minimum level of readers to help me with some viewing of my computer, iPhone, sewing and reading fine print. I thank Dr. Bryan Monson and his recommendation of the Trulign Crystalens Toric lenses we chose for me. With life the way it is these days, there is no reason to be handicapped by poor vision caused by cataracts any longer.
The most memorable thing about my eye surgery was waking up from anesthesia and Dr. Monson working on my eye. The pain was somewhat severe after the anesthesia wore off but some ibuprofen and Tylenol helped until the pain went away. I will tell friends not to worry about having cataract surgery because it is a short painless surgery. I would definitely refer Dr. Monson to friends.
very friendly staff and great doctor.They were always there to make sure i kept my appointments. I am so happy with my surgery . I had the Nano Flex Blended Vision done. I can now see the color of my eyes, pluck my eye brows eye liner things I could not do before my surgery I would recommend him to anyone especially my friends. Thanks again . Keep up the good work.
Dr. Monson is very personable and highly capable. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
I had cataract surgery on both eyes in the fall of 2013. Dr. Monson was so professional in providing me with all the information I needed to make that decision. I had reached the point that stronger glasses were not going to improve my vision. I am an active 67 year old woman in good health. I am someone who reads a lot, uses a computer, drives at night and volunteers at a public library twice a week. I was having difficulty driving at night due to seeing halos around car and street lights. I also had dull color vision. My eyes were constantly tired. The decision to have the surgery sooner rather than later was one I made with no reservations. After the surgery and the lens implant I am so happy and surprised to say that I no longer need prescription glasses to drive, for reading or computer use. I use inexpensive readers for the computer and reading. That is amazing to me. I highly recommend Dr. Bryan Monson to family and friends. I have complete trust in Dr. Monson.
I am very happy with the care I received from Dr. Monson. My husband will be under his care as well.
I am a 67 year old male who came to Dr. Monson for simple cataract surgery. I was pleased with both his knownledge and abilities with regard to the processes and procedures of cataract surgery. Dr.Monson's ability to communicate with me was exceptional and active from pre surgery through post surgery processes.
I went and saw Dr. Monson for cataracts last month and was TERRIFIED! I was diagnosed with cataracts about a year ago and have been putting it off until I just couldn't see anymore. I was told to go see Dr. Monson by a friend of mine and I am so happy I did. I've had astigmatism my whole life and was informed that it could be corrected. I was suggested a lens called Trulign Crystalens which fixed my astigmatism and also my vision. I am now seeing better then I ever had before! I can read and drive without my glasses now. I didn't even know what the color "white" was until after the surgery. Everything is brighter and more clear! THANK YOU DR. MONSON for restoring my vision. I will forever tell everyone about the great service from setting my appointment to the actual surgery day. I appreciate what you have done for me!
After 30 years of wearing glasses, i can read most everything; watch tv, drive, etc. without them. At the very worst, I may have to use 1.0 power magnifiers for the tiniest print. Monson was great: personable, friendly, informative. made me feel at ease from beginning to end. what more can I say? I'm totally satisfied!
First of all, I would rate Dr. Brian K. Monson more than 4 stars if possible . . . at a minimum, I'd at least double that! That's how much I think of him and how pleased I am with what he's done for me. He is a marvelous, talented, very caring and enthusiastic doctor, not to mention the fact he is a perfectionist. What else can one ask for since having cataracts removed from both of your eyes is somewhat scary? (Particularly since years ago my mother lost the eyesight in one of her eyes due to cataract surgery.) However, after talking extensively with Dr. Monson, and by the time I was on the operating table, I was really excited about the surgery. I'm 70 years old and have worn "coke-bottle" glasses since I was ten, eventually trading them for contacts and all the hassles that involved over the years. And of course, add reading glasses to the equation for the last 20 years. At Dr. Monson's suggestion I opted for the special STAAR lenses. What a great choise! (Thank you, Dr. Monson!) My eyesight is terrific now . . . when I wake up in the morning, I can see clearly . . . so amazing! And I can read the newspaper and work on the computer without reading glasses . . . again, so amazing! The bottom line, in my opinion, is: if you want the best, Dr. Monson's your man . . . and if he recommends the special STAAR lenses, go for it . . . they're definitely worth the additional cost.
I went to Dr Monson to have cataracts taken off both eyes. I was wearing contacts but still needed to wear readers to read. Without the contacts I needed 350 strength to read easily. Reading is a great passion of mine. Dr Monson was very helpful and spent a lot of time making me feel comfortable about having eye surgery, it was scary to me. He relieved all my fears. He talked to me during the surgery and explained what was happening. The surgery was fast and completely without pain. The lens I chose were Crystalens's I can read small print and see distance! I feel like I'm 25 again it is just great. I'm so pleased.
Dr. Monson and all the staff were professional, thorough and courteous. The results of cataract surgery are wonderful.
Dr Monson, I would like to express my appreciation for a great job on improving my eyesight! By removing my cataracts which I didn't know I had, it has opened up a brighter and clearer world. I see so much better it is unbelievable!! Your follow-up calls to see how I was doing was exceptional. The professional and friendly service I received from you and your staff at Southwestern Eye Center was outstanding. THANKS FOR LETTING ME SEE BETTER THAN MY WIFE!
At first I was disappointed that they postponed my first surgery but Dr. Monson called me to explain that he wanted additional testing done to ensure we got the results we wanted. Looking back I'm thankful we did the additional testing because we got excellent results. I was told when I went to another facility for lasik evaluation that the best I could hope for was 20/40 vision after surgery. I now have 20/25. After wearing glass for 48 years, this is marvelous! I love you Dr. Monson!
Dr. Monson was excellent. He made you feel at ease. He was professional and friendly. He took all my fears of surgery and gave me the best eye sight I ever had in my life. Thank you Dr. Monson for taking the time in explaining the procedure and for doing an outstanding job on my eyes. I would highly recommend Dr. Monson above all others for your eye surgery needs.
I would recommend the office in Sun City, service was excellent, like how I was treated and how they explained the procedure and Dr. Monson did a great job.
I've worn glasses since I was a teenager. Now, I don't need glasses at all. I read, work on the computer and drive the car; all my activities can be done without glasses! It's amazing. I've even bought trendy wrap around sunglasses to protect my new eyes!
Concerned about my vision I made an appointment at Southwest to determine if my cataracts could be removed. An appointment was made with Doctor Monson who confirmed that they were ready to be removed. Doctor Monson explained my options and answered all my questions. He took the time to explain what to expect during and after the surgery and to answer the many questions I had. I have had one cataract removed and am looking forward to having the other eye done. Any surgery is frightening but my experience before and after the surgery was excellent. I have always felt that the staff a doctor surrounds himself with is very indicative of the excellence he demands of himself. The surgery staff and the office staff were efficient and friendly. Thank you Doctor for giving me back good vision and will see you soon for the other eye.
Since I had my cataract surgery, which was performed by Dr. Monson, the whole world appears that it has been repainted for me. Everything that I see is so bright and beautiful. Especially wonderful to me is my backyard garden, which I plant and tend to myself. Now when I look out my windows and slider the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. I always knew that I saw beauty in it, but never did I think that it was this magnificent. If someone needs this surgery, please do yourself a great justice and get it done and join this wonderful world I have rediscovered!
The results speak for themselves. I have not seen this clear in 15 years. Now I see brilliant colors and sharp detail. Dr Monson did an absolutely masterful job on my eyes. He's an absolute perfectionist. In planning my surgery he gave us honest advice and answered our questions. Very knowledgable. I went with torics in the end with one eye distance and the other close up focus. I'm glad I went that way.. Surgery day was a good experience. His staff walked me through every step. I actually work in healthcare, and have rarely seen an OR run like this. Organized, professional, efficient. Dr Monson definitely runs the show in that OR. His staff really listen to him. Highly recommend Dr Monson's hands to anyone needing eye surgery.
honesty and excellent eye care
I was brought up in a family in which everyone but myself was either a doctor or nurse. So pretty much heard it all. Which really does not give one much confidence and a not very submissive attitude towards people in the medical profession. And so was very surprised and pleased when I met Dr Monson. After dealing with jaded and impatient doctors here was someone who truly cares. Very professional and knowledgeable but willing to listen and answer questions. I must confess that with my age this was my first surgery and with all I knew I was scared. But he and his great staff allowed me the small comforts need to let me calm down. They kept their sense of humor without being in any way unprofessional . I was treated like a human being. And in my following visits to the eye center if Dr Monson spotted me in the hall he would come out and bring me into his office to check on me even though I was not there to see him. He listens , he explains and is very knowledgable . If this sounds like too glowing a report it is because in my 56 years I have encountered too much of the opposite. Too many jaded and burned out doctors who meet with you for a few minutes and have seen so many people that day that they forget to even introduce themselves. I feel for these doctors. But Dr Monson still burns with a passion for the profession he has chosen. And for me who is so skeptical of the medical profession ( with good reason) to trust him and his work implicitly is the highest compliment that I can give.