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I was Refered to Dr Garana by my regular eye Dr because I was having many problems with my eyesight after having lasik with another dr. She spent an hour and a half with me doing testing and measuring and talking to me. She was very honest and did not over promise me anything but was confident that she could give it a try and get my eyesight better. I felt that she has a solid and confident knowledge, and I trusted my eyes to her. I want to tell everyone here that Dr Garana delivered on all her promises. I have great vision now with no vision problems or quality of vision issues. I am an artist, and my eyes are my life! So really, Dr G saved my life. I recommend her strongly for everyone out there thinking about Lasik but is afraid. She is clearly a master of her profession.
I had Lasik on both my eyes around two months ago with this super Dr, Dr Garrana. First, let me tell you about my eyes: I had done discomfort after the surgery for three to four hours, but then my eyes started to feel great. No pain at all. I used my drops and went to bed. The next day I woke up and I thought I was dreaming!! I could see so well- unbelievable! Every color, every detail, like Zi have never seen before. I had tears in my eyes and overcome with emotion. Only thing I kept saying in my mind was 'why didn't I do the surgery sooner?' But Dr Garrana was the best part of it all! I was terrified before I met her, although I had done my extensive homework and was actually Refered by one of her previous patients. I was still terrified! But when I sat down with Dr Garrana, everything changed. She had infectious confidence, and I immediately felt that I was in great hands. She answered one full page of crazy questions that I had dug out from the Internet for her. In detail, and with a passion of a consummate professional who truly enjoys her craft. She was amazing, and she did well by my eyes, exceptionally well! I tell you, if OU are out there looking and wondering if you should be doing this surgery, don't wait another day, it is so worth it. But go see my Dr Garrana. Once you meet her you will understand what I mean . Good luck!
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to the end. I have excellent vision and my eyes feel great . Dr Garrana made me feel very very comfortable and I trusted her knowledge and skill. It paid off! I made the right decision to go to her. She is also a real class act and very professional with excellent bedside manners. I highly recommend her and her practice.
All I can say is OMG!! I have never ever ever seen this good in my life! Miracle for sure. And this Dr, Dr Garrana is beyond words amazing. What great positive and reassuring energy she brings. Has very professional and compassionate bedside manner. I told her how lucky she is that she can change someone's life this way. She is simply a great dr- and I can tell by reading some of the statements about her on this site that she is genuinely loved and respected by everyone who is a patient . I looooove my new eyes. AMAZING!!!
I had an outstanding experience. Dr Garrana is the best.
Hello everyone who is thinking about having Lasik. I just had mine a month ago. All I keep telling myself is' why did I wait this long?' What a quick surgery. I want to say 10 minutes, but maybe even 7! I can see perfectly! I am 35 and have been in glasses and contacts since 6th grade. But more importantly, I want to tell you about Dr Garrana: she was simply great, amazing, professional and sincere. I loved having her as my Lasik Doc! I felt so very comfortable with her and trusted her fully! When it comes to eyes, it is no joke! But with her, meeting her, the way she did my thorough exam, the way she took the time to answer every one of my 20 some questions, with the utmost patience, and kindness I should add, I simply trusted her fully with my eyes. I enjoyed the experience and I am very happy with my result. I strongly recommend the Dr Garrana and lasik eye surgery.
I love my eyes that see 20-15 which I am told is better than perfect eye vision. I has lasik eye surgery with Dr Garrana, who in my opinion is the best Dr I have ever seen in my life. She was so easy to talk to, so knowledgable and talked to me in terms that I could understand. She was warm, and had great bedside manners. And she delivered excellent results. I also had a question late one night and I requested to speak to her and she called me back right away, even though it was late! What Dr does that? I am very very happy with my vision and whole experience. If you are thinking about having surgery you should only go to dr Garrana, you will have a great result and great experience.
I had a LASIK consultation with Dr. Garrana. The wait was a little longer than I anticipated. Dr. Garrana was very apologetic and appreciated the fact that I was patient. She even came out to the waiting room to explain the situation. Apparently, the office where we did my consultation is an office that she's using to meet with clients. She was waiting for a room to open up and then we'd begin. I didn't mind the wait, I was eager to meet her after hearing so many wonderful things about her. During the consultation she explained that their was an issue with my left cornea and expressed a real concern. She wrote a note for my doctor and advised me to make an appointment with a specialist. She explained thoroughly the issue with my eye so I understood completely. She didn't charge me a dime and said that I could call her if I had any further questions. I appreciate the time she took explaining the issue. I was disappointed that LASIK isn't something I can do at this time, but I hope that once this issue is resolved (if it even can be) that I can go back to Dr. Garrana. She will DEFINITELY be the person I go to for LASIK.
First and foremost I would like to mention that after seeking consults from over 12 doctors, I wished I had just met Dr. Garana from the get go. She sets the gold standard for what all doctors should aim to be. She is courteous, honest, and gives you as much information as possible to make you feel at ease. I can not thank her enough for my new perfect vision and have recommended her to all of my friends and family.
I had Lasik, and honestly I was very scared to commit. I had three separate opinions but I still didn't feel that I was ready. Then Zi saw Sr Garrana and I respected her approach and how she explained things to me in a way that I could understand. I decided to have her do the surgery and I so happy with my 20- 15 ( better than 20-20 perfect vision). Dr Garrana is very special and is very very skilled and has a real talent. I would only trust my eyes to her care. I am very very happy!
I had Lasik with Dr Garrana few weeks ago. She did a great job. The surgery was with no pain and just took 10 minutes of so. But what was mostly great was seeing and feeling how confident Dr Garrana, the surgeon, was. She made me feel very confident and very very positive! The experience was nothing short of fantastic! I really appreciate my 20-15 vision and would recommend this surgery but only in the hands of a great surgeon such as Dr Garrana.
I had custom vision Lasik with Dr Garrana three months ago. I am very happy with my outcome. I am an artist and need to have good clean clarity of vision. With contacts I was always struggling with dryness, discomfort etc..It affected my work negatively. Now, however, I see the vivid colors with tremendous intensity and depth. Work is fun again! I recommend Custom vision, but more importantly, I recommend my surgeon, Dr Garrana. She is so very skilled with a great deal of knowledge in her field. She is also very easy to talk to and was able to explain my questions in a way that I , not knowing anything about fancy medical terms, was able to understand. I highly recommend her and the custom Lasik procedure.
I came into the laser room terrified, but once I saw and met Dr Garrana my fear dissipated and I became very confident that I was going to have a great result, and I DID !!! This surgery is painless and fast!! But most importantly Is Dr Garrana: she is amazing! Very calmly confident and so very positive! She did great work on my eyes and I will recommend her to EVERYONE in my life! Thank you very much Dr G.
The most memorable thing about Dr. Garrana is her bedside manor and the way she instills such confidence in her patient. I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my surgery. She is a wonderful person, extremely kind, highly skilled and I've already recommended her to friends and family. Thanks, doc!
I went for a consultation to see if I am a good candidate. A family member highly recommended Dr Garrana and I decided to go to her and see what she says. I had the best eye exam that I have ever had. Dr G was so very professional and more importantly, very confident and very positive. I felt very comfortable and decided she would be my surgeon. It is now two months later and I can see 20/ 15 which is better than 20/20 (which is perfect vision). Dr Garrana had the most amazing bedside manners. She made me feel very comfortable and also confident. And the results on my eyes are a great proof that I chose the best surgeon to entrust with my eyes. I recommend Dr Garrana for anyone considering vision Lasik. It is an experience from the beginning to the end that you will never ever forget. Amazing experience!
A good doctor, as a given, is 1) extremely knowledgeable about his/her field and 2) has tremendous experience. Dr. Garrana not only is a good doctor, but also took her time explaining the procedure to me, presented balanced information, and answered every single one of my questions with the fullest detail. Her post-op is even more impressive. From check-in phone calls to responses to my text messages at all hours of the day, I give Dr. Garrana my highest recommendation.
Dr. Garrana performed Lasik surgery on my eyes. She was very nice and patient when it came time to answer all of my answers and concerns. I was able to also communicate with her after the surgery at all times. I would def. recommend her to others.
dr Garrana did an excellent procedure on my eyes and I see better than I have ever seen in my life. I have recommended her to everyone I know and will continue to do so.
Dr. Garrana was amazing. The surgery went great and her follow up care was excellent. I am seeing perfectly and have had no issues following my surgery. I would highly recommend her to any friends and family that are contemplating LASIK surgery. It is well worth the investment and you will be very happy with Dr. Garrana's work.
Dr. Garrana gave me vision that I had been missing for ten years. I had gone to her for a second opinion. She had the best bedside manner: sweet to a fault. She was patient with me as I asked a whole bunch of questions. Dr. Garrana clarified the procedures that were available and described the procedure that was best suited for my condition. To make sure everything was up to par she throughly did a background check on my medical history and tested my eyes. What I appreciated more is that she did one last check up before the surgery. I was a nervous wreck on the way to the operating room, but when I spoke with Dr. Garrana right before the procedure, I felt safe and secure. I will never forget this gift of sight and the time the doctor spent with me helping me understand how my eyes will adjust during and after the procedure. I would recommend Dr. Garrana to all of my friends and family. Cheers to great vision and bless those fabulous hands which gave me a second chance at sight!
I am so happy I found a place to write about my experience under Dr Garrana's care. I last saw her 17 years ago, when she did my Corneal transplant, but I will never forget her or the way she saved my eyesight and really, my livelihood . I was 21 years old, and my Mom brought me to the eye clinic at Montefiore in New York City. I had Keratoconus, and I had had two transplants in Russia that had failed. We had just immigrated to this country and our English was poor. God was smiling upon us and we saw Dr Garrana, by chance, out of all the Drs there. I remember she was so very patient with us. She called an interpreter and spent hours trying to understand my problem. We felt safe, respected and cared for by her. She did transplant on the right eye, and I was able to see 20/25, I remember. Never saw that good in my life. Then she did my left eye and I had the same perfect result. How lucky was I. She cared so much for us. Six months later she moved to Boston, and we saw another Dr. He said she was one of the best surgeons that they had. He looked at my corneal transplants and said they looked 'beautiful'. Yes he used that word! I am now 39 years old. I have two masters and own my own software company. Would I have been here if I hadn't gotten that care from her? Drs are real angels. I have such great thoughts towards Dr Garrana. I will never forget her as long as I live.
Wonderful Surgeon, Beautiful Vision !!
I almost believed that outstanding yet humble Drs with great bedside manners that talk talk to you at your level, and not at you, we're extinct! Yet Dr Garrana renewed my faith in Doctors! I had a wonderful experience and my vision in 20/15!! God Bless you Dr Garrana...
I am very pleased and satisfied with my eye surgery with Dr Garrana. She was very nice and professional and delivered exactly what she promised. An honest and skilled, talented Dr. Not a lot of those kinds of Doctors around...
Want to state for the record that Dr Garrana was amazing as my surgeon. Took time and great care with me, and I was a handful!! She is the most compassionate Dr I have ever met in my life! Great result and beyond perfect eyesight years later!! HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!
I had my eyes done by Dr. Garrana at least 15 years ago and I am still enjoying the wonderful vision that she corrected for me. I would highly recommend her and her expertise!
Problem is she is a traveler, not a safe way to do practice, I needed a foloow up for complications and had to see a different opthamologist and the whole thing has been a struggle.
Came in to see Dr Garrana having had a very bad experience with a Corneal surgery. Her staff did numerous high tech testing and finally she took great time and care in explaining to what the problems were with my eye and her recommendations for treatment. She encouraged me to get a second opinion for my peace of mind. I did, and she was absolutely right! I went back to her for the surgery and she did an incredible job! My eye is perfect!!! I truly recommend anyone with a corneal or a complicated eye problem to see her!!