Dana's LASIK Surgery Experience at Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute

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Eddie's LASIK Surgery Experience at Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute

A musician turned thriving videographer turns to LASIK.  Watch Eddie’s Story.

"SO grateful to Dr. Shamie for my perfect vision. I had my Lasik procedure a little less than a month ago and my eyes are perfectly healed and seeing great! My eyes were a little on the dry side for a week or two during the healing process (as expected) but now at 4 weeks post op they feel pretty perfect! I just got back from a trip to visit relatives in Texas, and I had such a blast boating and swimming in the lake without having to worry about contacts or glasses. So stoked!!!"

Rachel W.

"As an optometrist, I knew all the possible complications that could occur. Needless to say, I was a little nervous about having LASIK, but when I met Dr. Maloney, I was impressed. “The procedure itself was painless. I was in and out of his Westwood office in an hour. On the way home, I stopped at a fast-food restaurant and I could already read the menu board. One month after the surgery, my vision is 20/20 in each eye. I am thrilled."

Shelley Fukanaga, OD, Eye Doctor

"I had LASIK a month ago with Dr. Hura. I was very nervous about the procedure, but Dr. Hura was very patient and calm, and made me feel at ease. I appreciate the staff contacting me later the same day to check in with me. Dr. Hura also made himself available to answer any questions and concerns I had for the past several weeks. It was very nice to communicate with him directly without having to go through a phone system. The LASIK procedure was a success. My vision is great!!!"

Jeremy S.

"Going from wearing glasses or contacts since age 5 to swimming in the oceans of Hawaii on my honeymoon, without fear of losing a contact, is beautifully indescribable. Your performance and personality are that of someone who is doing something in their life that they were born to do. Thank you for giving me a new set of eyes!"

Celeste B., Los Angeles, CA

"WOW! This could not have been a better experience for me. I have always been really terrified to touch or go anywhere near my eyes, even eye drops were impossible for me, so I have been wearing glasses exclusively with no contacts since 2nd grade. When I went in for my consultation at Maloney-Shamie, they made me feel so comfortable and reassured me with the whole process. The day of LASIK they eased my fears (the sedative helped lol) and the whole thing was over super quickly, with Dr. Shamie talking me through it the entire way. They made one of my biggest fears something I could overcome and now I have literally perfect vision. I even got a message from Dr. Shamie that same night to check in and make sure I was doing okay. I cannot recommend them enough, if you've been thinking about LASIK but have been put off by your fears -- I highly recommend taking the leap to at least get a consultation. I can guarantee you will not regret it!!"

Sabrina H.

"Amazing! So knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable! Answered all my questions to put me at ease. Same day consultation and surgery made the process convenient."


"Dr Maloney and team were phenomenal. I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done. The initial exam prior to the lasik was very thorough and the entire team were fantastic. I am so, so glad I chose Dr. Maloney for my Lasik eye surgery. I recommend this center 100%. Best decision ever. Thanks again!"

Laura Z.

"My experience was A-MAZE-ING! This has been a desire of mine for such a long time, but I just didn't see it being possible until about a little over a year ago I saw Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute on tv. I did a small amount of research and was impressed. Some months later I did more extensive research and was even more impressed as well as more confident in the procedure and with MSVI. I was quite pleased to have almost all my questions answered by simply watching the videos on the website whether answered by Dr. Maloney, Dr. Shamie, or previous clients. I truly connected in some way with the clients that shared their testimonies and could feel how genuinely pleased they were with their entire experience. I will encourage all to do the work, research and get the answers to all questions you may have, until you feel absolutely comfortable. The entire staff at MSVI was great, calm, friendly, informative, and caring. I truly could not imagine anyone not having a great experience with MSVI. I am truly truly grateful for everyone that is a part of Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, whether I actually interacted with them or not because I know there are so many imperative moving parts/positions to make something so important and sensitive as improving vision a success. Thank you, Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute,"

Cheri C.

"My mom had her Lasik done by Dr. Maloney in 1997 and so he was my first consideration as she continues to rave about him. I asked my eye doc for referrals and Dr. Maloney was top of his list. The whole experience was terrific. The staff are professional, kind, and gave me a lot of confidence. Dr. Maloney walked me through the procedure and kept me posted on progress and before I knew it my surgery was complete. 1 week later I'm now seeing 20/15 with no side effects. Highly recommend!"

Jeff D.

"Dr. Maloney and his team made getting Lasik a breeze and completely pain-free! The entire process from initial consultation to surgery and recovery only took a few weeks, and I now have perfect vision in both eyes after 25+ years of glasses and contacts. If you're considering Lasik, choose the surgeon that has the most experience and places patient health above all else - Dr. Maloney and the Vision Institute team is the way to go!"

Sahil P.

"I can see!!!! I should have done this so long ago. Your eyes are important, and I am so glad I made them a priority and did mono vision Lasik. I was nervous but once in the office I was much more at ease, everyone so nice and helpful. They explained everything and once I was told I was a candidate, we got the procedure set. Dr Maloney was so nice and informative, always made sure I was aware of what he was doing and asked if I was comfortable. The procedure was fast and 4 hours later had a text from Dr. Maloney asking me to text him how I was feeling and making sure all was good. The office also called to make sure all was good. So excited to throw all my contacts and my glasses away!!! Now I have 20/20 eyesight!! I know the procedure is pricey, but your sight is far worth it!"

Melissa A.

"I made sure to do a lot of research before choosing the right doctor to perform Lasik on my eyes. I visited some of the top eye surgeons in Los Angeles and ended up choosing Dr. Shamie. Not only is she very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience with the eyes, but her office is also a very welcoming place. Would definitely recommend going to her for your procedure. My eyesight is fantastic and I could not be happier."

Dylan D.

"I got Lasik done here at the Vision Institute by Dr Shamie, and it was a wonderful experience! I recommend this place to anyone looking for an eye doctor, or ready for a Lasik surgery. I passed through a lot of doctors there and everyone was always very professional and kind throughout the entire experience. I can't recommend this place more!!"

"Lasik can be scary, but they helped me to be very prepared and educated which led to a nervous-free, pain-free experience!"

Thank you for providing me with the finest medical care experience I have ever received. When I made the decision to have laser surgery I asked my eye specialist Ronald Goldstein from All Eye Care in West Lake Village, "If you could travel anywhere in the world Doc, who is the one person you would go to for laser surgery?" Dr. Maloney was his highest recommendation. As a movie and TV composer who spends upwards of sixteen hours a day starring at monitors while writing music for film I am amazed at the incredible sharpness and clarity of my new vision, and forever grateful for this new gift of improved sight. The staff at Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute was very professional and Dr. Maloney's attentiveness and attention to detail are simply the best.

David W.

"What an amazing experience! I've been considering LASIK for a while now and have met with several surgeons over the last few years, and after meeting with Dr. Shamie and all the other amazing team at the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, it was easy to finally pull the trigger and choose Dr. Shamie to perform my LASIK.  The entire process from the first initial appointment, the actual procedure (which was so quick, painless, and easy) to the follow up post-op appointments, was amazing. I can't say enough good things and I've already referred a few friends."


"Today, after 36 years, I tossed out my contacts and glasses. For the first time in a year, my eyes were not irritated and dry. You do not know how you have improved my quality of life, but from the first time that I met you, I felt confident and secure that your staff could make a difference. Thank you!"

Lisa W., Bakersfield, CA

"Without my glasses, I couldn't read the big 'E' on the eye chart. After LASIK, I drove an Indy car around Texas Motor Speedway to an average speed of 204.7mph without glasses or contacts. It's a miracle!"

Marc Demere, Senior Road Test Editor, Motor Trend Magazine

"I can’t say enough great things about Maloney Shamie Vision Institute. From the virtual consult to follow up appointments, I was consistently impressed by everyone’s professionalism and courtesy. The facility was very clean and tidy, and I appreciated how much time Dr. Hura took to talk to me and answer all my questions. He completely changed my life and I’m forever grateful. I’m definitely referring anyone who’s interested in vision correction to Maloney Shamie!"

Amy O.

"I got the LASIK procedure done a year ago and it was one of the best investments I have made in my life. I live in NY but my family lives in Los Angeles. After a friend referred me to Dr. Maloney, I thought I would take the leap and go for a consultation (with the possibility of getting the procedure done that day as well) during my vacation visiting my family. So glad I did. Although the cost was on the higher end, how can one ever put a price tag on your eyes and vision? Dr. Maloney and his staff were impeccable! I will refer everyone to him!! Thank you for my 20/15 vision!!!!"

Ancy A., Manhattan, NY

"As a surgical ophthalmologist, I depend on essentially flawless visual acuity to perform microscopic eye surgery. The LASIK procedure Dr. Maloney performed on me has made a phenomenal difference in my life. I actually feel younger, more athletic and even more energetic."

JillAnne McCarty, M.D., PhD., LASIK Surgeon, Ventura, CA

"LASIK needs to be the first recommended solution when it comes to correcting vision. I spent 10 years of my life wearing contacts, dealing with annoying things like accidentally rubbing my eyes and the contacts getting stuck, falling asleep with contacts, and waking up feeling like death, and just general irritation as the day progressed with your eyes getting dryer and dryer. You don't really realize how much vision is taken for granted. Being able to just wake up and see better than 20/20 just brings a general happiness to my life; I feel more complete. I know it sounds crazy, but contacts and glasses don't give you the full picture. They don't let you truly see the world as it is. You're going through a foreign object and seeing it through that, and there's something special about it being my own vision again. If you're hesitant at all, don't be. Dr. Maloney is a fantastic doctor and made me feel super comfortable. It's painless, and it's an actual magical procedure. Your vision will be fixed in 10 minutes. That's it. Done. It's magic. Either that or you'll spend every single day for the rest of your life dealing with all the negatives that come with contacts/glasses. It's legitimately a no brainer."

Hale L.

"My experience was nothing short of amazing. From the attentive, caring staff to the professionalism each doctor displayed to the stunning quality of my results, I have been left speechless (minus this review). The famous Dr. Maloney was there every step of the way to answer all of my questions and reduce any anxiety (these are my eyes after all). I am now 10 days out from the procedure and I could not be happier. Subsequent examinations from both Dr. Maloney and my regular ophthalmologist have reported that my eyes are healthy, and I am now seeing at 20/15. All I can say is thank you to Dr. Maloney and his staff and to encourage anyone considering LASIK to take the leap. It will be over before you know it and you won't regret your decision."

Daniel C., Los Angeles

"Dear Robert, It has been over two years since you performed LASIK on my eyes. I have to say that it has been an absolutely tremendous experience, and I am seeing just as well now as the day after surgery. As a refractive surgeon and having been a principal investigator in clinical trials prior to FDA approval, I was certainly aware of the issues involved in LASIK. However, until I had it myself, I never fully appreciated all of the benefits it allows on a daily basis. I certainly had the choice of going to anyone, and I am proud to say that I very carefully chose to have you perform my surgery. Perhaps I had a unique perspective on choosing to be a patient of yours. Having worked together in clinical trials and having lectured together in training doctors across the country, I felt that I understood your approach to patient care. You always put the patient first with the greatest surgical expertise and clinical evaluations as well as the personal care you provide. This was absolutely my experience."

Rajesh K. Rajpal, M.D., Medical Director, Washington Laser Eye Center

"Highly recommend for LASIK consultation and surgery. Dr. Shamie's staff is incredibly professional. They went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable with the procedure. I had a TON of questions and spoke with multiple members of Dr. Shamie's team. All knowledgeable and answered in a way that was understandable. The procedure itself is quick and you'll be in/out in less than a hour. Dr. Shamie has a presence that is inviting, and her confidence is palpable. Knocked out when I got home and missed a call from her office checking in on me. When I didn't answer, Dr. Shamie herself texted me to see how I was doing. It's now been ~24 hours since my LASIK and everything is going well. If you've been on the fence about LASIK or Dr. Shamie, then I hope this review helps you take the plunge. Schedule an appointment and "see" firsthand for yourself :)"

Rich F.

"About 10 yrs. before I had LASIK I lost most of the vision in one of my eyes because of a congenital problem. Because of that I always thought I would never be a candidate for LASIK. I envied those who could get LASIK. Then one year when I was having my annual checkup with the ophthalmologist who treated me for my vision loss, I asked him about getting LASIK. He told me that absolutely I could do it and recommended Dr. Maloney. The two doctors did confer about my situation given the rarity of my congenital condition. They agreed that I did seem like a good candidate. And, here I am today, almost 12 years to the day later. I still have 20/15 vision. Yay for Dr. Maloney!"

Regalone C. Newbury Park, CA

"I had 20/15 with contacts. My surgery with Dr. Hura got me to slightly better than 20/15 in 24 hours! So grateful."

Alex J.

"I found in Dr. Maloney an excellent combination of knowledge, experience and surgical skills. I am glad that I chose him for surgery. He is an outstanding physician, a gifted surgeon and a great human being."

Sujai Shah, LASIK Surgeon, Bombay, India

"When it was time for me to have LASIK, I felt that I should have it done only by someone who was world-renowned, so I came to Dr. Maloney. After wearing "coke bottle" glasses since the fifth grade, I am now correction-free."

Francis Di Paolo, MD, LASIK Surgeon, Washington, D.C.

"On Tuesday, Nov. 26th my life changed for the better. I got LASIK with @maloneyshamievision and now I have 20/15 vision! I finally get to leave all the inconveniences of wearing glasses and contacts behind me in the dust! This literally has been an EYE-OPENING experience and reminder of all blessings that come in and out of our lives. I am eternally grateful to be able to see the world in a whole new way because better than perfect vision is one of the greatest gifts anyone could ever give. This has saved my life in more ways than one and it has made such a substantial difference, especially when riding at night. I can see clearly while splitting lanes without worrying about my vision getting blurred out by dry contacts. Thank you so much to the most trustworthy and reputable team at maloneyshamievision, especially to the beautifully amazing nedashamiemd, who personally worked on my eyes. Special shout out to my high school friend who made the referral and is also now a talented Doctor- whyitsjesus Love you guys! Video coming soon."


"I have been in glasses or contacts since I was twelve years old. To open my eyes and see clearly near and far thanks to Dr. Maloney and my new mono-vision LASIK'd eyes is a dream come true!!! I couldn't recommend that wonderful doctor and his caring team more!! I can see!! "

Yvette B.

"And the category is... 20/20 realness. The beginning of new year new me is here. LASIK ☑️. After 12 hours wandering around like I was on Birdbox your boy can see! Praise his name! And thanks to my doctor and my caretakerAnd the category is... 20/20 realness. The beginning of new year new me is here. LASIK ☑️. After 12 hours wandering around like I was on Birdbox your boy can see! Praise his name! And thanks to my doctor and my caretaker "


"Dr. Hura was outstanding. I went with PRK due to my lifestyle, and he worked with me to understand everything and booked a surgery within a week. Now 3 weeks after surgery, my vision is great and seeing clearly!"

Patrick W.

"So, after 25 years of wearing specs and contact lenses, I now have better than 20/20 vision thanks to Dr Robert Maloney and all the amazing technicians and staff maloneyshamievision in Los Angeles. @the_mcgiff was right, don't know why I left it so long! #lasik #miracle #nopain #noregrets #wortheverypenny #maloneyshamievision"

Mark Cassidy

"My first day with 20/20 vision thanks to Dr. Maloney at maloneyvision & referral from my friend @garthmd 🤗 Perfect vision is the greatest gift 😊💗 What a fantastic team there. Feeling like a child seeing the world for the first time with these new eyes! 😍"

Jackie Dawn

"Thank you to Dr. Maloney & staff @maloneyshamievision for giving me the best vision I’ve ever had after getting Lasik. Finally able to wake up and see clearly without contacts or glasses 🙏🏼👁✨"

Erin Michelle

"Not many people know that I’ve worn glasses and contacts for over 15 years! I can’t even keep count of how many times I’ve destroyed glasses and lost contacts during adventures, which can ultimately become life-threatening. As you all know I ride my motorcycles every day as a daily commuter and on top of that, I live a crazy, busy lifestyle traveling around the world and love extreme sports and shooting guns. These are all activities where good vision is crucial. I’ve lost contacts while swimming or they dry up and blow out of my eyes while riding, including while riding on the track and freeway, which is incredibly dangerous because everyone is riding hard and fast. I need my eyes to ride! lol . On Tuesday, Nov. 26th my life changed for the better. I got LASIK with @maloneyshamievision and now I have 20/15 vision! 😱 I finally get to leave all the inconveniences of wearing glasses and contacts behind me in the dust! . This literally has been an EYE-OPENING experience and reminder of all blessings that come in and out of our lives. I’m eternally grateful to be able to see the world in a whole new way, because better than perfect vision is one of the greatest gifts anyone could ever give. This has saved my life in more ways than one and it’s made such a substantial difference, especially when riding at night. I can see clearly while splitting lanes without worrying about my vision getting blurred out by dry contacts. Thank you so much to the most trustworthy and reputable team at @maloneyshamievision, especially to the beautifully amazing @nedashamiemd , who personally worked on my eyes."


"I’m in my 40s and have wanted to get LASIK for many years. I've worn contacts since I was a teenager. My prescription was quite high, at -5 per eye (myopia). I was referred to this clinic by a friend. From the first consultation I was impressed with the attentiveness and care from Dr. Neda Shamie and her team. The technicians took time to answer every single question I had. I had the surgery on January 27th. I was so nervous on the day of the surgery, but Dr Shamie and the girls put me at ease.  Dr Shamie has the hands of an angel; she was so gentle during surgery and walked me through the whole procedure while operating on my eyes. The surgery itself lasted about 10 minutes.  The recovery wasn't bad either - I dealt with dry eyes / slight blurry visions for a few days but nothing compared to -5 myopia!  I've referred quite a few friends to this clinic and I'm not sure why I didn’t do this sooner! Thank you Dr Neda Shamie for restoring my vision. I highly recommend this clinic if you're considering doing LASIK. The best of the best!"

Michelle G.

"Waking up and being able to see after 15 years of wearing contacts is the CRAZIEST thing! So thankful for my LASIK experience at @maloneyvision, my sight is now 20/15 👀🙏🏼"

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