I had LASIK 2 months ago. I did a lot of research and met with Dr. Findley on more than one occasion, before I made my final decision. Everything went exactly as they said it would. I was amazed after the first eye was done and Dr. Fergerson told me to look at the light on the ceiling. I could not believe I could read the letters and numbers on the bulb! I went in legally blind and came out 20/15 in each eye. I am still in the recovery process so my vision is still fluctuating. I continue to see improvements with the halos and night driving. I do not yet see as clearly as I did with my contacts, but I knew that was a possibility when I went in. I am hopeful I will by the end of the recovery/fluctuating period. The best thing is to look out my window and see leaves and branches on trees. Before- it would have just been a blurry color. I continue t o be very happy with my decision. Best advice is to go to an experienced doctor- not a clinic on the corner that charges $499. I would not dream of trusting my eyes to an outfit like that.
I had my procedure on Thursday!!! I recommend CES to anyone that is thinking about LASIK. They were a great group to work with!!!
I would love to recommend Commonwealth Eye Surgery to anyone who is thinking about LASIK Eye Surgery. My experience with them has been truly amazing. Dr. Ferguson is a truly gifted surgeon. I love waking up and being able to see. Thank you Commonwealth Eye Surgery.
Life changing experience at Commonwealth Eye Surgery!! ALL Staff were AMAZING & made me feel at ease the entire time during my procedure. I now have 20/15 vision! I’m in a NEW world. Greatest thing I could ever do for myself!! Love my new eyes!!!
Surgery was quick and painless and the results were almost instant! They have a great staff and I would recommend it to anyone considering LASIK.
If you’re considering LASIK, this is the place to go! I did a lot of research before choosing Commonwealth Eye Surgery. Throughout the process the entire staff was professional, courteous, and always willing to answer any questions I had. A special thank you to Danielle, Dr. Smith, and Dr. Ferguson.
Dr.Ferguson did an excellent job in making me feel comfortable and taken care of, as well as his assistants. I would definitely recommend Commonwealth Eye Surgery to anyone considering PRK, LASIK or any other refractive operation.
Thank you for taking such good care of my dad, Dr. Ferguson. He was so happy with the results on his right eye that he is coming in tomorrow for the other eye.
What an amazing experience!! I didn’t expect the results to be so fast. I can’t say enough good things about CES.
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with CES for my LASIK procedure. Everyone was very professional and the entire process from consultation to follow up is very efficient. I highly recommend CES!
Very happy with my decision to get LASIK. Everyone was very friendly and the process went very smoothly!
I am also very happy with my decision to get the LASIK surgery. I had the surgery on Feb 27th and I can’t speak highly enough of the staff at Commonwealth Eye Surgery. Since the surgery I have perfect vision and could not be happier with the results. Truly a class act!
This place is amazing! I am so happy with my decision on getting LASIK & Commonwealth Eye surgery made sure everything went smoothly & quick! They are very professional & very friendly, I was very comfortable the entire time, which was a big deal for me! I highly recommend this place! So wonderful!
”Excellent prompt, professional care and service by everyone who played a role in my care after each eye cataract removal. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs professional eye care. THANKS!!!”
Dear Dr. Ferguson and staff,
I am now sitting here, able to type, thanks to your efforts. I have undergone 2 cataract surgeries at your facility and was almost completely sightless before I started coming to you. You have restored the vision in both of my eyes, one of which has been useless to mefor in excess of 16 years. While I have had only a minimal amount of need for medical help throughout my life, my past experiences have left me with an overall impression that most doctors and staff are far less concerned with thephysical and emotional needs of their patients, than they are of their monetary value. Words cannot adequately express how far removed from this I found your services. From the very first telephone conversation we had with the staff, through the entire process and on to post-op care, my wife and I have been treated with a level of warmth, friendliness and professionalism that has completely astounded me. Each and every one of you has gone above and beyond anything we could have possibly anticipated. I would name names if I could, but I fear I may leave someone out. Every person we came into contact with there, far exceeded our expectations. As I have dealt with the public most of my life in my profession, I know how difficult this can be. Most people will not take the time to say anything about their experiences unless they have a complaint. I have been blessed with a few “cudos” calls regarding my staff and believe in giving credit where credit is due. I sincerely hope that this, in some small way, will instill, in all of you, a feeling of a job well done.
Lawrence M. King
After 40 years as a practicing doctor of Optometry I was presented with cataract surgery for myself, only because I couldn’t see the golf ball!! I selected Commonwealth Eye Surgery because in my professional opinion they are the best. Drs. Ferguson and Findley provided me excellent results after cataract surgery. Now I can see the golf ball, but just can’t hit it very far!
—John W. Cecconi, Sr., O.D.
I have been a practicing Doctor of Optometry in the Lexington, Kentucky, area for over fifty years and have seen most of the ocular abnormalities and pathological conditions that occur in this area.
Over the years, I have referred thousands of patients to various ophthalmologists in Lexington and have had the opportunity to evaluate the results of their work. Some years ago, a new clinic opened in Lexington called Commonwealth Eye Surgery. At our educational seminars, I heard many of my colleagues singing the praises of Commonwealth and the young surgeon who had rapidly risen in esteem because of his expertise and skill in cataract surgery.
His chief associate was an optometrist with all the training and skills to evaluate and treat post surgical cases. Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Findley very quickly built a tremendous practice based on the referrals from satisfied patients and from optometrists all over the area who appreciated the outstanding skills displayed in the clinic and the fact that the clinic promptly referred the patients back to the home town referring professional for follow-up treatment and co-management of post operative cases.
Their growth brought in more skilled professionals and soon they outgrew their quarters prompting them to move to their present location on Alexandria Drive while maintaining their association with the Lexington Surgical Center on Harrodsburg Road.
When the excimer laser and the LASIK procedure revolutionized refractive surgery, Commonwealth immediately became a leader in the various laser procedures. Commonwealth’s extremely high success rate prompted me to refer my wife for glaucoma treatment, and when a slowly developing cataract in my right eye became a nuisance, I trusted myself to their care. You might say that this is the supreme test of confidence because we doctors are the world’s worst patients! I was subjected to a very impressive battery of screening tests and I was convinced that I was ready for the surgery. Aside from the nuisance of pre-op drops, the rest was a breeze.
I was “conscious” during the procedure but I don’t remember any of it. The next thing I knew was that the surgery was completed and I was ready to go home! I experienced no pain even in the healing process. My visual acuity was and remains 20/20 unaided in the operated eye. I will not say that I can’t wait to have the left eye done, but if and when the time comes, there is no question about where I will go to have it done.
I am completely sold on Commonwealth.
—David B. Settles, O.D.
Dear Dr. Ferguson and staff, I am now sitting here, able to type, thanks to your efforts. I have undergone 2 cataract surgeries at your facility and was almost completely sightless before I started coming to you. You have restored the vision in both of my eyes, one of which has been useless to me.
The main reason I chose Commonwealth Eyes and Dr. Ferguson was that he had a reputation as being the best at LASIK surgery. I also, had a friend who had LASIK surgery with Dr. Ferguson several years ago and was very happy with the results.
By far, the primary reason I chose Dr. Ferguson was because a co-worker’s wife, Dr. Callihan of Family Eyecare Associates (Versailles), is an optometrist and recommended him based on her experience with post-op patients of his.
Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Smith,
I would like to sincerely thank both of you, and all the staff of Commonwealth Eye Surgery. I was referred to Commonwealth by Dr. Larry Miller and was told if I wanted to pursue refractive eye surgery Dr. Ferguson was the best doctor I could find to perform the surgery. I strongly believe this to be true. A year has passed since I had PRK and I cannot stress enough how pleased I am with the results of the surgery, and how much PRK has affected my life in a positive way. I have dreamed of becoming a pilot in the United States Air Force since I was a child and thanks to your talents I am on my way to achieving this goal. Since the surgery I have better than 20/20 vision, have been accepted, and will report to U.S. Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training upon graduation from college this May.
From my first visit to Commonwealth Eye Surgery to assess if I was a candidate for refractive surgery to my last check up a year after surgery I was consistently impressed and grateful for the professionalism and kindness of all staff. The work you all do from Dr. Ferguson performing surgery, to Dr. Smith checking monthly progress, and staff providing all the paperwork the Air Force required has helped me continue to pursue a dream I have held for many years. I would once again like to thank you all for the work you have done for me and affirm again how pleased I am with the results of surgery.
Sincerely – A.C.B. 2011 PRK Patient
I chose Commonwealth for a couple of reasons. My vision was so strongly nearsighted and with astigmatism to boot that I knew from speaking to my brother (an ophthalmologist) that LASIK would likely not be an option. Because of that, I started my search specifically looking for someone who would perform the ICL surgery. I chose commonwealth for a couple of reasons. My vision was so strongly nearsighted and with astigmatism to boot that I knew from speaking to my brother (an ophthalmologist) that LASIK would likely not be an option. Because of that, I started my search specifically looking for someone who would perform the ICL surgery.