Cataract Success Stories

“I am a retired Veterinarian from Washington State University and for the past 53 years, I have professionally trained retrievers for field trials. I was recently elected to the National Retriever Hall of Fame. When my near and far vision started dimming to the point that I could no longer see the dogs, I decided it was time to visit another award winner, Dr. David Leach. He said cataracts were causing cloudiness in my vision and getting in the way of the dog training, I loved to do.

The good news was that I discovered I had an opportunity to have the ReSTOR lens that could correct my vision to possibly better than it had even been. Now I see the whole picture, I see my dogs at 400 yards away and I can read without my glasses. My advice to anyone considering cataract surgery is to spend a little extra and get the lens that will give you the best vision possible. Now I really enjoy life again!”

Dr. Benjamin Baker
“The care, compassion, and encouragement I received for all of my eye surgery related visits and the operations were outstanding. Then when my insurance was so difficult to deal with, the financial department was amazing in advocating for me, turning the overwhelming expenses into something totally manageable. I want to thank all of you for saving my vision and going above and beyond by caring about me as a person not just a patient. I have never had such a great experience or felt so encouraged by a team of medical professionals and the office staff. Thank you!”
Rose S.
“When my optometrist told me I had cataracts my first thought was “Oh, great, something else”. But I had to admit I really didn’t know what they were. Sigh… too much fun in the sun in my life!

Fast forward three months. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing could be done about my cataracts. New lens implants? No glasses? But I’ve been wearing glasses for nearly 40 years! My surgeries were done on 12 and 26 January. Despite the expense, I chose the Restor multi-focal lenses because of my young age – 54. The surgeries were quick and painless, with the only ‘hardship’ was using the eye drops. But, now I can see multi-focally distant, mid-range and near. I might need some computer-only glasses but I’m not ready to go there just yet. I still use some moistening eye drops but what a small price to pay.

I still reach for my glasses at times, or feel like I’m missing something. I have to pinch myself at times. And I sometimes wear sun glasses on overcast days just because it feels normal.

Thank you Rhonda for your advice. Thank you Dr. Leach for your skill. Thank you to all of the Clearview Eye Clinic staff for your care and professionalism. And thank you to Gritman Medical Center for the part they played in this life-changing event.”

Scott Oplinger
“My cataract surgery was painless. Now, I only use glasses for reading. It was overwhelming to be able to see so clearly. To sit in church and be able to see the facial expressions of the choir–awesome! Continue being a caring and supportive doctor. You are all very professional.”
church choirLou Squires
“I am astounded at how clear my vision is after my Painless Vision Correction Surgery. Thanks to Dr. Leach my thick glasses are now a thing of the Past!!”
Judy Bickford, Local restauranteur
“Considering cataract surgery? Have you considered multifocal ReSTOR lenses rather than the normal lenses? Well, I did because I’ve had very poor vision for my whole life and when I looked into LASIK it was determined I was not a candidate.

I am the manager of Pullman Transit and I need to be able pass a CDL vision test to keep my CDL Drivers license. Last year I realized that this was no longer possible and I had to make a choice. After learning I was not a candidate for LASIK, Dr. Leach recommended “ReSTOR” lenses to correct my near, intermediate and far vision. I decided to go forward with the surgery, which was so easy and painless, and now I have 20/20 vision for the first time in 58 years! And I can see just as clearly up close, no glasses!!

You cannot believe the feeling I had when both of my eyes had the corrective surgery, “I CAN SEE” and I don’t need glasses. When this fact hit me I simply sat down and cried, ‘BIG BOYS DON’T CRY’ but I did and you might also if you decide to have this surgery. It is life changing and I am so happy I did it. I can’t wait to play golf and really know what a 300 yard drive looks like. Maybe someday I will actually be able hit the ball that far!

Just so you know, my wife, kids and grandson are so much better looking than I ever thought. If you are considering cataract surgery and you want to see like you did when you were young, or as I have experienced, like I have never seen before, please consider “ReSTOR” lenses, they really work.”

Rod Thornton of Pullman, WA, After his ReSTOR lens implantations, 2010
“Dear Dr. Leach, Dr. Baughman and the TEAM. Thank you for my eye surgery, check-ups and for making it possible to read print and get rid of my glasses! You are all a great group working together to help people with their eyes and sight. It takes years of study and dedication to have the knowledge and skills that you have. And it is a real love of people and helping them. All of us are on different journeys and faith walks with the Creator who made us. I have experienced deeply how Jesus heals the blind today as he did long ago. He works through your hands and heart caring for people. Thank you to each of you.”
Anne Schultheis
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am absolutely amazed and awestruck by the results of my most recent cataract surgery by Dr. Leach. By the evening of my surgery, my vision was already pretty good and by bedtime the scratchiness was almost gone. By morning there was no scratchiness. Now a week after surgery, I have 20/20 vision in both eyes. I feel like I have new full color, 3-D, High Definition Vision. I haven’t been able to see this well since I was 7 years old.”
Bill Hagenlocher
“I’ve worked with a lot of doctors over the years and Dr. Leach is one of the best. That’s why I chose him to do my eye surgery … and my vision is better now that it has been in years.”
Gary Moore, Healthcare Executive
“I was delighted to receive the flowering plant after my cataract surgery – just one of the many ‘small touches’ that made me feel so well cared for along the way.”
B.J. Swanson, Bank Vice-President

LASIK Success Stories

“I knew LASIK was something I was interested in, but the cost was significant and I was apprehensive about the surgery itself. I had worn hard contacts, then soft for 21 years. I worked as a Wilderness Ranger and would clean my contacts in the backcountry (with my dirty hands) and put them in day in and day out. Wearing contacts had become part of my life style and I barely noticed the effort. However, I knew I would like to find out more about LASIK. I called Dr. Leach’s office and I talked with Rhonda. She answered my initial questions and sent a packet in the mail. I read over everything and decided the time wasn’t right.
Rhonda followed up with me and urged me to come in for that initial appointment. I told her I would, fully thinking I was not going to have the surgery. I remember that first appointment, one of the technicians tested my eyes with my contacts and then I took them out and she told me to cover my right eye and read the smallest line I could. I laughed as she started scrolling the eye chart up and up. I couldn’t even see the Big “E” clearly. She asked, “Do you see a white screen?” Dr. Leach came in that day and talked about the procedure. He was unrushed and answered all my questions. He was kind and thorough and was so positive about the results I could experience. His enthusiasm was contagious. I finally became excited; more excited that nervous, but still very nervous. The next month I called to schedule my LASIK.

The day of surgery (and the few days leading up to) I think I talked with ClearView staff 5 times! Each time they answered my questions, down to, “should I eat lunch before I take my Valium?” Yes, there were running early! – what doctor’s office is ready for you before you are?

I sat down in the surgery room and was offered a teddy bear, which I gripped for dear life in one hand and Tech hand in the other. I felt a little pressure in both eyes and then it was over. I sat up and could see much better than the 15 minutes prior. Dr. Leach was happy though and I was sent on my way with sunglasses and no regular glasses. When I woke up a few hours later, I could see the numbers on the CD player! Throughout the night, my sight got better and better. The next morning I woke up and I could see the individual pine needles on the tree out the window. It was amazing! I got motion sick for the first few times riding in a car because everything was so crisp and clear. I was in sensory overload, but so happy! My distance vision has surprised me the most. There is no haze or fuzziness on the horizon. I can’t wait to get back in the woods now!

If it weren’t for Dr. Leach and his amazing staff, I would not have followed through with this life changing experience. Thanks to the whole staff for giving me back this big beautiful world!”

“LASIK from Dr. Leach at Clearview Eye Clinic has changed my life like I never would’ve believed. I ride a motorcycle and good eye protection is mandatory. For years my only alternative was to spend upwards of $400 for custom goggles. Then another $200 or so for custom sunglasses. But now without glasses, Motorcycle eyewear is so much less expensive, which saves money for more chrome!

I’ve also done lots of local live theatre, and you portray so much emotion with your eyes. Glasses always obscured that great stare, or sideways glance, and as bad as my eyesight was, I couldn’t just take them off. And contact lenses were always dry and scratchy and felt like they were going to fall out. I did The Odd Couple two days after my LASIK and it was great! I recommend Dr. Leach to everyone. Unchain the shackles of your spectacles! Get your vision back with LASIK from ClearView Eye Clinic and Dr. Leach!!”

“Dr. Leach, as you know I was a bit nervous at first about having laser vision correction. I had a couple of friends who went out of town to a ‘Discount LASIK Center’. Unfortunately, one of them is still having problems with their vision and regrets her decision to try to save a buck on her eyes. Anyway, I can’t tell you how glad I am to have had my LASIK with you and the “ClearView team”. My vision is sharper than ever and I’m enjoying my NEW life without my glasses!

Keep up the great work.

“My name is Tanya Buettner and I have to say Dr. Leach is amazing. I have been wearing glasses and contacts since I was 6 and they were such a pain. My glasses kept breaking, or they were never the correct fit or prescription, and my contacts would move all the time and were really foggy. A few years ago I went in and had a consult elsewhere and was told at that time that I could not get LASIK. I was devastated but what could I do? Recently, a friend had the LASIK with Dr. Leach and told me to go back and get another opinion. So I did and much to my surprise I qualified!

The procedure seemed to take less than 10 min and I was able to see things right away. It was so surreal! Dr. Leach treats you like a friend not just a patient, and the staff does the same. I recommend Dr Leach to anyone because he changed my life–I can now see 20/10!

Thank you Dr. Leach and the entire staff at ClearView.”


Aesthetics Success Stories

“This was my first time to the clinic and Rhonda was exceptional! She was very consultative and helped my really understand my options. I have had similar procedures elsewhere and her skill level is definitely higher than I have experienced-making the procedure itself more comfortable-and an excellent end result. She is also just a pleasure and made the whole experience exceptional!”
“Went not knowing what to expect and it was definitely beyond what I could have imagine! Rhonda is very knowledgeable and was willing to take time to explain and answer all my questions! Definitely would recommend and I will come back!”
“I had a Lamprobe procedure with Rhonda Comstock and Clear View Aesthetics. From the beginning to the end of the appointment, Rhonda was thorough, explained all aspects of the procedure to me, and answered ALL of my questions (there were thousands). The procedure was easy and painless, Rhonda was GREAT – and Clear View Aesthetics is great too.”

Audiology Success Stories

“I was so impressed with the service Dr. Wood provided me, I just couldn’t let it go unnoticed. …. I wish all doctors were as concerned for their patients welfare in the manner Dr. Wood does. The hearing aids he chose for me, along with his expertise, has changed my entire life!”
Michelle H.