Patient Testimonials

Dr. Ivan Mac Reviews

I have worn glasses since I was in the 2nd grade. I was told my eyes would level off when I turned 18. but they didn’t. I was -13.00 and had Astigmatism. When I went to contacts because my glasses were so thick I could only wear the hard ones. Dr. Mac introduced me to the ReSTOR lens and I now have perfect vision. My whole life has changed!!
Kelly G.

I chose LASIK because I was tired of dealing with contacts which weren’t comfortable. I wanted to see well all the time. I have a very demanding job in the medical field…. I saw LASIK as an investment in myself. The surgery was easier than I thought. The fact that you actually met the doctor through the whole process from Day 1 introduction till the end, makes a huge difference. This is the best clinic of all medical facilities and friendliest staff around.

Don’t wait years – just do it! Words can’t describe the feeling. I am just ecstatic with the whole place. Best experience I have ever had. Doctor Mac is the nicest doctor around and the staff the friendliest, hippest around. I couldn’t believe I waited so long to do it! The LASIK procedure met my expectations, and I had high expectations. My vision is now 20/20!!!”
Diane, Age 41

Dr. Mac and his staff are wonderful and the procedure is easy & painless. I highly recommend anyone wanting to see without glasses and contacts….you are at the right place. Just give them a little of your time and they will give you years of perfect vision. I will never go anywhere else nor will my family. Thanks again to a wonderful staff and a great Doctor like Dr. Mac!
Karen H., CMA

I’d worn glasses since I was 8 years old. I had considered LASIK for a couple of years, and after I did my research, I chose Dr. Mac over all the other surgeons because he explained the procedure better than anyone else and put me completely at ease.After the procedure, the healing
process was simple and easy! I really enjoy my new life without glasses and I can do a lot of activities outdoors that I couldn’t do before. My choice to have LASIK here was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Thank you Dr. Mac, and thank you Grace!
R.W. Hunter

Before I came to Metrolina Eye Associates, my vision was horrible! Dr. Mac met with me and informed me about Laser Eye Surgery. I had very bad astigmatism in both eyes and he was able to correct my vision and now I am seeing 20/20 in both eyes. With Dr. Mac, I wasn’t just another number, he was personable and very professional. I recommend Dr. Mac and his excellent staff to everyone I talk to about the surgery.

Dr. Dara Khalatbari Reviews

Laser Vision Correction

I have been wearing contact lenses since my high school years. Last year when I went for my annual eye exam, Dr K. discussed the option of PRK and LASIK surgery to correct my vision. I was given ample time to review both options and I opted to proceed with PRK.

Dr. K answered all my questions and told me what to expect after the surgery. The day of surgery I was very nervous, but the friendly staff helped me relax in a very comfortable environment. The surgery was quick and painless. I was given medications for my pain and was seen by Dr. K the next day. I was back to work on the second day after surgery.

I am about a year out and my vision is 20/20.

The only regret I have about the surgery, I should have it done sooner!
A.F. (a Physician)

Toric Lens with Cataract Surgery

I recently had cataract surgery with Dr. Khalatbari. Dr. K put me at ease both before and during my surgery. I chose to have a Toric lens implanted in my right eye. My results were fantastic! I no longer need to wear glasses, and my vision is the best it has ever been. I am actually looking forward to the surgery on my left eye (I can’t believe I said that)!

The Toric Lens you implanted in each of my eyes has given me better vision than I have had for over 50 years. It’s great not to wear glasses all the time, just for reading!


To go from tri-focal glasses all the time I was awake to no glasses most of the time is just wonderful! The distortion is gone. Things are so clear. Using non prescription reading glasses some of the time is definitely no problem.


Restor© Lens with Cataract Surgery

I am 75 years old and I have worn glasses for 33 years. The lens I chose was the “multifocal lens.” This choice allows me to see both near AND far WITHOUT glasses. The entire process only took about fifteen minutes. I felt NO discomfort during or after surgery. If I had known how wonderful the difference would be, I would never have waited so long to have this procedure done. Sometimes I reach up to pull my glasses off at night and I realize I don’t have glasses on. Distant and near vision is more clear and brighter. The following routines of my daily life have immensely improved without glasses: reading, comfort to do outside work. I would highly recommend Dr. Khalatbari, his staff and the “multifocal lens.”


I just want to say “thank you” for the services that I have received from Metrolina Eye Associates. It was necessary for me to see an eye specialist and my sister recommended Metrolina since she had been very pleased with the services. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. K who informed me of my situation with cataracts. Dr. K took time to explain everything in detail and made me feel very comfortable. The cataract surgery for both eyes went great. Dr. K explained the choice of lens available and I opted to go with the Restor lens. This was a great choice for me. I have not worn glasses since my first eye surgery. It is wonderful!