I had a friend visiting from China who wanted Lasik. I contacted about 5 different laser centers and chose Lucent Vision because Dr. Pathak responded personally to my inquiries, both quickly and thoroughly explaining the process. It looked as if she would be a candidate for Lasik, but when we arrived for her appointment and Dr. Pathak did the final check, he said that she was on the border and that although Lasik would probably be okay, he felt PRK was a safer option. He was very patient in explaining the pros/cons, and gave her the option to come back a different day after thinking about it. Since she was here only for a limited time, he did everything he could to accommodate her schedule, even offering to stay late one evening. Dr. Pathak and his staff made the experience a great one and I have recommended Lucent to others.