Standard Cataract Lens Testimonials

Surprisingly painless

I was completely satisfied with my service with Advanced Vision Specialists. I was recommended by my doctor at Medicare to have cataract surgery, and was referred to Advanced Vision Specialists. The doctor had a very good bedside manner, and the whole experience was as painless as could be, for cataract surgery.

Alice Z.

Very satisfied!

I have been seeing Doctor John Bello at Advanced Vision Specialists for over two years.

I have glaucoma and I need to go in regularly for that. I have also had two cataract surgeries. The last one was about a month ago.

I am always satisfied with the service I receive. Everybody is very kind and helpful. The doctor is very knowledgeable and informative. I definitely recommend them.

Olga B.

Very pleased

I had two cataract surgeries from Advanced Vision Specialists and they were efficient and explained everything. Very pleased.

John E.

Happy to have found them

Dr. Bello deserves all of the recommendations. He's so caring and put me at ease with the process of my cataract surgery.

He definitely knows and enjoys his work. Everybody in the office is so warm and accommodating. It's certainly a comfortable place. They're efficient and move you along from room to room so it doesn't feel like you're waiting in one spot for way too long like other medical places. The visit always goes by quickly. I've been going there for about a year with no complaints. Everything was been going very well.

I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Bello's expertise and would recommend him highly.

Susan G.

Experienced and helpful staff

I have been seeing Dr. John Bello of Advanced Vision Specialists for a long time now. I went there recently for a cataract procedure. Everything was okay, except that on my second visit, I had to wait a long time in the clinic. The staff and the doctors are all good and experienced. They will be very helpful to anyone who goes there.

Helen C.

Surgery was needed to improve my vision

Am 78 years old and I have seen Dr. Bello for many years for my scheduled eye exams. Dr. Bello kept me informed on the cataracts that were progressing in both eyes and it finally came to the point last year where surgery was needed to improve my vision.

I chose the monofocal lens and Dr. Bello performed the surgery in both eyes, some weeks apart. I am very pleased with the results and now have 20/10 vision for distance. I do not need glasses for driving. My only need for glasses now is for reading fine print.

Dr. Bello and his staff walked and eased me through the entire procedure and at no point was there any pain or discomfort.

Howard L.

It feels like my eyesight has been “reborn”

I recently had a cataract removed in my right eye by Dr. John Bello. This was a critical decision because I have no sight in my left eye. Today, I can happily report that the surgery was a complete success. Vision restored… no more difficulty with night vision… I can once again appreciate the beauty of colors…it feels like my eyesight has been “reborn” and I have normal intra-ocular pressure. My thanks to Dr. Bello and his caring staff not only for this procedure but for my eye care over the past fifteen years.

John F.

A great experience that made a positive change in my life!

I'm an attorney and my eyesight was declining and I was considering having to leave my work, but thanks to Dr. Bello at Advanced Vision Specialists I am still working. I had a fantastic experience that was much better than I had anticipated.

I had a serious problem with one eye and Dr. Bello referred me to a specialist. The specialist tried an experimental procedure that stopped the issue. I then went and had cataract surgery from Dr. Bello and he also put in lenses into my eyes. My eyes are an unusual size and he did a perfect job. I now have 20/20 vision for the first time in my life!

You can't imagine what it is like to have declining vision and then have perfect vision. It was a life changing experience.

The staff is very competent and very receptive to people and their questions. Dr. Bello is extremely hard-working and intelligent. Despite being busy with lots of patients, he gives you a lot of attention. I've been a customer for 7 years and I've keep recommending them to others.

Mary D.

Excellent

I am so glad to have Dr. Bello make surgery 
on my eyes. My vision improved 100. Thank you 
Dr. Bello.

Ted W.

Amazing, amazing doctor.

Dr. Bello is just wonderful. He gave me back my sight. I had cataracts, so I had very poor vision. He did the surgery now I can see. Every night when I go to bed I look at the clock and think of Dr. Bello because he made it so I can see the clock. I would not go anywhere else.

Betty S.

Cataract replacement

I didn't realize how much I wasn't seeing before Dr. Bello replaced my cataracts. Bella Bello!

Paul N.

We strongly recommend Dr. Bello and his staff for all your vision care!

My father just recently had cataract surgery on both eyes. Naturally at age 66 he was a bit afraid, however Dr. Bello and his entire staff put him at ease. Dr. Bello and his staff were all so caring and helpful. My father's surgeries were both successful and he is enjoying seeing good colors again. Thank you Dr. Bello and staff for the great care you gave my dad.

Mary G.

I have stayed with Dr. Bello more than 15 years, which speaks for his excellent service.

I have been a patient of Dr. Bello more than 15 years and had cataract surgery of both eyes and I am very pleased with the services I get from the staff and from him as well. Congratulations for all his accomplishments. He seems like he is ageless, has good humor and very pleasant always.

Gloria C.

I'm very pleased with the quality of care from the entire staff.

Cataract surgery on my left eye was successful and seamless. Right to be done in 2 weeks!

Phyllis P.

Excellent cataract correction

Two years ago, Dr. Bello corrected 2 cataracts (both eyes). My vision improved incredibly!

Since then, I have visited Dr. Bello twice for annual exams. The exams are quite thorough, and have shown my vision to remain "perfect".

When my wife needed cataract surgery, I suggested that there was no one other than Dr. Bello that I would trust with this. She had her surgery done by Dr. Bello last year, and is quite pleased with the results.

For sure, if anyone else asks me about this surgery, I will absolutely give an unqualified recommendation of Dr. Bello.

Charles J.

Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Bello

I have had Dr. Bello treat my mother and my family, my mother for cataracts and for myself with cataract surgery in both eyes. He also treated me for an eye injury.

He is so knowledgeable, he is really on top of all the new techniques, and he communicates extremely well with his patients. He has a really great support staff and they make it relatively painless. He has been our family's eye doctor for over 15 years and we are so pleased with him.

Theresa C.

Dr. Bello and his staff provide very professional and caring service

I recently had cataract surgeries and the results exceeded my expectations. After 60 years of wearing glasses for distance and didn't think it would be possible that today I only need readers.

I found Dr. Bello and his staff totally professional and very caring. All took time to explain procedures, medications, and review instructions.

Anyone needing eyecare should definitely seek out Dr. Bello.

Christine K.

I can see better than I have in 70 years

After the sudden onset of cataracts, Dr. Bello removed both right and left and I can see better than I have in around 70 years. Thanks.

Paul N .

Service and Knowledge

Dr. Bello has been my Ophthalmologist for about 10 years, I was scheduled for cataract surgery last month but sustained an injury to the eye the day before. He saw me immediately the next day (no waiting) and took great care of the injury. Dr Bello performed the cataract surgery yesterday and upon being seen by him for follow up the next day, I now have 20/20 vision in the eye! Thank you Dr. Bello

James D.

Efficient Service

I've always received efficient and great service from the staff at Advanced Vision Specialists. Dr. Bello is easy to talk to, listens and answers all my questions. Dr. Bello performed cataract surgery on both my eyes a few years ago and I'm pleased with the results.

Jean E.

Fast, friendly and will make your time there comfortable

Everyone at Advanced Vision Specialists was wonderful! I'd rate them all excellent in every category. I walked in, scared to death about getting an operation, like any normal person would be! From the minute I walked through the entrance, to the very end, everyone was so nice and friendly, greeting me and making sure I was okay along the way. Really, they all went beyond being nice to me to make me feel at ease!

For the operation, they gave me whatever they needed to give me to knock me out. When I woke up, and this was my only complaint, was that the people that had been behind me, were done before me! It wasn't until someone explained that I was already done with the surgery! I had to laugh because I had no idea it had even taken place. Both times that happened!

I just went in today, and I have a perfect 20/20. I am 69, and people keep telling me I look 50! I love it! I'm happy to recommend them to anybody!

Joanne B.

I wouldn't drive all the way out from Hoffman Estates if I wasn't happy with them

I'm really happy with Doctor Bello. I wouldn't drive all the way out from Hoffman Estates if I wasn't! I had him do my cataract surgery. I had him do both of my eyes, and I'm satisfied. I've been going to him, and my husband goes to him, and my daughter, and my granddaughters, we're all happy with him!

Beverly G.
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