We value our patients' experience at Benefield Eye Care. See for yourself, the great success our patients have experienced here at Benefield Eye Care.

Dr. Donald Benefield

LASIK Testimonials

Sarah J:

Sarah was prescribed glasses when she was 7 years old from Dr. Walker. She decided that she wanted to get LASIK this year from Dr. Benefield.

Before surgery she could not see any letters on the eye chart. She now has 20/20 vision in her right eye and 20/15 (better than perfect) vision in her left eye.

Before surgery: "My sister was trying to tell me something secretly, and I did not have my glasses on. She was showing me numbers with her fingers from across the counter, and I could not see her fingers. I had to ask her to come and tell me because I could not see across the counter." said Sarah.

After surgery: "Now I see everything perfectly without glasses. I still wake up and think that I slept in my contacts. It still surprises me every morning that I can see clearly now without glasses or contacts. I can actually read road signs at night now and that is crazy to me. It is super awesome. It reminds me of when I was 6 years old, and I first got glasses; I can actually see the leaves on the trees now. Everyone was fantastic! Tara was very nice; she did all of my testing. My family has known Dr. Benefield for a long time. He is so great!" said Sarah.

Claire J:

Claire had a -8.50 prescription. She has been waiting to get LASIK for a long time and finally made the decision. Dr. Benefield performed her laser eye surgery yesterday August 24, 2018 here at Benefield Eye Care. Before surgery she could not see the top row of the eye chart without her glasses. Her vision went from 20/400 to 20/20.

"I have waited for this opportunity for a long time, and I think it is worth every penny. I woke up and did not have to grab my glasses or contacts. I could see! The freedom of being able to get up and go without contacts and glasses is amazing. I don't have to worry about changing my contacts, getting new prescriptions, and scheduling appointments anymore. I will never have to worry about misplacing my glasses again. I am able to do outdoor activities now without having to worry about my contacts or glasses. Now, when I go on vacations I will not have to worry about packing enough contacts and solution to last me while I am away from home. A huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders! Everyone at Benefield Eye Care has been so accommodating, and I consider them all my friends now. I would recommend Benefield Eye Care to everyone."

Chaise T:

“I am extremely happy! Being able to wake up and see is awesome. I have worn glasses and contacts for 20 years. I’m a firefighter so LASIK has changed my life completely for the better. The recovery time was so short, and now I see better than 20/20. I have more energy now. My eyes aren’t tired at the end of the day from wearing contacts. This was the best decision I’ve made.” - Chaise Taylor

Chaise got LASIK here at Benefield Eye Care on April 19, 2018. His eye sight before LASIK was 20/400 in both eyes which means he could only read the top big E on the eye chart. He now sees 20/15 which is better than 20/20.

Krista H:

Krista is 21 years old and had LASIK last month here at Benefield Eye Care. She is so happy with the outcome. She hated wearing glasses and could never wear contacts because they aggravated her eyes. She said, “The procedure happened so quickly, and there was no pain!” Before LASIK Krista had 20/200 vision in both eyes. She now has 20/20 vision in both eyes!

She said she would recommend LASIK to everyone who is a candidate for it.

Ashley A:

“It’s so exciting!” exclaimed Ashley.

“I wake up and see everything! I get up and go. I don’t have to reach for my glasses or put in my contacts. I can see better now then when I had my contacts in. I don’t have to worry about getting infections in my eyes from contacts. This is the best feeling. It’s wonderful, amazing!”

Ashley had LASIK here at Benefield Eye Care a couple of weeks ago. Her eye sight before LASIK was 20/400 and 20/200. After LASIK she sees 20/15 in both eyes which is better than 20/20.

Missy H:

Millicent “Missy” Holliman had LASIK at Benefield Eye Care. She decided to get LASIK because she has a newborn and when she gets up in the middle of the night she wanted to be able to see instead of searching for her glasses in the dark.

She said, “I chose Benefield Eye Care because I have been a patient of Dr. Benefield’s for a long time, and I feel very comfortable with him. When I woke up the morning after getting LASIK I sat up and was in awe because I could see everything with clarity. It is absolutely amazing! Benefield Eye Care has a great team of employees; all of them made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. Everyone is always in a great mood and has a smile on their face!”

Cataract Testimonials


Ms. Evelyn had Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery last week and is overjoyed with the outcome! She informed us that she is already more active and reading a lot.

She said, “I can drive at night again and my confidence has shot through the roof. Straight lines are straight again. Before surgery the building I always pass while in the car was white but now after the surgery it is actually yellow. The building was yellow all along, but I could not tell. I can see everything clearly now without glasses. It has changed my life for the better. I would recommend Dr. Benefield to anyone and everyone.”


"I can't explain how thrilled I am to see again. I was legally blind in my left eye but since the surgery I can see everything with both eyes," said Mr. Donald.

Mr. Donald had Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery last week and is delighted that he can finally see clearly again! He mentioned that he felt no discomfort from the surgery and told us that he is so happy that he can finally go back to his hobbies which are making jewelry and reading.


“I can read the tiny print in magazines now. I can’t believe it. Everything is clearer and brighter. I can see the little date and time in the corner of the TV screen. My husband could not believe I could see that!” exclaimed Ms. Leonora.

She had Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery here at Benefield Eye Care. She is amazed with how great the surgery went and how well she can see now.

Ramona B:

Ms. Ramona had Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery here at Benefield Eye Care, and she told us she already feels younger and more confident. She said that before the surgery she had a hard time reading the street signs while driving. After the surgery she feels much safer while driving. She added that work and play are much more enjoyable now. She has 20/20 vision after having surgery here at Benefield Eye Care. A success story all around!

Jackie S:

“It’s fantastic! I couldn’t have hoped for anything better. Life is so much easier. I can see things I couldn’t see before. I can read labels and the print on my laptop. I’m going to start driving and embroidering again. I’m amazed! Every time I go to read something my stomach gets this exciting feeling. I still can’t believe I can see clearly!”

Mrs. Jackie had Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery here at Benefield Eye Care, and she is so excited about the outcome Her vision before Cataract Surgery was 20/400(right) and 20/60(left). Her vision is now 20/25(right) and 20/20(left).

Larry R:

Mr. Larry, a 78 year old Vietnam Veteran and former WWL Broadcaster, had Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery here at Benefield Eye Care.

“The experience was very professional and wonderful. It opened my eyes to color and detail. Life is brightened on a bunch of different levels now. Dr. Benefield is a fascinating person; he fascinated me from the moment I met him!”

Mr. Larry is pictured with his rescued border collie, Bristol.

Carla M:

“I love taking pictures; it’s a hobby of mine. Before my surgery I would take pictures and they would all look blurry and not how I wanted them to look. After surgery they’re so clear! I couldn’t believe it. Colors are brighter everywhere. Everyone at Benefield Eye Care made me feel so comfortable about the surgery.” - Mrs. Carla

Arthur H:

Mr. Arthur Hall had Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery on his right eye yesterday. He went from not being able to see anything but hand motions to being able to read! His vision before surgery was worse than 20/400 and after surgery is now 20/30. That is remarkable!

“It’s been one day, and there are already big improvements in my vision. I couldn’t see my chart or numbers before surgery. Now I can. My mind is now at ease, and I feel less strain on my eyes,” said Arthur Hall.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you.


Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Gulfport Office

Monday - Thursday:

8:30 am - 5:30 pm


8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday:


Coastal Eye Surgery Center Office

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


7:00 am - 4:30 pm


8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday: