bill is attached here}
John Q. Everett
Crossville, TN 38555
Dear Mr. Everett,
As you can see, I have
attached a nice, crisp $1.00 bill to the top of
this letter. Why have I done this?
Actually, there are two
1) This letter is very important and I
needed some way to make sure it would catch your
2) And secondly, if you are over 45...
and... you have any problems with your eyes...
This Is Going To Be
The Most Important Message
You Will Ever Read!
Here's why: As you know, when
we get older we usually begin to experience
problems with our eyes and our vision. This
causes many people to need cataract surgery so
they have the best vision possible.
Why? Because usually after the
age of 45, the lens in our eyes begin to harden
due to natural causes. Our vision becomes cloudy
and the lens itself turns brown, blocking off
our field of vision.
The truth is, if you live long
enough, I can almost guarantee you will develop
Cataracts. It's a natural condition that affects
almost everybody at some point in their later
In fact, there are over one
million Cataract surgeries performed, each year,
in the United States alone. Many of which, are
performed by inexperienced doctors in less than
perfect conditions. This has led to some scary
stories on how some of these operations have
gone wrong for some patients.
But don't worry, because as it
turns out, the Cumberland Plateau has four of
the best eye clinics in the world. These are the
clinics of Larry E. Patterson, M.D. who is the
Medical Director and Primary Surgeon of the Eye
Center of Tennessee.
Dr. Patterson is hands down
one of the best (if not the best) eye doctor on
earth. He is so good, so sure of his method and
his skill, that he guarantees his own work. In
other words, if you are not satisfied with your
You Get 100% Of Your Money Back!
You see, Dr. Patterson takes
all surgery seriously (very seriously) and he
refuses to take any shortcuts or cut any corners
with his patients just to hurry along the
procedure or make some extra money.
He understands the importance
of each and every phase of the surgery.
Everything from where it's performed to how it's
performed and in which specific cases it should
Most doctors realize that
infection is the number one concern when
performing Cataract surgery. And they do
sterilize their equipment... but... what they do
not realize is that sterilization begins long
before the actual tools themselves.
Take a look at just how far
Dr. Patterson has gone in order to achieve
maximum sterilization and cleanliness in his
Where The Procedures Are Performed
Dr. Patterson performs all eye
surgeries in an ambulatory surgery center which
is licensed by the State of Tennessee and
certified by the U.S. Government. The surgery
center is built to the exact same standards
required for open-heart surgery or brain
surgery. For example, Dr. Patterson's surgery
Humidity Control: Of all the
variables involved with a sterile environment
and successful Cataract surgery, humidity is one
of the biggest. If the humidity was too high, or
low, infectious spores could grow or mutate and
be carried around the room by human movement.
But Dr. Patterson has gone to
extraordinary measures to control humidity in
his facility. You see, during construction, the
contractors placed a layer of rubberized asphalt
laminated to a polyethylene film under the
concrete slab to prevent vapor from seeping up
through the concrete floor.
Plus, he also uses a
combination humidifier/dehumidifier system to
add or remove moisture from the air as
Dust and Airborne Particles:
Obviously dust and other airborne particles can
Just like humidity, invisible
dust or airborne particles may come in contact
with the eye during surgery and cause an
infection later on. This is why the air in the
room is exchanged a minimum of two times every
five minutes. Dr. Patterson's system for doing
this is one of the most advanced of its kind,
and also includes a HEPA filtration system which
filters the dust and particles out of the air at
the same time.
Temperature Control: In
conjunction with humidity control, temperature
control is important in consistent successful
outcomes. Dr. Patterson maintains a constant 68°
in the room at all times. The surgery center
features a digitally controlled heating,
ventilation and air conditioning system with
graphical software and telelink modem. Dr.
Patterson controls the temperature to plus or
minus 1/10 (one-tenth) of a degree.
General Cleanliness: In order
to maintain general cleanliness and sterility,
the room has to be constructed with special
flooring and paint. Why? So it can withstand the
harsh cleaning agents required to maintain a
Dr. Patterson's floor covering
is an operating room grade, low porous vinyl and
the walls are covered with an epoxy-based paint.
The ceiling is constructed with a
non-particulate material with a vinyl veneer
which enables the ceiling to be cleaned.
Dr. Patterson is a stickler
for maintaining cleanliness in his operating
room and insists the cleaning schedule be
followed religiously. And because he goes to
these kinds of lengths to make sure there is
absolutely no infectious particles in his
theatre, many of his patients enjoy a speedy
What Happens If The Power Goes Out?
There is always someone who
asks, "What happens if the power goes out during
my surgery?" That is a question Dr. Patterson
can easily answer.
Dr. Patterson has a 150
Kilowatt, 480 Volt, 3 Phase backup generator. If
you are like me, you have no idea what that
means. But what I do know is, within 4-seconds
of losing power, Dr. Patterson's whole building
is up and running with full power... and... it
can continue like this for 24-hours.
You see, too many Cataract
surgeries are being performed in less than
perfect condition all over the country. Those
rooms are not even clean, much less sterile. And
the environmental conditions are not
controllable. Unfortunately, too many surgeons
are putting their own financial interests ahead
of their patient's interests. But that's not the
case with Dr. Patterson.
The Best Surgical Facility In The World
Dr. Patterson has invested
millions of dollars to get his facility built
far above the requirements... to his own
specifications. The placement of every cabinet,
every electrical outlet, every light, the
viewing window, and even the doors, were
designed for eye surgery. Dr. Patterson
personally designed every square inch of the
room and ensures it was built to very exacting
But what about the surgery
itself? Well, in the past, successful Cataract
surgery would allow you to see things with
almost 20/20 vision from far a distance, but
glasses or contact lenses were still needed to
read a book or examine something close up.
But because of a new
breakthrough in design and procedure, a new lens
had been invented. This lens is so remarkable;
it even has tiny (microscopic) hinges on either
side that allows it to move forward and backward
with the movement of the muscle in your eye.
This allows you to see just as
perfectly when you are reading your book as you
would when reading something from a distance.
In clinical trials of this
"crystalens", patients enjoyed life-changing
benefits. More than 98% of patients who received
crystalens implants in both eyes had 20/30
vision or better at a long distance without
glasses, and could read as little as 6 point
type on a medicine bottle. 92% had distance
visual acuity of 20/25 or better. That means...
You Have A 98% Chance Of Being Able To Pass
The Tennessee Driver's License Vision Test...
This, until now, has been
unheard of in Cataract surgery.
A very small incision (2
millimeter's wide) will be made and a tiny
ultrasonic probe will be used to break up the
cataract into microscopic particles using
high-energy sound waves.
The cataract particles will be
gently suctioned away. Then, a folded
intra-ocular lens (IOL) will be inserted through
the micro-incision, then unfolded and locked
into permanent position. The small incision is
"self-sealing" and usually requires no stitches.
It remains tightly closed by the natural outward
pressure within the eye. This type of incision
heals fast and provides a much more comfortable
This lens, and this type of
procedure, is the only FDA-approved procedure of
its kind. The actual surgery itself can only be
done by an extremely professional and "seasoned"
doctor like Dr. Patterson.
And the best part of all is,
You Don't Need Glasses Or Contact Lenses To
Read Your Book After Having Dr. Patterson
Out This Kind Of Professional Surgery On Your
You see, Dr. Patterson has
been a doctor in Tennessee for almost 20 years.
He received his medical degree from the
University of Tennessee in 1984. He spent four
more years in Memphis to complete his specialty
training in Ophthalmology. He began his practice
in Crossville in the summer of 1988 and has been
there ever since.
Early on, he decided he was
going to emphasize cataract and refractive
surgery into his practice. As a medical doctor,
he sees patients with all types of eye problems.
But, as a surgeon, he wanted to concentrate on
learning, studying, performing and perfecting
his skills as a Cataract surgeon.
He had studied and read
everything he could find on the science of
Cataract and refractive surgery and felt he was
ready to begin. He took the first step himself
by having radical keratotomy performed on his
own eyes. He decided he would not operate on
anyone else unless he was willing to undergo the
Dr. Patterson Performed Surgery
On His Own Wife!
Soon after his own surgery,
Dr. Patterson performed his very first
refractive surgery on what would probably be the
most critical patient of his career... his own
wife! He said he wanted to be so convinced of
the value of his own skill, he wanted his first
case to be performed on someone he was very
close to. And that was the beginning of a very
successful and very prestigious career.
Dr. Patterson serves on the
editorial board for Ophthalmology Management and
he has given numerous presentations for
professional organizations around the world.
He's even an attending physician at Cumberland
Medical Center and a consulting physician at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center and
Livingston Regional Hospital.
He thoroughly understands
Cataract surgery. He is NOT just any eye
surgeon. You see, there are some
ophthalmologists who have been out of school for
only a few years claiming they are "experts" or
Dr. Patterson knows from real
surgical experience. He knows what to do if a
complication arises (the true skill of a surgeon
is knowing what to do when something unexpected
happens.) He knows from real experience who NOT
to do Cataract surgery on. Not everyone is a
candidate for the procedure and there may be
another procedure that would be better for that
Don't Be Fooled...
by advertising which attempts
to mislead you or uses "bait and switch"
tactics. You know the type of advertising I'm
talking about. It might say something like
"Cataract surgery for $499" but when you arrive,
you are told "your eyes fall into the $699
category"... AND... "there is a $200
pre-operative exam"... AND... "there is a $300
post-operative exam"... AND... "there is a $350
facility fee". Add all those "and's" together
and your $499 surgery now totals $1,549.00!
Oh, and let's not forget, they often wait until
you're there (like a sitting duck) before they
tell you there's a non-refundable $150 fee due
and payable... right now.
You'll also find out well into
the process the doctor doing your pre-operative
exam and all of your post-operative exams is NOT
the surgeon, or even a surgeon. Matter of fact,
it may not even be a medical doctor!
Dr. Patterson believes these
types of practices are an embarrassment to
medicine. And although they are not technically
illegal, in his opinion, they are unethical and
After thousands of Cataract
surgery procedures, Dr. Patterson still LOVES
doing surgery. He LOVES sharing in the thrill of
the patient and their families when they realize
they can wake up and see the clock for the first
time in a long time. He LOVES the letters he
receives from patients who have just been amazed
at the results, some even reporting their vision
was better then ever before.
Just take a look at some of
these for yourself:
"I'm almost 78 years old and
see as good now that I have had cataract surgery
as I did when I was 30. My doctor told me that
chances are, if I live to be 100, my eyes might
be the best part of my body."
- Archie Fox (Parole Officer)
"After cataract surgery, I
feel like a kid again. I can just jump in the
car and take off. I didn't realize when I had
cataracts that I was flying blind. Now,
everything is so clear."
- Helen Brown (Homemaker)
"After cataract surgery in my
first eye, I was flabbergasted at the bright
colors. It was as if everything got a new paint
job. Brand new vision. I couldn't wait to have
my second eye done."
- A.J. Montoya (Realtor)
" I was back playing
professional music within a week. I'd tell
everybody to have cataract surgery. Don't put up
with poor vision because if you could see well
when you were 30 or 40, you could see that well
- George Martin (Musician)
One of Dr. Patterson's mottos
"I Don't Perform Surgery To Sell You
I Perform Surgery To SERVE You More!"
You can be assured Dr.
Patterson is in his office every day. He's doing
the same thing he has been doing for 15 years.
And he's doing the same thing he plans on
continuing to do, for many years to come. Dr.
Patterson doesn't want to just do your surgery
and then never see you again. He wants you to
become a patient, a part of his practice. He
wants your spouse, your children, your family
and friends to also be his patients.
You can be sure his motivation
is to do whatever it takes to get your vision
back to where it's now better than before...
because... he will see you all of the time. He
may see you in town, in the store or maybe in
the same church.
I think it's worth mentioning
Dr. Patterson GUARANTEES You Will Be Able
To Pass The Tennessee Driver's License Eye
Without Glasses... Or... He Will Refund Your
That is how confident he is in
himself, his staff, his equipment, and his
facility. It is why he is able to offer such a
money back guarantee... when... no one else
There are just too many times
in life when people are NOT willing to hold
themselves accountable for their own actions.
How many people have a stock broker who will
guarantee he will make you money... or... he
will refund your investment? Is there an
attorney who will guarantee he will win your
case... or... he will refund your money? Dr.
Patterson IS willing to make such a statement...
and... more than willing to back it up.
So, just how much does
Cataract surgery cost when you go to Dr.
Patterson? He charges $1,490.00 per eye. No
gimmicks. No hidden charges. Just ONE fee. That
covers ALL of the tests, the exams, the
pre-operative visits, the post-operative visits,
the surgery, the medications, the anesthesia,
and any other fee you can think of.
But one of the greatest new
benefits about this surgery is, your Medicare
will now pay for half the costs of the entire
surgery, which means for both eyes, you only
have to pay $1,490... or... $745 for just one
eye. For information on how this works, just
contact his office for more details.
And, Dr. Patterson works with
several financial institutions so his office
will gladly assist you in obtaining financing
which fits your personal budget for the other
half, if need be.
By the way, Dr. Patterson
personally conducts all of the exams. If travel
is a problem for you, he can perform your
surgery and have a doctor closer to you provide
some of your post-operative exams. He'll still
need to see you at least once before the
surgery, the day after the surgery, and one more
time one week after your surgery. If everything
looks good, you will go back in one month and
again after three months.
What To Do Now
Your next step is to schedule
a FREE consultation. Dr. Patterson needs to find
out if you are a candidate for the surgery. Even
if you are unsure about having the surgery right
away, go ahead and schedule a consultation
immediately. You should go and let Dr. Patterson
decide if you are a candidate. Don't wait until
your vision is almost completely gone. Go and
call his office now!
Call Valerie Hale at
1-800-766-2728. She will answer every last
one of your questions and schedule a time for
you to go to Dr. Patterson's. You are welcome to
tour the surgery center and take a look around.
His office will spend as much time as you need
to answer your questions.
Thank you for taking the time
to educate yourself about this amazing and
wonderful procedure. It can really change your
P.S. Don't put off calling Dr.
Patterson's office for the FREE consultation.
You've got great eye sight to gain... and...
nothing to lose. That phone number to call is:
(please ask for Valerie Hale)
P.P.S. You know, I feel a little
"funny" sending someone a $1.00 dollar bill just
to get them to read a letter. But I feel this
letter is so important, I needed some way to
make sure it would get your attention.
That dollar bill is yours to keep with no
strings attached. Maybe you can use it to buy
yourself a glass of lemonade, an ice cream cone,
or give it to your church or favorite charity.
Anyway, I'd like to thank you with all my heart
for taking the time to read this long letter.