Success Stories



CB Rose


I have had cataract surgery on both eyes and was very concerned about the doctor and the procedure because it was MY eyes we were talking about. The first time I walked into his office there was a warmth and comfortableness about it. The receptionist greeted me with a warm smile and asked how she could help me in perfect English which, as an American living her in Ajijic, was important to me.


I wanted someone that I could trust implicitly, who was professional, who knew the latest techniques, who I felt had my best interests at heart, who listened to me and my concerns and talked me as an equal and answered all my questions. I found this to be true in talking with Dr. Rios. His knowledge and expertise are exceptional and he possesses a passion and excitement about his work. His thoroughness and explanation of the details involved helped me to relax and believe this was really going to work... His explanation of the choices I had were clearly explained as well as the procedures involved in accomplishing my goal. I wanted the lens to see both near and far and to not have to wear glasses anymore. He took his time with me performing and evaluating the tests necessary. Dr. Rios confirmed that this was totally possible and could be accomplished. The follow-up after the surgery is thorough as well. He sees you weekly for four weeks, then after one month, then after 3 months and after one year there is another follow-up.


I am delighted to be able to recommend Dr. Rios. We are so lucky to have him here in Ajijic.



Peter Luciano


Because of my astigmatism/karatoconus, I have always had to wear glasses and was unable to play ball sports well. I asked Dr. Ríos about the possibility of Lasik surgery, but upon examination he found I was not a good candidate. However, Dr. Ríos recommended an alternative surgery that had a possibility of helping me, a procedure called Topography Guided PRK. As a result, and after five months of regular checkups to make sure the results are permanent, I now have 20/15 vision in both eyes and can see well enough to actively participate in all activities without glasses--including my new passion, tennis.



Paul Bennet


Dr Rios. I am writing to thank you for your exceptionally skilled and attentive treatment of my eye.Your surgery successfully closed a macular hole and removed a cataract.I now have 20-20 vision in the treated eye.The treatment required many follow up visits and doing these at Lakeside was hugely convenient. Many Thanks Paul Bennett