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Explore multiple blog posts directly from Dr. Fred Mattioli and his staff at Mattioli Vision Professionals, PA.

SMILE vs. LASIK. What's the Difference?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 06/15/2021

Whether it’s SMILE or LASIK, Dr. Mattioli will find the best vision correction surgery for you.

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What to Expect Before and After Your LASIK Surgery

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 05/13/2021

Being prepared about LASIK recovery and possible side effects is important when making a decision about eye surgery.

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I Am Nearsighted. Will SMILE Improve My Vision?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 04/30/2021

Nearsighted vision causes objects far away to appear blurry. Discover the advantages of SMILE laser eye surgery and how it treats nearsightedness.

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Could Blurred Vision be a Sign of Something More Serious?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 04/27/2021

Blurred vision may be the sign of an underlying health condition. Learn about the causes of sudden blurred vision as well as your treatment options.

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How Quick Can Keratoconus Progress?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 04/17/2021

Keratoconus eye disease causes blurred vision and progresses at different rates, and is unpredictable.

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Is Swimming Safe After LASIK?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 04/10/2021

During a LASIK eye consultation, an eye surgeon can review post-op instructions with you.

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Can Farsighted Vision Be Passed Down in the Family?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 03/30/2021

Farsighted vision can make tasks like reading difficult. Learn whether your farsighted vision problems are caused by age or genetics in our clinic.

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Will SMILE Limit Your Need for Glasses?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 03/21/2021

SMILE vision correction can treat refractive errors, like nearsightedness, and some cases of astigmatism. Learn about advanced laser eye surgery here.

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When is Keratoconus Treatment Necessary?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 03/13/2021

Keratoconus affects the shape of the cornea, leading to refractive errors. Learn when to seek advanced keratoconus treatment options in our clinic.

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Are You Too Old For LASIK Eye Surgery?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 03/03/2021

Is there a LASIK age limit? Learn whether you qualify for laser eye surgery to treat common refractive errors like nearsightedness and astigmatism.

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How is SMILE Vision Correction Performed?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 02/27/2021

SMILE vision correction can treat nearsightedness so you can see clearly. See how this flapless laser eye surgery works when visiting our clinic.

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Does Astigmatism Affect Eyesight in Adults?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 02/22/2021

Do you have astigmatism? Discover the signs to look out for and long-term treatment solutions at Mattioli Vision Professionals.

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What is Keratoconus and How Does it Impair Vision?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 02/12/2021

Keratoconus can lead to symptoms like blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Learn about several keratoconus treatment options to gain clear vision.

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Can Dry Eye Syndrome Affect Your Candidacy for LASIK?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 02/05/2021

Patients with dry eye syndrome may not be candidates for LASIK, but options are available. Learn about LASIK and dry eyes with an assessment today.

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LASIK vs. SMILE Eye Surgery

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 10/16/2019

LASIK surgery has been the go-to way to free yourself from glasses, but a new procedure has taken center stage: SMILE laser eye surgery.

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Between PRK or LASIK, Which is Better?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 09/29/2019

Between PRK or LASIK, Which is Better?

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How Long Does LASIK Last?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 08/22/2019

LASIK can last a lifetime, 20 years, or 10 years.

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How to Treat Sunburned Eyes

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 06/25/2019

Also known as photokeratitis, sunburned eyes are the result of prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays and can lead to a wide spectrum of eye conditions.

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How to Wash Your Face After LASIK

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 06/20/2019

it is important to know how to wash your face after LASIK properly.

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Can I use my FSA for LASIK?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 05/29/2019

You can use your FSA to pay for LASIK by using your tax-free FSA or HSA.

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