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

Are SMILE Laser Eye Surgery Results Permanent?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 06/24/2022

SMILE is a laser vision correction system that can quickly, safely, and effectively give you permanent results.

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What are the Benefits of EVO ICL Lens Implants?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 05/31/2022

Implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) offer benefits for those who may not be candidates for laser-based vision correction systems like LASIK or PRK.

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What Causes Blurry Vision After LASIK Surgery?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 04/29/2022

Your eyes are incredibly intricate, allowing excellent visual acuity, but also requiring longer to heal and stabilize after LASIK vision correction.

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What is Keratoconus Vision Like?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 03/27/2022

Keratoconus manifests as progressively poorer vision, blurriness, decreased night vision, light sensitivity, eye pain, and glare.

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What Side Effects Should I Expect After SMILE Laser Eye Surgery?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 02/27/2022

SMILE laser eye surgery is a great vision correction procedure but it can cause minor side effects for some people.

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Progressive Lens Implants?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 01/27/2022

Progressive lens implants can correct your vision issues with long-lasting results.

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How Long Do I Need to Wear Sunglasses After LASIK Surgery?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 12/29/2021

LASIK surgery is helpful for people throughout Houston, TX. But you will need to wear sunglasses for at least a week following the procedure.

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What Are the Common Symptoms of Keratoconus?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 11/26/2021

Common symptoms of keratoconus can produce vision difficulties and pains that lead to serious harm if left untreated.

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All About SMILE Laser Eye Surgery Recovery

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 10/30/2021

The SMILE laser surgery recovery period is short and easy. Find out more about this vision correction procedure here.

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When are Progressive Lens Implants Needed?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 09/23/2021

Progressive lens implants are used for those with severe vision issues and those who cannot get laser treatment.

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What Refractive Errors Can be Corrected With LASIK?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 08/26/2021

LASIK eye surgery can fix many common refractive errors that you may suffer from.

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Can Keratoconus Be Fixed?

Dr. Fred Mattioli | 07/21/2021

There are multiple treatments that can help fix the symptoms of keratoconus, but without treatment the damage sustained can be permanent.

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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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