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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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