Is LASIK Worth It? My Experience: Michael Connor
Local sports radio host, Michael Connor, recently decided it was time for LASIK. After years of having to wear glasses and contacts, Connor chose to weigh his options for 20/20 vision with Dr. Mattioli. Is LASIK worth it? Connor gives us the inside scoop on his procedure and the team at Mattioli Vision Professionals.
“He is awesome…the nicest guy in the world. He cares like everybody else here but he walks you through it, he made me comfortable with everything. You can be a little bit nervous about going through it but there’s no reason to be because he’s hands on, he walks you through everything, and on top of it he knows what he’s doing. He’s fantastic at it. I am just very very lucky to be able to get this procedure done with him,” says Connor.
For Connor, the procedure itself proved to be well worth the initial visit.
“I’m like a new person. A lot of people are still getting used to seeing me without glasses on my face like, ‘Is this actually you?’ I say, ‘Yes, it is! No more glasses!’ I just feel completely different but in the best way possible. I’m confident that I can see everything and do everything I want to do and not have to worry about putting glasses or contacts on.”
Life After LASIK
Connor says of his newfound vision, “[It’s] Different in a great way, amazing! It’s a whole new world. You see everything…I tell everybody, I don’t remember what it was like to be able to see clearly unless I had glasses on my face. Now everything’s sharp. I feel like a different person!”
Connor’s Overall Experience
“It’s been amazing. The Mattioli team cares, everybody here cares, they know who you are. They are actually genuinely invested in you going to this procedure. You feel welcomed. I am just blown away at how amazing everybody has been…Dr. Mattioli, all of them, they want to see you see the world. They enjoy it just as much as you do and it’s been incredible.”
More About LASIK
LASIK eye surgery is a remarkable and highly successful procedure that helps those who need vision correction to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. LASIK is a type of refractive laser surgery that reshapes the cornea of the eye to help the individual see more clearly. The LASIK procedure itself lasts anywhere between 10-15 minutes.
During the procedure, the eye surgeon will first administer eye drops to numb the eyes. Next, a laser is used to create a flap in the cornea to give better access to the laser. The laser then emits pulses of light into the eye that helps either smooth or better shape the cornea. The flap is placed back in its proper spot on the eye and ready to heal. As intense as it may sound, this procedure is painless and does not require an extensive recovery time. It takes about a day to resume normal activities and about a few months for the eyes to totally recover.
LASIK is an extremely commonly performed procedure and has helped a number of people over the years. Is LASIK Worth It? At Mattioli Vision Professionals, we have helped over 40,000 Houstonians see clearly through our LASIK services! So we say, “Yes! It is!” We are with you every step of the way to listen to your concerns and take a direct approach in answering any questions you may have regarding the procedure before, during, and after it is over.