Are You A Candidate For Lasik?
To ensure a safe and effective procedure, your eligibility is based on the current condition of your eyes, as well as a few other key factors. Although, you may be surprised how many people are LASIK eye surgery candidates in Houston, TX. In fact, due to innovative techniques and technology, over 95% of people who wear glasses and/or contacts are eligible for corrective eye surgery. Below are a few factors that might affect your eligibility, but you should set up an appointment with a professional ophthalmologist to ensure a proper evaluation. To find out if you’re a candidate, give us a call and schedule a free consultation.
LASIK Candidates Reviews
"I had my surgery about a month ago and overall I’m very satisfied with the procedure and the team however if you have a strong prescription such as I did consider the following. I had myopia, astigmatism, and a prescription of -6.25. After surgery my vision was good and I could see at a distance however it was a bit hazy and especially at night. The case might be different for each person and I know I still have time to recover but going into LASIK I kept the idea open to still use some glasses with anti-reflective coating. I’m grateful to not be depending on glasses/contacts anymore just be aware that results and healing process is different for each person, it’s a pricy procedure that might guarantee perfect vision but not always flawless results. If you are looking into getting Lasik I encourage this place because its a very nice and friendly environment, the staff is helpful and knowledgeable, and Dr. Mattioli is informative and patient with and throughout the procedures. Also they have many live videos of procedures on their Facebook page so check them out! Best wishes!"- S. / Google / Oct 18, 2020
"Would highly recommend I know many people who have gotten their LASIK done with Dr.Mattioli he’s great plus all the staff is super friendly and professional!"- J.F. / Google / Nov 07, 2020
"Recently got LASIK and very happy with the results. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and effective. I met with Dr Mattioli and felt my eyes would be in good hands. They made me feel confident in my decision. One day after the procedure, I'm seeing 20/20 and feeling great! I recommend this doctor and his team. Thank you!"- N.V. / Google / Nov 09, 2020
"Dr. Mattioli performed my Lasik surgery yesterday. The process was quick, painless and easy. The entire team is very professional and very helpful. If you are thinking about getting Lasik you need to come here. My eye sight is now perfect. This procedure is life changing!"- A.F. / Google / Nov 26, 2020
"Great experience, From consultation and post op the whole staff and doctor was very informative and attentive. Zero pain definitely recommend getting Lasik from Dr. Mattioli."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 02, 2020
LASIK Eye Surgery Candidate Requirements
YOU NEED TO BE THE RIGHT AGE
To receive LASIK eye surgery, you must be at least 18 years old.
YOU SHOULD HAVE GOOD OVERALL EYE HEALTH
- Must be free of eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus, and certain types of herpes
- The doctor should be aware of any current or past eye problems including strabismus, amblyopia, or any other condition that might affect the healing process
- No previous eye injuries
- Cannot have a dry eye condition
- Must have had reliable vision for a year prior to the procedure
YOU MUST HAVE THE PROPER CORNEAL THICKNESS
The ideal candidate for LASIK eye surgery should have a corneal thickness of at least 0.5mm.
YOUR CONTACT LENSES CAN COMPLICATE THE PROCEDURE
Since contact lenses can affect your corneal stability and prescription evaluation, Dr. Mattioli may advise you to refrain from wearing them for a certain period of time prior to the surgery. The amount of time varies from patient to patient and requires a proper evaluation.
PREGNANCY & NURSING
To ensure the safety of you and your child, candidates should not be pregnant or nursing during the procedure. Due to certain hormones that might affect your eyesight, we recommend waiting until three menstrual cycles after nursing to have the surgery.
Schedule a free consultation
At Mattioli Vision Professionals, a Houston, TX-based eye center, we are committed to providing you with the most effective solutions for vision correction. With our state-of-the-art bladeless LASIK procedure, we’ve helped countless patients achieve clearer vision without the burden of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. To find out if you’re a candidate, give us a call and schedule a free consultation.
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