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
"superb doc - Best doctor and staff all around for lasik and lens implants. I had both done by Dr. Mattiolli, and the only doctor to throughly explain all my options and work with me. He is not all about money like other places that I went to before choosing him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 24, 2015
"Best experience ever!!! - I went in for a LASIK consultation and as soon as I walked onto their offices the staff stood up, greeted me and introduced themselves. I felt very welcomed at this point. We did the paperwork which was on iPad and in less than five minutes I was getting my full eye exam. Afterwards, Dr. Mattioli came in and examined my eyes and told me I was a candidate for LASIK. He answered all the questions and concerns I had and we discussed the pros and cons and I was able to make my decision. We set up an appointment for the surgery day, got prescriptions for eye drops and another one for an anti-anxiety medication. The staff helped me with the financial stuff and I got zero interest for 12 months which was awesome. The day of surgery, went very well, the doc explained everything to me before, during and after the procedure and before I knew it I could see!! During the follow-up today I found out that my vision is now 20/15. I had worn glasses for 20 years and my prescription was -8.50!! It was such an emotional time for me and I remember crying after the procedure. I am so grateful for Dr. Mattioli and his amazing staff for everything they have done for me and I intend to keep him on as my regular eye doctor. It was worth the drive from the 1960 area. The technology he has there is very impressive, even better than what i saw when my sister got her LASIK seven years ago. I recommend him and his staff to anyone considering LASIK procedure or any eye care needs."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 29, 2013
"I recently had my annual exam (2 years post lasik surgery) and the staff continued to show how much they cared by making sure I felt comfortable and informed at all times. Dr. Mattioli is very professional and treated me like family :)"- C.M. / Google / Jun 06, 2018
"I had a pleasant experience overall with my Lasik procedure. I felt the staff was informative, polite, and reassuring as I went through the process of having my eyes undergo surgery. After the surgery, I felt the staff continued to be helpful and provided tips over how I could have a better recovery. The only thing that could have made it better was that it seemed the doctor forgot tiny details of our meetings. For example, he suggested I get tear duct plugs after the surgery even though I had gotten them during the surgery. Everyone's recovery will be different. My procedure was 10 months ago, and now I'm very happy I went through it. The first week or so is a bit stressful as I needed to use drops every 30 minutes or so. I kept multiple alarms on my phone to track which drop happened when. The second week is better as the drops slow down to about 4 times a day. For the first week you have to limit yourself pretty heavily (showering with eyes closed, no swimming, etc.). After a while things the recommendations start to let up. Specifically, I remember being able to open my eyes in the shower after a week or two, and being able to swim after 2-4 weeks (I forget the details, the doctor will provide this before the surgery). After a few months had passed I was a bit turned off that I needed eye drops for moisture twice a day, but thankfully my eyes continued to recover and now I may go several days without using eye drops. tl;dr - Lasik is totally worth it. They do good work here."- M.G. / Google / Jun 06, 2016
"I highly recommend Dr. Mattioli for Lasik surgery. His willingness to explain each option/procedure in detail with patience is top quality. He's punctual with your time yet patient with your questions and he delivered on his expertise with my Lasik surgery. Janet was willing to share her wealth of knowledge and professional patience by answering all my questions. The entire staff at Mattioli Vision Professionals are the best! I completed Lasik on 9/23 cleared my appointment on 9/24 and returned to work with no restrictions. I'm 20/15 20/20 after wearing contacts for close to 36 years. Call or schedule your consultation today! K. Turner"- K.T. / Google / Jun 06, 2017
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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