What is LASIK?
LASIK is an acronym for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. Laser vision correction is a procedure that has been performed over 20 million times worldwide since 1995. In fact, over 1 million people in the United States have laser vision correction every year, and at Mattioli Vision Professionals, a Houston LASIK vision center, we’ve helped over 50,000 Houstonians with our advanced laser procedures. The procedure itself is quite simple. With an advanced femtosecond laser or a microkeratome blade, we create a thin flap in the cornea of your eye. After completion, this flap is folded back and an excimer laser is then used to alter certain areas of the corneal tissue. Once the flap is placed back, the newly formed corneal tissue will be able to properly refocus light without the need for prescription eyeglasses or contacts.
LASIK FAQ 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
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I'm a candidate?
There are quite a bit of circumstances that can affect your candidacy for LASIK eye surgery. Although, keep in mind that over 95% of people who wear glasses and/or contacts are eligible for corrective eye surgery.
What is the treatment like?
It is performed using eye drop anesthetics. You lie on the laser bed and stare at the central target light. You can blink anytime you want, just stare straight. You may feel some pressure for 10-20 seconds and/or cold eye drops placed periodically, but that’s about it.
How long does the procedure take?
A procedure typically lasts only 10-15 minutes.
Can both eyes be done at the same time?
Yes. If both eyes need treatment, it’s usually done at the same time.
How soon can I see?
Most will notice some improvement as soon as the treatment is complete. Although, your vision will still be foggy and you will require a driver to make it home. In most cases, a patient’s vision will greatly improve the next day and will be capable of driving.
When can I go back to work?
Typically by the next day for most occupations.
When can I wear makeup again?
Generally by the third day with careful application and removal of any products used around the eyes.
What else should I know?
Dr. Mattioli is trained and certified in multiple technologies and procedures enabling you to receive the best treatment and outcome. Many people who were told that they are not candidates for LASIK may now be able to receive even better procedures for their situation.
Plan Your Procedure
How Long Do I Need to Wear Sunglasses After LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery is helpful for people throughout Houston, TX. But you will need to wear sunglasses for at least a week following the procedure.Read
How Long Does LASIK Last?
LASIK can last a lifetime, 20 years, or 10 years.Read
How to Wash Your Face After LASIK
it is important to know how to wash your face after LASIK properly.Read
LASIK Surgery Procedure: Step by Step
We’re going to take you through each step for a better understanding of what really goes on during LASIK laser eye surgery.Read