About Lasik Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery is a simple, safe, and painless procedure that corrects your vision using advanced laser technology. Since 1995, this procedure has been performed over 20 million times and is an effective alternative to prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. Furthermore, LASIK eye surgery in Houston, TX is even safer and far more professional due to our city’s world-renowned physicians and medical center.
For those dealing with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism, LASIK could be the perfect treatment option. This state-of-the-art procedure is virtually painless, and it allows many patients to achieve 20/20 vision.
What Are The Benefits Of LASIK?
LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is one of the most popular laser procedures in the world to correct common refractive errors for better vision. Some of the benefits of the LASIK procedure include:
- Pain-free — most patients experience no pain or discomfort during the procedure
- No bandages or stitches
- Immediate vision improvements — the majority of patients will improve to 20/40 or better, 85% will return to 20/20 vision
- Fast recovery — most patients will be able to return to normal activities within 24 hours
- Adjustments can be made as the eyes age
- Reduction in the need for glasses
- Cost savings — most patients will save money without the need for new glasses and contact lenses every year
LASIK Overview 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
How do I prepare for my LASIK procedure?
To decide whether or not the LASIK procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mattioli. During this consultation, he will evaluate the thickness and shape of your cornea and your eye’s ability to produce moisture. For the two weeks preceding this consultation, you should abstain from wearing contacts as they actually alter the shape of your cornea.
What techniques do we use during LASIK?
To prepare patients for the procedure, numbing eye drops will be administered. Then the patient’s eyes will be cleaned and propped open with a lid speculum.
First, a thin flap of corneal tissue is created either by a highly specialized instrument known as a microkeratome or by a laser light source. This thin flap is then lifted like a contact lens and a laser light is used to reshape the outer areas of the cornea. Depending on the patient’s condition, the surgeon will adjust the shape of the cornea accordingly. For nearsighted individuals, the cornea is flattened. For farsighted individuals, the cornea is steepened. For individuals dealing with astigmatism, the irregular shape of the cornea is corrected. These adjustments ensure that light is properly focused on the retina.
After the cornea is reshaped, the flap is then laid back to its original position, and its newly formed curvature properly refocuses light without the use of eyeglasses or contacts.
The LASIK procedure only takes 10-15 minutes.
What Should I Expect After My LASIK Procedure?
After the numbing drops wear off, patients may experience a mild itching and burning sensation. It’s important, however, that patients refrain from rubbing their eyes to avoid damaging the healing corneal flap.
Although many patients experience hazy or blurry vision immediately after treatment, they generally have clear and improved vision by the next day. Most patients can resume normal activities such as working and driving the day after their procedure.
To avoid infection, women should refrain from wearing makeup or applying lotions near their eyes for up to two weeks following surgery.
Is LASIK eye surgery painful?
LASIK surgery does not hurt. Because we numb the eyes with special drops before the procedure, you should not experience any pain. Even though you feel a little pressure at your appointment, we strive to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the treatment.
Does LASIK have any side effects?
Following your procedure, you may have a few side effects, but they are generally very mild. Sometimes, patients can have dry eyes or halos when driving at night. To encourage healing, our ophthalmologists may recommend eye drops to reduce discomfort.
How long will my LASIK recovery take?
Often, patients can experience 20/20 the following day after their surgery. However, this will vary for each person. We ask that patients attend follow-up appointments so that we can review the progress of their healing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost Per Eye
- From $1,530
- Recovery Time
- 1 day
- How Long It Takes
- 15 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 1 day and 1 month
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