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Houston LASIK Eye Surgery

Dr. Mattioli

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Welcome to IQ Laser Vision & Mattioli Vision Professionals

Our brand promise includes providing our patients with the best and most elite eye surgeons in the area. We promise that you will have the most experienced LASIK eye surgeons that also have a significant number of successful outcomes completed. This experience, combined with the most advanced vision correction technology will give you the best in safety with the potential for a superior outcome. Are you seeking a Houston LASIK eye doctor with vast experience? If so Dr. Fred Mattioli is an excellent choice and also offers free LASIK and vision correction consultations. During this consultation your eyes will be evaluated and we will help determine the best possible vision correction option. Correcting your vision is not a one size fits all approach and that's why we offer several different vision correction procedures. Do not hesitate to contact us. Live your life the way you want to live it and see all the marvels of the world as clearly as possible.

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Dr. Fred Mattioli

Experience That Matters

Dr. Mattioli is board-certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties in Ophthalmology and has over 20 years of vision correction experience. Since 2001, he has performed over 65,000 laser refractive treatments.

A LASIK Eye Center that Speaks Multiple Languages

Houston is a diverse city in Texas where multiple languages are spoken. Dr. Mattioli speaks fluent English and Spanish, while our staff speaks fluent Vietnamese and Mandarin. Dr. Mattioli and our staff hope that they can help those that prefer to speak these languages with their eye doctor.

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Beyond Just LASIK Eye Surgery

The founders of IQ Laser Vision set out to create a one of a kind refractive surgery experience that goes beyond just LASIK and PRK vision correction. Our center provides vision correction procedures that are different than LASIK and could potentially be a better procedure for certain individuals. We offer ZEISS SMILE eye surgery as well as the EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens). For more information regarding these other advanced refractive surgery technologies please feel free to email us or call us today.

We Offer FREE LASIK and Vision Correction Consultations.

Imagine living free from the headaches and hassles of glasses and contact lenses. This is a possible reality! Have you been considering LASIK or vision correction? Now would be a great time to come in and see if you are a candidate.

You might be a good candidate for LASIK at IQ Laser Vision if:

  • You’re over 18 years old and have a stable prescription that hasn't changed in at least a year
  • You have refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • You are in good health and don’t have any autoimmune conditions that would make recovery after LASIK harder
  • You are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have thick enough corneas

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What are the Costs of LASIK in Houston?

The price of LASIK in Houston tends to range between $1,750 and $2,800 per eye. There are several chain practices that offer LASIK only and may advertise a really low price but after your evaluation that price could change. At IQ laser Vision, Dr. Fred Mattioli offers straight forward pricing with no gimmicks. LASIK could be a game changer and open your eyes to a whole new world. Feel free try our LASIK calculator to see how much you will save over time from not needing to constantly buy contacts and glasses.

Contact us about LASIK affordability as we can help with various options from LASIK patient financing to HSA account fund usage.

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Vision Correction is not just for young people.

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What People Are Saying

5 stars

"The experience that one has from the start is spectacular. The personnel were very attentive and treated me with care. The surgery was  fast but surely an ethical process. Extremely happy with my operation. I definitely recommend Dr. Mattioli."

Erika M
5 stars

"The whole process (free consultation + actual surgery + post-check) is pretty smooth and clear. People are very friendly and helpful. I had a good experience here. And of course, my eye works pretty well now. (1 month after)"

Lucinda L
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"Before I got my LASIK done, I had 20/100 vision. It’s been a month since I got my Lasik treatment done and now, I see 20/20. Such a friendly staff!"

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Is LASIK surgery a good fit for me?

You may be a good candidate for LASIK in Los Angeles at IQ Laser Vision if:

  • You're at least 18 years of age
  • Your eyes are generally healthy
  • Your prescription has not increased more than 0.5 diopter in the last 12 months

It's also important to make sure that your overall health is good. Speak with you eye doctor at IQ Laser Vision about whether LASIK is right for you.

What happens during a LASIK consultation?

During a LASIK consultation, your ophthalmologist at IQ Laser Vision in San Marino will ask questions about your eyes and health. They will also extensively examine your eyes.

You will be able to ask any questions you might have about the LASIK experience and how the procedure works.

Will I have 20/20 vision after LASIK

We can’t guarantee that you’ll have 20/20 vision after LASIK but most patients do end up with 20/20 vision or better after their procedure! What you can look forward to is being able to complete everyday tasks like reading a book, watching a movie, or putting on makeup without needing to worry about wearing glasses or contacts to see. That is life-changing!

What are the risks of LASIK surgery?

As an FDA approved procedure, LASIK is incredibly safe! It’s only continued evolving since its FDA approval, becoming more precise, faster, and performed with increasingly state-of-the-art technology. There has never been a better time to get LASIK than right now. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks that could occur but it’s very rare, and almost always improved.

The best way to avoid these risks is to make sure you follow all instructions from your LASIK surgeon at IQ Laser Vision both before and after your procedure. A healthy and safe recovery will ensure that you’ll have vision you’ll love for the rest of your life!

Keep in mind that you will only be able to undergo LASIK if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If LASIK would be unsafe for you, your eye doctor will recommend other procedures or just glasses. At IQ Laser Vision, we recommend no procedure in >10% of consultations.

How long does a LASIK procedure last?

The laser does its job in 20-50 seconds per eye. The procedure only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish for both eyes.

Expect to be at the offices of IQ Laser Vision for around two hours. This leaves enough time for preparation before your procedure, having numbing eye drops administered, and time to rest after the procedure.

Once you’re cleared, your surgeon will let you go home to begin the LASIK recovery process. You must have someone that can drive you home after LASIK because you cannot drive yourself home.

Is laser surgery painful?

You won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Your surgeon will give you medicated eye drops so you don’t feel any pain.

The only thing you might feel is a slight pressure. By the time you get home after the procedure, your eyes might be stinging.

Taking a 4-6-hour nap when you get home will help you be more comfortable as your eyes recover.

Can both eyes be treated at the same time?

Yes. When you have LASIK at IQ Laser Vision , many patients have LASIK performed on both eyes on the same day. This is the most common way that LASIK is usually performed on patients. Dr. Lin, the founder of IQ Laser Vision, had LASIK on both eyes at the same time over 25 years ago.

After I have laser eye surgery, will my vision change later in life?

As our body’s age, usually after 40 years old, we experience a decline in the quality of our vision, typically up close (reading) vision is affected. This age-related problem is called Presbyopia, which is due to a weakening of the lens within the eye. Click here for more information on Presbyopia and vision correction options. By age 60 many individuals may experience Cataracts, a condition in which clouding of the natural lens inside of the eye affects our overall vision. Individuals affected by Cataracts require a special lens procedure to correct their vision. Those affected by cataracts typically experience vision issues like decreased visual clarity, cloudy vision or find it difficult to drive at night. Click here, for more information on Cataracts and correction options.

Your vision will change later in life regardless of whether you have had laser eye surgery or not. The goal of laser eye surgery is to provide clear vision and eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses for your current vision impairment. Laser eye surgery is very effective in providing clear vision by permanently correcting myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. After your laser eye surgery, it can take about 3 to 6 months for your eyes to heal and completely adjust to your new vision. Included with all laser eye surgery is our 1-year Commitment Promise, which includes 1 year of follow-up appointments to monitor your vision during your healing process and to ensure your vision stabilizes at its best corrected visual acuity. For nearsighted correction with LASIK, SMILE, and PRK you may qualify for our Life-time Commitment Program. Also included is an enhancement procedure, if necessary. We find that our statistics at IQ Laser Vision , less than 1% of laser eye surgery patients require more than one procedure to achieve their best corrected visual acuity.

What will I see during the procedure?

During the procedure, we will ask you to focus on a blurry, blinking red light. Immediately after the procedure the red light should become much clearer, and you should notice an improvement in your vision.

I am very concerned about being able to remain still during the procedure?

This is a common fear many patients have and we are very aware of this. At IQ Laser Vision , we use the latest vision correction technology to reduce the actual laser treatment time required and therefore minimizing the time you need to remain still. Focusing on the laser light is also important and Dr. Lin will talk you through the entire process. Many patients only require a few seconds of treatment. If for any reason there is eye movement, our lasers are equipped with laser eye trackers that follow your eye during the procedure to deliver the treatment accurately. They are also designed to stop instantly if necessary. To minimize blinking, your eye will be numbed by an aesthetic drop and a small device called a speculum is gently placed to hold your eye lids open. We welcome you to come observe an actual procedure at our viewing room to ease any additional fears you may have and to also witness how simple and quick the actual process is.

What is the recovery process like after having LASIK?

You'll most likely be able to go back to your normal activities the day after the procedure. However, just getting new glasses, it takes about 6 months to fully adjust to your new vision. You'll need to avoid any strenuous physical activity for 2 weeks after surgery.

Will I still need to wear glasses even after having LASIK?

Most likely not. For most patients, LASIK improves their vision, allowing them to no longer need to wear glasses or contacts.

You won’t need to wear glasses most of the time. But in some situations, especially if you are over 90 years old because of presbyopia (lens hardening due to age resulting in reading problems), you may still need glasses to see with maximum clarity.

What is the difference in creating a flap with a traditional microkeratome versus a laser?

At IQ Laser Vision , we offer Custom Micro-LASIK®, this flap technique is now created with an all laser method using the Visumax or Ziermer Femtosecond LASER by creating a flap as thin as 80 microns.

Are there any long-term side effects of LASIK?

Over 30 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide, including our surgeon Dr. Lin, have had laser eye surgery since it was introduced decades ago. Long-term side effects are very rare, but understanding the risks of laser eye surgery is important. As mentioned above, there are a few common side effects associated with laser eye surgery but are typically short-term, including dry eyes and halos/glare. In extremely rare cases where the stromal bed is below 250 microns (0.25mm), the cornea can become unstable and require other procedures to strengthen and reshape it. At IQ Laser Vision , we measure the corneal thickness during the surgery to ensure that we maintain at least 270 microns in the stromal bed. With the Custom Micro-LASIK® thin flap technique we usually have more than 350 microns in the stromal bed for greater stability and decreased potential for any long-term side effects.

I have high astigmatism. Can it be treated?

Yes, with our Custom Micro-LASIK® technology we are able to treat up to -6.00 diopters of astigmatism.

How much does LASIK cost?

The exact cost of LASIK surgery varies depending on factors such as:

  • Where you live
  • What condition your eyes are in
  • Where you’re having the procedure done
  • How strong your prescription is

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