LASIK Laser Vision Correction at Mattax Neu Prater
The Visual Freedom You Want
The Safety & Expertise You Need
The Convenient & Comfortable Procedure You Deserve
What types of vision problems can be corrected with LASIK?
LASIK is designed to reshape the cornea to improve visual focus for those with...
How does iDesign 3-D mapping enhance LASIK results?
LASIK is only as precise as the diagnostic map that guides the surgeon during treatment.
A traditional LASIK procedure, based on the patient’s eyeglass prescription, can be very effective in reducing or eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses, but it is also more generic. Modern diagnostic technology takes LASIK vision correction to the next level by providing an incredibly precise map for our surgeons to follow. At Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center, our surgeons use the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System—the same technology used to help build NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope—to individually map and "fingerprint" your eye's unique characteristics. This information is then downloaded to the excimer laser and your specific pattern is treated. Studies show that iDesign System use contributes to significantly better results.
Why is LASIK more comfortable than ever before?
Millions of Americans are less dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses, thanks to LASIK. However, fear has caused millions more to avoid or postpone experiencing the benefits of LASIK.
The doctors at Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center look at state-of-the-art technology as an investment in your future and in your patient experience. LASIK laser vision correction surgeons Dr. James Mattax, Dr. Thomas Prater, and Dr. Jacob Thomas continually monitor and evaluate advances in technology, allowing our team to be the very first to introduce the new iFS laser to Southwest Missouri. The iFS laser brings unprecedented speed, control, and precision to your procedure, making LASIK more comfortable and predictable than ever before. This has given many of our patients the confidence they need to finally get the vision of their dreams.
“I noticed an immediate change in my vision. The minute I got off the table I saw the numbers on the clock. I turned and looked at the faces in the room with me and could see details in their faces. I could see clearly for the first time in thirty years. It was an emotional experience. I actually cried, because it’s like being healed. I felt very blessed.”
- Lisa, Actual Patient
How is LASIK performed?
At Mattax Neu Prater, your LASIK procedure begins with your surgeon creating a tiny precise flap on the surface of the cornea using a laser. He then uses the high-energy microsecond pulses of an excimer laser to remove microscopic layers of tissue beneath the flap to improve the curvature of the cornea. Once the treatment is completed, the flap is returned to its normal position and begins the rapid healing process. No stitches are necessary because the two layers of the cornea adhere naturally to each other. The entire procedure generally takes less than 20 minutes. Many patients notice an immediate improvement in their vision.
Introduction to LASIK
What is LASIK
The Mattax Neu Prater LASIK Advantage
Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center is different than other LASIK centers:
- Drs. James B. Mattax Jr., Thomas G. Prater, and Dr. Jacob Thomas are board-certified refractive surgeons who have performed a combined total of more than 26,000 LASIK procedures.
- Unlike eye surgeons who move from one volume LASIK discount center’s assembly line to another, Drs. Mattax, Prater, and Thomas are available to tend to your individual needs before, during, and after your vision correction procedure.
- Mattax Neu Prater uses the latest iDesign 3-D mapping technology to customize your LASIK procedure to your eye's exact characteristics and provide your best results.
Dr. Ben Haden's LASIK Journey
Mattax Neu Prater’s very own Dr. Ben Haden discusses his recent LASIK procedure and the dramatic improvement in his vision.