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Welcome and Thank You

for considering Dr. Mathew R. Tempest and Artisan Optics for your vision correction. Our mission is to provide you with personalized care and the best possible LASIK outcomes. Our #1 commitment is to you, the patient.

Mathew R. Tempest, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a leading Boise LASIK surgeon. With more than 10 years of experience and a reputation of meticulous attention to detail, combined with the latest technology in our onsite state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Tempest consistently delivers superior results. That's why patients throughout the Treasure Valley and from all over Idaho and Eastern Oregon choose Artisan Optics for laser vision correction.

Many patients believe that all LASIK is the same. In reality, there are many versions of LASIK and each is dependent upon the precision and accuracy of the surgeon. When it comes to your eyes, you deserve the best. That is why we have equipped our practice with the best laser technology. Dr. Tempest provides you the best vision possible by combining his skill and expertise with state-of-the-art technologies such as iris registration, custom mapping and bladeless IntraLase (iLASIK).

Dr. Tempest recognizes that beyond state-of-the-art technology, an important component to superior results is personalized patient care. Dr. Tempest's philosophy is "to treat every patient as I would my own family member." At Artisan Optics you are treated as a unique individual, not as part of an assembly line. This is achieved by limiting the number of patients each surgery day. This approach insures that Dr.Tempest and the team have ample time dedicated to each and every patient.

Choosing a LASIK surgeon is, without a doubt, the most important decision you will make when deciding to become less dependent on glasses or contact lenses. Attending a complimentary LASIK screening and consultation is a good first step. This gives you an opportunity to meet the staff, ask questions and determine if the practice is the best "fit" for you.

What is LASIK?
Many people have heard of LASIK surgery, but aren't quite sure what it is. LASIK is a revolutionary ophthalmic procedure that allows patients to experience life free from eyeglasses or contacts. The procedure uses advanced laser technology to gently reshape the cornea, allowing light to refract more accurately off of the retina and thereby improving vision. LASIK can be used to correct many refractive errors, including hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism. Dr. Tempest uses a completely blade-free method of LASIK known as IntraLase to ensure the most precise treatment and crisp, clear surgical results.

During the procedure Dr. Tempest uses iris registration and custom mapping technology to get accurate information about the structures of the eye. He then uses these measurements to create a completely customized LASIK procedure plan. Advanced computer software is used to guide the laser as it creates a flap in the cornea. A second laser is used to alter the shape of the cornea. The entire procedure can be completed in less than one hour at our Boise practice.

The best LASIK candidates are patients who are over 18 years of age and are in good health. It is important that patients have sufficiently thick corneas in order to achieve optimal results and reduce the risk of complications. Patients who suffer from certain ophthalmic conditions such as dry eye, glaucoma, keratoconus or other retinal diseases may not be a candidate for LASIK. During a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Tempest will evaluate your vision and help decide on the treatment that is best for you.

Many patients who undergo LASIK are able to achieve 20/20 vision. The procedure can drastically enhance your quality of life by reducing your dependence on corrective eyewear and giving you the self-confidence and freedom to participate in all activities, free from worry.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation during which you can discuss your vision correction needs, please schedule your complimentary LASIK screening online or give us a call (208) 377.8899. During your consultation you can learn about LASIK costs and insurance discounts available to you when you have LASIK at Artisan Optics. Like so many people, you'll be glad you did.

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Artisan Optics - Uptown
M-TH: 9-5:30  |  F: 10-5:30
7960 W Rifleman St #150
Boise, ID 83704
PH: 208-377-8899
FAX: 208-321-1952

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Artisan Optics - Downtown
M-F: 10-5:30
190 N 8th St
Boise, ID 83702
PH: 208-338-0500
FAX: 208-321-1952

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