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Choosing a LASIK surgeon is, without a doubt, the single most important decision you will make when deciding to move forward with LASIK and become less dependent on glasses or contact lenses.  Scheduling a complimentary LASIK screening and consultation is a good first step.  This appointment gives you an opportunity to determine if the practice is a good “fit” for you.  Do you feel comfortable?  Was everything explained to your satisfaction? Were all of your questions answered?  All of these questions are important considerations that impact your overall experience. 

Mathew R. Tempest, MD

We would like to introduce you to our surgeon, Dr. Mathew R. Tempest a board-certified ophthalmologist.  Dr. Tempest is Idaho’s leading LASIK surgeon, with an enhancement rate of less than 1% - well below the national average and that of other local LASIK surgeons. There is a reason our LASIK patients continue to refer their friends and family members to us years after their own laser vision correction - results.  Our mission is to provide you with personalized care and the best possible LASIK outcomes.  Our #1 commitment is you…our patient.

Mathew R. Tempest, MD. LASIK surgeon.

As a Utah native, Dr. Tempest received his undergraduate education at both the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.  He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, graduating in 1997.  He completed his transitional internship at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona and went on to complete his residency training in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee Eye Institute in 2001.  Dr. Tempest is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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 LASIK suite, 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.


A common misperception is that all LASIK is the same.  In reality, there are many different types of LASIK and the results of each procedure is dependent upon the precision and accuracy of the surgeon.  When it comes to your eyes and achieving the best vision correction possible, you deserve the best.  No need to compromise when it comes to your vision.  That is why we have equipped our LASIK suite with the most up-to-date LASIK technology available today.  Dr. Tempest provides you the best vision correction 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 – the human factor. Dr. Tempest’s philosophy is “to treat every patient as I would my own family member.”  At Artisan Optics you are treated like the unique individual that you are, not as part of a LASIK assembly line.  This is achieved by limiting the number of patients each LASIK surgery day.  This approach insures that Dr. Tempest and our team have ample time dedicated to each and every patient…one patient at a time, from start to finish.  Personalized care and attention our patients appreciate, and what we’ve built our reputation on over the years.


Better vision is just a click or call away.  Schedule your complimentary LASIK screening online or give us a call at 208.377.8899.  

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