Dennis Matzkin, MD, MBBCh, FCS Ophthal (SA)
George O. Waring III, MD, FACS (Ophthal)
Eye 1st Vision & Laser
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road #220
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
10080 Medlock Bridge Road
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Dennis Matzkin, MD
Waring, III, MD
LASIK Atlanta – Serving patients seeking LASIK eye surgery in Atlanta and the surrounding area
Eye 1st Vision & Laser accepts payment plans through
CareCredit® Patient Financing.
Dennis Matzkin, MD, and George Waring, MD, (www.georgewaring.com) are board-certified ophthalmologists at Eye1st Vision and Laser. They have many years of training and experience, and a wide range of clinical and surgical expertise. They have each performed thousands of refractive and cataract surgeries with great success.
The surgeons use state-of-the-art technology and are able to offer more than just LASIK surgery. Options for vision correction include LASIK, PRK, ICL (intraocular contact lens), lens replacement and multifocal IOL implants.
To schedule a personal consultation with the surgeons and learn more about your vision options, please contact Eye1st Vision & Laser at 1-866-937-0227.
More about Vision Correction at Eye1st Vision & Laser
Drs. Matzkin and Waring use the VISX CustomVue platform for laser correction; this is the most widely used platform in the United States. Prior to treatment, the eye is scanned with precision instruments to detect any unusual refractive errors or pathology that might require special attention or surgery other than LASIK.
The LASIK procedure itself consists of creating a thin flap on the outer layer of the eye (cornea), and reshaping the underlying cornea with an excimer laser. Typically both eyes are treated in the same sitting and it takes 10-15 minutes. The laser treatment time ranges from 5-30 seconds for most patients and depends on the prescription. Astigmatism can be very effectively treated with the laser in most cases.
Patients typically notice an improvement in vision almost immediately, but it will take 6-8 hours before the eyes are comfortable and vision clears up. Most patients achieve 20/20 vision within a few days.
Eye1st Vision & Laser offers a simple fee structure that includes pre-operative testing, refractive surgery and post-operative care for one year. The practice will match any written quote from any regional competitor. Financing is available through Care Credit.
What Do Patients Say About Eye 1st Vision & Laser?
"It took me many years to decide to have LASIK. Now, like everyone I know who had it done, I wonder why I didn't do it years ago. The pre- and post-procedure check-ups were professional and all of my questions were answered truthfully and with patience. I love Dr. Matzkin and everyone who works there. The entire process was problem-free and being able to see clearly all the time is a constant joy. My experience couldn't have been better.
Perhaps my highest compliment is that I recommended them to my brother and my dearest friend. Raising a four-year-old boy and counting on them to help, I definitely need them both healthy and very sharp-sighted!" —Amy Carter
"I can't possibly say enough praises for Dr. Waring. He is the most gracious, jubilant, humble, caring and incredibly gifted surgeon. I had LASIK on my eyes about six years ago and I can't begin to commend his mastery and skill. I am a professional photographer and you can imagine how important my eyes are. I would not trust my eyes to anyone but Dr. Waring. Besides all of his amazing attributes and charm, I have never seen so many awards, diplomas or certificates of merit in any doctor's office — that says it all. I highly recommend Dr. Waring if you are considering any type of eye correction." —Parish Kohanim
"George Waring changed my life! I wore very thick glasses since I was three years old. Can't tell you how many fights I got in as a kid because of the teasing. I have Amblyopia in one eye, so it is not correctable to 20/20. In fact, if I only had that eye, I would not be able to drive. I did wear contacts through my adult years. They were thick and had to be special ordered at the cost of over $500 per year for just two pairs. I went to several eye surgeons over the years, but none would do LASIK. They said the risk with only one correctable eye to 20/20 was too high. I did a lot of research and found Dr. Waring. I learned that he has been recognized all over the world for his work. In fact I believe he was the first eye surgeon approved by the FDA to do LASIK in the United States. Dr. Waring was confident in his ability to do it and accepted the challenge. I certainly don't think for a minute that he did it just for the money. He did it because he knew I wanted a change in my life and he believed he could get the results we wanted. That was 10 years ago and I'm still the happiest patient he has. I felt like it was a miracle. The day after the LASIK I had lunch in a high-rise and was astonished at how well I could see everything outside the windows in such detail. I would highly recommend Dr. Waring and have to several friends who all had similar great results." —Ed Zito
"Dear Dr. Matzkin, I wanted to drop you a note about how pleasant my experience at Eye 1st Vision & Laser was recently. Your entire staff — from the waiting area to the OR — was just great to my wife, Karen, and me. They were prompt, efficient and respectful during our entire treatment period. Thank you, Dr. D., for taking time to answer all of our questions about LASIK, explaining my situation and allowing me to make the decision that has allowed me to witness the world around me more clearly now! I can read the exit signs now from the SkyCopter Lounge and I have not picked up a magnifying glass to look at my map since you worked your magic. Thank you also for the patience you displayed when trying to get those contacts in! You all are the best! Happy Motoring." —Capt. Herb Emory
More About The Eye Surgeons at Eye 1st Vision & Laser
Drs. Matzkin and Waring are members of several
Dennis Matzkin, MD, MBBCh FCS (Ophthal) SA, graduated medical school and completed his ophthalmology residency in South Africa. He completed an additional residency and ophthalmology fellowship training program at the Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Matzkin has published articles and textbook chapters, and he lectures to other eye doctors. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.
George O. Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his ophthalmology residency and a Heed Fellowship program in corneal disease and surgery at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Waring was a tenured ophthalmology professor and Director of Refractive Surgery at Emory University for 25 years. He was a principal investigator in the first FDA trials to receive approval for laser vision correction surgery. Dr. Waring has been recognized as one of the "Best Doctors in Atlanta" and the "Best Doctors in America" for a decade and won the Lifetime Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He has also served as editor in chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery for more than 20 years.
Dr. Waring is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.