Mathew R. Tempest, MD

Artisan Optics

Artisan Optics
7960 W Rifleman St. #150
Boise, ID 83704
(877) 896-1983

Dr. Mathew Tempest

LASIK Boise – Serving patients seeking LASIK eye surgery in Boise and the surrounding area

Welcome and thank you for considering Dr. Mathew Tempest and Artisan Optics for your vision correction. Our mission is to provide you with personalized care and the best possible outcomes. Our number one 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 for meticulous attention to detail, combined with the latest technology in a state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Tempest consistently delivers superior results.

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. Today's latest technology with iris registration, custom mapping and bladeless IntraLase, combined with Dr. Tempest's skill and expertise, provides you the best vision possible. 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 ensures 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 a "fit" for you.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss your vision correction needs, please contact Artisan Optics by calling (877) 896-1983. Visit to learn more.

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More About Vision Correction at Artisan Optics

The latest diagnostic equipment is used to identify the LASIK patient's unique refractive error and formulate a treatment plan to correct it. During LASIK surgery, Dr. Tempest creates a small flap in the cornea and folds it back to access the underlying corneal tissue. He then uses an excimer laser to carefully ablate tiny bits of tissue and reshape the cornea. After the cornea has been properly reshaped, Dr. Tempest replaces the corneal flap in its original position and it heals itself. LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism.

Artisan Optics offers several types of refractive surgery, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and bladeless LASIK (iLASIK). Dr. Tempest recommends PRK to candidates with thin corneal tissue; during the procedure, he removes the cornea's top layer instead of creating the corneal flap. During iLASIK, he uses a femtosecond laser instead of a blade to create the corneal flap. Conventional LASIK with a blade is very safe, but iLASIK eliminates the risk of (rare) corneal flap complications.

What Do Patients Say About Artisan Optics?

"Everyone is always friendly … I look forward to going to my appointments."

"Everyone is first class!"

"The staff is wonderful, considerate and efficient. The doctor is informative, animated and entertaining."

"I had the best experience with Artisan Optics … The staff were very friendly and were genuinely interested in me as a person, not just as a patient. I've already told coworkers, friends and family that Artisan is a "must experience" visit. They too will be repeat customers."

More About Mathew R. Tempest, MD

Mathew R. Tempest, MD, received his undergraduate education at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. He completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Tempest completed an internship at the Tucson Medical Center and his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee Eye Institute.

Dr. Tempest is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Tempest is a member of several professional organizations.

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