Dr. Jeffery Machat, M.D.
About Dr. Machat
LASIK is an incredible procedure. I first started performing laser vision correction more than 30 years ago. I graduated medical school in Toronto Canada at age 25 and was board certified in Ophthalmology in Canada at age 29, and in the USA at age 30. On February 4th, 1991, I completely specialized my practice to laser vision correction. I traveled to Bogota, Columbia to learn LASIK, 5 years before it was approved in the United States. Since then, I have dedicated my life to helping people experience the overnight miracle of LASIK.
My Experience by the Numbers
I have performed more than 98,000 laser procedures.
- More than 600 eye doctors have come to me for their own LASIK procedure.
- I have performed over 15,000 procedures on patients in the top 1% of the world in nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
- I have authored 2 textbooks on the Excimer laser and LASIK.
- I have lectured in 24 countries on LASIK technology, technique and complication management.
- I have developed 12 surgical instruments for LASIK and other laser procedures.
- I have utilized 21 different excimer laser models and 16 different femtosecond laser models.
- I was the first North American surgeon to pioneer State of the Art LASIK with a Femtosecond Laser flap and Custom laser patterns.
- I have been an FDA and Health Canada investigator for numerous laser technologies.
- I am also a laser patient.
I have 6 children and treat every patient the way in which I would want my wife and children treated. I want you to have a great experience, feel supported and comforted throughout your LASIK journey, and of course—see amazingly well! I talk to patients in the same manner I would want a physician to speak with me: with warmth and compassion, but with directness so you truly have a full understanding.
I say all this because I want you to know that you will be in exceptionally good hands. Experience is more than simply performing a lot of procedures; experience is having advanced expertise in all aspects of one's chosen field. Being able to not just perform the procedure but recognize potential risks in advance and manage complications when and if they occur.
"I know that every patient experiences a mixture of nervous excitement and fear before their LASIK procedure. I bring with me more than THREE DECADES OF LASIK EXPERIENCE, so please know that you will be in exceptionally good hands." - Dr. Jeff Machat