Dr. James Mattax, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 65

Ophthalmology

Dr. James Mattax, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Springfield, MO and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1983. He is affiliated with Cox Monett Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Mattax, MD

Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center

1265 E Primrose St Springfield, MO 65804
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Dr. Mattax's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pinguecula
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Dr. Mattax treats Pinguecula more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Mattax treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Blocked Tear Duct
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Dr. Mattax treats Blocked Tear Duct more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Mattax treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mattax performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Mattax performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Mattax's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Test
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(417) 886-3937

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Dr. Mattax's Reviews

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4.9

Based on 52 ratings

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Ever since my surgery 1 year ago, I am amazed at the difference it has made. Dr. Mattox did a great job
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ketrena Graves – Jan 15, 2023
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Cataract Surgery
I had cataract surgery 3 days ago and I am amazed how well I can see.The surgery was painless and lasted just a few minutes. Since the surgery I have had absolutely no pain. Dr Mattax was fantastic with me along with all his staff. Can’t wait to get my other eye done. I would highly recommend Dr Mattax!!! It is so nice to see without glasses for the first time in over 30 years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David W – Oct 15, 2022
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Excellent
Dr Smith found my problem quickly and referred me to Dr Mattax. He took care of the problem with a one minute laser surgery which was painless and will be permanent. I could see better in a couple of hours.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 24, 2022
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Very attentive and thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 25, 2022
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Excellent
In short, the office is very well run, very efficient, friendly and pleasant staff. Dr. Mattax is an excellent and caring physician. I have been seeing him for my eye care for 22 years!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 11, 2022
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Dr Mattax did my 2 year follow up and said I was good to go. I have 20-20 vision and am very happy with what dr Mattax has done for me. I can see great. I highly recommend him for eye surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jack Taylor – Mar 06, 2022
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My yearly exam
I am confident that Dr. Mattax did a thorough eye exam and explained all the results so I could understand them. He has done both my cataract surgeries and my vision has been perfect since. He is profession and makes one feel at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Helen Gentner – Mar 04, 2022
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His services were timely and efficient. He and his staff went out of their way to explain what they were doing, and their findings on examination.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William Powell – Feb 18, 2022
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I'm a transplant recipient and over the years medicines I took contributed to me having cataracts. I came to see Dr. Matax and had cataract surgery in both eyes. Dr. Matax and his staff are very professional and always courteous and helpful. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Matax with your eye issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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G. S. White – Jan 26, 2022
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I recently had my yearly checkup with Dr. Mattax who has been my opthamologist for many years. I am a type one diabetic and have had cataract surgery by Dr. Mattax on both eyes. Dr. Mattax is a great doctor and I highly recommend him for anyone with vision issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 08, 2022
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Dr. Mattax has been my dr for nearly 30 years. His professionalism, personal care, knowledgeable and experience has never wavered in all these years. He has always considered that my mother was blind and taken time to tend to my eye care needs with patience and understanding. There is no one else I would trust more with my eye care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jan Cole – Jan 07, 2022
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I had cataracts removed from both eyes. Everybody was excellent and very kind and professional. He did a nice job explaining everything to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia – Dec 07, 2021
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Besides being a very good doctor, he is pleasant and easy to talk to. He is very thorough and explains your results clearly. In the past he has removed Cataracts from both of my eyes with great results. I feel very fortunate to have him for my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Harrison – Nov 19, 2021
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I was attended to on time and with professionalism. Great experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Evelyn Springer – Oct 03, 2021
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I was very happy with the professionalism of Dr Mattax and especially his concern for my well being. I am SO going to enjoy the fruit of his labor when I can drive at night again. One of THE best doctors anywhere.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marsha Henry – Oct 02, 2021
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I’ve been seeing Dr.Mattax for years and he is great. This is THE MOST EFFICIENT office that I have ever been to. The entire staff knows what they’re doing and they do it well, all while being very courteous. I’ve referred many family members and friends and they feel the same way. It’s definitely worth the 2+ hour drive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Beth S – Sep 25, 2021
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Very professional
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 12, 2021
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Yes, very positive appointment. I do recommend Dr Mattax.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ed Stephens – Aug 20, 2021
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Maytax. He and his staff are the best. I got cataract surgery from him. He does a phenomenal and thorough job and follows through and explains everything completely.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 06, 2021
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The young technician, Christian was very helpful since my husband couldn’t be with me because of COVID restrictions to help with the wheelchair. And of course Dr Mattax is great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 29, 2021
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Biography

Dr. James Mattax, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Springfield, MO and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1988
SW Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
1984
U Tex SW Med Sch Affil Hosp
Internship Hospital
1983
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. James Mattax, MD treat?

Dr. Mattax frequently treats the following conditions: Pinguecula, Blocked Tear Duct, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. James Mattax, MD's office address?

Dr. Mattax's office is located at 1265 E Primrose St, Springfield, MO 65804. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. James Mattax, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. James Mattax, MD is affiliated with Cox Monett Hospital.

Is Dr. James Mattax, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. James Mattax, MD holds board certifications in Ophthalmology.

How much experience does Dr. James Mattax, MD have?

Dr. Mattax has over 39 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center

Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center1265 E Primrose St Springfield, MO 65804
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Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center

Lebanon Office430 N Jefferson Ave Lebanon, MO 65536
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Cox Monett Hospital

Monett, MO

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average