1135 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Kent G. Leavitt, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who received advanced fellowship training in cornea and external disease at the famed Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Leavitt is one of the Northwest's top ophthalmologists, boasting thousands of successful cataract and LASIK surgeries throughout his medical career spanning more than 20 years. A pioneer in the field of refractive surgery, he was one of the first ophthalmologists in the area to perform Intralase LASIK and wavefront-guided laser vision correction surgery. Dr. Kent Leavitt's extensive training and dedication to using only the best technology guarantee that each patient achieves optimal results.
Dr. Leavitt performs refractive cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs). Refractive cataract surgery involves the concurrent correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and loss of reading vision to dramatically reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses. He begins the procedure by creating a small incision in the eye and gently extracting the clouded lens with the use of the advanced Catalys Precision Laser System. This laser system allows Dr. Leavitt to remove cataracts with the utmost precision, allowing for optimal comfort for the patient and the best visual outcome from surgery. Once the cataract is removed, Dr. Leavitt replaces the lens with an IOL, such as AcrySof ReSTOR, ReZoom or Crystalens. AcrySof ReSTOR and ReZoom are multifocal IOLs that correct for nearsightedness and farsightedness. Crystalens is an accommodating IOL that moves with the eye's muscles to improve patients' abilities to change focus between near and distant objects.
At Bellevue LASIK, Dr. Leavitt maintains the highest standards of clinical and surgical care, including a thorough cataract surgery consultation process, the best available technology, dedication to continuing education and clinical experience, and personalized service every step of the way. He is involved in all pre- and post-operative care for every patient and personally follows each patient's progress from the first consultation through the completion of the postoperative visits, ensuring superior eye health care.
Dr. Leavitt does not perform cataract surgery on poor candidates. He and his team never rush their patients into making a decision about surgery because they are committed to treating each patient as an individual human being and not just a number. Likewise, Dr. Leavitt never subjects his patients to sales pressure and never leaves them in suspense when it comes to their financing applications. Most importantly, Dr. Leavitt's patients never have to wonder if they will obtain the results they are hoping for.
In addition to cataract surgery, Dr. Leavitt performs LASIK, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, conductive keratoplasty and Intacts corneal rings to treat keratoconus. As an alternative to LASIK, he offers Visian implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) and Verisyse phakic IOLs, both of which are implanted in front of the natural lens to correct for myopia.
Dr. Leavitt also offers Latisse, a revolutionary topical solution proven to promote the growth of longer, thicker, darker eyelashes to enhance a patient's appearance. Latisse is the first ever FDA-approved eyelash treatment that keeps the lashes in their growing phase. Latisse can only be obtained by prescription following a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Leavitt.
For dry eye treatment, Dr. Leavitt offers Lipiflow, which is a non-invasive treatment for dry eye. This procedure unclogs blocked eyelid glands, allowing a more unobstructed tear flow. Patients who suffer from dry eyes typically find relief within days of this treatment.
Bellevue LASIK is committed to providing the safest and most accurate vision correction procedures available. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Leavitt and learn more about your vision correction options, contact Bellevue LASIK at (800) 835-9365.Email the Surgeon
"I've been very impressed with this office. I have never had to wait for an appointment – they are always on time. I have always felt that they have time for me and I never felt rushed. On surgery day, I appreciated feeling that I was the only person they were dealing with, instead of multiple people at the same time. I had a wonderful experience. I should mention that I do not like medical procedures and I was extremely nervous. Everyone put me at ease and my worries were for nothing." Dynn
"The experience was better than I could have imagined. I was grateful for the recommendation and am thoroughly pleased with the results. I would recommend Bellevue LASIK anytime!" Elizabeth
"You truly know what you're doing! I felt very well cared for and that my service was personalized. I wasn't just a number to you." Erin
Kent G. Leavitt, MD, completed a medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. He then performed an ophthalmology residency and a cornea and external disease fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, where he later served as a faculty member. Dr. Leavitt also served as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington Medicine Harborview Medical Center. He has been appointed as an investigator in several FDA clinical trials and eye disease studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Leavitt is a member of several medical organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Castroviejo Cornea Society and the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
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