Kent G. Leavitt, MD



Bellevue LASIK and Cornea – Seattle Area
1135 116th Avenue Northeast #450
Bellevue, Washington 98004

(800) 835-9365


Dr. Kent Leavitt




Bellevue Lasik & Cornea located on the Campus of Overlake Hospital.
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Lasik Eye Surgery in the Bellevue and Seattle, Washington area

Kent G. Leavitt, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive surgery. Throughout his prolific career spanning more than 20 years, he has helped more than 17,000 LASIK patients decrease their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. As a testament to his confidence in the procedure, Dr. Leavitt has also had LASIK surgery himself. He is widely recognized as a leading eye surgeon in the Pacific Northwest and receives praise for his expertise and excellent patient care. Dr. Leavitt frequently treats difficult cases referred to him by other LASIK surgeons. As a pioneer in his field, he was the first ophthalmologist in the region to perform IntraLase bladeless and custom wavefront-guided laser vision correction surgery. Dr. Leavitt's extensive training and dedication to using only the best technology guarantee that each patient achieves optimal results.

"Our primary goal at Bellevue LASIK is to provide the safest possible laser vision correction," says Dr. Leavitt. "With that as our guiding principle, we investigate FDA-approved vision correction technology and adopt the best of that proven technology for our patients. Cost is a secondary consideration. We believe your eyes are important and deserve the very best without compromise!"

"In June of 2003 we began offering IntraLase, combined with custom wavefront-guided LASIK," Dr. Leavitt adds. "It was years later that others in the area began to realize the superiority of that combination. In November of 2006 the military finally allowed the first fighter pilots to have LASIK. However, the only LASIK they could have was IntraLase and custom wavefront-guided LASIK!"


Dr. Kent Leavitt and his staff are dedicated to providing each patient with superior eye health care.

At Bellevue LASIK, Dr. Leavitt maintains the highest standards of clinical and surgical care, including a thorough LASIK consultation process, the best available technology for every patient, 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 is the only LASIK surgeon in the region to offer a 20/20 money back commitment.



Dr Kent Leavitt's LASIK practice is state-of-the-art.

Bellevue LASIK is committed to providing the safest and most accurate laser vision correction available. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leavitt, contact Bellevue LASIK at (800) 835-9365.

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Bellevue LASIK is an innovative eye-care clinic offering state-of-the-art, FDA-approved laser vision correction technology.

Dr. Leavitt uses Orbscan and Pentacam digital corneal topography technology to take the most precise measurements possible of the corneal curvature. For LASIK surgery, Dr. Leavitt uses the IntraLase FS, VISX Star S4 IR and the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q lasers. The IntraLase FS laser creates a customized corneal flap, eliminating the risks associated with mechanical bladed microkeratomes. IntraLase also contributes to more 20/20 outcomes and fewer enhancements and dry eye problems. The VISX Star S4 IR excimer laser corrects vision while removing the smallest amount of corneal tissue of any laser available, allowing for shorter treatment times. The IR in "VISX Star S4 IR" stands for iris registration. This laser uses iris recognition technology to precisely align the treatment on the eye. The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser is the fastest excimer laser system available today, resulting in quick and accurate treatment with less discomfort for the patient. It uses the finely focused "flying spot" beam linked to an ultra-fast eye tracking system that maps the position of the eye 200 times per second. Research has shown that the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q improves night vision postoperatively. Both laser systems used by Dr. Leavitt offer greater flexibility to individualize the laser treatment, from flap creation to reshaping the cornea, resulting in consistently accurate results.

At Bellevue LASIK, Dr. Leavitt provides individual attention to each patient's LASIK surgery treatment program. Many LASIK centers rely on outside doctors to do screenings and surgery follow up visits. At Bellevue LASIK, all care will be completed by Dr. Leavitt and his staff in the same convenient Eastside office where your LASIK eye surgery is performed.

Dr. Leavitt does not perform LASIK 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 person 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.

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Dr. Leavitt is also an expert implant surgeon. He performs high-technology cataract surgery that can restore full-range vision for distance and reading using the Crystalens™, ReZoom™, and AcrySof ReSTOR™ intraocular lenses. He also offers refractive lens exchange and phakic intraocular lens for highly myopic or hyperopic patients who may not be good candidates for LASIK.

In addition to vision correction procedures, Dr. Leavitt offers Latisse, a revolutionary topical solution proven to promote the growth of longer, thicker, darker eyelashes to enhance the appearance of the eyes. 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.

More About Dr. Kent Leavitt

Dr. Leavitt received his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1984. He completed his ophthalmology residency and Cornea and External Disease fellowship at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Leavitt received an academic appointment to the faculty of Wills Eye Hospital, where he served as a consultant for complex eye cases and trained ophthalmology residents and cornea and refractive surgery fellows. After moving to Washington, he served as a clinical instructor the University of Washington Harborview Hospital.

Dr. Kent Leavitt is a distinguished member of a number of professional medical societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Castroviejo Cornea Society, and the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He has served as a clinical investigator for the Herpetic Eye Disease study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and is currently participating in the Staar Intraocular Collamer Lens post-FDA approval study.

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