Raymond P. Gailitis, MD, FACS
Randy Burks, MD, FACS
The Center for LASIK
5800 Colonial Drive, Suite 103
Margate, Florida 33063
Dr. Raymond P.
Serving patients seeking LASIK in Ft. Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, Margate, Coconut Creek and the surrounding area
Raymond P. Gailitis, MD, FACS, and Randy Burks, MD, FACS, are board-certified, fellowship-trained eye surgeons who comprise the vision correction team of The Center for LASIK. Dr. Gailitis, the co-founder of The Center for LASIK. He was one of the first surgeons in the region to offer LASIK and was the first surgeon in South Florida to perform the Intacs procedure. Dr. Burks is a senior partner at The Center for LASIK and was the first eye surgeon in South Florida to perform LASEK. Dr. Gailitis and Dr. Burks both have participated in FDA clinical trials of advanced treatments for farsighted patients. In recognition of their excellent surgical skills, they have been asked to appear on locally and nationally televised programs and radio shows, and they have been featured in numerous print publications.
Drs. Gailitis and Burks strive to provide outstanding eye care treatments and optimal vision correction results for each patient. In addition to LASIK eye surgery, they perform corneal transplant surgery, micro-incision cataract surgery as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures of the eyes.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gailitis or Dr. Burks and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact The Center for LASIK at (877) 396-8455.
The Ophthalmology Consultants use Allegretto Wave® technology.
More About Vision Correction at The Center for LASIK
The eye surgeons of The Center for LASIK perform bladeless custom LASIK eye surgery, a procedure that combines the state-of-the-art Allegretto Wave system and the Ziemer FEMTO LDV laser. This highly sophisticated vision correction treatment allows Drs. Gailitis and Burks to maintain a high standard of patient safety and comfort while obtaining the best vision correction results possible.
During the LASIK procedure, the surgeons at The Center for LASIK use advanced diagnostics to analyze the eye's unique refractive errors, which are later used to correct the patient's vision. Next, they use the Ziemer FEMTO LDV laser or a microkeratome to create the corneal flap, which is gently lifted back to expose the underlying tissue. The Allegretto Wave excimer laser is then used to reshape the cornea, thereby correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. The corneal flap is then returned to its original position, where it acts as a natural bandage for the eye. Following LASIK eye surgery, all patients are able to achieve improved vision, usually without the need for corrective eyewear.
What Do Patients Say About the Eye Surgeons of The Center for LASIK?
"I want to let you all know how glad I am that I chose this office for my LASIK procedure. After wearing corrective glasses and contacts for over 50 years, I'm excited that I'm really seeing the world for the first time in my life. I won't need to miss out on things I want to do because of my eyesight any more. It has been 6 days now since my surgery and although I am still healing, I have never seen better. I don't need any reading glasses for small print and my far vision is fantastic. My vision far exceeds my expectations. I am back to work (on my computer) with no problems. You are all just wonderful! I felt comfortable immediately and knew I would get the Absolute best care to be had anywhere. Thank you a million times..." Gayle D.
"Having my LASIK procedure done was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My vision is better than perfect and I wake up every day thankful that this procedure is available and the staff at The Center for LASIK is phenomenal. Thank you a million times!" Australia R.
"I can see. I can actually see without the use of contact lenses or eye glasses. It's amazing what technology can do. I now have 20/20 vision! I'm so thankful! You all made me feel comfortable during my procedure. I can't thank you enough. I would recommend this office to anyone I know who is considering having LASIK." Angie S.
"Technology only succeeds because of physicians/surgeons who demonstrate their love for their profession, who are innovators in their field, whose compassion comforts and whose dedication inspires. You and your staff comprise these attributes. The Center for LASIK is like a beautifully wrapped present. When opened, it is the best gift one is given. Thank you for my beautifully-wrapped present." Suzy
More About the Eye Surgeons of The Center for LASIK
Raymond P. Gailitis, MD, FACS, obtained his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and completed his graduate studies at Warnborough College in Oxford, England. He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Gailitis continued his training with a fellowship in refractive surgery at Emory University. He then obtained his certification as an FDA instructor and mentor for VISX as well as LADARVision. Widely recognized as a LASIK expert, Dr. Gailitis teaches the latest techniques and technologies in vision correction both nationally and internationally. Dr. Gailitis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of many professional organizations, including the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Randy Burks, MD, FACS, completed his undergraduate studies at the United States Air Force Academy. He obtained his medical degree at the Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a basic science course in ophthalmology at Harvard University. Dr. Burks completed his residency in ophthalmology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, after which time he underwent fellowship training in eye plastic and reconstructive surgery. Over the course of his prolific career, he has held many teaching positions, including Director of Residency Training for the USAF. He is certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Burks regularly participates in medical missions worldwide.