Technology at Bellevue LASIK and Cataract

Increased Confidence Is The Main Reason For Learning About The Type Of Technology That Will Be Used For Your LASIK.

Your firmest assurance of achieving the best vision possible is choosing a skilled surgeon who is using the most advanced technology available. Since Bellevue LASIK & Cataract is privately owned, Dr. Leavitt has always been free to choose the best technology for his patients.

Each generation of newer technology solves issues that earlier technology could not address. The lasers used today at Bellevue LASIK & Cataract achieve significantly better results, with greater patient comfort, than earlier systems.

The Intralase™ Blade Free laser and the Visx S4 IR™ excimer laser produce the best results Dr. Leavitt has ever achieved.

The most advanced blade-free technology

The flap-creation step in earlier LASIK procedures was performed using a vibrating hand-held blade called a microkeratome. With the advent of the blade-free Intralase system, the hand-held blade was eliminated, resulting in more accuracy and greater patient comfort.

Earlier excimer lasers achieved startling results, but they were occasionally accompanied by night vision issues and their technical limitations meant that some patients could not be considered good candidates which prevented many would-be LASIK patients from enjoying the benefits of clear, natural lens-free vision.

Dr. Leavitt employs the Visx S4 ™ with Iris Recognition. What does this mean to you? It means that the state-of-the-art technology available at Bellevue LASIK & Cataract can treat the unique characteristics of your eye that create your myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism and resolve them rapidly and with the highest accuracy possible.

Visx S4™ with Iris Recognition Broad Beam Excimer Laser

  • Delivers benefits of Iris Registration (IR) which compensates for eye movement
  • Conserves tissue by optimizing treatment times and minimizing thermal effects on the cornea
  • Minimizes additional time for custom iDesign treatment over conventional treatment
  • Eliminates the need for dilation; laser tracks on the natural pupil
  • Adjusts for movement with ActiveTrak™ to further improve treatment accuracy