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Dr. Kent Leavitt, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Leavitt has served Seattle’s vision care needs since 1991. He has been involved in research, teaching and lecturing other doctors, and writing articles for Ophthalmology journals. With over 20 years experience as a Refractive Surgeon, Dr. Leavitt has performed over 17,000 LASIK procedures and is skilled in alternative vision correction technologies such as ICL, premium cataract surgery, and lens replacement, corneal transplant surgery and surgical treatment of eye diseases. Dr. Leavitt was the first ophthalmologist in the region to perform Intralase™ bladeless and Custom Wavefront guided laser vision correction surgery. Dr. Leavitt trained at the University of Michigan Medical School and the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He has served as a clinical instructor, investigator, and consultant to several medical organizations and institutions including the FDA. Dr. Leavitt has had LASIK surgery himself. LASIK is not for everyone and on average Dr. Leavitt rejects 10% of applicants for LASIK, recommending and providing alternate vision care for the majority of those patients. Bellevue LASIK & Cornea, unlike LASIK centers that perform ‘only LASIK’, can and does provide full vision care to ensure that you receive the correct treatment for your unique pair of eyes. Dr. Leavitt frequently treats cases referred by other LASIK surgeons and has a well-founded reputation among his peers as a leading eye surgeon in the Pacific Northwest. His commitment and experience has earned him a reputation for the pursuit of excellence and for providing satisfaction beyond his patients’ expectations.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
  • Refractive Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
  • Overlake Hospital Medical Center
  • Evergreen Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Michigan, Doctor of Medicine
  • Wills Eye Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Wills Eye Hospital, Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1528062320

Office locations

Kent G Leavitt MD PLLC

1135 116th Ave NE, Suite 450

Bellevue, WA 98004

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Dr. Leavitt assessed my visual needs, explained the options and limitations then provided a recommendation. I found him to be very professional, yet understanding of my visual difficulties. He took the time to explain different treatmentmodalities that applied for me at this point in time and in the future, then provided me with pertinent eye care strategies.
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Dr. Kent was OK but front desk women was not good I felt bad.. She is not kind to answer and her responsible ..snch as insurance check....
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Very helpful and professional.
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Was mis-led that this was a full appointment as they don't fill contact prescriptions and the assistant did all of my exam. Plus as he is a lasik eye doctor, once i said i wasn't interested in surgery he wasn't interestedin helping me with other questions. He was super nice to start though and his assistant was great.
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Excellent professional office staff and Dr. Leavitt was terrific
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Professional, advanced technology, great visit
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On the plus side I was seen right away and the appointment was very quick. The doctor also seemed very professional. On the negative side the lady who took me to the room and did my pre exam was not friendlyat all. While the doctor is competent he is also cold and not very personable. I won't go back.
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Quick, yet patient centered. I am a new patient that will be having a refractory procedure done elsewhere, but needed some additional Testing. Dr. Leavitt and his technical staff not only completed the necessary examinations, happily answeredmy questions/concerns about the procedure (despite my not having the procedure done there), and offered to provide follow-up care.
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