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Eye Laser Center of Beaumont, TX
Call us at 409-835-2745 (409-83LASIK)

Richard Levacy ( M.D. )

Introduction


Richard Levacy

Richard A. Levacy, M.D. is the founding member for our Plaza 10 location, and has
been practicing in Beaumont for over 30 years.  He works daily serving his
community in general ophthalmology which includes premium cataract surgery and
vision correction surgery.  Along with his many credentials he holds a Fellowship in
External Eye Disease and Corneal Surgery from Baylor College of Medicine making
him the most experienced corneal surgeon in our area.  An attribute well suited for
LASIK, and PRK vision correction surgery, as well as corneal transplantation.  Dr.
Levacy keeps abreast of the newest technology in patient care. He has a very no-
nonsense, hands-on approach when caring for his neighbors of Southeast Texas.
He is married with five children, and has eight granddaughters that he dotes on to
their hearts content.  Dr. Levacy served in the United States Army Medical Corps,
and is an Honorary Member of the 101st Airborne Division.  Dr. Levacy is an avid
sportsman who enjoys game hunting with long time friends, in and out of the United
States.

Vision Correction Surgery Background

Dr. Levacy has been involved with treating the cornea since the 1970`s and is well
versed in its technological advancements.  He began performing precursor
procedures to today`s LASIK procedure in 1982.  Early procedures include: radial
keratotomy, lamellar keratoplasty, epikeratophakia and photorefractive keratectomy
(PRK).  He is certified on the Summit Excimer Laser as well as the newer VISX
STAR 4 Excimer Laser System.  He is one of the founding partners of the first laser
center in Houston, The Eye Laser Center of Houston.

Today, in our onsite facility, the highly acclaimed Custom LASIK, with blade free
Ziemer technique, is combined with a consummate corneal surgeon, and a staff
dedicated to the best surgical outcome possible.

New in the media is the Lifestyle Multifocal cataract surgery implants.  Dr. Levacy
has performed cataract surgeries for over 30 years, which includes a no stitch
approach, and has been involved in the  new Lifestyle Multifocal cataract implants
since its inception.  It is a very exciting technological advancement allowing patients
to see near and far with reduced dependency on glasses.

Resume

Dr. Levacy is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  He graduated with
Honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his residency
training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  After completing an additional
year of a fellowship in corneal surgery, he began practice in Beaumont Texas in
1977.  He is a staff member of the local hospitals, and surgical centers.  He is an
active Fellow of American College of Surgeons, American Society of Cataract and
Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as national and
international societies.  Dr. Levacy was recognized by his peer physicians, as a
Texas "Super Doctor" in Ophthalmology, in the 2005 issue of Texas Monthly.