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Beaumont, Tx

Richard Levacy
M.D.


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.

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M. Kevin Harmon
M.D.


M. Kevin Harmon

M. Kevin Harmon, M.D., joined our practice in 1992 with a commitment to serve his community in general Ophthalmology, and his area of passion, cataract and refractive eye care.  Dr. Harmon is known for providing a premium surgical experience.   He customizes a personal surgical plan for each patient in order to arrive at the best outcome possible. His practice has been dedicated to reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses through the latest technological advancements.

Dr. Harmon`s cataract surgery has become quite the topic of conversation in the community. He was voted "The Best Cataract Surgeon 2008" by community votes, in the Beaumont Enterprise`s Readers Choice Survey. "Friends are referring  friends" so that they, too, may experience an enhanced lifestyle of clearer vision. The new Lifestyle multifocal implants are a premium implant allowing patients to see near and far, with little dependence on glasses. Patients who need cataract surgery, but have astigmatism, may benefit from a Toric implant, or limbal relaxing incisions, in lieu of traditional implants.  Dr. Harmon sets high expectations for himself in his patient care and  has a friendly, light touch approach.  He is married with a teenage son, and is a fishing enthusiast, taking his family and friends along during the peak seasons.

Vision Correction Surgery Background

In the absence of cataracts, patients may choose to utilize Dr. Harmon`s expertise in vision correction through a Custom LASIK, Blade Free, Ziemer technique or PRK.  Dr. Harmon first became interested in Laser Vision Correction during his residency training.  He became certified using the Summit Excimer Laser in 1996 and began performing  the PRK procedure. He was one of the founding members of the first laser center in Houston, The Eye Laser Center of Houston in 1998, and helped found our center The Eye Laser Center of Beaumont in 1999 with our founding physician Dr. Richard A. Levacy.  The treatment procedure Dr. Harmon used initially was the Summit Excimer Laser, followed by the VISX Star2 and then VISX Star4. Today, in our onsite facility, the highly acclaimed Custom LASIK, with blade free Ziemer technique is his procedure of choice.  This technology combined with Dr. Harmon`s skill and dedication, enhance our facilities reputation for excellence.

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Vivek Raizada
M.D.


Vivek Raizada

Vivek Raizada, M.D. joined our practice in 2005. He serves our Southeast Texas community in general ophthalmology practice which includes no stitch cataract surgery with premium multifocal and toric lens implants, vision correction surgery, diabetic exams, and cosmetic eyelid surgeries. Dr. Raizada lives in Beaumont with his wife and enjoys spending time with family that lives nearby.

Vision Correction Surgery Background

Dr. Raizada  first became interested in Laser Vision Correction during his residency training.  In 2004  his research in wavefront technology was recognized when he was asked to present it at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons national meeting.  Today, in our onsite facility, the highly acclaimed Custom LASIK, with a blade free Ziemer technique is his procedure of choice.  This state-of-the-art technology combined with Dr. Raizada`s expertise and dedicated staff, offer Southeast Texas residents an uncompromised surgical outcome.

New in the media is the Lifestyle Multifocal cataract surgery implants. Dr. Raizada performs a no stitch cataract procedure and has been involved with the new premium implants since their inception.  It is an exciting technology that allows cataract patients to see near and far with reduced dependency on glasses. Additionally, patients who have experienced astigmatism problems can have cataract surgery to reduce distortion.

Another rewarding portion of Dr. Raizada`s practice is cosmetics.  Through cosmetic procedures he helps individuals enhance their appearance and provide better function.  An example of this is called ptosis.  Ptosis is a functional defect characterized by drooping of the upper eyelid.  This drooping can block a patients field of view, and must be removed to have an uninterrupted field of vision.  The procedure can be performed in the office and has few restrictions for recovery. Some lid procedures may be covered by insurance. Visual field testing will indicate the level of severity.  Our insurance department will submit the results to the patients medical insurance for determination of coverage. Elective cosmetic procedures that Dr. Raizada performs are; correction of unwanted age related changes and removal of unsightly blemishes or lesions of the eyelids.

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