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Raymond Gailitis, M.D.

West Palm Beach LASIK Surgeon
Dr. Raymond Gailitis, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Raymond Gailitis, F.A.C.S.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons
Dr. Raymond Gailitis, F.A.C.S.

  • Dr. Gailitis is the author of numerous articles on lasers and refractive surgery and holds several patents in the field. In 1991 he published one of the seminal articles on a new laser to perform refractive surgery. He is an author of the popular book entitled "LASIK Vision Correction".
  • Dr. Raymond Gailitis has over 20 years experience in cataract surgery (including cataract surgery with Intraocular lens implants)
  • Dr. Gailities is a reviewer for the Journal of Refractive Surgery
  • Dr. Raymond Gailitis is a volunteer for Project Orbis, the world’ only Flying Eye Hospital that has conducted eye health treatment and training programs in over 75 countries since 1982


Credentials and Qualification
Premier Patient Care
Professional Credentials
Patents and Inventions
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio

Lasik and Cataract Surgery, Fort Lauderdale, FL, - Ophthalmology Consultants -The Center for LASIK

Direct: (954) 969-0090
Toll Free: (800) 736-8558

Ophthalmology Consultants- The Center for LASIK
Northwest Medical Plaza 
5800 Colonial Drive, Suite 103 
Margate, FL. 33063


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Serving patients seeking LASIK and other vision correction surgery as well as cataract surgery from Fort Lauderdale. Margate, Boca Rotan, Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach, and Miami throughout Florida.

Call today and please mention Trusted LASIK Surgeons for your free LASIK consultation with a true LASIK Cataract Corneal expert who is a trusted eye surgeon, vision care specialist and cataract surgeon Dr. Gailitis’ exceptional qualifications are listed below.

Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. Raymond P. Gailitis has extensive qualifications that we estimate place him among the top LASIK, laser vision surgery, refractive and cataract surgeons in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Gailitis has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.

Dr. Gailitis's qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK and cataract surgeons include:


  • One of the first surgeons in the Fort Lauderdale region to perform LASIK
  • First vision correction surgeon in South Florida to perform the Intacs procedure
  • One of the few surgeons in the U.S. currently certified to implant the Intraocular Contact Lens (ICL)
  • Over 20 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK and PRK
  • Over 20 years experience in refractive surgery (laser vision, lens implants and RK)
  • Over 20 years experience in cataract surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Performed over 5,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Performed over 5,000 lens implant (IOL) procedures
  • Performed over 5,000 cataract surgery procedures
  • Principal Investigator for 1 FDA Study for Alcon, a laser manufacturer, for Custom Cornea treatment in farsighted patients with the LADAR Vision laser system
  • Certified FDA instructor and mentor for VISX, Inc. (a laser manufacturer)
    • Trained over 80 refractive eye surgeons in laser vision correction
    • Selected by VISX to serve as a mentor to other physicians learning to perform LASIK
    • Certified physician instructor for LADARVision
  • Refractive and Cataract Surgery Expert Witness:
    • Over 10 years experience providing expert witness services on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, including case review and expert testimony for cases involving the following refractive and cataract eye surgery procedures:
      • LASIK, PRK laser eye surgery, corneal transplants, cataract surgery, intraocular lens (IOL) implant procedures, including toric lenses, phakic lenses, monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses

Premier Patient Care

  • “All-Laser” LASIK (bladeless) using the Ziemer LDV laser
  • Wavefront Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care
    • LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
    • Intraocular lens implant surgery (IOLs) including Refractive Lensectomy (RLE) or Clear Lensectomy (CLE) using:monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses, as well as phakic implants and toric implants
    • Corneal Transplants
    • Other vision correction surgery: Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) and Limbal Relaxing Incisions
    • Cataract Eye Surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
      • Dr. Gailitis offers small incision, no stitich, no patch cataract surgery
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems from a LASIK or another vision correction procedure or cataract surgery performed by another doctor
  • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in refractive surgery instrumentation or their family members have chosen Dr. Gailitis to perform their LASIK or other refractive procedure or cataract surgery

Professional Credentials

  • Hospital Staff Appointments
  • Professional Society and Organizations (Membership and Affiliations)
  • Served as Past President, Vice-President, and Secretary
    • Latvian Medical Society
    • Latvian-American Eye Association
    • South Florida Ophthalmic Self Insurance Trust- Board Member
  • Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Consulting Positions (for companies that develop lasers and other
    ophthalmic products)
  • Reviewer: Journal of Refractive Surgery
  • Over 18 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles published
  • Over 15 lectures on research topics at major eye meetings as well as over 20 lectures and presentations at local and regional meetings
  • Served on over 4 vision correction and other related panels on eye care at major ophthalmology meetings

Patents and Inventions

Dr. Gailitis has the following inventions in the field of refractive surgery to his credit:

Additional Career Highlights

  • Charitable Activities:
    • Volunteer for Project Orbis, the world’ only Flying Eye Hospital that has conducted eye health treatment and training programs in over 75 countries since 1982
    • Several mission trips to LATVIA to teach local ophthalmologists latest techniques in corneal surgery
  • Alcon Centurion Surgeon Award (2005) for demonstrating exceptional patient vision outcomes using the Alcon LADARVision CustomCornea System
  • Selected by fellow doctors for 2008 and 2009 as a "Florida Super Doctor"
  • Member of Haute MD, an exclusive, invitation-only directory of medical professionals


Surgeon Bio

Dr. Raymond P. Gailitis, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a fellowship-trained refractive and corneal transplant surgeon who specializes in laser vision correction. He is co-founder of The Center for LASIK, which is dedicated to state-of-the-art vision correction surgery. Doctor Gailitis is a principle investigator in an FDA study concerning CustomCornea treatment in farsighted patients with the LADARVision laser system. Dr. Gailitis has performed several thousand LASIK procedures and is certified on four different excimer laser systems.

Dr. Gailitis has been featured on the nationally televised program "Ground Floor" performing laser vision correction. He was also interviewed on Channel 4 CBS medical news discussing hyperopic LASIK. He has served as a radio consultant on LASIK for KWRE in St. Louis, KLIC in Minnesota, the Louisiana Radio Network, and WWNN on the Steve Kane show. Dr. Gailitis is the author of numerous articles on lasers and refractive surgery and holds several patents in the field. In 1991 he published one of the seminal articles on a new laser to perform refractive surgery. He is an author of the popular book entitled "LASIK Vision Correction".

After receiving his B.A. from Northwestern University went on to graduate studies at Warnborough College, in Oxford in the U.K. He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine and his Fellowship in Refractive Surgery at Emory University. He is a certified FDA instructor and mentor for the VISX laser and a certified physician instructor for the LADARVision laser.

Dr. Gailitis is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of several professional societies including the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Broward County Ophthalmology Society, where he has served as past President, Vice-President, and Secretary. Dr. Gailitis has done charitable work in Eastern Europe and has served as visiting professor on project ORBIS teaching other eye doctors internationally.

He currently resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife Sonia and children Dane, Marissa and Peter. Dr. Gailitis enjoys excellent vision after his own LASIK procedure.

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Please call (954) 969-0090 or the Best Vision web site to contact Dr. Gailitis at the Center for Lasik and Cataract Surgery, Fort Lauderdale, FL today for your free LASIK consultation with a trusted expert LASIK eye surgeon and vision care specialist who is also a cataract surgeon with proven expertise.

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