Seattle's Leader in LASIK Vision Correction FREE CONSULTATION 206.622.2020


  • Seattle's LASIK Leader.
  • "I highly recommend Sound Eye & Laser, Dr. Phillips and the entire staff!"
  • "This was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life, and I am so, so happy with the results."
  • The surgery was painless and quick... I walked out of my two month follow-up with 20/20 vision. It has been 30+ years since I could see anywhere near this well without some kind of lens.

    - Robert

  • "The results I got were fantastic!! The day after I had the procedure done, my vision was corrected to 20/15. It has held steady since. I highly recommend Sound Eye & Laser! They deliver results!"

For all Refractive Eye Surgery:
We use Nidek’s excimer EC-5000 laser for all of our PRK and LASIK surgeries. The EC-5000 is one of the most reliable excimer lasers on the market today.  In addition, Dr. Phillips uses the Nidek OPD Scan, an advanced vision assessment system that combines topography, autorefraction, keratometry and pupillometry to accurately and reliably analyze the cornea before surgery.

Key Features

  • Combines refractive power mapping with corneal topography
  • Wide range of measurement for both sphere and cylinder
    (Sph: -20.0 to + 22.0D; 0.0 to ±12.0D)
  • Measures 1,440 points in 0.4 seconds
  • Precise mapping of irregular astigmatism
  • High resolution display (10.4 TFT-Color-LCD)

Technical Features

By combining these functions in a single instrument, misalignment problems are minimized and data reliability is enhanced.

  • Wavefront Analyzer: Calculates higher order aberration, total aberration, and generates Zernike graph, to evaluate the eye from front to back.
  • Corneal Topography: Both corneal topography and refractive error data are measured together in a single step to minimize alignment errors to measure both the curvature and the prescription of your eye.
  • AutoRefractor & Keratometer: Objective autorefractometry and autokeratometric readings of sphere, cylinder and axis values are simultaneously determined in order to maintain concise, repetitive measurements.
  • Dynamic Rotating and Overlapping Delivery System: Designed to perform refractive and therapeutic treatments over a large ablation area, to minimize glare.
  • Easy and Effective Alignment System: 3D motorized joystick along with improved illumination and aiming beams provide precise control of laser beam delivery arm, to maximize good visual outcomes.
  • Computerized Performance: Laser delivery parameters are automatically calculated by entering the basic data. During the ablation procedure, the computer monitors the system parameters continuously, to ensure precise treatment.
  • Refractive Power Analyzer: Creates an OPD map of a 6.0 mm diameter maximum inside the pupil, to capture subtle nuances of the front of the eye.

Various Maps available with OPD-Scan:

  • OPD Map
  • Refractive Map
  • Target Refractive Map Zernike Graph
  • High-Order Aberration Map
  • Wavefront Total Aberration Map
  • Axial Map
  • Instantaneous Map
  • Elevation Map
  • Eye Image

For more information on our technologies, please visit Nidek’s website. 


Dr. Stephen Phillips has been providing refractive surgery in Seattle for over 20 years. He is an active member of the Swedish Medical Center staff.

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