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!"


Crystalens is a new type of IntraOcular Lens implant designed for the aging eye that has developed a cataract. The typical cataract correction involves a surgical procedure to remove the cloudy natural lens and the insertion of an IntraOcular Lens implant (IOL). Read more on cataracts here.

What makes the Crystalens revolutionary is that, unlike a standard IOL, it addresses both a person’s need to be able to see into the distance  as well as intermediate and close vision. It is designed to combat the loss of near and intermediate vision that commonly occurs when people age. This means that the Crystalens eliminates your need for reading glasses, while at the same time clearing up and sharpening your general sight. We refer to the Crystalens’ unique ability focus on objects both distant and near as “accommodating.”

Dr. Phillips is certified as a Crystalens surgeon. He was one of the early adaptors in offering this type of surgery to his patients and has been performing Crystalens procedures since 2005.

Crystalens is the first and only FDA-approved accommodating IOL. Since it’s approval in 2003, most patients have continued to report excellent vision after implantation with Crystalens. More than 200,000 Crystalens IOL implants have been implanted worldwide.

The Crystalens IOL is not covered by Medicare and other insurances, but is available to patients as a premium IOL upgrade, for additional fees. We’d be happy to discuss the Crystalens and other premium upgrade options with you.

Learn more about the FDA’s approval of the Crystalens here.
Visit the Crystalens website here.


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.

> Learn More