Stephen Slade, M.D., a specialist in Presbyopia correction, cataract surgery, LASIK,and Implantable Contact Lenses, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. In 1991, along with Stephen Brint MD, he performed the first LASIK in the United States. Later he performed the first Custom LASIK ablation based on topography in the United States. He has since done tens of thousands of cases.
Dr. Slade has remained on the cutting edge, having the nation’s longest experience with Laser Cataract Surgery, all laser LASIK, accommodating IOLs (Crystalens) and the implantable contact lens (ICL). He was a lead investigator and presented the data to the FDA for panel approval for both the Crystalens and the implantable contact lens. He is an active researcher and the U.S. medical monitor for several new technologies including the Intralase laser for All Laser LASIK, the implantable corneal contact lens, and the Wavelight laser.
In 2007 Dr. Slade received the Barraquer Award, the high award from the largest society of refractive surgeons. The Barraquer Award is given only once a year to one doctor in the world. Dr. Slade is the current chairman of the board for AECOS (the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery). AECOS is an international organization of progressive ophthalmologists, dedicated to advancing vision care and improving patients’ quality of life through Innovation, Education and Advocacy.