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Stephen A. Updegraff, M.D., FACS, is one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the world, also known as the Laser Guy. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been the Medical Director of Updegraff Vision in Tampa Bay, Florida, since 1996.
Dr. Updegraff is internationally known for his work with LASIK surgery. He performed the third LASIK in the U.S. and the first in Asia, and he has earned five patents on LASIK technologies as well as two additional patents related to microsurgery of the eye. Dr. Updegraff continues to lecture and publish about advancements and issues in LASIK, and often travels across the country and throughout the world to participate in conferences and other events.Read More
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Updegraff will only recommend that you have LASIK if it is the best option for you. His surgical recommendation will be based on what is safest, most precise, most predictable, and best for your individual eyes.
Dr. Updegraff strives to provide nothing but the finest in LASIK care – that’s why each of his patients receives Precision LASIK™ by Updegraff. Precision LASIK™ is a method Dr. Updegraff has developed over the span of more than a decade, and which he continues to fine-tune and perfect.
The best in technology makes up the first half of Precision LASIK™. Since its inception, LASIK has seen numerous advancements that have greatly improved the procedure and its results, and Dr. Updegraff has embraced and included each of these. Over the years, however, there have also been many other new technologies – such as LTK (laser thermokeratoplasty) and CK (conductive keratoplasty) – that have not proven to be beneficial, and so they have come and gone.
Dr. Updegraff’s involvement across the globe and with the industry, as well as his hands-on experience with each of his patients, have helped him select only the most beneficial technologies to include in Precision LASIK™. When you choose Dr. Updegraff, you expect the best and know that we have vetted the technology by analyzing our own results in Dr. Updegraff’s hands.More About LASIK
“Having LASIK was the second best decision I ever made, but choosing Dr. Updegraff as my surgeon was my first! I am able to see things I could NEVER see with my glasses or contacts. Having complete freedom from glasses and contacts is such a great gift that I will cherish forever. I will forever be thankful to Dr. Updegraff and his staff!”
Valerie Velazquez (LASIK Patient)
“From the moment I walked into Updegraff Laser Vision I felt a positive energy. The staff was warm and friendly and gave me a sense of ease over having such a life changing procedure. The surgery was quick and painless. After waking up, my first reaction was tears of joy. I went from being unable to see anything a foot in front of me to having perfect vision. After 20 years of wearing glasses, I am truly blessed to be able to see without any contact lenses. Thank you God, Dr. Updegraff and staff for giving me back the amazing gift of vision.”
Richard V. (LASIK Patient)
St. Petersburg Office
1601 38th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
13321 North 56th Street
Tampa, FL 33617