The dark ages in eye care are over. In its state-of-the-art facility, West Boca Eye Center offers cutting-edge diagnostic and surgical care that rivals the deck of the USS Enterprise from “Star Trek.” Gone are the days when patients had to traverse multiple offices, juggling appointments for various tests. West Boca Eye Center has it all under one roof.

“We’re the only private practice in the area that offers the same level of diagnostic facilities as an academic institution – in some cases, even higher,” says Brent Bellotte, M.D. owner of West Boca Eye Center.

In the last year alone, there have been major advances in “high-tech eye tech” that make things much easier for the patient, he says.

Step into his office, where he’s performing modern cataract surgery.

“New equipment measures the eye so accurately that we’re able to custom select a lens for each patient’s individual prescription, giving patients the most perfect artificial lens that you can get on planet Earth,” he says.

There’s also exciting new laser technology that eliminates those pesky floaters, dissolving them painlessly and safely in about five minutes.

“We’re the only private practice in the area that offers the same level of diagnostic facilities as an academic institution – in some cases, even higher.”

In some cases, lifelong drops for diseases like glaucoma are a thing of the past. For instance, a two-minute in-office procedure can dissolve debris in the eye drain, like unclogging a bathtub drain, to relieve damaging pressure.

Best of all, insurance usually covers these procedures.

“It’s so much better when we can take treatment out of the hands of our patients,” says Bellotte MD. “People forget to put the drops in, and sometimes people put off buying drops that can cost $90 a month.”

West Boca Eye Center is stuffed to the gills with this technology because of Bellotte MD’s dual passion for science and medicine. He deeply cares for patients by ensuring he’s giving them the most advanced care.

This techno-geek persona has made him a thought leader in advanced research, surgical techniques, treatments and diagnostic technology. He’s often called upon to share his expert opinion with his peers at speaking engagements. Currently, he serves as an expert ophthalmology consultant for Medicare’s physician quality of care review board.