Miami Beach Contact Lenses / Eye Care Specialist - Dr. Levitt
Dr. Alan Levitt is a Florida Board Certified Optometric Physician in private practice since 1981. He has been in full time practice at this same location since 1984 providing personalized eye care to adults and children age 3 and older. Our comprehensive eye care services include:
- Family practice optometry
- Standard, Toric, and Multifocal Contact Lenses
- Specialty contact lenses (difficult cases are welcome)
- Including Scleral Contact lenses & Kerasoft iC lenses for keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, corneal transplants, and post-surgical complications
- Diagnosis and management of eye disease
- Glaucoma care
- Diabetic & hypertensive eye care
- Quality fashion eyeglasses with lab on premises
- Specialty eye care for people with double vision
- Laser vision correction consultation (refractive surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism)
- Multifocal cataract surgery consultation
Dr. Levitt is known for his thoroughness, patience, caring, and dedication to providing all patients with state of the art eye care. Many patients have remained under Dr. Levitt’s care for over 20 years. Dr. Levitt and his staff are fluent in Spanish.
1031 Ives Dairy Rd,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33179
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday – Friday 9AM – 5 PM
Tuesday evening and Saturday morning appointments are available by special arrangement.
Dr. Levitt is proud to have patients seeking his care from every part of Miami Dade and Broward counties and beyond: numerous patients come from Kendall and the Florida Keys all the way north to Port St. Lucie, Melbourne, and Cocoa Beach. Internationally, patients come from Canada, Scotland, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, and Argentina.
Dr. Levitt has been a very active member of the Dade County Optometric Association, occupying every chair including President in 1984-85. In 1995 the Dade County Optometric Association selected Dr. Levitt as “Member of the Year” He recently left the Board of Trustees in 2006 after a second term as Vice President.
In 2007 The Florida Optometric Association presented Dr. Levitt with the Local Society Member of the Year Award in recognition of his many years of service to the Dade County Optometric Association.
Working with optometric students has long been a rewarding activity for Dr. Levitt. He was a preceptor for optometric interns from Pennsylvania College of Optometry for nine years, and currently mentors optometry students from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry.
Dr. Levitt was a founder and past president of the Dr. Bruce Heiken Memorial Fund, Inc., d.b.a. the Heiken Children’s Vision Fund. This charitable foundation is the largest provider of free eye care and eyeglasses to financially disadvantaged children in Greater Miami since 1993. Over 30,000 children have received free eye care through the Heiken Children’s Vision Fund.
Since 2007 the Heiken Children’s Vision Fund merged with the Miami Lighthouse. Dr. Levitt now serves as a Director of the Miami Lighthouse and Chairman of the Planning and Program Development Committee.
To learn more about the Fund or to contribute, please go to www.miamilighthouse.org/HeikenFund.asp
Dr. Levitt graduated Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981 where he was awarded the Bausch & Lomb Outstanding Achievement Award in Contact Lenses and was elected to the Gold Key National Optometric Honor Society for exemplary service.
Dr. Levitt received his BS Magna Cum Laude from State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry in 1976 and his AA with High Honors from Miami Dade Community College North Campus in 1975.
Dr. Levitt is a 1973 graduate of Miami Beach Senior High and is proud to have many of his classmates, a few former teachers, and his former Principal as longstanding patients.
Dr. Levitt accepts the following vision care and medical eye insurance plans as of July 2009.
Please reconfirm our participation in these plans when calling for an appointment!
Vision care plans
These companies only provide benefits for routine comprehensive eye examinations, prescription eyeglasses, and contact lenses, but not medical eye care:
- AvMed (not all plans have a vision benefit)
- Central States
- CIGNA HMO
- EyeMed - Access & Select
- Miami Dade County Public Schools
- Miami Dade County employees - Beginning January 01, 2015 your coverage changes to MetLife
- JMH employees
- Protective Vision Plan
- Superior Vision
- Total Health Choice
- Vision Benefits of America
- VCP - Vision Care Plan
- VSP - Vision Service Plan
Major Medical insurance
These plans only provide medical eye care and don't pay toward routine eye examinations, prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses:
- BCBS of Florida
- BlueMedicare PPO
- BlueMedicare Group PPO
- BlueOptions Health & Dental-Health
- GoBlue (NetworkBlue)
- Preferred Patient Care (PPO)
- Open Access
- Open Access Plus
- Florida EPO
- Florida Open Access EPO
- Choice Care POS & PPO
- Preferred Network PPO
- Preferred Open Access PPO
- Medicare with most supplemental policies
- United Healthcare
- Choice Plus
- Choice HMO/Choice Plus HMO
- Definity PPO
- Definity Choice Plus
- I Plan PPO
- I Plan Choice Plus
- Options PPO
- PacifiCare Signature Elite
- Select Plus POS
- Select EPO
- Select HMO
- Select Plus HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim Options
- Harvard Pilgrim Choice Plus
- Media Choice with United Healthcare
- Choice Plus
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For cataract surgery or LASIK in Miami / Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Levitt works with Dr. Braverman. In addition to providing advanced LASIK treatments, Dr. Braverman specializes in cataract surgery. Over the years, he has treated numerous cataracts Ft. Lauderdale and Miami patients at his centrally located Hallandale Beach facility.