Dr. Jeff Machat is a Canadian ophthalmologist, board certified in both Canada and the United States. Within months of graduating in 1990, Dr. Machat dedicated his practice completely to the advancement and development of laser vision correction technology and techniques. His highly specialized practice was enhanced by his travels to Europe and South America where much of the research and development was performed, and he received his training.
In 1993 he co-founded what became the largest laser vision correction provider in the world affiliated with over 1000 surgeons and over 14,000 optometrists in over 80 facilities that helped more than a million people see better.
In the mid-1990s Dr. Machat authored two textbooks on Laser Vision Correction, "Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery: Practice and Principles" and "The Art of LASIK".
Today, Dr.Machat is the founder and Chief Medical Director of Crystal Clear Vision, a state of the art LASIK and cataract facility in the boutique Yorkville area of downtown Toronto. Dr. Machat wanted to build a world-class facility equipped with the most up to date technology to instill confidence in his patients and provide an educational center for visiting doctors from across North America and internationally.
Dr. Machat was one of the first ophthalmologists in North America to perform laser vision correction for his patients in 1991. Dr. Machat has always been an innovator and pioneer in the field of laser vision correction, and began performing LASIK well ahead of other surgeons in Toronto. He was also the first refractive surgeon to perform Custom LASIK in Canada in March 2000 and the first to perform Custom All Laser LASIK utilizing a femtosecond laser as early as February 1993 in Canada. He has had a completely dedicated laser refractive surgery practice for over 20 years, and has performed over 55,000 laser vision procedures.
Dr. Machat lectures extensively worldwide and has presented in over 20 countries on five continents. He has helped train thousands of doctors in LASIK. Dr. Machat has also developed laser software and multiple instruments for PRK and LASIK and aided in the development of laser technology. Dr. Machat has experience with 19 laser models from eight different manufacturers including the VISX Custom Vue system, Summit Excimer VISX 20/20B, STAR, S2, S3 and S4, Technolas 116,117,217C, 217P, 217Z, Nidek EC5000, LaserSight LSX and AstraScan, Autonomous LadarVision 2000 and 4000, the Wavelight Allegretto Wave laser and the Schwind AMARIS 750S. He has been a consultant to multiple ophthalmic companies and laser manufacturers, and has participated in numerous FDA Clinical Trials.
Dr. Machat has experience with multiple microkeratomes including the Chiron ACS, Bausch & Lomb Hansatome, LaserSight UniShaper and UltraShaper, Moira One disposable, C-B Microkeratome and M2 units, Alcon-Summit SKBM and the Allergan Amadeus. Dr. Machat was the first Canadian refractive surgeon to use the IntraLase Femtosecond laser for flap creation in March 1993 and began using Ziemer femtosecond technology in late 2012. Dr. Machat was also a pioneer in Wavefront Technology utilizing Hartmann-Shack, Tscherning and Ray Tracing technology. He has performed over 20,000 Custom LASIK procedures to date with Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix, the Wavelight Allegretto Wave laser, the Autonomous LadarWave system, the Visx S4 CustomVue system and the AMARIS 750S. He has also performed cases with topographically linked systems including Technolas Topolink, LaserSight CIPTA, VISX C-CAP and AMARIS 750S.