We found 14 providers with an interest in refractive surgery near Aurora, CO.

UCHealth - Derek Delmonte MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Derek Delmonte works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Delmonte's areas of expertise include vision problems, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Delmonte has received include Resident's Award for Fellow Teacher of the Year 2011 - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; Novel Collaboration Award 2014 - Duke Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD); and Top Ophthalmologist 2014 - 2013, 2014 Consumers' Research Council of America.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Ronald Wise MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Ronald Wise works as a surgeon and ophthalmologist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Dr. Wise's clinical interests include vision problems, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his professional training, Dr. Wise completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wise takes.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Vision Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cataract ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Richard Davidson MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Richard Davidson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Davidson include uveitis, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Davidson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Davidson has received include "Top Doc" in Ophthalmology 2016 - 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 Denver's 5280 Magazine; Top Doctor 2016 - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Castle Connolly; and Top Doctor, Castle Connolly (2016) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Inflammatory Eye Disease, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Vision ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Christopher Gelston MD, MA
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Christopher Gelston is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Gelston performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Michael Taravella MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michael Taravella is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Taravella is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received distinctions including Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Distinguished Alumni Medal, Colorado School of Mines; and Who's Who Among American Teachers & Educators, Who's Who.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Joel Goldstein MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Joel Goldstein is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Goldstein's areas of expertise include the following: vision problems, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein honors. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , conductive keratoplasty (CK), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

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Dr. Stuart Alan Lewis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4999 E Kentucky Avenue; Suite 202
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Stuart Lewis is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Denver, CO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lewis has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Lewis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Calvin Robert Graef III
Specializes in Optometry
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. C. Graef practices optometry (primary eye care). His areas of expertise include the following: vision problems, diabetic eye exam, and LASIK. Dr. Graef's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Graef has received professional recognition including the following: Midwestern Optometry Student Scholarship, Southern California College of Optometry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Diabetic Eye Exam, LASIK, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1550 S Potomac; Suite 155
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Kouyoumdjian sees patients in Lakewood, CO, Aurora, CO, and Denver, CO. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Kouyoumdjian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Rebecca Brock practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Denver, CO. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brock include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Brock attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1411 S Potomac Street; Suite 140
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jennifer Grin is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Grin attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Grin's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grin honors. Dr. Grin is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4545 E 9th Avenue; Suite 270
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Karen Heuer practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Heuer has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Heuer attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
10400 E. Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Sanderson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Sanderson's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Stuart Frankel works as an ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frankel has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.