We found 15 providers with an interest in refractive surgery near Aurora, CO.

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

Dr. Derek Delmonte is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delmonte takes. Before performing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Delmonte attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Delmonte has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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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 is a surgeon and ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wise include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Wise performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with 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, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Davidson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions he 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.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Taravella is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Taravella completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Taravella include: Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Distinguished Alumni Medal, Colorado School of Mines; and Who's Who Among American Teachers & Educators, Who's Who. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Christopher Gelston practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gelston obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of expertise include the following: vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Gelston's 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, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Goldstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Goldstein has a special interest in vision problems, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldstein at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stuart Lewis is a Denver, CO physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lewis include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lewis is affiliated with Centura Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewis takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Lewis attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Levinson, MD
Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Other, Ophthalmology
4545 E 9th Avenue; Suite 270
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Richard Levinson is a physician who specializes in public health & general preventive medicine and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Levinson graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In his practice, Dr. Levinson focuses on LASIK and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

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

Dr. C. Graef specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He has indicated that his clinical interests include vision problems, diabetic eye exam, and LASIK. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Graef has received the following distinction: Midwestern Optometry Student Scholarship, Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Graef is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Gregory Kouyoumdjian works as an ophthalmologist. In Dr. Kouyoumdjian's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Rebecca Brock is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Denver, CO. Patient ratings for Dr. Brock average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Brock is an in-network provider for 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. Dr. Brock is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Jennifer Grin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Grin is affiliated with Centura Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grin takes. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Karen Heuer's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Heuer's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Stuart Frankel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Denver, CO. Dr. Frankel is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Frankel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Frankel's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankel accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
10400 E. Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Sanderson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Denver, CO. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sanderson is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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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.
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