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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delmonte include vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Delmonte's distinctions 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. 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's specialties are surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wise attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. His clinical interests include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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, 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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davidson accepts. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Davidson has received the following distinctions: "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. 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, 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Gelston honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Gelston trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. 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, 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Taravella's areas of expertise include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Taravella completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Taravella has received 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.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Goldstein studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goldstein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His clinical interests include vision problems, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein honors. His professional affiliations include 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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, Surgical Procedures, Refractive 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's areas of specialization are public health & general preventive medicine and ophthalmology (eye disease); he sees patients in Denver, CO. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Levinson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Levinson attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

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

Dr. Stuart Lewis is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Lewis focuses on LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lewis average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training 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), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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

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

Dr. C. Graef's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Graef's areas of clinical interest consist of vision problems, diabetic eye exam, and LASIK. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Midwestern Optometry Student Scholarship, Southern California College of Optometry. In addition to English, Dr. Graef speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kouyoumdjian's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Centura Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kouyoumdjian accepts. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kouyoumdjian trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Rebecca Brock works as an ophthalmologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brock include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Brock's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She 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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Grin focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. She is affiliated with Centura Health. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Karen Heuer specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Heuer is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
10400 E. Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Sanderson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sanderson obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Stuart Frankel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Frankel is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency 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.
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