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

Dr. Derek Willis Del Monte, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Derek Delmonte's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: vision problems, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Delmonte accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Delmonte's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Dr. Ronald Eric Wise, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Ronald Wise is a surgeon and ophthalmologist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. His areas of expertise include the following: vision problems, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Wise accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wise studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his residency, Dr. Wise trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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)

Dr. Richard Scott Davidson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Richard Davidson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Dr. Davidson is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davidson trained at Wills Eye Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: uveitis, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Davidson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Davidson include: Top Doctor, Castle Connolly (2016) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; "Top Doc" in Ophthalmology, Denver's 5280 Magazine (2016) 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016; and Top Doc 2012 - US News and World Report Magazine. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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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)

Dr. Michael Joseph Taravella, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michael Taravella is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Taravella's areas of expertise include the following: vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. 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 Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

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

Dr. Christopher Daniel Gelston, MA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Christopher Gelston specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gelston's areas of expertise include vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Gelston is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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)

Dr. Michael Steven Erlanger, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1675 Aurora Court Mail Stop F-731
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michael Erlanger is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Erlanger's areas of clinical interest consist of vision problems, cataract surgery, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Top Doctors, US News and World Report; Top Doctors, Castle Connolly; and Who's Who in America, Marquis (2008) 2008-present. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Vision ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel H Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Joel Goldstein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Goldstein's 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: vision problems, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and Vail Valley Medical Center.

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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' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Lewis is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lewis's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Lewis is affiliated with Rose Medical Center and Porter Adventist Hospital.

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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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Graef include vision problems, diabetic eye exam, and LASIK. Dr. Graef honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Midwestern Optometry Student Scholarship, Southern California College of Optometry. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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

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

Dr. Gregory Kouyoumdjian works as an ophthalmologist in Lakewood, CO, Aurora, CO, and Denver, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kouyoumdjian include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Kouyoumdjian is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Rebecca Brock works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Brock's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and Rose Medical Center.

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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; #140
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jennifer Grin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Grin is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grin graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Her professional affiliations include The Medical Center of Aurora, Porter Adventist Hospital, and Rose Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Stuart Henry Frankel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Stuart Frankel works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His 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 honors. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He is affiliated with Rose Medical Center.

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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
4545 E 9th Avenue; Suite 270
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Karen Heuer practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Heuer is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
10400 E. Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Sanderson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sanderson is affiliated with Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He honors 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.