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

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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 uveitis, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Davidson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. He has received distinctions including "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. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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

Dr. Derek Delmonte's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Delmonte is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Christopher Gelston practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boulder, CO, Lone Tree, CO, and Aurora, CO. Dr. Gelston's areas of expertise include the following: vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Gelston is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Taravella include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. Dr. Taravella is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Taravella trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Taravella 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: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Ronald Wise is a medical specialist in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wise attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wise is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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

Dr. Joel Goldstein practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Goldstein is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: vision problems, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Goldstein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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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 sees patients in Denver, CO. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lewis is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewis attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally 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 is an optometrist in Denver, CO, Lone Tree, CO, and Aurora, CO. He has a special interest in vision problems, diabetic eye exam, and LASIK. Dr. Graef's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Midwestern Optometry Student Scholarship, Southern California College of Optometry. 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
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Rebecca Brock is an ophthalmologist. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brock include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Brock takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Brock completed residency programs at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Brock 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

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 public health physician and ophthalmologist in Denver, CO. The average patient rating for Dr. Levinson is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in LASIK and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Levinson attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

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

Dr. Gregory Kouyoumdjian's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Kouyoumdjian attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Jennifer Grin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Grin focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Grin attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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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. Stuart Frankel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Frankel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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

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

Dr. Karen Heuer's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Heuer attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Heuer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery).

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Denver, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for his residency.

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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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