We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Lakewood, CO.

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UCHealth - Ronald Wise MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
1435 Wazee Street; Suite 101
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Ronald Wise specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Dr. Wise has indicated that his clinical interests include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wise's professional affiliations include 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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2766 S Wadsworth Boulevard
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Kouyoumdjian works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Kouyoumdjian accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kouyoumdjian completed his 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: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1255 19th Street; Suite 101
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michael Solomon specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Denver, CO. In his practice, Dr. Solomon focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Centura Health. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and Botsford Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Solomon takes.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. David Drucker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1255 19th Street; Suite 101
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Drucker is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Denver, CO. These areas are among his clinical interests: juvederm, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Drucker is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Botox Injection, Juvederm, Migraine, Restylane, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11750 W. 2nd Place; Suite 235
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. James Patterson is an ophthalmologist in Denver, CO and Lakewood, CO. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Patterson 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: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Douglas Martin Campbell, DO
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1861 Wadsworth Boulevard
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Douglas Campbell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Campbell's areas of expertise include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campbell takes. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he performed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3555 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 120
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Nancy Houlder's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Houlder studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Houlder's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Jan Harris Stahl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
13772 Denver West Parkway; Bldg#55 Suite 100
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Jan Stahl's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Stahl average 1.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Stahl's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7920 W 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Antoni Allen's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Allen attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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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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