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We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Lakewood, CO.

Dr. Ronald Eric Wise, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
1435 Wazee Street; Suite 101
Denver, 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
Denver, 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. Douglas Martin Campbell, DO
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1861 Wadsworth Boulevard
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Douglas Campbell specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Campbell's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Centura Health. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and residency at Palmetto Health Richland and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is an in-network provider for 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

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

Dr. Michael Solomon is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Solomon is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Solomon trained at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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

Dr. James Patterson, who practices in Denver, CO and Lakewood, CO, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is affiliated with Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Porter Adventist Hospital, and St. Anthony Hospital (Lakewood, CO).

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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
2766 S Wadsworth Boulevard
Denver, 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

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

Dr. David Drucker is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Drucker has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Drucker graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rose Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital (Lakewood, CO), and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital.

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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
3550 Luthernan Parkway West; #102a
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Nancy Houlder is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Houlder is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Houlder is affiliated with Centura Health and Exempla Lutheran 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
13772 Denver West Parkway; Bldg#55 Suite 100
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Jan Stahl is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Stahl is professionally affiliated with Exempla Healthcare. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stahl obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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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
7920 W 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Antoni Allen is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allen include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Allen trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is professionally affiliated with West Virginia University.

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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.