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We found 9 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 physician who specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wise include vision problems, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Wise is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. 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, Dr. Wise performed his residency 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. Douglas Martin Campbell, DO
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1861 Wadsworth Boulevard
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Douglas Campbell is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Campbell's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete his residency at Palmetto Health Richland and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Campbell 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
1255 19th Street; Suite 101
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michael Solomon's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Solomon include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Solomon attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital for residency. Dr. Solomon 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2766 S Wadsworth Boulevard
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Kouyoumdjian is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In his practice, Dr. Kouyoumdjian focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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

Dr. James Patterson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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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 19th Street; Suite 101
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Drucker specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Drucker attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drucker accepts.

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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
3555 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 120
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Nancy Houlder is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Houlder graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for her residency. Her areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Houlder 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
13772 Denver West Parkway; Bldg#55 Suite 100
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Jan Stahl's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Stahl is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Stahl attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 Wheat Ridge, CO physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Allen accepts 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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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.