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UCHealth  Richard Davidson MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.89 stars out of 5 (607 ratings)
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO

Dr. Richard Davidson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davidson include uveitis, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Davidson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Davidson studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

UCHealth  Derek Delmonte MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.77 stars out of 5 (533 ratings)
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO

Dr. Derek Delmonte's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Delmonte include vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Delmonte attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: 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. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Eye Pro ... (Read more)

UCHealth  Christopher Gelston MD MA
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.86 stars out of 5 (619 ratings)
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO

Dr. Christopher Gelston is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelston include vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Gelston takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Gelston attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery, LASIK

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

UCHealth  Michael Taravella MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.84 stars out of 5 (626 ratings)
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO

Dr. Michael Taravella's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Taravella's clinical interests include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. 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 Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Taravella 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

UCHealth  Ronald Wise MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.76 stars out of 5 (471 ratings)
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO

Dr. Ronald Wise works as a surgeon and ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wise accepts. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wise's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Vision Problems, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Eye Problems

UCHealth  Joel Goldstein MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (885 ratings)
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO

Dr. Joel Goldstein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include vision problems, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with CU Medicine and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI). Dr. Goldstein 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. Goldstein attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery, LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Pr ... (Read more)

Calvin R Graef III OD
Specializes in Optometry
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO

Dr. C. Graef specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Aurora, CO and Lone Tree, CO. In addition to English, Dr. Graef speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Graef include vision problems, diabetic eye exam, and LASIK. He is affiliated with CU Medicine and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Graef has received professional recognition including the following: Midwestern Optometry Student Scholarship, Southern California College of Optometry.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Diabetic Eye Exam, LASIK, Eye Problems

Dr Stuart Alan Lewis MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
4999 E Kentucky Avenue; #202
Denver, CO

Dr. Stuart Lewis is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Lewis's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Jules Stein Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Phot ... (Read more)

Dr Richard A Levinson MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
4545 E 9th Avenue; Suite 270
Denver, CO

Dr. Richard Levinson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Levinson include LASIK and comprehensive ophthalmology. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Levinson is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.9 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO

Dr. Stuart Frankel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Frankel is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Frankel is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Mr Gregory A Kouyoumdjian MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1550 S Potomac Street
Aurora, CO

Dr. Gregory Kouyoumdjian specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lakewood, CO, Denver, CO, and Aurora, CO. In his practice, Dr. Kouyoumdjian focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Humana HMO, AARP, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Kouyoumdjian attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.57 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
4999 E Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO

Dr. Rebecca Brock practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Denver, CO. In Dr. Brock's practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Brock average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1411 S Potomac Street; Suite 140
Aurora, CO

Dr. Jennifer Grin practices ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grin include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Grin performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4545 E 9th Avenue; Suite 270
Denver, CO

Dr. Karen Heuer is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Heuer's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: 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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