We found 14 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Davidson's areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, LASIK, and cataract surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Davidson attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: "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 professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Delmonte include vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delmonte graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Delmonte 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 professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelston include vision problems, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He honors 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. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Taravella include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Taravella has received the following distinctions: Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Distinguished Alumni Medal, Colorado School of Mines; and Who's Who Among American Teachers & Educators, Who's Who. Dr. Taravella is professionally affiliated with 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, 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 specialist in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Dr. Wise obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wise include vision problems, LASIK, and dry eyes. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wise is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include vision problems, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldstein average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with CU Medicine and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lewis include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lewis is affiliated with Centura Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.

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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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Graef's clinical interests include vision problems, diabetic eye exam, and LASIK. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Midwestern Optometry Student Scholarship, Southern California College of Optometry. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with CU Medicine and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI).

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Denver, CO. These areas are among her clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brock honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She trained at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. 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

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

Dr. Gregory Kouyoumdjian works as an ophthalmologist in Lakewood, CO, Aurora, CO, and Denver, CO. Dr. Kouyoumdjian obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is in-network for 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: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Richard Alan Levinson, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4545 E 9th Avenue; Suite 270
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Richard Levinson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Levinson include LASIK and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Levinson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

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

Dr. Jennifer Grin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Aurora, CO. Dr. Grin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. She is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Grin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Frankel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Frankel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction 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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