LASIK in Denver and Lakewood
How Does LASIK Work?
Determining your custom treatment plan. – Every cornea has a unique shape just like we all have unique fingerprints. Wave Scans are diagnostic tests that identify and quantify your unique corneal structure and creates a surgical treatment plan that is programmed directly into the excimer laser to give the optimal post-operative result…read more
No matter what the reason is, the most important first step to having any vision correction procedure is making sure your eyes are well suited for the procedure. More than 90% of people who wear glasses and contacts can eliminate those artificial lenses by having a LASIK procedure. Most people also find that they will save the entire cost of LASIK within a few short years of not needing to purchase lenses, cleaning solutions and glasses…read more
Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, happens when the cornea is too steep. This means that when light enters the eye, the distance from the cornea to the retina is too far. This results in the light being focused in front of the retina. Nearsighted people can see objects that are close, but anything far away appears blurry…read more
We expect that you will arrive with questions and concerns about the LASIK procedure. Our first step is to take time to explain the procedure to you, make sure you are familiar with everything during the process, and to make sure you have all of your questions answered accurately. We will take special care to ensure you fully understand what happens during the procedure and what LASIK can do for you…read more
Our surgeons, at Colorado Ophthalmology Associates, will not approve anyone to have LASIK if they are not a good candidate.
The only way to determine if you are a good LASIK candidate is through a FREE LASIK consultation. Good candidates…read more
Another way to save on vision correction is through a Flex Spending Account or your HSA. If your company offers these accounts, give us a call to find out how to use pre-tax dollars to pay for your procedure…read more
Technology plays an essential role in the results you will achieve from your LASIK procedure. It can be confusing to patients when different technological terms are used to explain the difference between blade-free LASIK and LASIK. In reality there are two steps, that both should be done with a laser, to consider the procedure blade-free all-laser LASIK…read more
PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is a procedure that is an excellent alternative to LASIK for some patients. The PRK procedure is very similar to LASIK surgery but does not include a corneal flap. The outer layer of the cornea, called the epithelium, is removed before the start of the laser adjustments. These cells will naturally replace themselves over 3-5 days. PRK allows the surgeon to make laser adjustments to the cornea and preserve the greatest amount of corneal thickness…read more
Most people are able to return to work within 24-48 hours after their LASIK procedure. It is important to follow your doctor’s at-home care instructions implicitly to reduce the risk of complications. On the day following surgery your vision may be improved, but you may also have moderate vision fluctuations.
The only way to know for sure if you are a good candidate for LASIK is to schedule a free LASIK Consultation…read more
How can someone choose the best surgeon?
This is definitely the most important question of all. Although LASIK is marketed as a commodity, it is a medical procedure and in the final analysis, the skill and care of the surgeon are the most significant issues. Look for a local surgeon who will personally oversee every step of the procedure and take the time to answer all your questions…read more