Since achieving FDA approval in 1995, LASIK eye surgery has helped millions of people reduce or eliminate their dependence on corrective lenses. Over 95 percent of those who use glasses or contacts on a daily basis are potential candidates for LASIK eye surgery at our Denver clinic.
To maximize success and satisfaction rates, the FDA has established some guidelines for LASIK, and who should be eligible for the procedure. Our own Richard Levinson, M.D., is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with more than 35 years of experience as an eye surgeon in Denver, CO. As per the FDA, if you are at least 18 years of age, and your glasses or contact lens prescription has been stable with less than .5 diopters of change or less in the last year, not pregnant or nursing, don’t have collagen vascular disease, and your corneas are of the proper thickness, you are probably among the 95 percent of people who qualify.
Using Excimer Laser technology, LASIK is truly state-of-the-art. A thin flap of corneal tissue is lifted and the laser correction can be applied to the underlying corneal bed. The flap is then replaced, and natural healing can occur. The United States Navy has used and is currently using LASIK procedures on its fighter pilots. With millions of dollars spent training each pilot, and $100 million dollar planes put into their hands, they land on billion dollar aircraft carriers at night, in inclement weather, in the middle of the ocean. This itself is a testimony to the safety and quality of LASIK.
When it comes to medical matters concerning the eyes, our patients choose Dr. Levinson because they want an eye surgeon they can trust to perform LASIK eye surgery with the expertise and professionalism behooving his reputation and that of his team. Graduating in 1971 from the University of Colorado School of Engineering, and then earning his Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1975, Dr. Levinson became a Board Certified Eye Surgeon in 1980. Since 1996 he has performed thousands of successful LASIK eye surgery procedures in Denver.
Our staff brings the latest breakthroughs in safe and effective medical and surgical eye care to the Denver metro and Boulder areas.