Millions of people have broken free of the need for corrective lenses. Activities of all kinds are now inconvenience free. Biking, skiing, running, swimming, playing, all can be enjoyed more fully without the constant need for glasses or contacts to see well. This is all made possible by Laser Vision Correction.
Approved by the FDA in 1995, Laser Vision Correction is a safe and effective option for many of those who wish to enjoy better vision. Since 1996, Dr. Richard Levinson has operated one of the first and longest lasting Denver LASIK surgery clinics.
Dr. Levinson is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with more than 35 years of experience as an eye surgeon. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Engineering in 1971, and went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1975. In Private Practice since 1979, he has performed thousands of correctional vision procedures as a one of the first FDA-approved LASIK surgery clinics in Denver.
Offering complete eye care services at the clinic, Dr. Levinson and his staff bring the latest breakthroughs in safe and effective medical and surgical technology. With cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, routine eye exams, glasses and contact lenses, and treatment for dry eyes and other medical eye problems, our clinic has it all. Our staff takes great care to make your experience comfortable and satisfying. They are extremely competent, with over 60 years of combined experience and are well-liked by our patients.
Over 95 percent of people that wear corrective lenses are potential candidates for LASIK surgery at our Denver clinic. By FDA guidelines, you must be at least 18 years old, your glasses or contact prescription must be stable for at least one year, you cannot be pregnant or nursing, and your corneas must be of the right thickness. It is a very safe and satisfying procedure, with the vast majority of patients eliminating the need for corrective lenses.
Using an Excimer to reshape the cornea, LASIK lifts up a thin flap of tissue and the laser can apply the correction to the underlying corneal bed. The flap is then re-positioned, and healing can occur, usually taking three days or so. An extended-wear contact lens stays in for four to five days to allow the epithelium to heal more quickly.
Dr. Levinson runs the most complete and comprehensive LASIK surgery clinic in Denver.