Safe and accurate laser eye surgery in Denver
Ophthalmologist Dr. Richard Levinson has been providing safe and trusted laser eye surgery in the Greater Denver area for the last two decades. If you live in or around Denver, and want to improve your vision, we can set up a free consultation to determine whether you’d be a good candidate for the surgery. While only a small percentage of people are not great candidates, the majority of those who are often experience fantastic results. In fact, more than 95% of patients can see well enough to pass a driver’s test within 24 hours after their surgery. With PKR surgery, vision will take a little longer to clear, but is equally effective. Patients who undergo PKR surgery typically can see clearly enough to function normally after just 10-14 days after surgery.
For both types of laser eye surgery, Dr. Levinson uses an excimer laser to reshape the eye’s cornea. With LASIK, a thin flap of corneal tissue is lifted, and, after the laser correction is placed on the underlying corneal bed, replaced. With PRK the correction is placed directly on the surface of the cornea after the thin layer of clear skin that covers it is removed. Both provide excellent long term results.
Feeling nervous about laser eye surgery?
It’s normal to be anxious and worried about this type of surgery; Dr. Levinson understands that any surgery, and especially surgery on such a sensitive area of the body, is unnerving for many patients. The truth is, the surgery is very safe, and complications rarely arise. When they do, they can be recognized and treated by an experienced eye surgeon. There have been no cases of blindness since FDA studies of the procedure began in the early 1990’s.
If you’re looking for a reputable, experienced eye surgeon in the Denver area, Dr. Levinson is a top choice. With more 30 years of experience, he follows well-established patient selection criteria, uses properly maintained, state-of-the-art equipment and is committed to building relationships with each of his patients. What this means for you: an extremely safe and predictable outcome. Give us a call today for more information.