The eyes are one the most precious parts of our sensory system. As humans, we live very sensory lives and vision, for those blessed enough to have it, is one of the most often used senses. Naturally, when medical issues arise with our vision, only the best medical professionals should be entrusted with such responsibility.
Dr. Richard Levinson graduated from the University of Colorado School of Engineering in 1971 before earning his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1975. He completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado Medical Center in 1979 and was Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1980. Operating in Private Practice since then, Dr. Levinson has performed thousands of Laser Vision Correction procedures as one of the first FDA-approved LASIK eye surgery clinics in Denver, CO.
When LASIK was approved by the FDA in 1995, there were a few guidelines established to ensure safety and high success rates. Over 95 percent of those who wear glasses or contact lenses are potential candidate for LASIK. If you are over the age of 18, your glasses or contact prescription has had less than .5 diopter of change in the last year, your corneas are thick enough, and you are relatively healthy and not pregnant, LASIK eye surgery may be perfect for you. We can treat up to about -14 diopters of nearsightedness, +6 diopters of farsightedness and 6 diopters of astigmatism. By measuring your corneal thickness, we can determine if you have enough corneal tissue available to be safely operated on with LASIK. A topographical “picture” of your eye is also necessary for to ensure that you have no corneal irregularities that could complicate treatment. Of course, all of the preliminary tests are complimentary.
Dr. Levinson and his team of highly trained professionals takes great pride in working with our patients to make LASIK eye surgery as safe and effective as possible at our Denver, CO clinic. Our practice is based on informing and educating the patient about their diagnosis and the various treatment options available to them. We are always available to discuss and provide answers about your individual medical needs and questions.