Our expertise in laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)

It’s time for you to get your sight back

LASIK is the most common type of laser refractive eye surgery we perform. It permanently corrects nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism, reducing or eliminating the need for corrective lenses like your contact lenses or glasses.

LASIK is a fairly quick outpatient surgery, done right in our own laser suite. Your expert eye surgeon will use an excimer (ultraviolet) laser to precisely reshape your cornea so that light rays are focused clearly on your retina again.


Your eyes may need something else

Keep in mind that every eye is different, and you may not be a candidate for LASIK. You might need a different type of vision correction, which we also do:

  • PRK or photorefractive keratectomy.
  • Epi-LASIK or epithelial LASIK.

Factors such as the shape of your eye or the thickness of your cornea help show us which type of surgery is best for you.

You might need a non-laser procedure, such as an intraocular contact lens (ICL) procedure, that may not be available at many laser centers. To determine the best treatment for your eyesight, we will:

  • Assess the stability of your condition.
  • Examine your cornea and retina.
  • Take corneal measurements.
  • Test for glaucoma.

Your doctor will also thoroughly review your medical history with you to make sure you have no other risk factors.


You’ll love our unique treatment

Unlike most other LASIK providers, we use a team approach and double case review—two of our doctors review your medical information—to make sure you receive tailored treatment that’s exactly right for your eyes. Our LASIK specialists have completed extensive additional training to become the most renowned and experienced LASIK surgeons in the region. They are leaders in their field, known for diagnosing and treating the most complicated refractive cases.

You simply won’t find this expertise and these choices at all LASIK centers, so come see us when you’re ready to permanently improve your eyesight.


Dr. Michael J. Taravella MD, Ophthalmologist | UCHealth

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Dr. Ronald Wise

“Having a patient trust you to restore and improve their sight is a great privilege and responsibility.”

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Dr. Michael Taravella

“During my years of practice, I have always tried to live by one maxim: Put your patient and their visual needs first. Everything follows from that.”

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