Introducing Denver LASIK Eye Care
Here at Denver LASIK Eye Care, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our patients by providing safe and effective surgeries that enhance eyesight, which we feel to be one of the most important of the senses. As your eyesight is so vital to your health and happiness, it is essential that you choose your eye surgeon and eye care professionals with great care.
When you are considering visiting a laser eye surgeon, we recommend that you choose experience and training over simply looking for the surgeons that will offer the lowest prices. Our LASIK vision center not only has American Board of Ophthalmology and ASCRS certified laser eye surgeons leading our team, but also offers financing plans that keep the procedures affordable for any budget with LASIK financing.
What to Expect When Visiting Our Laser Eye Center in Denver
In addition to providing state-of-the-art LASIK surgical procedures, we also aim to create an atmosphere for our patients that is welcoming and comfortable. Receiving LASIK surgery is an important decision and we have created a patient-centered office where you are encouraged to get to know our staff and our procedures very well. We focus on providing a safe and relaxing space where you can learn about your eye surgery options, and feel completely confident that you will meet all of our vision treatment goals.
Dr. Timothy Ammons
Dr. Timothy Ammons has been practicing as a board certified eye surgeon in Denver since 1992. He has gained vast experience performing many different types of refractive eye surgery, including cataract surgery and LASIK. Throughout his career, Dr. Ammons has remained dedicated to discovering new ways to provide the safest and most effective surgical solutions for his patients, earning him much recognition throughout the eye surgery industry. He has served as the president of the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and as a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The Governor of Colorado even appointed Dr. Ammons to the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners.
In addition to building an impressive work history, Dr. Timothy Ammons has also grown a very strong and genuine reputation among the residents of Denver that have turned to him for their laser eye surgery needs. Patients are regularly recommending Dr. Ammons to their friends, family members, and coworkers because he is known for working closely with his patients throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the preoperative care phase, in order to provide the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Amy Kelmenson
With a strong background in corneal, refractive, and external disease, Dr. Amy Kelmenson specializes in treating glaucoma, eye disease, dry eye, and corneal infections. She has vast experience performing complex cataract surgery as well as other forms of refractive eye surgery.
As a longstanding member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Kelmenson has authored and published several journal articles and chapters on the subjects of allergic eye disease and corneal dystrophies. A native of Denver, Dr. Kelmenson is proud that her experience and commitment to treating eye disease not only helps her serve our patients, but also earned her the position as an official ophthalmologist for the Denver Nuggets.
Dr. Robert Keyser
Performing cataract and refractive eye surgeries since 1974, Dr. Robert Keyser was among the first eye surgeons in the Denver area to begin performing LASIK eye surgery when the procedures were first approved in the United States in 1996. Dr. Keyser was a founding eye surgeon for the Denver Clear Vision Laser Center when laser refractive eye surgeries initially became popular in this industry.
As you can imagine, with such an impressive body of work, Dr. Keyser is quite experienced and knowledgeable across a wide range of refractive surgeries. He specializes in providing glaucoma, cataract, retinal, and traditional refractive eye surgeries. When he is not working with our patients at Denver LASIK Eye Care, Dr. Keyser can be found mentoring new surgeons as a clinical professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Dr. James Melzer
Dr. James Melzer has been with Denver LASIK Eye Care since 1999, and is currently our primary eye care specialist. Dr. Melzer helps patients with general optometry needs such as examinations for contact lens and glasses prescriptions, fittings for glasses, and treatment for dry eye syndrome.
Dr. James Patterson
As Dr. James Patterson has been performing LASIK refractive eye surgery since it was first introduced in 1996, we are very pleased to have him assisting at each of our eye care locations. AS a board certified eye surgeon, and a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Patterson has proven to be an excellent addition to our team. He specializes in glaucoma, refractive, and cataract eye surgery.
Dr. Jason Jacobs
Dr. Jason Jacobs is a highly experienced & accomplished cataract and refractive eye surgeon that has been named one of Denver’s ‘Top Doctors’ by 5280 Magazine several years in a row. His compassion and personalized health care is something he implements to each of his patients treatment procedure. He dedicates himself to providing exceptional care in Ophthalmology to help his patients achieve the highest quality of life possible.
Dr. Jacobs graduated first of his class from Harvard University and went on to receive his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. He has been named a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has earned a Specialty Board Certification.
Dr. Jason Jacobs currently holds several patents on Excimer Laser procedures (the specific Laser technology used in refractive eye surgery) for research he concluded during his education at the Thomas J. Watson Research center.
He currently resides in Denver Colorado with his wife and their four children. In his spare time he enjoys spending this with his family for outdoor activities and participating in local community functions.
Dr. Richard Kelmenson
Dr. Richard Kelmenson has been practicing Ophthalmology in Colorado for over 34 years. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and went on to become the founder of his own ophthalmology eye care center. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Due to his long-standing dedication and extensive knowledge of eye care, he has been chosen as one of the official ophthalmologists for the Denver Nuggets.
Dr. Stephanie Melzer
Stephanie Melzer, O.D. treats Colorado Ophthalmology Associates patients at both the Denver and Lakewood offices. She provides excellent primary eye care, including contact lens fittings and the general management of ocular diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Dr. Melzer has traveled to Haiti and El Salvador to provide eye care to underserved populations, and most recently, has worked with Children without Borders and VOSH international to provide eye exams to children in Costa Rica. She also completed a student fellowship through the American Academy of Optometry.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, backpacking, and cycling, as well as sampling the many restaurants in the Denver area. She also looks forward to spending time with family!
Denver LASIK Eye Surgery
At Denver LASIK Eye Care, we utilize 100% blade-free laser technology in order to correct common vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts, and more. Our board certified LASIK eye surgeons implement state-of-the-art mapping technology in order to achieve highly precise and effective results for each individual patient.
The surgery itself only requires approximately 15 to 20 minutes, during which, a laser is used to reshape your cornea in order to achieve the desired vision correction results. Many patients are amazed at how quick and painless this life-changing procedure can be.
Reasons to Visit Us to Receive Laser Eye Surgery
While some people prefer to wear glasses or contact lenses every day, most people would love to be able to end their dependence on these often inconvenient forms of eyewear. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a more permanent solution to your vision problems instead of always worrying about updating prescriptions and ordering lenses?
This is what Denver LASIK can potentially do for you. LASIK eye surgery, and other refractive eye surgeries, can completely change your life, providing long-lasting vision corrections and independence from glasses and contact lenses. While absolute perfect vision may not be possible in every single circumstance, the majority of patients see vast improvements in their eyesight.
Isn’t It Better to Just Wear Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are a common choice in regards to correcting vision problems, but lenses come with plenty of hazards if they are not maintained properly. While LASIK eye surgeries typically have a success rate in the 90% to 95% range, with very few risks, contact lenses can cause eye infections and other serious problems if:
- Hands are not washed thoroughly before the contacts are handled
- Contact lens wearers sleep with their contacts in
- The lenses are not sterilized properly
- Eye examinations are not attended regularly
Many people do not realize that contact lenses are a major commitment, and require a lot of time and money over the years. LASIK eye surgery is a viable alternative that provides long-lasting results without all of the hassle. After the surgery, you simply follow up with your eye surgeon to ensure that you are experiencing your desired outcomes.
Visit Us Today to Learn About Your Laser Eye Surgery Options in Denver
To really learn what Denver LASIK Eye Care is about, we invite you to give us a call, or come in and meet us in person. Our eye surgery center prides itself on being dedicated to patient education, and we welcome all of your questions and concerns. When you visit our offices for a screening, we will provide you will all of the information you need in order to make a wise decision regarding your eyesight and eye health.
Contact us today to schedule your eye examination or LASIK screening in Denver.
By James Melzer