Dr. Craig Beyer
Ophthalmologist, LASIK Surgeon
Dr. Craig F. Beyer is a board certified ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in corneal and refractive surgery. He is the founder of BoulderEyes / Beyer LASIK, a laser center that has won the Best of Boulder Awards in Boulder, Colorado nearly every year since 1998. Dr. Beyer is originally from St. Louis, MO, he went University of MO for undergraduate school, received his medical training at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO, and his ophthalmology training at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He then completed his fellowship at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans, LA where he received a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Trusted by internationally recognized celebrities such as Kevin Costner and Tyler Hamilton, Dr. Craig F. Beyer has been performing Laser Vision Correction (LVC) longer than any other eye surgeon in the State of Colorado. In 1988, he was a member of the team that performed the first excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) procedure in the world and one of the first to perform experimental LASIK surgery in 1989. In fact, he co-authored the first scientific paper that described experimental LASIK surgery (Int. Ophthalmol. 1991;15:249-258). Later in 1990, Dr. Beyer became one the first principal investigators in the US to perform LVC and also trained other LASIK surgeons nationally and internationally before the FDA approved it for the US. Since the onset of his pioneering work with LVC, Dr. Beyer has personally performed more than 25,000 Refractive procedures. Through his efforts and other refractive surgeon pioneers, LVC has become one of the most successful and commonly performed surgical procedures in the world.
Dr. Beyer resides in Boulder, CO with his wife and two children. He is a classical pianist and enjoys hiking, camping, skate skiing, swimming, biking, running, and skijoring with his Husky named Blizzard.
University of Health Sciences, KC, MO
St. Louis University
School of Medicine
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
LSU Eye Center,
New Orleans, LA