Refractive Procedures

Nearsightedness, Farsightedness & Astigmatism Correction

Refractive Procedures in Boulder and Denver, CO are used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.


Intacs are an alternative for corneal transplant when your eyes are affected by a keratoconus eye disease. Keratoconus causes thinning of the cornea, which in time deteriorates your vision. Intacs are a great choice when eye glasses or contact lenses are not satisfactory anymore. Intacs can be used to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism associated with keratoconus

Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE, is used to replace the natural lens in your eyes with an Intraocular Lens, or IOL. RLE and IOL allow you to obtain clear vision when you suffer from nearsightedness or farsightedness and eliminate the need for eye glasses and contact lenses. RLE is an alternative to LASIK and involves a surgical procedure during which a small incision is made on your cornea. The damaged lens is removed and replaced with IOL. The entire procedure takes only 40 to 45 minutes, and you can see the visual improvement immediately. RLE also eliminates a possible cataract surgery in the future.

Visian ICL

Visian ICL, also called an implantable contact lens, is an option for those who are not candidates for LASIK. Visian ICL uses an implantable collamer lens, which is implanted on top of your natural lens. The procedure takes about 40 to 30 minutes and is done under topical anesthesia. Visian ICL is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and you usually notice improvement in your vision within hours.

Multifocal IOL

Multifocal IOL is used to replace your natural lens that has been affected by cataract or another refractive procedure. Multifocal IOLs can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, cataract and astigmatism. Insertion of Multifocal IOL is performed under local anesthesia, and the procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes. Recovery for patients in Boulder and Denver, CO, usually takes about two to three weeks.

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