Here at the Denver LASIK Vision Center we understand that your eyesight is perhaps your most important sense, and that is exactly why we cannot stress enough importance of choosing the right eye doctor. We always recommend to any of our Denver eye surgery and cataract surgery patients to use the same care and consideration in choosing your eye care provider just as you would your family doctor. Our LASIK surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the ASCRS.
Meet Our Team of Doctors
Dr. Timothy Ammons
Dr. Timothy Ammons has been a board-certified eye surgeon since the early 1990s (1992), working in the Denver area. Since the start of his career, he’s gained significant experience in the different kinds of refractive eye surgery such as LASIK and cataract surgery. He’s committed to finding ways that offer his patients safe, effective surgical solutions, which has garnered him recognition through the industry.
Dr. Ammons was elected president of the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and is a current American Academy of Ophthalmology member. He was also appointed to the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners by the governor.
It’s not just his work history that’s extraordinary; Dr. Ammons’ reputation certainly precedes him. Thanks to his desire the best for his patients and working with them during the entire process, it’s no real wonder as to why Denver residents come to him for their laser eye surgery needs and recommend his services to family, friends and co-workers. Dr. Ammons only wants the best for his patients.
Dr. Amy Kelmenson
Dr. Amy Kelmenson studied extensively in the field of corneal, refractive and external disease and now specializes in treating various eye diseases such as corneal infections, dry eye and glaucoma. She’s also got enormous experience in refractive eye surgery, including complex cataract surgery.
Dr. Klemenson, a Denver native, is an American Academy Ophthalmology member and author of numerous journal chapters and articles on topics such as corneal dystrophies and allergic eye disease. She is committed to helping patients who suffer from eye diseases to live a full life. Another product accomplishment was being tapped to be the Denver Nuggets’ official ophthalmologist.
Dr. Robert Keyser
Dr. Robert Keyser has worked in the field of ophthalmology since the early 1970s, focusing on refractive and cataract eye surgeries. He was the first Denver area eye surgeons to perform LASIK eye surgery after its U.S. approval in 1996. When laser refractive surgery grew in popularity, it became Denver Clear Vision Laser Center’s first eye surgeon.
Dr. Keyser continually learns about the field, and due to performing numerous refractive surgeries, is highly-experienced in the area. While he can do all kinds of eye surgeries, he focuses his practice on traditional, retinal, cataract and glaucoma refractive eye surgeries.
When not working at the Denver LASIK Eye Care, he teaches budding surgeons at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as its clinical professor of Ophthalmology.
About Dr. James Patterson
When LASIK eye surgery was introduced in 1996, board-certified eye surgeon Dr. James Patterson took it up to offer patients of the practice. Dr. Patterson, who is a member of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons, is a wonderful addition to the team who specializes in the fields of cataract, refractive and glaucoma eye surgeries.
About Jason Jacobs
5280 Magazine in Denver has subsequently ranked Dr. Jason Jacobs on its “Top Doctors” list for several years now. He develops an individualized treatment procedure plan for each patient he sees. Jacobs prides himself in giving them personalized and compassionate health care to ensure they can enjoy a high quality of life.
Dr. Jacobs attended Harvard University, finishing first in his class. He attained his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine, achieved a Specialty Board Certification and was named Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
He currently holds a number of patents for Excimer Laser procedures (can be used to aid in refractive eye surgery) for research he conducted during his time at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
Dr. Jacobs lives in the Denver area with his wife and the four kids. During his downtime, he takes part in local community functions and enjoys outdoor activities with his family.
About Dr. Garrett Frank
Dr. Frank attained his doctorate from Kansas Medical Center and received ophthalmology training from the University of Colorado. He is board-certified in ophthalmology and specializes in refractive, corneal and cataract eye surgeries. He’s also educated in the different types of corneal transplants. He treats patients for all kinds of eye-related problems such as dry eye syndrome, diabetic eye diseases, glaucoma, etc.
Dr. Frank is an American Academy of Ophthalmology member and is active in the Cornea Society.
When he’s not working to better patients’ eye sights, he loves to spend time with his wife and daughter along with partaking in running, mountain biking, hiking and skiing.
About Dr. Stephanie Melzer
Dr. Stephanie Melzer, O.D. works at both the Denver and Lakewood offices of The Denver Lasik Vision Center, treating patients for their eye care needs. She can help with the basic management of glaucoma and macular degeneration and can fit patients for contact lens.
Dr. Melzer spent time in El Salvador and Haiti, offering eye care to these communities. She also traveled to Costa Rica with VOSH International and Children without Borders so the country’s children could get eye exams. She’s done a student fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry.
Away from work, she spends time cycling, backpacking, traveling and spending time with her family. She’s also into samples the different cuisines of the Denver area.
If you are considering Denver eye surgery, it is more important to choose an experienced doctor that you trust rather than just the lowest priced provider. After all, it is your vision you are talking about. At the Denver LASIK Vision Center in the center of Colorado we pride ourselves on creating a patient centered environment while using state of the art technology in conjunction with the most proven methods to achieve the best possible results for our patients receiving LASIK eye surgery in Denver Co.
We use a 100% Blade-free laser for our LASIK Denver procedures to provide increased safety and better results than ever before. Our state-of-the-art laser contains eye mapping technology to ensure that each unique imperfection in your cornea is reshaped to provide the most clear image possible.
We understand that each Denver LASIK Surgery patient has unique vision needs, which is why we cover your personal goals and expectations prior to the Denver LASIK surgery procedure. Our focus is exceptional visual acuity that will exceed your expectations and goals. We take pride in our strong foundation in the Laser eye surgery procedure process, and view it as an art of achieving outstanding vision.
It is this personal care and attention to detail that distances us from other eye care providers. We aim not only to improve your vision but ultimately enhance the quality and convenience of your life. We are confident that you will make the right choice and contact us for your LASIK eye surgery Denver needs. Contact our Denver Lasik Surgeon to discuss your vision situation and LASIK financing.
Denver LASIK Surgery
LASIK utilizes state of the art technology so surgeons are able to improve and correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism in patients in Denver.
Some people are quite happy to wear contact lenses or glasses. Many others though find glasses or lenses to be inconvenient and have been waiting for a viable alternative. Denver LASIK Surgery is a special procedure that has proven to improve peoples daily lives.
There are those that have always used glasses and never really considered contacts. Having to place something onto your eye might seem quite unpleasant and is a common complaint with contacts. Or, you could be someone who has always worn contact lenses but lately you have assessed the cost and are looking for a more permanent alternative. LASIK can be a life changing choice for those who wear lenses or glasses. Severe sight problems can be fixed using Denver eye surgery. Perfect vision may not be possible in every case but drastic improvements have been seen in the majority of cases.
Glasses and contact lenses can be a daily inconvenience. What makes LASIK Eye Surgery in Denver Co a viable alternative? Surgical procedures for the eye can be safer over the long term than non-surgical ones. Reasons for this include:
– Lens wearers not cleaning their hands properly
– People often fall asleep in lenses which can be bad for eyes
– People will not attend eye examinations when they should
– Some people may find lenses difficult to wear and maintain
Contact lenses, that are not disposable, need to be kept sterile through a daily routine and many people to not upkeep this routine. It is difficult for doctors to check on eye hygiene routines, however with Denver Lasik Surgery you will have a followup appointment to ensure your vision is accurate.
If you have considered a Denver LASIK Surgery procedure or Cataract surgery for a while, but have been uncertain, now may be the time to take action. Contact us to discuss your vision questions if you are considering LASIK surgery and one of our eye care specialists will be able to answer all of your questions and discuss all of the options that are available to you here in Colorado.
By Timothy Ammons