Complete Specialty Eye Services Anywhere Around Denver
Look Optical provides surgical services through our partners for cataract surgery and laser vision correction. In addition, we have respected affiliates to manage other specialty procedures such as retinal tears and detachments, hemorrhages and eye muscle surgery. These partnerships are extremely beneficial to our patients as you are getting high quality care and a team of doctors working for you. Of course, Look Optical provides the initial consultation and pre and post-operation check ups. We monitor our patients throughout the entire process to ensure a seamless transition to excellent eyesight.
Laser Vision Correction
Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is approved by the FDA for the correction of three primary types of refractive errors: myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. In laser vision correction, precise and controlled laser removal of corneal tissues helps reshape the eye, changing its focusing ability. This advanced procedure is more comfortable and ensures a faster recovery time than the alternate procedure, PRK. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes and you are able to resume normal activities within a day or two.
A Cataract is an eye disease where the clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy, diminishing vision. This out-patient surgery involves the surgeon making a tiny incision in the surface of the eye near the cornea. Your doctor will then insert an ultrasound probe and vibrate to dissolve the clouded lens. These fragmented pieces are then suctioned out though the same probe. A permanent intraocular lens (IOL), tailored for your vision, replaces the cataract. The IOL also has a UV filter to protect the retina in the back of the eye.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Some patients may require specialty contact lenses due to vision hindering disorders such as Anisometropia, High Ametropia, and Keratoconus. These disorders cannot be counteracted with glasses or typical contact lenses. A custom contact will be designed and shaped to reach an ideal corneal curvature. The patient may be fit into custom RGPs or Duette lenses to accommodate their vision needs. With these specialty lenses and better vision, patients resume their daily activities with an enhanced quality of life.
External Ocular Photography
This external, non-invasive practice is used to track progression, or non-progression, of conditions on the external structures (e.g. eyelids, lashes, sclera, conjunctiva and cornea) and anterior segments (iris, crystalline lens and filtration angle) of the eye. The images may also be used to document the effectiveness of a course of treatment.
Annual eye exams routinely look at the front of the eye to detect overall health of the eyes and vision concerns. The OptoMap is a quick, comprehensive and comfortable exam that evaluates the back of your eye, the retina.
It allows for early detection of diseases that can affect more than your eyes. It’s critical to detect the following retinal disorders early to prevent serious disease progression and loss of vision.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Malignant Melanoma
- Retinal Detachment
Injuries to the eyes can be a serious threat to your vision if not treated quickly and accurately. The most obvious signs of trauma to the eye are redness or pain, however this is not always the case. Intraocular foreign bodies do not cause pain because of the lack of nerve endings. Please contact our office immediately to ensure you receive proper care.
Many ocular diseases are very common and are treated in our office. ‘Pink eye,’ styes, dry eyes, glaucoma and macular degeneration can be treated or monitored by our doctors. If you need more specialized care, we work closely with highly qualified ophthalmologists to whom we can refer you.