The Denver LASIK doctors at 20/20 Institute are highly-trained physicians, board-certified in Ophthalmology. Together with the staff that supports them, 20/20 Institute LASIK surgeons pay particular attention to your personal comfort while you are at our facility, as well as any worries or concerns you might express. Furthermore, they regard each 20/20 Institute guest as an individual person, not just “a case.”
Personalized Attention from our Doctors that You can Count on.
- 20/20 Institute Doctors will answer all of your LASIK questions clearly utilizing straightforward language not technical “doctor speak”.
- The Doctors will make sure that you feel comfortable and understand the procedure planned for you before it’s performed.
- Dr. Mark Danzo, Co-Founder and the CEO of 20/20 Institute assists the Surgeons by Co-Managing the personalized care of every patient before and after their LASIK surgery at 20/20 Institute.
- As a 20/20 Institute LASIK Patient, You will receive direct access to Dr. Danzo’s personal mobile phone. This ensures that assistance from our doctors is just a phone call away 24/7, 365 days a year.
Mark S. Danzo, O.D. Co-Founder, Optometrist – Dr. Mark Danzo has over 25 years of experience in the vision correction industry, including first-hand co-management of over 20,000 refractive surgery procedures. A vision correction patient himself, Dr. Danzo was born and raised in New York and he received his training in Boston. He has lived in Colorado since 1987.
Dr. Danzo has trained over 1,000 ophthalmology and optometric practices around the world from Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney, Australia. He contributes to ophthalmic and optometric trade publications; and speaks at international ophthalmic and optometric meetings. He has also written two books on operating a successful refractive surgery practice. Dr. Danzo holds a B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry.
Ophthalmologist, Dr. Jim E. Montgomery is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has been practicing refractive eye surgery in Denver since 2001. While being involved in a local area center as the Chief Refractive Surgeon, he received the honor of first in the category of “Best LASIK/Laser Center/LASIK Eye Surgeon” in the Boulder Camera’s Best of Boulder County for three consecutive years. Dr. Montgomery has been with the 20/20 Institute in Denver since 2005. He is proud to have an association with the 20/20 Institute because of a common commitment to the quality of patient care, state-of-the-art technology, and the total patient experience.
Dr. Montgomery is currently the primary eye surgeon at the Denver 20/20 Institute. He has performed over 19,000 laser eye surgery correction procedures. Dr. Montgomery is credentialed at the highest level on multiple laser platforms. He performs other refractive procedures including ReSTOR, ReZoom, Crystalens, and Visian ICL lens implants. Dr. Montgomery understands the depth of the personal choice in having laser vision correction because he has had the procedure as well.
Dr. Montgomery graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1992. Following an internship in Internal Medicine at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, he completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Zale Hospital, and Parkland Hospital in 1996. Dr. Montgomery became Board Certified in 1998 and has recently completed his ten year recertification with an emphasis in refractive surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and maintains membership in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Refractive Surgeon, Matthew Kruger, MD is an experienced Board-Certified ophthalmologist that scored in the top 1% of ophthalmologists for his Board certification. He is a fellowship trained specialist in cornea and refractive surgery. Since 2010, he has been performing refractive surgery and is trained and certified on all of the latest and most advanced laser platforms. He is excited to be part of the 20/20 institute Team.
The entire 20/20 Team is committed to getting the best outcomes for every patient, using the latest screening and treatment protocol. Dr. Kruger grew up in the Pacific Northwest before heading to the Northeast where he graduated from Dartmouth College. After graduation, he completed his medical training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then moved to Texas for his ophthalmology residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the largest ophthalmology program in the U.S. After finishing residency, Dr. Kruger spent an additional year at UT Southwestern Medical Center completing a fellowship in cornea, advanced cataract and lens replacement surgery and advanced laser refractive surgery.
Dr. Kruger is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Kruger enjoys spending time with his wife Jen and young son and skiing, hiking, biking, traveling and learning foreign languages. He speaks French and Spanish and volunteers his time at the Stout Street Eye Clinic serving the homeless population of Denver.