The Denver LASIK doctors at 20/20 Institute are highly trained. Dr. Montgomery is board-certified in Ophthalmology. Dr. Danzo has over 25 years of experience and is one of the most experienced optometrists in the country, in the field of refractive surgery care. Dr. Putnam is focused on quality patient care and an outstanding patient experience for everyone that visits our offices. Together with the staff that supports them, 20/20 Institute LASIK doctors pay particular attention to your personal comfort while you are at our facility. Their primary goal is to ensure a safe and effective LASIK outcome (if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK), as well as address any of the worries or concerns that you might express. All three doctors are very caring, approachable and easygoing. We welcome you to get to know the entire team at 20/20 Institute.
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.
- The Optometrists assist the Surgeon 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.
Jim E. Montgomery, M.D. Medical Director, Ophthalmologist, is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has practiced 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 20,000 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 twenty-year recertification with an emphasis on refractive surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and maintains membership in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Courtney C. Putnam, O.D., Optometrist – Dr. Putnam grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Kennesaw State University. She went on to attend The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry to receive her Doctorate of Optometry.
During optometry school, Dr. Putnam realized she was passionate about refractive surgery and treating ocular disease, which led her to seek out and complete a residency at one of the Southeast’s largest LASIK Clinics, Woolfson Eye Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. During her residency, she specialized in LASIK consultations, post-operative LASIK care, and evaluating and managing numerous eye diseases. Dr. Putnam has always placed tremendous value on the patient experience and quality of care, which is the primary focus of 20/20 Institute.
As she has always had a passion for the outdoors, she decided to move to Denver, CO where she could spend her free time hiking, biking, skiing, and exploring the beautiful state of Colorado with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Dr. Putnam is actively involved in the Colorado Optometric Association and holds a leadership position on the Young Optometric Professionals Committee.
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.