At 20/20 Institute, we understand how overwhelming it can be to look for a qualified LASIK provider in or around the Denver-metro area. With so much paid advertising and wild claims circulating on the internet, it can be hard to find good information to aid the decision-making process.
We’re big on transparency at 20/20 Institute, so in addition to prioritizing patient safety and visual outcomes, we’re the only Denver LASIK provider to voluntarily publish our LASIK results—take a look! They’re right here on our website.
You may be asking yourself: why don’t other LASIK providers publish their results? Unfortunately, we don’t know why most providers choose to keep results private, but as an informed consumer, it’s something to consider as you shop around.
But here’s what we do know…
The final visual result you achieve after LASIK likely depends on where you choose to have your LASIK performed.
Our proven results and 5-star reviews paint a detailed picture of what our patients have come to expect when choosing 20/20 Institute. In fact, 99% of our patients have achieved 20/20 vision after LASIK*, and our outstanding surgical outcomes are all delivered in our unsurpassed patient-centered environment.
Best of all—you don’t have to take our word for it! We invite you to explore thousands of 5-star patient reviews online, or look us up on Google, Facebook, and Yelp. Every review is real, unedited, and genuine, and we don’t pay patients for positive reviews.
A few short minutes browsing our online reviews will provide you with the insight that you need to decide if 20/20 Institute is the right LASIK provider for you. Plus, we offer FREE virtual consultations, no strings attached.
The LASIK Procedure
Before discussing the technology that powers our outstanding LASIK outcomes, it is important to understand the LASIK procedure and how it’s performed.
LASIK is a 3-step, roughly 15-minute outpatient procedure:
- Step 1– A thin flap of the cornea is created and gently moved out of the way to expose a lower layer of the cornea for treatment in the next step.
- Step 2– Using an excimer laser, cool pulses of light are applied to the exposed lower layer of the cornea, reshaping its curvature. This step is how the patient’s prescription is treated, and therefore, it’s likely the most impactful step on a patient’s visual outcome.
- Step 3– When corneal reshaping is complete, the surgeon lays the corneal flap back down into its original position. It self-adheres without stitches.
After the procedure, patients go home to relax—a long nap is usually recommended. The eyes will heal on their own with the help of prescription eye drops; most patients achieve 90% of their vision correction overnight! Patients can typically return to work the very next day. Further healing and vision correction takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
Advanced LASIK Technology
While there have been many advancements in LASIK technology over the years, the two most important are the advent of bladeless LASIK and the availability of Wavefront Optimized® Custom LASIK.
In the early days of LASIK, the first step of the procedure, creating the flap, was done with a surgical device called a Microkeratome. This device contained a surgical blade.
Modern LASIK uses a specialized laser to create the flap on the surface of the cornea, which is advantageous for one, big obvious reason: there’s no blade!
Let’s dig deeper into the details of Step 2 of the LASIK procedure, re-shaping the cornea with a laser…
Wavefront LASIK treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism (low-order aberrations) while simultaneously accounting for some of the unique imperfections (or attributes) of each patient’s visual system (high-order aberrations).
Most experts agree that, in general, Wavefront LASIK provides a better visual result and better quality vision than conventional (i.e., standard or traditional) LASIK. Night vision, in particular, benefits the most from Wavefront Optimized® Custom LASIK.
At 20/20 Institute, we want you to feel confident in the decision-making process. And for a lot of people, that means understanding every detail of the LASIK procedure, the technologies that facilitate patient results, and taking into consideration what other patients have to say about their LASIK experience.
We make all this easy at 20/20 Institute, and we invite you to explore the many articles and resources we’ve published that have helped thousands of people make safe, informed LASIK decisions.
We’re so confident our experienced LASIK team can provide you with 20/20 vision or better that we’ve put it in writing and made it a part of our Triple LASIK Guarantee.
20/20’s Triple LASIK Guarantee ensures our Colorado patients get the best price for LASIK, access to our best LASIK technology, and 20/20 vision after the LASIK procedure or it is FREE—that’s right!
If our team doesn’t achieve 20/20 vision for you after LASIK at 20/20 Institute, we’ll voluntarily provide a full refund of your LASIK fee*. No other Denver LASIK provider offers this level of accountability for surgical results. So, if you would like to explore the possibility of seeing without glasses or contacts, today’s the day to check out LASIK at 20/20 Institute.