LASIK − Denver & Fort Collins
Dr. Cutarelli was the first LASIK surgeon in the Denver area to offer his patients All Laser LASIK – utilizing the most exciting combination of technological LASIK advancements, delivering the best possible visual outcomes and the sharpest laser vision correction possible. Cutarelli Vision is a leader in LASIK surgery in Colorado. People travel from across the country to receive our expert care.
"I'm a doctor, so finding a doctor I could trust with my vision was important. Dr. Cutarelli's credentials were impressive! Now, thanks to Dr. C, my vision after LASIK is amazing." "Prior to LASIK, I had to wear contact lenses or glasses and it was difficult to perform in the sports I enjoy like skiing and scuba diving. After having LASIK surgery at Cutarelli Vison, I have recommended them to many of my own colleagues, and they have also been very impressed."
"Over the past three years, Dr. Cutarelli has consistently sent my patients back to me thrilled, not only with their vision, but with their experience as well. I have sent him many challenging cases and have never been disappointed by the outcome. In fact, I even sent my mother to him for cataract surgery!"
"When I was diagnosed with a cataract in my left eye, I was referred to Dr. Cutarelli. From the start, he and his staff were attentive, capable, and efficient. I was able to experience dropless cataract surgery - one of the latest advancements in cataract removal. My surgery went quickly and smoothly - and on day one my eye was clear and corrected to 20/20 vision!"
My Lasik eye surgery was so much easier then I thought it would be & absolutely painless! My sight is so clear now, I am truly amazed at the results. I only had to ware glasses for the past 3yrs & hated it more then words can say. I'm so happy that I finally met with Dr. Cutarelli & his staff & had the surgery. I can't say enough about their outstanding service & professionalism.
I was VERY against doing Lasik surgery and I was very nervous about my wife doing the surgery. I told my wife that I would never do it! But after going with her to all of her appointments and the surgery appointment and then seeing how well her lasik turned out, I changed my mind. I was so impressed with Dr. Cutarelli and his team. They are very professional and caring and answered all of my questions over and over again. I am so glad I don't have to wear glasses any more.
Beautiful facility located in the Belleview Tower. Staff is friendly, proactive, and efficient. Dr. Paul is engaging and takes time to explain options & procedures thoroughly. Pricing is fair - I'm having "enhanced" lasik to refine vision after first having the surgery done 12 years ago. The office features the new Wavefront laser technology which I am using for my procedure.
I cannot believe waited at all for this life changing experience. My husband, My daughter and I all had Lasik. My husband and I had mono vision done (no reading glasses). We are extremely happy. My husband and I both had touch ups because it was a tad off. Monovision is tricky but DR. Cutarelli is by far the most amazing dr. If you go elsewhere you won't deal with a board certified John Hopkins Trained Surgeon.
I just had LASIK last week and loved it! I was very skeptical as I've had glasses most of my life (35+ years) and was nervous of the long term effects. Dr. Cutarelli explained the procedure and I immediately felt calm and relaxed. I'm in my mid-40s and did mono vision done. It took some time to adjust but so relieved to know I will not need to wear reading glasses. The office staff was really friendly and made me feel at ease. Save your money and invest in Lasik!!
Dr. Cutarelli performed LASIK on myself after doing my husband's LASIK 2 years prior. It was a great experience with a fabulous staff! Would highly recommend Dr. Cutarelli! If you're hesitant for the procedure, don't be! My only complaint is that I should have done this sooner 🙂
I came here hesitant of getting surgery on my eyes but as soon as I was helped by Dr. Cutarellis staff I changed my mind. I got my surgery on a Friday, they were so helpful in everything I wanted to know. They helped me really great after my surgery also. They are super friendly and they do everything very well. I love being able to see everything now!! I can shave perfectly it's amazing!!!!!!!!
I am so pleased with the results of my LASIK! I almost went with a big chain because it was a bit cheaper but I'm so happy I didn't . Customer service was wonderful, the surgery went very smooth and I have had no problems or complaints.
The staff was very friendly and answered any questions I had. The surgery was short and easy. Started out with 20/100 vision and now I am 20/20. Dr. Cutarelli explained everything that would happen prior to surgery and it went just as he explained. Couldn't be happier!
I'm very happy with my vision. The staff are friendly and helpful. The surgery itself was ridiculously fast, painless, and straightforward. It was over in a flash and left me feeling like "really, that's it?" It's now been four months and my vision is perfect (actually, better than 20/20).
I was told about Dr. Cutarelli by my best friend's co-worker. I had been told I was either too old, or because of slight astigmatism, I was not a candidate for LASIK. To my delight, I came here and after an examination I found out that I qualified for CK. I had some anxiety, but the staff and Dr. Cutarelli made me feel very comfortable. The procedure took less than 2 minutes. My eyesight was improved the minute I sat up.
My experience at Cutarelli Vision has far exceeded any expectations. Because of insurance requirements I was referred by my primary doctor and I was quite apprehensive about the cataract procedures. From the first appointment through the final check ups the entire staff has made my experience stress free and enjoyable. Unlike many medical offices,
I would like to thank Dr. Cutarelli, as well as his caring staff, for all their work in making my son’s collagen cross-linking procedure for keratoconus a success. Because my son has disabilities, the procedure was more difficult than the average patient. I was very impressed with the fact that they took so much extra time and care to accommodate his disabilities. They worked very hard to put his fears at rest and make the process as comfortable as possible for him. Thank you so much!
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“Our patients appreciate the safety of Intralase and the improved quality of vision from CustomVue”
Paul E. Cutarelli, MD
LASIK has literally changed the lives of millions of people.
LASIK is a nearly painless procedure and has been FDA approved for well over a decade. LASIK patient satisfaction rate rivals that of any other medical procedure.
The Englewood area is home to more individuals who have received LASIK eye surgery than any other region, and 98% of the participants in the original FDA clinical study had uncorrected vision of 20/20 after their procedure!
Individualized just for YOU!
Cutarelli Vision owns the most advanced custom LASIK technology in the Englewood area which allows each patient to receive customized LASIK treatment individualized according to their unique vision and eye anatomy.
The Cutarelli Vision procedure consists of four steps:
- Acquire: Data on the patient’s wavefront error is collected with the AMO WaveScan WaveFront System.
- Design: A customized treatment is designed using the data collected on the unique characteristics of the patient’s eye with unique proprietary algorithms.
- Align: The treatment is aligned to the patient’s eye using Iris Registration technology, which links diagnostic information to the treatment delivered during the Advanced CustomVue procedure.
- Deliver: Using VSS and VRR technologies ensures the intricate shapes reconstructed by the Fourier wavefront algorithm are precisely ablated by the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System.
Step 1: Measuring The Eye For LASIK
Just like a fingerprint, your vision is 100 percent unique to your eyes. Many eye doctors only measure two values to correct vision using LASIK, meaning that your eye prescription could only provide a minimum level of correction regardless of your individual needs. Often, this leads to several more attempts to “fine-tune” the patient’s vision using LASIK.
Depending on your personal best-possible results, Dr. Cutarelli can measure and correct the unique imperfections of your vision using LASIK and provide the potential to experience better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses, most often to 20/20 and even beyond!
With the advent of the VISX WaveScan-based digital technology, Dr. Cutarelli can now identify, measure and address imperfections in your eyes 25 times more precisely than with more common methods.
WaveScan’s wavefront technology was originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in space. Using this technology, Dr. Cutarelli can detect and measure the optical distortions unique to your entire optical system.
Light travels in a procession of flat sheets known as wavefronts. Gentle wavefront lights enter the eye, pass through the entire optical system (cornea, lens and retina) and are then reflected back into the WaveScan sensors.
The WaveScan system compares the reflected wavefronts with the original unaltered wavefronts. This produces a fingerprint of your vision, or WavePrint map. This information is then transferred to the VISX Star S4 excimer laser and is used as a guide to reshape the cornea during your laser vision treatment.
Step 2: Making The Flap
LASIK involves making a flap in the cornea and reshaping its inner tissue. IntraLASIK adds a tremendous amount of precision and safety by using a laser (not a razor) to create the LASIK flap. The Intralase femtosecond laser beam passes harmlessly through the outer layers of the cornea until it reaches its exact focal point within the cornea.
In seconds, with computer precision and high-speed delivery of 15,000 spots per second, the Intralase laser delivers over a million pulses as it gently separates the layers of corneal tissue and creates a customized flap of the desired thickness, size, orientation and location. After treatment, the flap is folded back into its original position where it bonds without the need for stitches.
This unprecedented level of control makes LASIK safer and allows more patients to qualify for LASIK. The level of accuracy, precision, control, and safety with the Intralase laser is simply impossible to achieve with a mechanical microkeratome.
Step 3: Customizing the LASIK Laser Treatment
CustomVue is the process of reshaping your cornea using your individualized wavefront measurements to give you your Personal Best Vision.
One year after the CustomVue procedure, patients in a clinical study reported these great results without glasses and contact lenses:
- 100% could pass a driving test
- 98% could see 20/20 or better
- 70% could see better than 20/20
Your unique correction information is transferred from the WaveScan to the VISX Star S4 excimer laser and guides the laser throughout the procedure.
The cool beam from the laser gently reshapes the cornea, removing microscopic amounts of tissue – less than the thickness of a human hair in most casts – to create a new curvature. During the procedure, the 3D ActiveTrak eye tracker follows the eye’s tiniest moves. It automatically repositions the laser to keep the laser focused where Dr. Cutarelli wants it, so you can completely relax during the procedure.
Benefits For You!
- With the precession of LASIK surgery, laser vision correction is now an even safer and more predictable procedure.
- Custom-tailored precise corneal flap creation – especially important for patients with thin or misshapen corneas
- Safer intra-operative procedure
- Reduces risk of unwanted visual side effects
- More likely to achieve 20/20 or better vision