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Imagine a world where you can see the beauty around you without the hassle of glasses or contacts.

At Cutarelli Vision, we are proud to offer LASIK, a life-changing laser vision correction procedure that can allow you to experience greater visual freedom.

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Do you want to live life with less dependence on glasses and contact lenses?

We’ve Got The Solution!

LASIK is a revolutionary vision correction procedure that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and get you out of wearing glasses and contact lenses!

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How Does LASIK Work?

Imagine waking up in the morning and experiencing the world with perfect clarity…

Picture yourself diving into the ocean, hiking in the wilderness, or enjoying a captivating movie without the constraints of traditional visual aids, like glasses or contact lenses. 

With LASIK, you can embrace every moment without interruptions, enhancing your lifestyle and giving you the freedom to fully engage in the activities you love. During the LASIK procedure, your LASIK surgeon reshapes the cornea, the eye’s transparent outer layer.

Reshaping the cornea allows the light to focus directly on the retina, ensuring sharp and clear vision. At Cutarelli Vision, your vision is our priority. Dr. Cutarelli will guide you through every step of your LASIK journey.

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The LASIK Procedure: Precision and Comfort

Rest assured that you’re in capable hands on the day of your LASIK procedure. If you happen to be nervous (and that’s normal), our friendly staff will put you right at ease.  Before you know it, you’re comfortably reclined and ready to go. First, Dr. Cutarelli will gently place numbing drops in your eyes so you will be comfortable during the procedure.

With advanced laser technology, they will skillfully reshape your cornea by applying brief, gentle laser pulses. In just minutes, the procedure is complete! Thanks to the advanced technology and the surgeon’s expertise, you are likely to feel nothing but a slight pressure. Many people notice improvement in their vision right after the LASIK procedure!

LASIK will be one of the best choices you make for yourself. This remarkably brief and virtually painless procedure typically wraps up in less than fifteen minutes per eye, leaving you astounded by the seamless and comfortable transformation of your vision. Sounds amazing, right?

Is LASIK Right For Me?

Deciding to get LASIK and improve your eyesight is a huge step. It’s completely normal to have questions about whether LASIK is right for you. Everyone’s eyes are different, so the first step is to schedule a consultation to determine if LASIK is a good fit for you. Our highly skilled LASIK team will carefully evaluate your eyes and vision goals to ensure that LASIK is right for you.

From the consultation to the procedure, you’ll be supported by Dr. Cutarelli who cares about your comfort and success. LASIK isn’t just about fixing your vision; it’s also about improving your quality of life. Deciding to get LASIK is a personal choice and we’ll be with you at every step!

If you’re excited about waking up with perfect vision and saying farewell to glasses, LASIK might be the perfect solution for you. It’s time to explore the possibility of LASIK and start a journey that could completely change how you see the world.

What to Expect After LASIK

One of the remarkable benefits of LASIK is its rapid recovery period. Many patients notice improved vision within hours after the procedure, and most are able to resume most of their daily activities the very next day. As your eyes continue to heal, you’ll gradually experience the full extent of your newfound visual clarity.

Your LASIK Experience: Steps to Visual Freedom

Making the decision to undergo LASIK surgery can be one of the most exciting and life-changing decisions you’ll ever make! At Cutarelli Vision, we believe that being well-informed and comfortable with your choice is essential, and that’s why our team is here to answer any questions you may have about the procedure, recovery process, and benefits it can offer. We take pride in providing personalized care and attention to each of our patients, and will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome. So when you’re ready to take the first step towards clearer vision, we’re here to help make it happen!

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cutarelli to discuss your vision goals and determine your eligibility for LASIK.

Undergo a comprehensive eye examination to assess the health of your eyes and gather essential data for a personalized treatment plan.

Experience the quick and precise LASIK procedure that has transformed the lives of countless individuals.

Enjoy a speedy recovery period, relishing the enhanced vision that LASIK provides.

Live your life to the fullest, savoring the beauty of the world without the hindrance of glasses or contacts.

LASIK FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK Surgery


LASIK is but one of many laser vision corrective procedures that are available. If a patient is not currently eligible for LASIK, Dr. Cutarelli may suggest an alternative.

FDA approval was received 1995. Though excimer laser technology was developed in the United States, most of the original patients received LASIK eye surgery elsewhere. This is because the United States FDA approval process is more extensive, requiring comprehensive, 5-year scientific and clinical studies. Every year, over 1 million Americans benefit from laser eye surgery.

Personal Best Vision is the highest achievable vision within the physical limitations of your eyes. If your best corrected vision with glasses is 20/25, then it is unlikely vision after LASIK will be better than 20/25. However, many patients do see better than they did with glasses and contact because of a more tailored visual correction.

20/20 is the current standard for excellence in vision. If you were 20/20, then what normal people see from 20 feet, you can see from 20 feet. If you were 20/400 (the big E on the chart) then what normal people see from 400 ft away, you would have to be at 20 ft to see it. Now, if you have better than 20/20 vision, i.e., 20/15, then what normal people see at 15 ft, you could see from 20 ft.

If you are nearsighted or farsighted, LASIK may be able to significantly improve your vision.

Typically 65%-80% of patients can have LASIK. The reason for not being a candidate include overall medical history, the health of their eyes, the thickness of their corneas, or the degree of their eye correction.

Yes! In fact, astigmatism is just as easy to correct as nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Cutarelli Vision is more than just a LASIK practice. We offer many LASIK alternatives such as PRK, ICL, and RLE. Please see alternatives for more information.

In most cases, yes. However, Dr. Cutarelli will need to perform a dilated exam to make sure.

If you are above the age of 18, not pregnant, have stable vision with no significant changes in prescription for the last two years, have eyes free from disease and complicating injury, have a prescription in a correctable range, then most likely the answer is yes. However, you must have a dilated eye exam to determine ultimate candidacy.

Yes. Usually both eyes are treated at the same time . However, it is possible to treat one eye at a time. Dr. Cutarelli will help decide which option is right for you.

LASIK is the most widely performed elective surgery in the world. It is approved by NASA for its astronauts and the military for its pilots. To date, millions of LASIK surgeries have been performed world-wide.

Before LASIK Surgery

To find out what your options are, call for an appointment for a complementary initial exam. We also suggest you read over the information contained on our web site. We have a page specifically for preparing for surgery. If you have any questions, please call us at: Denver (303) 486-2020, Fort Collins (970) 225-2300, Boulder Valley (303)930-2020 or Colorado Springs (719) 475-2020.

If you presently wear contact lenses you will need to leave them out for a specified time period before your comprehensive LASIK eye exam. Wearing contact lenses can change the curvature of your cornea and removing them for a time allows the cornea to return to its natural shape. This is a very important step for proper measurements to be made, before your procedure can be scheduled. The time required for you to leave out your contact lenses depends on the type. For details see our pre-op exam section.

For LASIK, 1-2 days is typical. PRK however can be 2-5 days. In both cases, it really depends on your job and your level of comfort.

During LASIK Surgery

Laser vision surgery takes five to fifteen minutes. The actual laser time is usually less than a minute. The entire visit will be completed in about two hours.

LASIK eye surgery itself is virtually painless. You will receive a sedative before surgery, and topical anesthetic eye drops just prior. Most patients report that they experienced no pain whatsoever. There may be a slight pressure sensation as the flap is being created and as the eyelids are supported against blinking by an eyelid speculum.

Afterwards, some patients report mild sensations like an eyelash or sand in the eye, or watery eyes. These are temporary symptoms and are not a problem for most. Dr. Cutarelli can prescribe pain medication if needed, although he has yet to do so.

We have never had that happen, but it would not be a problem if it did, as the eye tracker would immediately stop the laser. When the eye was repositioned back into place, the laser would be restarted.

After LASIK Surgery

Immediately following laser eye surgery most people notice that their vision is better. However, for several hours it will seem like you are looking through a foggy haze, plastic or water. However, by the next day approximately 80 percent of patients see 20/20 or better. Nearly all have 20/40 or better, which is the level of vision required to drive without correction.

As with any medical procedure, there are no guarantees. Most patients are extremely happy with their outcome. If patients need a fine-tuning of their vision, Dr. Cutarelli can perform an enhancement if needed. Dr. Cutarelli also offers his patients a lifetime commitment.

Possibly. Although, six months after the FDA clinical study, without glasses or contacts:

As with any medical procedure, there are no guarantees. Most patients are extremely happy with their outcome. If patients need a fine-tuning of their vision, Dr. Cutarelli can perform an enhancement if needed. Dr. Cutarelli also offers his patients a lifetime commitment.

  • 100% of participants could pass a driving test
  • 94% of participants could see 20/20 or better
  • 74% of participants could see better than 20/20

Some patients with extremely high degrees of correction may still require glasses after surgery, but they will have thinner and lighter lenses.

If you are over the age of 40, or wear reading glasses prior to surgery, you may need to continue use or begin use of reading glasses due to a condition called presbyopia.

As with any medical procedure, there are no guarantees. Most patients are extremely happy with their outcome. If patients need a fine-tuning of their vision, Dr. Cutarelli can perform an enhancement if needed. Dr. Cutarelli also offers his patients a lifetime commitment.

If you are older than 40 years of age, presbyopia develops and you will likely need reading glasses unless LASIK monovision eye correction is performed, where one eye is corrected for distance and the other for near vision. Prelex is a treatment for presbyopia that has had some inconsistent results most likely related to the particular lens implant utilized. Future IOL technologies may provide desirable treatment alternatives.

In the past, glare and halos were an issue, especially in patients with large pupils. However, with our advanced technology, it is usually not an issue. In fact, with have the only laser FDA approved to improve night vision!

Many patients found their night vision was improved after their Wavefront guided LASIK procedure. In fact, in an FDA clinical study, more participants were very satisfied with their night vision after the procedure without glasses or contacts as compared to their night vision before with glasses or contacts.


Usually, LASIK is NOT covered by insurance. Please check with your surgery counselor at the time of your appointment if you think you have insurance that covers LASIK. Any available reimbursement by the insurance company will be made directly to you. For more information, please refer to our Insurance page.

Yes! We believe that money should not be an obstacle to obtaining this life changing procedure. Being sensitive to the fact that different patients have different needs, we provide several flexible payment options including no-interest and low-interest payment plans. Please read our LASIK Financing page for more information.

Dr. Cutarelli has performed over 90,000 Surgical Procedures

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"I’ve worn contacts and/or glasses since I was 9 years old and I hated them. The hassle of contacts was annoying and I seemed to break my glasses whenever I’d play a pickup game of basketball."

– Cecil Lammey – 104.3 The Fan

"From my consultation to the day of my surgery, and every follow up appointment, each step has been so straightforward and I am blown away with the results. I can know read signs from a distance when I drive. LASIK is the best thing I could have done for myself and my career."

– Karen Vega

What Our Patients Say

"I am thrilled to have LASIK surgery. The best part is being able to wake up and go to the gym without fighting to put in contacts. I truly live by the phrase I heard from a dear friend that the only thing I regret about LASIK surgery is not doing it sooner."

Melissa C.

"Best decision I ever made! Dr. Cutarelli and his staff were so kind and professional throughout the entire process. I wish I hadn't waited so long!"

Nicholas G.

"I am so happy I finally got LASIK! The procedure was so fast and the staff and doctors were friendly. I wish I did this years ago."

Lauren K.

"I had Dr. Cutarelli do LASIK on my eyes. Love the outcome! I would advise everybody to have it done. This is the best thing for me. Also, love the staff at Cutarelli Vision. They are so awesome!"

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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. If you're seeking world-class LASIK - Cutarelli Vision is your destination.