LASIK centers in Denver include Icon LASIK which is the sponsor of the Quiznos Pro Challenge. Icon LASIK’s patients have included John Elway who of course is one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League. Other patients have included Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters (whose Red Rocks concert is one of the best anywhere), Nate Marquardt UFC contender and all around impressive guy.
Recently Boulder’s own Tom Danielson who rides for the professional bike team Garmin-Cervelo also elected to have intra ocular lens implants (ICLs) at Icon. Tom was not a candidate for LASIK so he elected for the more expensive but impressive ICLs. Tom’s vision went from 20/400 to 20/10! Perhaps more importantly he is now able to ride without contact lenses which caused him a ton of issues in dry climates. He wouldn’t often get some ripping from his team mates or competitors because it would look like he was totally bonked on a ride but in really his eyes were just red from the irritation of contact lenses.
When visiting a LASIK center you should be offered a complimentary laser vision correction consultation. This consultation should include several advanced diagnostic testings which will indicate whether or not you are a candidate for LASIK. If you are not a candidate your options include not having surgery and sticking with contact lenses or glasses. Another option is the more expensive Visian ICL. The ICL is best understood by thinking of it as a permanent contact lens.