Over 125,000 LASIK Procedures in Colorado
Many of the testimonials that you see below are from athletes who have enjoyed life changing results at ICON LASIK. Icon's independent LASIK surgeons in Colorado have performed LASIK eye surgery on thousands of individuals some of whom are professional athletes but many more who simply want to improve their quality of life. In addition to the professional athletes who have had LASIK you will see lots of testimonials below from some Denver celebrities and maybe even a friend or two.
Watch what John Elway has to say about getting LASIK at Icon LASIK in Denver.
Cody Donovan - UFC Fighter
High Altitude Martial Arts, Easton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Lucas Euser - Professional Cyclist - Boulder Resident
United Health Care Pro Cycling
Chris Brewer LIVESTRONG 15 year cancer survivor
Thanks so much for this life changing experience, and also for your support of the great support of cycling. I hope our paths cross again very soon, and if we can ever be of service, please don't hesitate to contact me personally."
Sr Mgr Development Communications
LIVESTRONG / 15 year cancer survivor
Team Journalist, Team RadioSchack Pro Cycling
Denver Talk Show Host Craig Silverman Selects Icon LASIK
Nate Marquardt - Selected Icon LASIK
Michael Speer Denver's Channel 7 & KHOW
Cody Waite - xTerra Top 10 Finisher - Denver Based Endurance Coach/Owner EPC
"It was 7:15 AM, the morning after the procedure, and I was driving in early morning light and could read the road signs as clear as day!
I had perfect vision. Back at ICON, everything checked out. I was prescribed some medicated eye drops to use for the next ten days to ward off any chance of infection while things completely healed up. In the meantime, I was already enjoying my perfect vision, sans eyeglasses and contacts. I was back riding my bike and running the next day, and after a week I was able to get back in the pool. The entire process could not have gone any better or any easier than what they did for me at ICON LASIK. I can't say enough, how thrilled I am with the whole experience. I was telling everyone that would listen for the next week how amazing ICON and their doctors are and how great LASIK is. Now I'm writing this a little over a month out, fully healed and enjoying better than perfect vision. If you or someone you know can't stand their glasses or contacts anymore, then you need to look into LASIK and they docs at ICON LASIK get my stamp of approval as the place to go. You WILL NOT regret it. Get it done. End of story."
Read Cody's full story about getting LASIK at ICON. Cody Waite
Professional Off-Road Triathete
Denver LASIK Reviews from Facebook
Below are just a few of the dozens of reviews that patients have left for us on our Icon LASIK Facebook page.
Sean Jarrett - Professional Baseball PlayerI play professional baseball, and contacts have always been so bothersome. I'm a pitcher and without great vision, the results probably won't be too good. So in other words my eyes are my livelihood. With that said, I was very apprehensive about having the procedure done, but the Icon LASIK doctors and staff made me feel very at ease, they answered any and all questions I had. I had my eyes done by the Icon LASIK this past off-season, and by the time spring training came around I had 20/15 vision! Without having to deal with the hassle of glasses and contacts. It's truly a life changer to be able to wake up and not fumble around for your glasses! The best investment for my body, and career that I've made yet! Thank you!
Sean Jarrett-Colorado Rockies
Tyler Toner - Icon Patient - Professional WEC FighterI’ve had poor vision for as long as I can remember. I had accepted the hassle of eyeglasses and contacts as a part of my life. I’ve had issues with my contacts lenses countless times in my sparring and training sessions, and the loss of a contact has hindered my performance in several of my fights. In October of 2009, I got the biggest call of my professional career. All of my work and personal sacrifices had come to fruition. The world’s biggest and most prestigious promotion for 145lb. fighters, the WEC, had offered me a five fight contract. My first fight was supposed to take place on Dec. 19th, 2009 against an undefeated fighter from Hawaii. I put myself through a grueling seven week long training camp in preparation for the fight. On Dec. 12th, a week to the day before the fight, I got an unfortunate call from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. After going through a gauntlet of health tests and screenings, it was my eyesight that made them decide to deny my license to fight. I immediately started doing research to find a respected vision correction facility in the Denver area. After speaking with one of my training partners about my situation, he recommended Icon Lasik, whom he had chosen for his procedure due to their experience with working with high level athletes (if it’s good enough for John Elway, it’s good enough for me). Although I was nervous about the procedure (read: terrified), the whole process was much quicker and easier than I expected. I had several preliminary appointments to determine which procedure would be best suited for me, and I was scheduled for surgery in less than a week. The fact that my surgeon had performed over 80,000 similar procedures put my mind at ease, and the actual surgery took less than fifteen minutes. Although a bit hazy, my vision was noticeably better within 30 seconds of the surgery than it was beforehand. Within a week, I was seeing more clearly than I ever had in my life (including with contacts and eyeglasses). I was back to training within a month, and I have my WEC debut set for April of this year. The only regret I have with the entire process is that I hadn’t gotten it done earlier in life. Thanks to Dr. Anderson and the rest of the staff at Icon Lasik, Tyler Toner
LASIK for Cyclists in Denver, Grand Junction, and Loveland, ColoradoBy LeRoy Popowski, US National Team Member and ICON LASIK patient
Training and competing as an athlete, I am dependent upon excellent vision under a variety of environmental conditions. Being nearsighted, I have always required correction with glasses or contact lenses. However, I never found either glasses or contact lenses to provide me with satisfactory vision under all conditions in which I must train and compete. Glasses afforded me very little peripheral vision, significantly diminished my vision in rainy conditions, and restricted my selection of performance sunglasses. Contact lenses seemed to be the next logical choice, but I also found them to have significant limitations. The greatest difficulty I had with contact lenses was that the lenses would become very dehydrated during my training sessions, resulting in decreased vision and uncomfortable, irritated eyes. This problem was especially exacerbated in dry environments with low relative humidity. Further, during fast descents in the mountains on the bike, the wind and increased tear production would cause instability of the lenses and large fluctuations in vision. Additionally, frequent travel to race both domestically and in Europe entailed naps on flights at different times of the day and sleeping in contacts was very uncomfortable.
After years of frustration with sub-optimal vision correction and enduring the "hassles associated with contact lens care, I decided to explore more permanent means of achieving excellent vision without either contact lenses or glasses. Refractive surgery seemed to be the solution that would result in the visual performance I demanded. This would also free me from the inconveniences of contact lens care.
I chose ICON for my refractive surgery for a number of reasons. There are undoubtedly a significant number of ophthalmologists that perform refractive surgery, but most do not specialize in this specialty of ophthalmology. Rather, they will perform a limited number of refractive surgery cases a month in addition to doing cataract surgery and practicing general ophthalmology. I wanted my surgical care to be in the hands of a corneal specialist who has performed thousands of refractive surgery cases. My eyesight has tremendous importance to me and I wanted to be certain that I would have the best surgical outcome. Dr. Christianson (editor: All Icon LASIK surgeons are independent contractors) is an incredibly skilled surgeon and his understanding of the physiological optics relative to refractive surgery gave me great confidence to trust my vision to ICON.
I was also very impressed with the clinical arrangement at ICON. I have always seen optometrists for my vision care and have continually been impressed with their expertise and thoroughness of evaluation of the visual system. ICON has a very unique situation in that the optometrists that provided my pre and post-surgical care worked as a team in the very same clinic with the ophthalmologist performing the surgery. As a team, they have managed thousands of patients and developed an expertise in refractive surgery in addition to providing uninterrupted care throughout the entire process. I am incredibly pleased to finally have excellent vision without the hassles and inconveniences of glasses and contacts. I am very happy to awaken in the morning and be out the door to train with no thoughts of inserting contact lenses or wearing glasses. I highly recommend refractive surgery to all athletes to achieve their best vision and encourage you to trust your vision to ICON to get your best results.
Pro Duathlete, US Pro National Team Member
USCF Category 1 cyclist
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