Leading Ophthalmologists & Optometrists Working Together to Improve Your Vision
Founded over 35 years ago, Hines Sight has become the trusted eye care center for patients in Denver and throughout the state of Colorado. Our team of vision care specialists offers a full range of ophthalmology and optometry services. A comprehensive ophthalmology practice, we offer routine eye exams, glaucoma treatment, and several types of eye surgery, including LASIK. The goal of our team is to educate you on the importance of the prevention and early detection of eye diseases so that you can enjoy a lifetime of clear vision. We encourage patients of all ages to schedule a preventive visit to our Denver, CO, office before the onset of symptoms.
Backed by decades of experience and the latest diagnostic technology, we can provide the optical and medical care you need to maintain healthy eyes and clear vision.
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Are you overdue for your annual eye exam? Are you worried about a sudden onset of vision problems? Schedule an appointment at Hines Sight in Denver, Colorado, today. Our doctors can perform a thorough eye exam and prescribe a custom treatment that could potentially save your vision. Our trusted doctors are members of several important ophthalmology, optometry, and medical societies, including:
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology
- The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- The American Osteopathic Association
- The International Society of Refractive Surgery
- The American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
Dozens of 5-Star Reviews
I love this place. I've been going to Hines Sight since I had my Lasix surgery 19 years ago. I saw Stanley Cushing and I was pleased with him. He made me feel comfortable and he explained everything I asked for and needed to know and he had a sense of humor too. He's a nice and kind and friendly I would recommend him and say your in good hands ..View on Google
EVERY person working here is friendly and professional. They fixed my issue and put me at ease. As a first time patient, I’m here to stay! I highly recommend them.View on Google
Meet Our Doctors
Justin Coco, DO
Our medical director, Dr. Justin Coco, earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa before moving on to medical school. After graduating from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he served an internship at St. John Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, before completing a residency in ophthalmology at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Coco is an exceptionally experienced surgeon who has been in practice since 2010. While he focuses on cataract and refractive surgery, he is instrumental in helping us provide comprehensive eye care. He is board-certified in osteopathic ophthalmology and has earned his license to practice in three states.
Stanley Cushing, OD
Dr. Stanley Cushing's credentials begin with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Pacific Union College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. In graduate school at Loma Linda University, he studied biomathematics. Moving to the Southern California College of Optometry, Dr. Stanely graduated Magna Cume Laude with his bachelor's in visual science and his Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Stanley Cushing is certified in optometry in both California and Colorado.
Dr. Cushing is a board-certified therapeutic optometrist who has been practicing optometry since 1978. Although he specializes in primary eye care, he also provides thorough pre- and post-operative treatment to help patients protect their vision. He is also a renowned contact lens specialist and regularly treats glaucoma.
Dr. Cecelia Koetting
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cecelia Koetting, OD, FAAO, joined us as our new optometrist in late November 2021. Dr. Koetting completed her optometry residency in ocular disease and primary care at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH, and received her Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry.
She has extensive experience in the field. Her specialties include dry eye disease, glaucoma, diabetic eye care, and neuro-optometry.
Dr. Koetting is a nationally known lecturer and author with a focus on ocular disease, surgical co-management, and neuro-optometry. She was 2019's recipient of Virginia's prestigious VOA Young OD of the Year award.
William Hines, MD
Dr. William Hines founded Hines Sight in 1983. He was one of the first doctors to offer LASIK in Denver, Colorado, and quickly became a trusted PRK, Visian® ICL™, and cataract surgery provider. During his career, he became one of the most accomplished eye surgeons in the region, completing more than 50,000 LASIK procedures and more than 10,000 cataract surgeries.
Dr. Hines is now retired from our practice, but he continues to contribute to the field of ophthalmology as a professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.
Our entire team is dedicated to maintaining the high standard of care that he established.
Committed to Exceptional Care
"Our mission is to maximize the vision and health of each of our patients. We strive to compassionately provide efficient care, without sacrificing quality." The Hines Sight Team
Because we have our own on-site surgical facility, we can perform certain surgical procedures in our office. This allows you to undergo surgical eye care from our ophthalmologist at the same office where you receive your routine eye care. Having our own surgical facility also allows us to provide the safest care possible. We use the latest technology for our surgical procedures and keep up with rigorous health and safety standards to ensure that your well-being always comes first. Our ophthalmologist can perform:
If your vision is blurry or dull because of cataracts, our Denver, Colorado, team can perform cataract surgery. By removing cataracts and replacing your damaged lens with an intraocular lens (IOL), Dr. Coco can help you achieve clear vision once again. The surgery is virtually painless, and most candidates experience a fairly quick recovery.
As one of the first ophthalmology practices in all of Colorado to offer LASIK eye surgery, we are a popular destination for men and women who want freedom from their contact lenses or eyeglasses. To help you achieve the very best treatment outcomes, our ophthalmologist also performs Custom Wavefront LASIK.
If your cataracts have progressed to the point where glasses or contact lenses no longer provide proper vision correction, intraocular lenses (IOLs) can help. Our Denver ophthalmologist can replace clouded lenses with an IOL that suits your individual needs.
Visian ICL is a removable lens implant that can correct nearsightedness. An alternative to LASIK and PRK, Visian ICL is reversible, offers UV protection, and does not induce dry eye syndrome. Our ophthalmologist in Denver, Colorado, can review your candidacy for Visian ICL during your next visit.
Do You Have Diabetes? Eye Exams Are Vital to Protect Your Eyesight
We urge patients with diabetes to make “an ounce of prevention” their personal mantra to protect their vision.
Patients with diabetes are at greater risk for a variety of eye problems that, if left untreated, can impair vision, perhaps to the point of blindness. But preventative care, including yearly comprehensive eye exams, allows us to catch early warning signs and diagnose conditions at the earliest stage possible.
The vision issues people with diabetes face are generally categorized as diabetic eye disease. They include:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Diabetic macular edema
Eye Exams Are a Diabetic's
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While regular eye exams are important for everyone, they are critically important for people with diabetes. Hines Sight in Denver performs comprehensive eye exams that allow us to catch warning signs and diagnose conditions at the earliest possible point.
Our doctors will pay special attention to the back of your eye, the retina, if you have diabetes. We can use optomap retinal imaging or optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans to create high-resolution images that allow us to accurately diagnose conditions that often occur in diabetic patients.
Have you noticed changes in your vision? Do you see more floaters, or has your vision become hazy or blurry? We recommend requesting an eye exam. Patients with diabetes should have their vision checked at least once a year to prevent vision loss and more often if they notice changes.
Read What Patients Are Saying
Staff was friendly and efficient, keeping me informed about wait times. It was a pleasant experience where all my questions were answered and Dr Coco was thorough, informative and relaxed.View on Google
Everyone at the practice was very helpful and courteous. I was especially cared for by Bernadette as she explained the procedure and the process to me. All the follow-up was thorough, and folks are very friendly.View on Google
Ready to Restore Your Vision?
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Whether you need emergency eye care or a routine eye examination, our eye doctors are ready to see you. We know that visiting the eye doctor can be scary for some, so we treat every visitor with respect and compassion. Because our optometrist and ophthalmologist use the latest technology to screen, diagnose, and treat patients, you can be confident that you are receiving high-quality care every step of the way.
Booking an appointment is easy. Contact us online, or call our Denver, Colorado, office at:
Improving Patients' Quality of Life
"We have been coming to Hines Sight from Park County as we wouldn't trust anyone else with our eyesight. The entire staff is caring, and the ultimate in professionalism." Marc C.
Comprehensive Eye Care Complete List of Services
- Astigmatism treatment
- Cataract surgery
- Contact lenses
- Corneal disorders treatment
- Custom LASIK
- Diabetic eye exams
- Diabetic retinopathy treatment
- Dry eye treatment
- Eye exams and eyeglasses
- Eyelid surgery
- Glaucoma treatment
- Keratoconus treatment
- Laser floater removal
- LASIK surgery
- Macular degeneration treatment
- Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
- Presbyopia treatment
- Pterygium surgery
- Retinal disorders treatment
- Visian ICL™
Enjoy Better Eyesight
Our ophthalmologist and optometrist can address nearly any vision or eye condition at our convenient eye care center. Whether you are interested in conventional glasses and contacts or advanced surgical treatments, our team of eye care professionals can help you see better. Our practice features the latest technology at every step of treatment, from our examinations to our on-site surgical suite.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with our Denver ophthalmologist, contact us online or call:
"The best decision I have ever made."
Dr Coco and his staff are truly caring and more importantly, skilled in eye health.View on Google
Staff and Dr.Cushing were very kind. Did not feel pressured to purchase contacts from them, gave me a prescription with no questions asked. Clean environment.View on Google
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Contrary to common misconceptions, you don't need a referral to see an ophthalmologist. Anyone can schedule an appointment at our office. To expedite your first visit and help us get to know you better, we encourage you to fill out the necessary forms prior to your appointment. You should also bring your insurance information, current contact lenses or eyeglasses, and a list of current medications.
At the start of your appointment, you will undergo a comprehensive eye exam. This exam will last anywhere from one to two hours. After reviewing your medical history, one of our eye doctors will conduct a visual acuity test and refraction assessment. We will then screen for eye diseases such as glaucoma and corneal disease. We will also evaluate the back of each eye to rule out serious diseases like macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.