COVID-19 Update!

As we continue to learn about COVID-19 and adjust/transition accordingly, we are happy to announce we have resumed regular physician and clinic schedules! Please call us to set up your next eye exam .

For all appointments, patients are REQUIRED to wear a protective face covering. Only the patient will be admitted entrance into clinics, unless assistance is needed for mobility reasons. Caregivers and family members will be asked to wait outside during the appointment, please, no children.

Our in-clinic pre-screen questions are as follows, if you answer YES to any of the following questions, we kindly ask you call to reschedule your appointment..


1. Have you had a fever in the last two weeks?
2. Have you experienced a cough, shortness of breath, or a sore throat in the last two weeks?
3. Have you experienced loss of sense of smell or taste in the last two weeks?
4. Have you had any exposure to a known COVID case?


Stay well and safe,
Hines Sight Staff

woman enjoying clear mountain morning

LASIK

Do you want freedom from glasses and contact lenses? 

Dr. Justin Coco at Hines Sight is a refractive surgery specialist who can make it happen. He offers LASIK starting at $1,995 per eye.

Our Denver practice has provided LASIK to more than 50,000 satisfied patients. Let's take a closer look at what LASIK can do for you...

How Does LASIK Surgery Work? 

The cornea (the clear outer coating of your eye) helps redirect and focus light into the retinas, which then send the visual information to your brain. When the shape of your corneas prevents light from being focused correctly into the retina, it results in blurry or unfocused vision. We call this a refractive error. 

LASIK surgery uses a laser to reshape your corneas so they can better redirect light to the retinas. Eyewear can also improve your vision by focusing light toward your eyes, but LASIK offers a more permanent solution that can address the source of the problem. 

What Happens During LASIK Surgery? Three Primary Steps

1. The doctor will use a laser to create a tissue flap on the corneal surface (epithelium), which grants access to the center layer of the cornea (stroma).
2. The computer-guided excimer laser will precisely remove very small amounts of corneal tissue to achieve the proper shape.
3. Once treatment is complete, the flap will be carefully closed and left to heal on its own.

Book Your Consultation Today

These days, there are many practicing LASIK surgeons. You should consider the team at Hines Sight in Denver because we: 

  • Have spent over 35 years serving the community 
  • Provide comprehensive eye care 
  • Use the latest technology and tools 
  • Deliver compassionate treatment 

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or by phone. If you have questions, please send them here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

"Beyond pleased"

"If you want your LASIK done right, go see Dr Coco and Dr Cushing and their staff @ Hines Sight. I was BEYOND pleased with the work their office did, I can finally see everything this beautiful world has to offer." Jake Berman, 5-Star Review

The LASIK Procedure Has Excellent Success Rates

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe?  Technology Has Made LASIK Safer Than Ever 

99% of patients experience no complications

At Hines Sight in Denver, we use the latest techniques and treatment options to ensure safe and successful LASIK procedures. However, LASIK already has an impressively low risk of complications, and it is estimated that less than one percent of patients who undergo LASIK eye surgery experience complications

Let's Focus on Your Future

There is no better time than now to reach out to Hines Sight and book a consultation with Dr. Coco or Dr. Cushing. Our state-of-the-art technology and advanced training can help you lead a life that is more independent and fulfilling. Imagine being able to just leave the house and dive right into your day without having to look for your glasses or place your contact lenses. Dr. Coco and the team in Denver want to help you discover whether the LASIK procedure or a sophisticated alternative is the best way to help you achieve freedom from corrective eyewear. Request your appointment online or call us now!

Our state-of-the-art Colorado practice welcomes you.

Reviews of Our Denver Practice 

1

Katherine thayer

2021

Google logo

Have been a patient at this practice for 20 years. Office personnel are caring, friendly and competent. Have had cataract and LASIK surgeries with Dr Coco and highly recommend him.

View on Google
1

Jennifer Joukema

2016

Google logo

Dr. Hines and Dr. Cushing have taken excellent care of my eyes for many years. I recently got LASIK at HinesSight and it has changed my life for the better. Thank you!

View on Google

The LASIK Treatment Timeline

Our Colorado doctors have renewed the eyesight of professional athletes, TV personalities, and other physicians with LASIK surgery.
Our Colorado doctors have renewed the eyesight of professional athletes, TV personalities, and other physicians with LASIK surgery.

Consultation

Dr. Coco or Dr. Cushing will evaluate your medical history, current prescription, medications, treatment goals, and other factors to determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK. We typically recommend custom wavefront LASIK for patients who want truly optimal results. 

Surgery

LASIK can be completed in about 15 minutes on-site by Dr. Coco. First, numbing eye drops, a lid speculum, and a suction device will be applied to the eye. After creating the corneal flap with a laser, Dr. Coco will make the necessary refinements using a second laser: the VISX Star S4.

Recovery

You should rest for the remainder of the day. Many patients notice clear vision as soon as they leave our office, with improvements continuing in the following days and weeks. Most patients can return to work the next day. 

Post-Op Care

After your procedure, it is important that you closely follow the post-operative instructions provided by our doctors in Denver. These may include: 

  • Refraining from strenuous activity until you are cleared by your doctor
  • Not rubbing your eyes 
  • Avoiding hot tubs or water sports for at least one week after surgery 
  • Not wearing eye makeup for at least a week

Your surgeon may also prescribe antibiotic eyedrops to reduce the risk of infection. It is normal to experience dry eyes for about six months after treatment, along with a temporary difficulty seeing at night.

Thousands of Patients Treated 

At Hines Sight, we have helped over 50,000
LASIK patients achieve clearer vision.

Questions About LASIK?  Ask Dr. Coco and His Team 

We perform LASIK surgery on-site at our Colorado facility.

At Hines Sight, we place a heavy emphasis on educating our patients about their eye health and our available treatments. After completing a thorough examination, Dr. Coco will take the extra time to listen to your goals and concerns during a consultation. We have patient computers in the treatment area to help you learn more about refractive surgeries like LASIK. 

We are happy to answer any questions you have about LASIK and other eye treatments. You can ask Dr. Coco during a consultation or call our office in Denver, CO, at: 

(303) 777-3277

"I love this place"

I love this place. I've been going to Hines Sight since I had my Lasik 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 nice and kind and friendly I would recommend him and say you're in good hands. Geneva Lebron, 5-Star Review, 2021

Enhanced Results with Custom Wavefront LASIK Available at Our Denver Practice

wavefront lasik

Custom LASIK is an enhanced type of LASIK eye surgery that treats all aspects of the visual spectrum, including higher-order aberrations (such as glare and halos) as well as lower-order aberrations (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism). Traditional LASIK does not treat higher-order aberrations. During the custom procedure, precise technology is used to create a detailed map of your corneal surface. Based on this information, the computer-guided laser makes changes to the corneal tissue that provide enhanced focus with minimal glare, halos, and compromises in night vision. 

The difference between traditional LASIK surgery and custom LASIK surgery can be compared to buying a suit. Traditional LASIK is like buying a great-looking suit off the rack. Custom LASIK is like buying a custom-tailored suit that fits perfectly and accounts for your specific body type. During your consultation, we can help determine which approach is best for your needs.

iDesign  Is the Key to Wavefront LASIK

As a custom LASIK patient of Hines Sight, your surgeon will use iDesign®, a refractive studio that integrates five simultaneous measurements:

  • 1. Full-gradient topography

  • 2. Wavefront aberrometry

  • 3. Autorefraction

  • 4. Keratometry

  • 5. Pupillometry

Precise collection of this data provides the surgeon with the information he needs to create a personalized treatment plan. Once these measurements have been taken, your surgeon can use the excimer laser to provide refinements that minimize glare, halos, and starbursts at night, giving you the best vision possible. 

Hines Sight is proud to adopt the latest technology in order to provide our patients with life-changing outcomes. No matter what type of refractive surgery we provide, you can expect that every measure is being taken in order to ensure your safety and satisfaction.

What Does LASIK Cost?

At our Denver practice, the cost of LASIK (in situ keratomileusis) starts at $1,995 per eye. Basic insurance plans do not cover LASIK because it is considered an elective procedure. To help make LASIK a fit for your budget, Hines Sight accepts financing through CareCredit® and GreenSky®. These flexible payment plans allow patients to break the total cost of their care into manageable monthly payments.

LASIK Alternatives

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

If you don't qualify for LASIK due to thin corneas or working in a field with a high risk of facial injury, you may be a candidate for PRK. This procedure is very similar to LASIK, but instead of accessing the inner layer of the cornea with a tissue flap, the outer layer (epithelium) is completely removed prior to the laser refinements. That means recovery takes longer, but the results are the same.

Implantable
Contact Lenses

The Visian ICL is an implantable contact lens we may recommend to patients with high degrees of near-sightedness, thin corneas, or dry eyes that could be made worse by LASIK. During a surgical procedure that takes about 30 minutes per eye at our Denver offices, the lens is placed between the pupil and the crystalline lens.

Refractive Lens Exchange Using IOLs

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used to completely replace the crystalline lens during cataract surgery, but they can also be used to enhance vision when a patient does not qualify for LASIK. There is a variety of IOLs designed to provide focus at all distances, and they can be customized to provide the degree of vision correction you require.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions that our Colorado patients ask us regarding LASIK: 

Does getting LASIK surgery hurt? 

With modern advances in technology and local anesthesia, laser vision correction is a virtually painless experience for most patients. We will provide numbing eye drops, and you should only feel some mild pressure on the eye during certain steps of the surgery. Your vision may also temporarily blur or go dim during some stages, which is a normal part of the procedure.  

How many years does LASIK last? 

Every patient is different, so we cannot give a timeframe for how many years the results will last. The results of LASIK are permanent, but your vision may still change over time. Laser vision correction cannot prevent presbyopia, the loss of vision that occurs naturally with age. Other eye conditions and complications can also affect your vision after receiving LASIK, which is why patients should maintain their health and schedule regular eye checkups.

How can I prepare for LASIK surgery? 

Before undergoing laser vision correction, patients should stop wearing contact lenses several weeks before the initial evaluation. On the day before the refractive surgery, patients should also stop wearing any makeup, cream, lotions, or perfumes until the surgeon instructs them it is safe to use those products again. 

"Great care" 

1

Dan Reed

2021

Google logo

Very professional I had a very successful cataract surgery and Lasik many years before that. Personally I have loved almost never wearing glasses!

View on Google
1

Skip Rodgers

2021

Google logo

Stanley Cushing is a great eye doctor. He takes the time to answer your questions. Great care by the support staff. Office staff is friendly.

View on Google
The team at Hines Sight

Hines Sight

The team at Hines Sight works together to provide the greater Denver, CO, area with the best possible experience. Our doctors are affiliated with professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honors Society

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (303) 777-3277.

Get In Touch Today

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite
Google map image of our location in 2480 S Downing St Ste G-30 Denver, CO

Located in South Denver

2480 S Downing St
Ste G-30
Denver, CO 80210

Closed Today

(303) 777-3277 Send a message