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University of Colorado Eye Centers

Eye & Vision Care at University of Colorado Eye Centers


Your eyesight is precious. To help you safeguard it, doctors at University of Colorado Eye Centers offer the highest level of care for a wide range of conditions, from routine eye care to highly technical surgery and leading edge treatments for eye diseases.

Surgical specialists

Eye surgery demands the highest level of expertise. Our Eye Center surgeons bring their knowledge and experience to a range of procedures including LASIK, cataract, and cosmetic surgeries.

Aging eyes need extra care

By the age of 65, one third of Americans have some form of vision-impairing eye disease. But most don’t know it – often there are no symptoms.

Vision loss and blindness have a significant impact on one's quality of life. Yet they are often preventable. Our specialists blend new technology and the latest techniques to preserve your vision – no matter your age.

» PATIENTS AND VISITORS: Expansion of Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI) Building at Anschutz «

Work is underway on an expansion of the RMLEI building that will more than double the size of our current clinical space. Learn more.

The current main entrance to RMLEI will be closed until construction is complete. Map of new entrance and directions to RMLEI check-in.

Why Choose University of Colorado Eye Centers for Your Vision Treatment?

  • US News & World Report ranked University of Colorado Hospital #1 in Colorado. Seven of our ophthalmologists were ranked as top doctors within the specialty, based on a peer nomination process.
  • University of Colorado Hospital was ranked #1 hospital in Colorado and #1 hospital in metro Denver by 5280 Magazine.  Additionally, two of our ophthalmologists achieved “Top Docs” status in the magazine’s listing of ophthalmology providers.
  • The University of Colorado Eye Center location on the Anschutz Medical Campus (in the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute building) is a state-of-the-art facility that provides both routine and specialty diagnostic and clinical care.
  • We also provide convenient care community-wide, at our University of Colorado Eye Centers locations in Boulder, Cherry Creek, LoDo and Park Meadows.
  • All of our doctors are fellowship trained – they've achieved the highest level of expertise, and they're able to diagnose and treat the most complicated cases.
  • Our doctors also conduct clinical research. They're on the front lines to find new ways to combat a range of eye diseases. The results of their research? They can offer you the latest treatments and surgical options sooner than other eye doctors can.
  • With over 35,000 patient visits a year, we have diagnosed and treated a huge range of eye conditions. Our doctors train the next generation of eye doctors!

Eyes and Vision Research

Doctors at University of Colorado Eye Centers are:

  • researching different molecules that may be used in treating macular degeneration. They're conducting an artificial vision project that may some day lead to solutions for currently irreversible and progressive blindness.
  • identifying undiscovered proteins in the eye (proteomics) which could lead to advances in early diagnosis of diseases such as glaucoma, retinal diseases, as well as more common conditions such as severe dry eye syndrome.
  • studying changes in the thickness and curvature of the cornea after LASIK surgery with the goal of improving LASIK technology especially in the area of overcorrection.

For information about research trials, contact Mary Preston at (720) 848-2035 or Mary.Preston@ucdenver.edu

Featured Services

LASIK Eye Surgery

Imagine finally ditching your eyeglasses!

Located in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Taravella and Dr. Davidson are nationally recognized specialists offering the latest in vision correction including LASIK, PRK and other surgery techniques. 

Our team approach and double case review means you receive 100% custom treatment: you get exactly the right care for your eyes. If LASIK surgery is not right for you or if complications arise, our doctors have the depth of expertise to offer you options right here at UCH.

LenSx for Cataract Surgery

The University of Colorado Eye Center at Anschutz now offers the LenSx laser for treating cataracts.

This FDA-approved laser allows patients to undergo “bladeless” cataract surgery in a more precise manner than traditional cataract surgery. LenSx allows for cataracts to be treated more effectively than ever before.

Call 720-848-2020 to learn more!

Read our news release