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Main Office Four Corners Eye Clinic 575 Rivergate Lane #212 Durango, CO 81301 Phone: (970) 259-2202 Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Satellite Office Farmington Location 3450 E Main St Farmington, NM 87402 Phone: (970) 259-2202 Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Satellite Office Cortez Location 22 S Beech St Cortez, CO 81321 Phone: (970) 259-2202 Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Satellite Office Pagosa Springs Location 190 Talisman Dr Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 Phone: (970) 259-2202 Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Satellite Office Aztec Location 121 S Main Ave Aztec, NM 87410 Phone: (970) 259-2202 Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
If you are tired of relying on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, it might be time to consider bladeless LASIK surgery in Durango, Colorado, at Four Corners Eye Clinic. Our corneal specialist, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Linda Rose, is excited to bring this life-changing procedure for men and women who want to live life more freely and more comfortably.
What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK surgery corrects common vision problems by reshaping the clear front surface of the eye called the cornea. The cornea helps focus incoming light to create an image on the retina—helping us see the world around us. At our clinic, LASIK is performed with state-of-the-art medical lasers—without the use of a blade—for fast, accurate, customized procedures. The LASIK procedure can be performed on both eyes in a single surgery.
What Does LASIK Surgery Treat?
LASIK surgery does not correct every type of vision problem, but in many cases it can correct:
- Nearsightedness (myopia)
- Farsightedness (hyperopia)
Who Is a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?
This elective surgery is not right for everyone. In general, good candidates are those who have not had changes in their prescription for at least a year and are:
- At least 18 years old
- In good health
- Free from cataracts, glaucoma, and other types of eye disease
- Not pregnant
The best way to find out if LASIK is right for you is to have an in-depth LASIK consultation with Dr. Rose.
Why Choose Four Corners Eye Clinic for LASIK?
At our clinic, LASIK procedures are performed by board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Linda Rose. She completed a corneal fellowship at Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute and is the first fellowship-trained corneal specialist in the Durango area. With more than 12 years of surgical experience and a genuinely caring personality, Dr. Rose offers patients the reassurance of a safe, rewarding LASIK procedure.
What Happens During LASIK Surgery?
Dr. Rose performs LASIK surgery at the fully accredited Animas Surgical Hospital. Before the procedure, you may be given medication to help you relax and numbing drops placed in your eyes to prevent discomfort. We use a special device to keep the eyes from closing, so there’s no need to worry about blinking.
The doctor begins the surgery by creating a thin, circular flap on the surface of the cornea using a computer-guided femtosecond laser for enhanced precision. She then reshapes the underlying layer of the cornea to predetermined specifications using an excimer laser. Once complete, the flap is smoothed down over the eye and will heal naturally without stiches or bandages. The doctor then repeats the procedure on the second eye. In certain cases, LASIK may be performed on just one eye.
What Is Recovery Like After LASIK Surgery?
While you will need to have someone drive you home after surgery, LASIK recovery is usually quick and easy. It’s normal for the eyes to burn, sting, be watery, and feel sensitive to light for the first few hours, so we recommend you take a nap when you get home. Most patients have improved vision right after surgery and experience continued improvement over the next few days.
Meet Our Physicians
Eric Meyer, M.D.
Board certified in ophthalmology since 2001, Dr. Meyer is an experienced specialist and genuinely enjoys educating and caring for patients. A Minnesota native, Dr. Meyer has trained at clinics in Milwaukee and Pittsburgh before finally settling in Durango in 2001. In his spare time, he's an avid outdoorsman and understands the role that healthy vision plays in the Four Corners lifestyle.
Joshua Zastrocky, M.D.
A board-certified glaucoma specialist, Dr. Zastrocky has spent much of his professional life researching and mastering treatments for this common condition. After graduating, he trained with leaders in the field at the University of California, Davis, medical center. He's pleased to bring those skills to patients at Four Corners Eye Clinic. Dr. Zastrocky is a Colorado native, and he and his wife are happy to raise their 7 children in his home state.
Karyn Teel, M.D.
Although Dr. Teel offers a variety of eyecare services, she's Four Corners' go-to for diagnosing and treating retinal diseases. She's a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and is especially adept at treating retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and other retinal conditions. Dr. Teel also has a passion for serving the medical needs of the larger global community and has worked in Africa and Asia. Outside of the office, she loves spending time in the great outdoors with her husband.
John P. Brach, M.D.
Dr. Brach completed medical school with honors and went on to train at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. While Dr. Brach is a well-rounded ophthalmologist, he’s particularly interested in cataract surgery and comprehensive eye care. A native Coloradan, Dr. Brach enjoys the outdoors with his wife, their son and an adopted canine.
David Bishop, M.D.
As a board-certified ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Bishop offers both cosmetic and medical eyecare to the diverse people of the Four Corners region. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, he also works as a clinical professor at Denver Health. Dr. Bishop's years of experience make him a seasoned authority on the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.Learn More Appointment Request
Linda Rose, M.D.
A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Rose is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist. She was the Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Cornea Service at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for 12 years before joining Four Corners Eye Clinic. Outside of work, Dr. Rose enjoys a range of activities, including dance, hiking, and skiing. She is a certified yoga instructor and scuba diver.Learn More Appointment Request