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Sumner Vision

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3400 E Bayaud Ave Ste 485
Denver, CO 80209-2926
Phone: 303-321-1606
Fax: 303-321-0920

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DayOpenClosed
Monday9:00am5:30pm
Tuesday9:00am5:30pm
Wednesday9:00am5:30pm
Thursday9:00am5:30pm
Friday9:00am5:30pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
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Many patients with vision problems heartily embrace the idea of enjoying vision correction without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Not all of these patients, however, are good candidates for PRK or Lasik surgery, the two standard surgeries used to alter the way the   cornea of the eye refracts light. If that describes you, don't fret -- because here at Sumner Vision, we offer an advanced corneal reshaping technique known as Precision Ortho-k, or POK. This non-surgical technique can produce changes to the way your cornea refracts light and help you to see 20/20 without glasses or contact lenses.

To understand the benefits of POK, let us first consider how the cornea works. The cornea is a transparent, spherical bulge that sits over the lens of your eye. In addition to protecting the inner parts of the eye, the cornea also performs some lens-like tasks of its own. The shape of cornea causes incoming light rays to be refracted, or bent, in such a way that the lens can focus them into a clear, sharp image before they pass on to the retina and optic nerve. 

Deformations in the shape of the cornea cause refraction to go wrong in various ways, producing the fuzzy images characteristic of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Glasses and contact lens are curved to "pre-refract" incoming light to compensate for your personal degree of corneal deformation. Laser surgery actually corrects the shape of cornea itself, eliminating most of all of the visual errors that might otherwise call for corrective lenses.

Corneal Reshaping While You Sleep

While you might leap at the thought of permanently correcting vision problems, laser surgery isn't always the best eye care option. For instance, if you suffer from thin corneas, untreated cataracts, diabetes, certain autoimmune diseases, or a corneal disease called keratoconus, you should avoid laser eye surgery.

Some of our patients simply don't like the idea of any kind of surgery, or they want a reversible procedure.  Precision Orthokeratology (POK) may be an ideal choice for these individuals. Dr. Sumner will map the shape of your corneas precisely and then fabricate special contact lenses. Unlike standard contacts, you'll wear these lenses at night. The lenses perform a subtle corneal reshaping as you sleep, meaning that you can take them out the next morning and enjoy perfect or near-perfect vision.

POK can help you see clearly for one or two days at a time, or possibly even longer. By wearing them regularly at night, you can maintain your clarity of vision for as long as you decide to continue using them. If you decide to use another form of vision correction, simply stop wearing the POK lenses and your corneas will assume their previous shape once again. Talk with Dr. Sumner to see whether POK is right for you.  Call today at 303-321-1606.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients, including comprehensive medical eye examinations, professional contact lens care,  treatment of Dry Eye and other eye diseases, Diabetic eyecare, and an Optical Service with in office lab. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule.  We see patients on Saturday!!  Schedule an appointment today!  Call 303-321-1606 Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.  This will save you time when you come in for your appointment.

Office Hours

Sunday                  Closed
Monday                 Closed
Tuesday       9:00 AM  to  5:30 PM
Wednesday    9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday      9:00 AM  to 5:30 PM
Friday            9:00 AM to  5:30 PM
Saturday       8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Meet the Doctor

Meet Dr. Larry Sumner Dr. Larry Sumner is a solo practitioner with over thirty-five years experience in primary eyecare. Read More

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  •  303-321-1606
  • 3400 E Bayaud Avenue, Suite 485, Denver, CO 80209
  • email: lds@sumnervision.com
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