Patient Stories

After two independent consults for LASIK told me that I was not a candidate, I assumed I’d be in contacts and glasses for the rest of my life.  During my routine eye exam one day, Dr. Strautman and I discussed PRK.  The short version is that in 2014 I had PRK surgery on both eyes with Dr. Spivack.  The outcome is OUTSTANDING!  I am thankful every day for perfect vision thanks to Dr. Spivack. I wish I had done it years ago, and I feel it was absolutely worth the cost.  If you are considering laser vision correction, go see these guys and they will treat you right.  I am very please with experience I had and thrilled to have perfect vision!

Ben T.


One week after my laser eye surgery at Spivack Western Slope LASIK Center, my vision is 20/15 and improving every day. It’s been a long time dream of mine to toss my eyeglasses away, and finally accomplished that goal. As a professional hunting guide and photographer, sharp vision is very important to me, and I couldn’t be happier with the results of my surgery. There are many options where you can have LASIK surgery, but Spivack Western Slope LASIK Center was the right choice for me. The pre-op and post-operative care is more important than you might imagine, and Dr. Eric Strautman did a simply outstanding job. Extremely professional, dedicated, caring—what a great resource you have in Dr. Strautman to help you through the process. Dr. Spivack is known for his deft touch at LASIK surgery, and my results are proof of his outstanding expertise. The staff at Spivack Western Slope LASIK Center is attentive, helpful, friendly, and professional. All in all, I am thrilled with the results. On a scale of one to ten, I give them an 11.

Gary H.


Dear Dr. Strautman, Dr. Spivack and everyone involved in my LASIK procedure,

I want to thank you for providing me with the opportunity to experience one of the greatest miracles in my life (second only to  childbirth). While I had all the faith and trust in the world that your team would provide me with the best eye care possible, I never dreamed my eyes could see so well without the aid of glasses or contacts.

Just 15 minutes after my LASIK procedure, I opened my eyes to a whole new world. Being able to see your teams’ faces with my own eyes took my breath away and brought me to tears. Truly, there are no words to express how excited and happy I am.

For the first time since I was too young to remember, I can see details with so much clarity. I look out my window and see the buds on my aspen trees. As I drive, I look at everything in sight with amazement. I see individual blades of grass. I can distinguish between pebbles and dirt. The smallest branches on trees no longer blend together with the bigger ones. I am absolutely thrilled to see what I have been missing out on all these years.

I can’t thank you enough for encouraging me to take the first step towards LASIK. I never believed it was possible for me to achieve perfect vision. You have proven to me that miracles do really happen. Thank you also for your thoroughness, your professionalism and you high level of customer service. I will recommend 20/20 Eyecare and Spivack Western Slope LASIK Center to everyone.

Most Sincerely,

Kristen K.


"After my first consultation visit, I knew that I had come to the right place. This has been the best decision I have ever made."

Coby S.


"Great phone support from reception especially from Lindsey and awesome reviews online. Close to home and already at altitude. I will never forget my experience here. Im too young and active to be slowed down by contacts or glasses. Thank you for making me feel comfortable before and during surgery, but especially for the great new eye balls."

-Catherine W.


"I was referred by a friend in the valley to 20/20. After the consultation,  I knew Spivack WSLC was the place for me. The staff was SO thorough- they made me feel so secure they would do the best job. Plus I didn't want to drive to Denver for the procedure. Their pricing is competive and they gave me a discount  since my insurance didn't cover the procedure. Dr. Spivack was quick and precise- he made surgery day painless. Dr. Strautman made it easy for my pre and post appointments. I love his positive attitude! Thanks to everyone at 20/20 for making this such an amazing life change for me! I recommend them hands down to anyone in Colorado! I can see perfectly now! I hated wearing contacts and hated glasses even more. If you wear either then you should really think about getting Lasik. And make sure to get it done at the Spivack WSLC! They make you feel like a VIP and provide the best service I've experienced. Thank you so much for changing my life! Here's to seeing perfect!"

-Shenna J.