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Dr. Craig Beyer

Ophthalmologist, LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Craig F. Beyer is a board-certified ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in corneal and refractive surgery. He founded BoulderEyes / Beyer LASIK, a laser center that has won the Best of Boulder Awards in Boulder, Colorado nearly every year since 1998 and has been performing LASIK in NYC since 2019. Dr. Beyer is originally from St. Louis, MO, he went to University of MO for undergraduate school, received his medical training at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO, and his ophthalmology training at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He then completed his fellowship at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans, LA where he received a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Craig Beyer

Ophthalmologist, LASIK Surgeon

20 Years Experience

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"The Demolition Man"
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Trusted by internationally recognized celebrities such as Kevin Costner and Tyler Hamilton, Dr. Craig F. Beyer has been performing Laser Vision Correction (LVC) longer than any other eye surgeon in the State of New York. In 1988, he was a member of the team that performed the first excimer laser vision correction (LVC) procedure in the world and one of the first to perform experimental LASIK surgery in 1989. In fact, he co-authored the first scientific paper that described experimental LASIK surgery (Int. Ophthalmol. 1991; 15:249-258). Later in 1990, Dr. Beyer became one the first principal investigators in the US to perform LVC and trained other LASIK surgeons nationally and internationally before the FDA approved it for the US. Since the onset of his pioneering work with LVC, Dr. Beyer has personally performed more than 50,000 Refractive procedures. Through his efforts and other refractive surgeon pioneers, LVC has become one of the most successful and commonly performed surgical procedures in the world.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Beyer is very active and therefore, elected to undergo LVC on himself. He is a classical pianist and enjoys hiking, camping, skate skiing, swimming, biking, running, and skijoring with his Husky named Blizzard.

Education & Training:

Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans)
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1988 – 1990

St Louis University School of MedicineSt Louis University School of Medicine
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1985 – 1988

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Class of 1984

Certifications & Licensure:

CA State License
2020 – 2022

NJ State License
2017 – 2021

NY State License
2017 – 2023

HI State License
2016 – 2018

MD State License
2016 – 2018

IN State License
2015 – 2019

NE State License
2014 – 2016

Awards, Honors, & Recognition:

Regional Top Doctor
Castle Connolly, 2014

Publications & Presentations:

Photoablative inlay laser in situ keratomileusis (PAI-LASIK) in the rabbit model.
Gholam A. Peyman, Craig F. Beyer, Yanno Bezerra, Jared M. Vincent, Analisa Arosemena, Miles H. Friedlander, Laurent Hoffmann, John Kangeler, Dominique Roussau> ;Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2005 Feb 1

CorrespondenceHerpes Simplex Dendritic Keratitis After Keratoplasty
Craig F. Beyer, James M. Hill, Thomas J. Byrd, Herbert E. Kaufman> ;American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1991 Sep 1

Long-term effect of erbium-YAG laser (2.9 microns) on the primate cornea.
Gholam A. Peyman, Craig F. Beyer, Jerome Kuszak, B. Khoobehi, Mohsen Shahsavari, Ronaldo M. Badaro> ;International Ophthalmology. 1991 Jul 1