Dr. Craig F. Beyer’s Bio and Credentials
Dr. Craig F. Beyer is a board certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in corneal and refractive surgery. 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 Colorado. In 1988, he was a member of the team that performed the first excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) 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 also 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 25,000 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.
Dr. Beyer resides in Boulder, CO with his wife and two children. He is a classical pianist and enjoys hiking, camping, skate skiing, swimming, biking, running, and skijoring with his Husky named Blizzard.
Dr. Beyer’s Education
- LSU Eye Center, New Orleans, Fellowship
- St. Louis University School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
- University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, M.D.
- University of Missouri, B.A.
Additional Certifications, Affiliations, & Memberships
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Refractive and Cataract Surgery
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- American Medical Association