Boulder Ophthalmologist
8381 Southpark Lane, Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado 80120 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Gustave has hospital affiliations at Foothills Surgery Center, Boulder Community Hospital, Avista Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Miami University, Ohio
    Medical: MD, University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
    Graduate: MBA, University of Colorado Denver, School of Business
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, The Colorado Health Foundation Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital
    Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship: Laser Refractive Surgery, Cornea and Cataract, Weill - Cornell University

Treatments offered at Boulder Eye Surgeons

Most popular answers from Bradley W. Gustave, MD

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When can I go back to weight lifting after LASIK?

One of the most critical aspects in the success of LASIK is the health of the flap. If you were to damage the flap, for example with exercise, it... READ MORE

Floaters after LASIK. Is it true that they do not go away?

Floaters are part of a normal aging process of the gel-like substance that fills the eye called vitreous. Vitreous is originally composed of a very... READ MORE

How do I safely remove eye makeup after Lasik?

Removing makeup can result in injury to the eye in two ways. The first is chemical injury, often times the chemicals used to remove makeup can be... READ MORE

Is it possible to increase the thickness of a cornea?

Unfortunately, there is no way to increase the thickness of your cornea. Corneal thickness is important for laser vision correction because in order... READ MORE

My eyes are overcorrected with LASIK. What should I do?

There is a higher rate of regression (a shift back in the direction of your original prescription) in farsighted (eg +1.50) patients compared to... READ MORE

I did eye laser before a month. Should I make an enhancement procedure so quick? Can you please advise??

Typically, I will wait at least 6 months before deciding whether an enhancement is necessary. At that point, I will also confirm that there is at... READ MORE

Suitability for LASIK - Thin Corneas / Low Prescription

LASIK and PRK work by reshaping the cornea to change the way light is focused in your eye. This is achieved through removal of corneal tissue with a... READ MORE

If your vision is pretty blurry from afar, can you still get LASIK eye surgery?

What you are describing sounds like nearsightedness. This is a very common visual condition, and is the most prevalent reason for people to get LASIK... READ MORE

Spa after Lasik?

The biggest risk that spas, pools and hot-tubs pose is infection. Bacteria grow very easily in collections of warm water. If you are not fully healed... READ MORE

My near vision seems to be worse after LASIK surgery. Will this improve with time?

Most commonly, difficulty with near vision is secondary to a phenomenon called presbyopia. As we age, our lens loses the ability to change shape and... READ MORE

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