Improving Vision. Improving Life.

Dr. C. Starck Johnson

Dr. C. Starck Johnson is the team ophthalmologist for the Denver Broncos and formerly for the Denver Nuggets. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School where his research focused on gene therapy. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan. He received his fellowship in cornea and LASIK surgery at Duke University, where he also did groundbreaking research on corneal elasticity. He grew up in Denver and, since returning with his family, has been a leading innovator in LASIK and cataract surgery in the Rocky Mountain Region. Dr. Johnson and InSight LASIK use state-of-the-art LASIK technology. He introduced the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400 in 2008 and the Ziemer Femtosecond Laser in 2009 to Colorado. He is one of the first surgeons in Colorado to integrate bladeless laser technology in cataract surgery.

Dr. Johnson is very personable and will make you feel comfortable, relaxed and safe throughout your laser procedure.


2004-2006 Duke University Hospital – Durham, North Carolina


2001-2004 University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center – Ann Arbor, Michigan


1994-2000 Harvard Medical School – Boston, Massachusetts


Cornell University – Ithaca, NY


Big Brother Program – Boston, MA
Judge Baker School
Cerebral Palsy
Denver General Hospital Emergency Room – Denver, CO
Boulder County Juvenile Detention Center – Boulder, CO
Special Olympics Ski Coach – Jackson, WY
Teton Classical Musical Festival – Jackson, WY
Jackson Recycling Center – Jackson, WY
Environmental Education for Elementary School Children – Ithaca, NY


American Board of Ophthalmology – 2006
Colorado State License CO44633

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology

Honors & Awards

Graduated with Distinction in All Subjects – Cornell University
Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee 1996, 1998