Dr. Cuevas earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology/Chemistry from San Diego State University and his Medical Degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas with extensive ocular trauma experience at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Iowa. Dr. Cuevas has published and presented research in the areas of corneal wound healing, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and intraocular lens technology. Dr. Cuevas is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Castroviejo Cornea Society.
Dr. Cuevas is the former Founder and Medical Director of Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology in Denver, Colorado, a leading cataract and refractive surgery practice serving the greater Denver Metro for 15 years. Dr. Cuevas is the Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of ClearSight, a novel intraocular lens start-up company focused on the development of advanced intraocular lens (IOL) technology. He holds numerous patents related to IOL design and inhibition of cellular migration following cataract surgery. ClearSight has received a high level of funding through the National Institute of Health as well as the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Cuevas’ clinical interests include laser-assisted cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens technology, LASIK/PRK, and surgical and medical management of cornea and external disease. Dr. Cuevas is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys flyfishing, fly tying, traditional bowhunting, scuba diving, golf, beekeeping and traveling with his lovely wife Kendall.