Hoopes Vision - 855-570-2949


To view this, you need to install the Flash Player 8. Please go to here and download it.

Our Doctors

Salt Lake City, Utah-Area LASIK Surgeons

The surgeons and optometrists of Hoopes Vision

Our doctors are among the best and the brightest in the country. Patients of our practice near Salt Lake City, Utah have the advantage of being under the care of our LASIK surgeons and optometrists, each of whom has gained extensive experience and knowledge.

Phillip C. Hoopes, MD, MBA

utah_lasik_surgeon_hoopesPhillip C. Hoopes, MD is one of the most recognizable names in corrective vision surgery and is Utah's most experienced LASIK and IntraLASIK surgeon. He was one of the first and most experienced laser eye surgeons in the country. Dr. Hoopes is a Utah native and graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his eye surgery training at the prestigious University of Iowa Eye Center, voted as one of the top three residencies in the country. After his residency, Dr. Hoopes did additional fellowship training in cataract, implant, and laser surgery in Savannah, Georgia. More recently, in June 2007, Dr. Hoopes received an executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

In 1984, he established The Eye Center of Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas. His eyecare practice grew rapidly and was one of the largest in the United States. Performing over 3,000 surgical procedures a year, Dr. Hoopes received referrals from throughout the United States as well as foreign countries. He was one of the first eye surgeons in the country to perform one-stitch and no-stitch cataract surgery and helped pioneer astigmatism surgery. He has designed many different surgical instruments still in use today.

Dr. Hoopes has been performing refractive surgery since 1983 and was the second Midwest surgeon to perform radial keratotomy. His Kansas City practice was one of the few centers in the country to be involved with the FDA clinical trials and testing that led to the approval of many of the laser systems used today for LASIK surgery. The first official laser procedure after FDA approval was actually performed at his center. Dr. Hoopes also performed the first Summit Technology laser procedure for myopia and astigmatism after FDA approval on March 16, 1998. He was a member of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard University, a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at Kansas University Medical Center, and served briefly as a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.

Dr. Hoopes relocated his practice to Sandy, Utah in May 2000. This ultramodern, 20,000-square-foot facility is equipped with its own freestanding, two-operating room ambulatory surgery center, as well as an excimer laser room and research center. The LASIK surgery center houses the new iFS IntraLase™ laser, which creates safer and more precise corneal flaps and five wavefront or wavefront optimized eximer lasers including: Utah's first Allegretto Wave™ Eye-Q 400, Utah's first Carl Zeiss MEL 80™ as well as the VISX® CustomVue™ with iris registration, Alcon LADARVision® CustomCornea®, and Bausch & Lomb Technolas® 217. This facility is regarded as one of the finest such centers in the world and is outfitted with the latest and most technologically advanced instrumentation and equipment. Dr. Hoopes has performed more than 42,000 LASIK and refractive and over 70,000 vision correction surgical procedures. Since 2008, Dr. Hoopes is the highest volume Allegretto user and second highest IntraLase™ volume IntraLase™ user in the country. Dr. Hoopes has been named one of America’s top ophthalmologists every year from 2004 through 2009 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. He was recently recognized as one of the top 100 LASIK surgeons, and his practice as one of the top 50 eye surgical centers, in the country. Dr. Hoopes travels and teaches on a regular basis and trains other surgeons who visit his clinic. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hoopes and his wife, Marilyn, are the parents of 8 children (Phillip Jr., Scott, Matthew, Janelle, Kimberly, Jeremy, Nathan, and Laura) and live in Sandy, Utah.

Wavelight Accento Award

Salt Lake City LASIK SurgeonsDr. Phillip C. Hoopes was only one of three eye surgeons in the U.S. to receive the prestigious Accento Award during a national Allegretto Wave conference in September of 2005.

The award, named for an Italian word that means to accentuate or emphasize, is presented each year by WaveLight, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of refractive surgery technology, to those physicians who bring pioneering new vision care technology to the forefront.

Besides recognizing Dr. Hoopes for his contributions to laser eye surgery, he was acknowledged as the country’s second highest volume Allegretto Wave surgeon.


  • Hoopes, Phillip C. Suffer the Little Children. Provo, Utah: Liberty Publishing Co., 1979.
  • Hoopes, Phillip C. Cataracts and Implants: A Guide for Patients and Their Families. 1988.
  • Hoopes, Phillip C. Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) and other Refractive Surgical Procedures: A Guide for Patients and Their Families. 1999.
  • Hoopes, Phillip C. LASIK Vision Correction. Provo, Utah: Med World Publishing.
  • Hoopes, Phillip C. What you should know about LASIK and other refractive surgeries 8th edition 2009

Clinical Research

Clinical Trials Participant:

  • Nidek Technologies: Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy
  • Summit Technologies: Excimer Laser study, Photorefractive Keratectomy(PRK)-Phases IIB, III, and High Myopia, LASIK Myopia and Astigmatism Ablatable Mask
  • Kera Vision Intrastromal Corneal Ring (ICR) Studies

Clinical Trials Co-investigator:

  • Sunrise Technologies: Holmium Laser for Hyperopia

Milestone Surgeries

  • Performed first excimer laser surgery for myopia and astigmatism on Summit laser after FDA approval, March 16, 1998.
  • Recognized as one of the highest volume array multifocal lens implant users in the United States, October, 1999.
  • First wavefront-optimized LASIK procedure in Utah
  • First phacoemulsification with implant surgery in Kansas City, 1984.
  • Second refractive surgeon in Midwest.
  • Northern Utah's first crystalens® multifocal implant
  • Developed instrumentation for and pioneered astigmatism surgery, 1984.
  • Performed first one-stitch cataract surgery with small incision implant in the United States, August 3, 1987.
  • Utah’s first iFS IntraLase™ surgery
  • Utah’s first Bausch & Lomb Technolas® LASIK surgery
  • Utah’s first Allegretto Wave™ LASIK surgery
  • Utah’s first Zeiss MEL 80™ LASIK surgery

Phillip C. Hoopes, Jr., MD

lasik_surgeon_utah_hoopesDr. Phillip C. Hoopes, Jr. is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has undertaken fellowship training beyond basic ophthalmology training to become a cornea specialist.

Phillip returned to Utah in 2005 to join Hoopes Vision after earning his professional education. After graduation from Brigham Young University, he headed to the southeast, where he stayed for nearly a decade. Dr. Hoopes, Jr. received his medical training at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He stayed at Wake Forest for his internship and residency in ophthalmology, where he was co-chief resident in his final year. During his training, the Wake Forest Eye Center ranked in the top 10 for clinical ophthalmology programs. After residency, Phillip began a fellowship in cornea and external disease at the prestigious Eye Consultants of Atlanta, where he was able to perform nearly 100 corneal transplants and hundreds of cataract and LASIK procedures. His surgical skills and patient rapport impressed his mentors so much that they offered him a full-time position on their staff. A mentor at Wake Forest remarked that Dr. Hoopes, Jr. was “in the top 1% of all residents I have worked with.”

His clinical interests include cornea transplantation, refractive surgery, cornea diseases and surgery, and cataract surgery including custom laser cataract surgery. Specifically, he performs and places:


He has performed over 5,000 refractive procedures, 3,000 cataract procedures and hundreds of cornea transplants. Dr. Hoopes, Jr. is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Phillip and his wife, Tricia, are the parents of three sons and a daughter.

Michael J. Bradley, MD

cataract_surgeon_utah_bradleyA native of Salt Lake City, Dr. Bradley received his undergraduate degrees in German and Biology at the University of Utah. He also completed his medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Bradley’s ophthalmology training started with residency at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. He then completed a prestigious Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at UC Irvine in southern California where he performed cornea transplants, cataract surgeries and other anterior eye surgery with some of the most respected cornea and cataract surgeons in the country. Dr. Bradley and his wife, Melanie, are the parents of two young sons. He speaks fluent Spanish, German, and a little Samoan.

Robert P. Rivera, MD

Dr. Robert Rivera Hoopes Vision surgeonAn internationally recognized authority in the field of lens implant and ICL surgery, Dr. Rivera most recently practiced at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Arizona, where he was one of the highest volume cataract and ICL surgeons in the United States. Dr. Rivera’s main research interests are in presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens implants, phakic lenses, corneal refractive surgery to correct vision, accommodation of the human crystalline lens, and femtosecond laser applications for refractive cataract and lens replacement surgery. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the implantation of the STAAR® Visian implantable collamer® lens (ICL™), and is the most experienced ICL surgeon in the country. We are excited to have Dr. Rivera bring his wealth of skills and experience to help serve the needs of our patients.

Dr. Rivera is a native of southwestern New Mexico. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, after which he completed an internship and residency in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and maintains membership in the American and European Societies for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, as well as the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Rivera has lectured, authored and co-authored many articles and innovative research presentations about the eye, and his presentations have been formally recognized with honors from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In addition to the many thousands of surgeries he has performed for patients in the United States, he has lectured, conducted formal physician training courses, and taught eye surgery at numerous hospitals throughout the world, including such diverse places as Paris, Tokyo, Mexico City, Stockholm, Taipei, Berlin, Cairo, Barcelona, Bangkok, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He routinely travels to developing nations as a volunteer eye surgeon for patients who would otherwise not have access to vision-restoring medical care. Dr. Rivera's prominence as a speaker and opinion leader in the field of eye surgery has led to his views appearing in The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Financial News, in addition to a number of ophthalmology-specific publications.

O. Claron Alldredge, Jr., MD (Emeritus)

Dr. AlldredgeAfter earning his medical degree from the University of Utah, Dr. Alldredge was accepted into one of the best ophthalmology programs in the United States at the University of Iowa. There he served as an intern and resident and completed a corneal and external disease fellowship. In addition to opening a private practice, Dr. Alldredge has been an instructor at the University of Iowa and a professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has served as secretary, treasurer and president of the Utah Ophthalmological Society, chairman of the Division of Ophthalmology at LDS Hospital, and as a member of the Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Committee of Utah Society to Prevent Blindness. He has authored numerous publications. Dr. Alldredge is among the most experienced cornea transplant surgeons in the United States. He served as the LDS Mission President of the England London mission between 1997 and 2000. He and his wife Lillian are the parents of six children and grandparents to 22 grandchildren.

Steven H. Linn, OD

steven_linn_optometrist_utahDr. Linn has been involved in the care of refractive surgery patients for over 13 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University and his Optometric degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed an additional residency program at Hunkeler Eye Centers specializing in Corneal Disease and Refractive Surgery Management. Dr. Linn has participated as a co- or sub-investigator in 19 different ophthalmic clinical trials including refractive laser technologies, cataract intraocular lenses, ophthalmic drugs, and other types of refractive implants. Dr. Linn is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Optometric Council in Refractive Technology, and has given scientific presentations at numerous professional meetings. Dr. Linn is the research coordinator for Hoopes Vision.

Richard Yardley, OD

Utah_optometrist_richard_yardleyDr. Yardley grew up on a cattle ranch in Beaver, Utah and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern Utah University. He graduated in 2002 from Southern California College of Optometry, where he gained experience in a tertiary and primary care environment. His experience includes pre- and postoperative surgical consulting for LASIK, cataracts, and other forms of anterior and posterior eye diseases. Dr. Yardley is certified in the treatment and management of eye disease. He has participated as a research investigator in multiple pilot clinical research studies funded by the National Eye Institute, and is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Southern California College of Optometry. He is currently serving on the board of the Utah Optometric Association, and is on the National Advisory Board for the Wavelight laser. In addition, during his training at the University of Utah Moran Eye Center and VA Hospital, he gained experience in specialty contact lens fittings (i.e. keratoconus), as well as the management of diabetes, hypertension, and glaucoma cases.

He has earned many professional and collegiate honors, awards, and scholarships. Currently, Dr. Yardley is an active member of the UOA and AOA. He resides in Bluffdale with his wife, Ashlee, and their five children.

Renee McIntosh, OD

utah_optometrist_renee_mcintoshDr. Renee McIntosh graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern California College of Optometry with a bachelor's degree in Visual Science. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry in 1999. Her optometric education next brought her to Salt Lake City for training with specialists at Moran Eye Center and the VA Hospital. Dr. McIntosh completed a year of residency training at Illinois College of Optometry in Primary Eye Care. She resides in Bluffdale, Utah with her husband Eric and their son.


Weston T. Barney, OD

weston_barney_utah _eye_doctor

Dr. Weston Barney graduated from Southern California College of Optometry where he received special recognition for excellence in patient care and clinical proficiency.  He gained advanced training at the Moran Eye Center, SLC Veterans Hospital, Garden Grove Pediatric clinic, and Hoopes Vision specializing in the treatment of ocular disease and management of LASIK, PRK, and cataract refractive surgery patients. Dr. Barney is licensed by the Utah State Board of Optometry and is a member of the Utah and American Optometric Associations.  He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys traveling to provide vision care to underserved regions. Dr. Barney was born in Richfield Utah and currently resides in Herriman with his wife Jennie and their four daughters.

Thomas P. R. Dutson, OD

utah_eye_doctor_t_dutson_odAfter earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah, Dr. Dutson attended Southern California College of Optometry where he received his Doctorate of Optometry with honors. Dr. Dutson is an associate professor for the Pacific University College of Optometry and has been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1998. He has published at the American Academy of Optometry, owned and operated a private practice, been clinic director and regional optometric trainer for a national surgical company, and has helped thousands of people see better following vision correction procedures. Dr. Dutson and his wife Natalie are the parents of three children.

David M. Parkinson, OD

David Parkinson, ODDr. David Parkinson was raised in a small farming town in Idaho before he attended and graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho. After completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Parkinson worked as the health coordinator at Mountainland Head Start in Provo, Utah. There he helped connect families whose pre-school aged children needed vision, dental and medical health examinations with appropriate providers. He then headed to Pacific University College of Optometry where he gained competency and clinical skill, graduating Magna Cum Laude. His clinical experience has involved primary care optometry, specialty contact lenses, treatment and management of ocular disease, and care for patients desiring Lasik, PRK, intraocular contact lenses or cataract surgery. He thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work with and aid people in achieving their best visual potential. He currently resides in Orem, Utah with his wife Tara and their two boys.

Contact Hoopes Vision

The combination of our incredible staff and our state-of-the-art facility has allowed Hoopes Vision to become the leading LASIK surgery center in Utah. Residents from in and around Salt Lake City, Utah can receive the benefits and care provided by LASIK surgeons who have each gained extensive experience and knowledge while working under Phillip C. Hoopes, MD. Contact our office today to schedule a free screening and consultation.

Contact Us

Dear Hoopes Vision Center,
My name is * and I would like to learn more about your services.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience by calling me at
or emailing me at *.

I would also like to receive information about

Thank You!

* required fields

Please fix these first