Blog

27
May

Hoopes Vision Receives AcuFocus Award

Acufocus honored us recently for placing the first KAMRA inlays in the country (May 19th) after FDA approval. First procedure performed by Phil Jr. Amazing new technology. Bye bye reading glasses and bifocals!

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19
May

First of its kind eye procedure now being performed in Utah

DRAPER, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – A new state of the art eye procedure is now being performed in Utah. It’s called KAMRA. Hoopes Vision in Draper is the first surgical provider to perform it commercially. Ted Garcia, a 54 year old building contractor in Utah, is excited about saying goodbye to his reading glasses. […]

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18
May

First KAMRA™ Inlay Procedure-Hoopes Vision

This Tuesday, May 19th, the first KAMRA™ corneal inlay procedures after FDA approval will take place at Hoopes Vision! We were honored to be chosen as the launch site, and are very excited to be the first provider in the entire country to offer this new technology that provides an exciting new option for patients […]

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16
Apr

Durrie Vision Research to Merge with Hoopes–Rivera Clinical Research Center

  Durrie Vision and Hoopes Vision Press Release For Immediate Release – 4/15/2015 8:00 PM Draper, UT – Durrie Vision Research in Overland Park, Kansas announced plans today to merge with Hoopes-Rivera Clinical Research Center in Draper, Utah. The joint venture brings together two of the nation’s leading ophthalmic research facilities to provide expanded insight […]

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02
Apr

LASIK Technology Over the Years

  After a decade of extensive clinical trials, LASIK was formally granted final FDA approval in 1999 although some surgeons had been performing it right after PRK approval in 1995. This marked a new era in surgical vision correction: LASIK had proven far more predictable, safe, effective, and permanent than earlier refractive procedures such as […]

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19
Mar

The Do’s and Don’ts to Beat Seasonal Eye Issues

  Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes warm sunny weather and a wealth of outdoor activities! Don’t let seasonal eye issues dampen your enjoyment this spring; follow these simple DOs and DON’Ts and bring on the fun! 1. Sunshine feels great, but there’s no such things as a “healthy tan” for […]

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05
Mar

Is It Possible To Donate Your Eyes?

  In the 2008 film Seven Pounds, the protagonist, played by Will Smith, causes a terrible car accident that kills six people, including his fiancée. In an attempt to atone for his actions, he concocts a plan whereby he will save seven lives by committing suicide and donating his organs to deserving people who need […]

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27
Feb

Everyone Has Blue Eyes!

    From modern stars like Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Zooey Deschanel, all the way back to timeless legends such as Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself (that would be Frank Sinatra, kids), blue irises have been associated with some of the most striking and visually iconic people in history. Blue […]

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25
Feb

Understanding Astigmatism

For most people, common vision conditions are easily understood. Nearsighted people know they have trouble seeing in the distance without correction, but can see just fine up close. Farsighted people usually see well in the distance, but may need help in order to read a book or computer screen. However, astigmatism is a little more […]

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20
Feb

5 Signs That You Need LASIK

      If you’ve ever thought about getting LASIK, you might have noticed during your research that, as with many forms of elective surgery, there is a wealth of information available online. You may also have noticed that some of that information is clearly and objectively presented, and some is extremely subjective. There are […]

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