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21
Jul
2016
Blog Post

Climate Control

After a blazing hot afternoon of hiking, playing ball, or just mowing the lawn, doesn’t it feel great to get back into your nice, air-conditioned home? It’s easy to take it for granted sometimes, but climate control, in its many forms, is one of the ways we’ve made the modern world a more comfortable, more […]

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14
Jul
2016
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RSL-Hoopes Vision Winner

Earlier this month we partnered with Real Salt Lake to thank a United States military veteran with free LASIK surgery. RSL fans were asked to nominate an active duty service member or military veteran who needed LASIK, and many deserving candidates were considered. Danielle Barnes was nominated by several friends and family members and chosen […]

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01
Jul
2016
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We are excited to announce that Dr. Moshirfar is now seeing patients!

An internationally renowned corneal and refractive specialist, Dr. Moshirfar has been serving as the Clinical Director for Hoopes, Durrie, Rivera Research (HDR) for the past five months and will continue in that role. Dr. Moshirfar brings a history of innovation in cornea surgery, a strong background in clinical research, and a prolific legacy of academic […]

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28
Apr
2016
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Hoopes Vision Performs First Topographically-Guided LASIK Procedures in Utah

Today, our laser refractive surgery team performed the first ever topographically-guided LASIK procedures in the state of Utah. Using the Wavelight EX-500 excimer laser, Hoopes Vision surgeons began a clinical study in which patients received topographically-guided treatment in one eye and wavefront-optimized treatment, which is the current state of the art in laser vision correction, […]

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30
Mar
2016
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March 30th is National Doctors’ Day

  Today is National Doctors’ Day, a day set aside in the United States to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to their communities and society as a whole. Introduced in 1933, National Doctors’ Day grew in prominence over the following decades, and was finally designated a national holiday by President George H.W. Bush […]

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10
Mar
2016
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Hoopes Vision Surgeons on Annual Humanitarian Medical Mission

  This week, Hoopes Vision surgeons Phillip C. Hoopes, Jr., MD and Michael J. Bradley, MD are in Honduras, performing sight-saving cataract surgeries on indigent patients. They are part of a team of volunteer surgeons working in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, as part of ECHO Foundation – Eradicating Cataracts Honduras Outreach. This week they will […]

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01
Mar
2016
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Hoopes Vision Opposes HB 304

  At Hoopes Vision, it is extremely rare that we make a public statement on a specific political or legal issue. This is one of those rare occasions where we ask that you indulge us as we address a topic about which we feel strongly. Utah lawmakers are currently considering a bill, HB 304, which […]

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07
Feb
2016
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Dr. Majid Moshirfar Appointed New Director of Hoopes, Durrie, Rivera Research

  On February 1, Dr. Majid Moshirfar returned to Utah to be the new Director of Hoopes, Durrie, Rivera Research, headquartered at Hoopes Vision’s facility in Draper. An internationally renowned corneal and refractive specialist, Dr. Moshirfar brings to his new position a history of innovation in cornea surgery, a strong background in clinical research, and […]

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14
Dec
2015
Blog Post

Do Eye Surgeons Themselves Have LASIK Surgery?

Over 30 million people worldwide – over 12 million in the United States alone – have achieved great vision through LASIK. People from all occupations and walks of life, from professional athletes, to military and law enforcement personnel, to nurses and schoolteachers, can attest to the improvement in quality of life that comes from being […]

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04
Dec
2015
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Hoopes Vision Hosts Winter Seminar for Utah Optometrists

On Thursday, December 3rd, optometrists from all across the state of Utah and beyond came to the Hilton Garden Inn in Sandy for Hoopes Vision’s annual Winter Optometric Seminar. The attendees, who came from as far away as Vernal and Richfield, received updates on the present and future of surgical vision correction in Utah as […]

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