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16
Aug
2017
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Warning: Counterfeit Eclipse Glasses

The solar eclipse is less than a week away and with the rise in counterfeit eclipse glasses, we want to provide you with the most updated list of approved eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewer manufacturers directly from the American Astronomical Society(AAS). ·         American Paper Optics ·         APM Telescopes ·         Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film only) ·         Celestron ·         DayStar ·         Explore […]

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04
Aug
2017
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Welcome To The Team

Last month, we welcomed two new doctors to the Hoopes Vision family: Yasmyne Castillo-Ronquillo, MD, JD, and Orry Birdsong, MD. We are privileged to have each of them with us and know you will enjoy getting to know them as well. Compliance Officer & Research Assistant for Hoopes, Durrie, Rivera Research Dr. Yasmyne Castillo-Ronquillo is […]

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01
Aug
2017
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Safely Viewing This Month’s Solar Eclipse

On August 21, for the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will travel from coast to coast across the contiguous United States. While we won’t be able to see the total eclipse from Utah, we will be able to witness (weather permitting) a partial eclipse. Here is everything you need to […]

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25
Jul
2017
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Here’s something to SMILE about.

    Hoopes Vision is one of the most technologically advanced surgery centers in the world, specializing in the newest vision correction procedures. These new procedures give us more options in our toolbox to help each person achieve the best visual outcome for their individual lifestyle. Every year we speak to thousands of patients who […]

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10
Jul
2017
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Summer Eye Care Tips

Summer is here and you’re probably planning some weekend getaways for camping, concerts, biking, or any other great warm-weather activities. Be sure to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated and sunscreen to keep your skin protected, and don’t forget about protecting your eyes. The UV rays from the sun are damaging to eyes and can cause cataracts and […]

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14
Mar
2017
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Hoopes Vision Introduces SMILE Laser Vision Correction to Utah

Today Dr. Moshirfar and Dr. Hoopes, Sr. will perform the first SMILE procedures in the state of Utah. If you’ve been told you’re not a candidate for LASIK, you may have a new reason to SMILE : ) SMILE, an acronym for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, was FDA approved in September of 2016. It is […]

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16
Jan
2017
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ReLEx SMILE

ReLEx SMILE The world of laser corrective eye surgery is about to take another step forward. In the fall of 2016 the FDA approved the ReLEx SMILE (Refractive Lenticule Extraction, Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) technique for myopia (nearsightedness) using the Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser. This marks the 3rd generation of laser corrective eye surgery. First […]

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15
Nov
2016
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Corneal Cross-Linking for Keratoconus Now Available

What is Keratoconus? Keratoconus is a progressive thinning and distortion of the cornea, the transparent dome-like tissue on the front of the eye. It is the most common corneal dystrophy in the U.S., affecting approximately one in every 2,000 Americans[1] or approximately 170,000 people. Keratoconus causes the cornea to bulge from its normal symmetric dome-like […]

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30
Oct
2016
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TIRED OF YOUR READERS?

  Presbyopia, what we colloquially refer to as “after-40 vision,” is certainly nothing new. A progressive loss of ability to focus on near objects, usually manifesting in our forties, has been a known and medically described phenomenon since at least the 1st century CE. By the late 18th century, the term presbyopia had been coined […]

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28
Sep
2016
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OVER-40 VISION OPTIONS

  The eye’s natural lens is normally elastic and flexible. It works like a camera lens to automatically adjust and focus our vision. This lets us switch our gaze from something near to something far away – for example, a driver looking from the traffic ahead, down to the speedometer in front of him, and […]

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