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09
Sep
2016
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Revolutionary New Lens Now Available at Hoopes Vision

During cataract surgery the cloudy, natural lens of the eye is removed, and an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, or IOL, is inserted into the eye. The IOL most commonly used in cataract surgery is a monofocal lens, which only allows the person to see at a distance, with closer objects being out of […]

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25
Aug
2016
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Common LASIK Myths

Over the years the myths surrounding LASIK have grown. What does the research show us about these misconceptions?            

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17
Aug
2016
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TECHNOLOGY NEWS

In June of 2016, Dr. Phillip C. Hoopes Jr. attended BRASCRS (BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY) conference in São Paulo, Brazil. Jonathan Kahn, M.D. (Madison Ophthalmology PLLC) interviewed Dr. Hoopes, Jr. where he spoke about the SMILE technique.  SMILE is a new way of performing laser vision correction on the cornea. It uses […]

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11
Aug
2016
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“It’s A Major Award!”

“Well, it’s no Leg Lamp Award, but we’re pretty excited about our RSA Premier Practice Award!” The Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA) has named Hoopes Vision the 2016 RSA Premier Showcase Practice. Dr. Hoopes accepted the award as part of a three-day event earlier this summer hosted at the Hoopes Vision facilities in Draper, Utah. Dr. […]

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01
Aug
2016
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Is discount LASIK worth the “discount”?

Every year we speak to thousands of patients who are looking to improve their vision and achieve freedom from glasses and contacts through procedures such as LASIK. All of these patients have questions, and many of them have concerns and even fears about surgical vision correction. While many of these questions and concerns are unique, […]

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21
Jul
2016
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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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