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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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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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