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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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19
Feb

How do Human Eyes Stack Up to Animal Eyes?

    Whenever you see our five senses listed, sight is usually mentioned first. That’s probably because for most of us sight, more than any of the other senses, defines how we perceive and interact with the world. If you have naturally good vision, or vision that can be corrected with lenses or refractive surgery, […]

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11
Feb

Kris Sanford, Record-Breaking Hand Cyclist, Visited The Clinic Yesterday

  6 years ago, Kris Sanford was in a rollover accident that left him with limited function in all four limbs and core. Last fall, Kris rode his hand-cycle from Idaho Falls to Huntington Beach in an effort to raise money to help other spinal cord injury patients. In doing so, he crushed the previous […]

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10
Feb

5 Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Happy and Healthy This Winter

    Our state is definitely a winter wonderland, but there are some common winter eye problems that can really detract from your enjoyment of the season, affecting your comfort as well as your vision. This winter, follow these helpful tips and don’t let your eyes be a drag on all the fun! Don’t dry […]

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