By Hoopesvision on February 5, 2013
Dr. Phillip C. Hoopes, Jr., MD, recently performed the first of many to come cataract operations in our brand-new outpatient surgery center, EyeSurg of Utah. This is one of the first (if not the first) surgery centers in the world designed specifically for laser cataract surgery. We currently are the only center in the world to have two cataract lasers, the Optimedica Catalys™ and the Alcon LenSx™ lasers. In addition to cataract surgery, we will also perform ICL, corneal transplants and pterygium surgeries in the surgery center. It occupies the entire north wing of the first floor of our brand-new office building which is one of the best-equipped and most technologically advanced eye surgery centers in the country. EyeSurg offers a covered patient drop-off area and has its own, separate waiting room to help decrease wait time and walking distance for our patients.
Call or stop by today and schedule your free consultation to see which vision correction surgery is best for you.
By Hoopesvision on September 9, 2011
The terrorist attacks of September Eleventh in 2001 had a horrific impact on us as a nation and as individuals. At this time of year, we are reminded of the lives that were lost during this tragic event and of the strength of our country to come together and rise above the disaster. Each year since this horrific event, a “healing field” consisting of more than 3,000 American flags – one for each victim – has been constructed on the grassy area of the Sandy City Promenade located just west of our office. As we look out our office windows, we are in awe by this beautiful display and filled with a sense of hope and American pride. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the attack on our country. In honor of those who risked their lives, the 2011 Utah Healing Field Memorial will feature the dedication of a new monument titled, Hope Rising. The monument consists of a 9ft-tall bronze statue that depicts the three firemen who raised the American flag at Ground Zero, after the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. At Hoopes Vision, we feel very fortunate to have this breathtaking demonstration just outside our doors to serve as a reminder of how fortunate we are to live in this great country. Thank you to all the military, police, firefighters and other public servants who work so hard to keep us safe. It has been our pleasure to get to know so many of you throughout the years.
We invite anyone interested to come and experience the power of this exhibit now through September 13th – and if you’d like to get a view from above, feel free to join us today on the fourth floor of the One Sandy Center.
By Hoopesvision on August 5, 2011
July 30th was Hoopes Vision night at Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium where we sponsored “Health and Fitness Night”. Although the game was an unfortunate loss for RSL, one lucky fan won big. After receiving hundreds of comments on facebook from RSL fans stating why they wanted LASIK surgery, three contenders were selected to plead their case on the big screen at Rio Tinto stadium during half-time. Reaction from the crowd determined Matt Cieslak, a soldier who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, to be the winner of free LASIK surgery from Hoopes Vision. Congratulations Matt! The other contestants were thanked for their participation with a generous discount towards their vision correction procedures.
The doctors and surgeons of Hoopes Vision were recognized and thanked before the game for their role as the official eye care and LASIK provider for Real Salt Lake. One of our surgeons, Dr. Michael Bradley was given the honor of participating in the coin toss.
We are proud to support Real Salt Lake and wish them luck as the season continues!
By Hoopesvision on June 20, 2011
Salt Lake City hosted the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) annual meeting at the Salt Palace Convention Center this past weekend. The AOA represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Optometric professionals from all across the nation gathered to discuss important issues and attend workshops and seminars. Hoopes Vision was present at this year’s meeting, providing information to optometrists on offering their patients the best in LASIK and cataract surgery through our co-management process. The meeting also provided many opportunities for continued education, allowing our optometrists to remain at the top of the eye care industry. Hoopes Vision is proud to support the optometric community and excited to have this important event in our own beautiful state!
By Hoopesvision on November 23, 2010
For one night, Utah’s premier refractive and cataract surgery center was converted into Utah’s newest art gallery! Our inaugural Art Night Out last Friday featured incredible original works of art from local artists, a book signing by bestselling author (and Hoopes Vision patient) Richard Paul Evans, and as the highlight of the evening, the unveiling of a beautiful new stained-glass window in our lobby. The window, which was commissioned by Dr. Hoopes and crafted by talented local artist R. Cameron Oscarson, is over ten feet wide and makes a stunning centerpiece to our patient waiting area.
While the new window was the undisputed center of attention, it was far from the only attraction. Guests at the Art Night Out enjoyed dozens of original pieces in a variety of media – from majestic bronze statues, to intimate portraits of historical figures, to evocative landscapes captured in oil paint or photography. Several of the artists were on hand, including Karl Thomas (a lifelong friend of Dr. Hoopes), Ken Corbett, and LeeAnn Samsel, admiring the works on display and talking with the other guests.
One only needs to set foot in our Sandy facility to see that we at Hoopes Vision appreciate art, and admire those among us who can create works of beauty and power using their hands and eyes. The walls of Hoopes Vision are filled with over sixty original pieces of art to remind us that among the best ways to enjoy the gift of sight is to view a beautiful work of art. The Art Night Out was a wonderful opportunity to share that love with our community as well as the artists themselves, and we thank everyone who attended.
By Hoopesvision on November 13, 2010
Mike is a constitutional lawyer whose father was Rex E. Lee, the first dean of BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. He spent his early years in Provo, Utah and Virginia and graduated from Timpview High School in Provo. Mike then attended BYU and was student body president before going on to attend law school there. His career began as a law clerk for the likes of such well-known justices like Samuel A. Alito, Jr. He then joined a Washington, D. C. law firm before returning to Utah to serve as an Assistant U. S. Attorney in Salt Lake City and as general counsel to Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Mike defeated Tim Bridgewater in the Republican primary election 51% to 49% margin. With the help of the Tea Party, Mike defeated Democrat Sam Granato 61% to 33%, to become the new U.S. Senator from Utah. Congratulations Mike!
By Hoopesvision on July 17, 2008
The Sorenson Champion’s Challenge at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club in Lehi, Utah was a lot of fun. The first day, Dr. Phillip Hoopes, Jr. had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to Golf in the Pro-Am portion of the events. He and a few others, were partnered up with one of our LASIK patients, Mike “Radar” Reid, and then with Mike Reid’s son Daniel Reid. They played a great game and competed against many other great golfers like, Annika Sorenstam, Jack Nicklaus, Craig Stadler, Hale Irwin, Dean Wilson, and many others. Dr. Hoopes, Jr. golfed so well that we started to get worried that he would stop doing LASIK and look into becoming a pro golfer. That evening, a charity auction and dinner was held and Hoopes Vision was able to donate a LASIK surgery to help the cause. The proceeds of the night went to the Annika Foundation and Art Works for Kids.
The next day was Dr. Hoopes’ birthday, and he was able to finally take a day off from doing LASIK and cataract surgery (which he loves, but who wouldn’t like to spend a day watching the greats play a few holes of golf. He spent the day watching the tournament and seemed to have a great time. Hoopes Vision also had a booth set up at the event to help educate people who were interested in LASIK surgery or cataract surgery. We were very happy to have met so many kind people there (both possible new patients as well as several of you who have had surgery before that stopped by to say “hi” and update us on how well they were seeing).
By Hoopesvision on June 6, 2008
Hoopes Vision is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s Sorenson Champions Challenge golf tournament at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club. This exciting event will feature some of golf’s biggest names such as Annika Sorenstam, Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Johnny Miller, and one of Hoopes Vision’s favorite patients Mike Reid (who will be defending his title from last year’s win). In addition to cheering on some of golf’s iconic athletes, we will be donating a LASIK procedure to be auctioned off with the proceeds going to “Art Works 4 Kids.” Don’t miss your chance to participate in one of Utah’s favorite annual tournaments, June 16-17, and don’t forget to stop by our booth so we can greet you in person. See you there!
By Hoopesvision on May 1, 2008
We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to have been able to host the Utah Jazz for the Monday March 31st game against the Washington Wizards. It was a fun game, with a great Jazz win. We were especially excited to be able to donate a LASIK surgery to one lucky Jazz fan. Two fans were randomly selected, and then checked to make sure they wore glasses or contacts and had a “shoot out”. The one making the most points won a free LASIK surgery. Congratulations to Danny Johnson and to the Utah Jazz.