Events

05
Mar
2015
Blog Post

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
2015
Blog Post

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
2015
Blog Post

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
2015
Blog Post

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
2015
Blog Post

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
2015
Blog Post

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
2015
Blog Post

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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26
Nov
2014
Blog Post

Hoopes-Rivera Clinical Research Center

Since our founding, Hoopes Vision has been actively involved in clinical research of new devices, procedures, and medicines, seeking always to help surgical vision correction become safer and more effective. Since 2011, Dr. Robert P. Rivera has been an integral part of that effort as the Director of Clinical Research, supervising our research projects and […]

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24
Oct
2014
Blog Post

Occular Health 101: Chronic Dry Eye

Most people have experienced dry eye at some point in their lives, perhaps due to seasonal allergies, dry weather, contact lens overuse, or some other temporary cause. Those people may associate dry eye with such annoying symptoms as redness, scratchiness, or soreness. But did you know that chronic dry eye can be a result of […]

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12
Sep
2014
Blog Post

Hoopes Vision Surgeon Presenting At International ICL Seminar

Robert P. Rivera, MD, surgeon and Director of Clinical Research at Hoopes Vision, is in London this week, taking part in the 11th Annual Visian ICL Experts Meeting. As the most experienced ICL surgeon in the United States, and a world-recognized expert in this procedure, Dr. Rivera is presenting multiple lectures to the assembled surgeons. […]

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