Technology

14
Mar
2017
Blog Post

Hoopes Vision Introduces SMILE Laser Vision Correction to Utah

Today Dr. Moshirfar and Dr. Hoopes, Sr. will perform the first SMILE procedures in the state of Utah. If you’ve been told you’re not a candidate for LASIK, you may have a new reason to SMILE : ) SMILE, an acronym for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, was FDA approved in September of 2016. It is […]

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09
Sep
2016
Blog Post

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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17
Aug
2016
Blog Post

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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21
Jul
2016
Blog Post

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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16
Apr
2015
Blog Post

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
2015
Blog Post

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
2015
Blog Post

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
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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