Technology

30
May
2014
Blog Post

June is National Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. While cataracts can be caused by infection, drug side effects, and physical trauma, the most common cause of cataracts by far is aging. According to a 2011 study by the American Academy of […]

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23
May
2014
Blog Post

Hoopes Vision Unveils New Refractive Laser Suite

Ten years ago, Hoopes Vision brought the first WaveLight® Allegretto excimer laser to Salt Lake City. It was by far, in our experience and opinion, the fastest and most precise vision correction laser available to date, and was the first generation of excimer laser to perform wavefront-optimized procedures. (Wavefront optimization, by helping maintain the natural […]

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13
May
2014
Blog Post

Hoopes Vision Wins “Best of State” Again

Hoopes Vision is very proud to be named “Best of State” for Utah in the category of eye care! This is the second straight year that Hoopes Vision has been so honored. Best of State is an organization that reviews nominations and selects winners in a number of categories related to consumer services and health […]

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15
Apr
2014
Blog Post

Experts Say LASIK Is Safe, Effective In The Long Term

A new article, polling experts and citing several long-term studies, finds that LASIK is safe and effective in the long term. Not only is LASIK safe, the article reports, but it is continually getting safer and more effective as new technologies are introduced. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/14/lasik-eye-surgery-safe-in-long-term-experts-say/  

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18
Dec
2013
Blog Post

Norma Hoopes Reception Center

    The reception area in our surgical center, EyeSurg of Utah, has recently been dedicated and named the “Norma Hoopes Reception Center” in honor of Dr. Phillip C. Hoopes, Sr.’s mother. Norma Hoopes was an integral part of Dr. Hoopes’ Kansas City practice. Her generosity and sincere love of people brought comfort to many […]

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21
Nov
2013
Blog Post

Flex Spending 101:Use Tax-Free Dollars for Your Vision Correction Procedure

Flexible spending accounts (FSA) are one of the most overlooked options for making LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures more affordable and within reach of every budget. Sometimes called a flex plan, cafeteria plan or medical spending account, an FSA offers important benefits and yet is often misunderstood and certainly underutilized. If you’ve never considered […]

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08
Nov
2013
Blog Post

Eyelid Specialist Now Seeing Patients at Hoopes Vision

  Dr. Matheson Harris, a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculoplastic (ophthalmic plastic) surgeon, is now seeing patients at Hoopes Vision and performing surgery at our on-site surgery center, EyeSurg of Utah. He specializes in such surgeries as eyelid lifts, lacrimal (tear) gland procedures, and other reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries of the eye area. Dr. Harris will […]

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06
Nov
2013
Blog Post

LASIK Delivers Consistently Great Results

  Below is a chart showing the postoperative vision of 1500 of our LASIK/PRK patients over the last year, separated by the amount of correction needed. These outcomes were taken at the patients’ three month checkups, and they include patients with up to -3.00 diopters of astigmatism. (This does not reflect every patient who had […]

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29
Oct
2013
Blog Post

Dr. Phillip C. Hoopes, Jr, MD, interviewed on TV:

Hoopes Vision is excited to be one of 15 exclusive sites currently enrolling patients for phase III of an investigational FDA clinical study of a light adjustable intraocular lens implant. Dr. Phillip C. Hoopes, Jr. was honored to be the first in Utah to implant this revolutionary new lens. He was invited to discuss this […]

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24
Oct
2013
Blog Post

Small World

Hoopes Vision employee, Lori, loves getting to know our patients and connecting with them during their visits to our office. Recently she discovered an unexpected connection with a patient while checking his vision. Lori is an Ophthalmic Assistant at Hoopes Vision and spends her days performing various vision screenings and preparing our patients to meet […]

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