Climate Control - Hoopes Vision

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 livable place.

While for most humans, climate control is merely a matter of convenience and comfort, for the state-of-the-art technology used in laser vision correction it is a matter of peak performance. The femtosecond lasers that create corneal flaps for blade-free LASIK, and the excimer lasers that perform the vision-correcting ablation, function best within a very narrow range of temperature and humidity. They are sensitive enough that when a new laser is purchased and delivered, or moved from one facility to another, it must spend several days acclimating to the new room before it can be calibrated and used on patients.

We design our laser rooms from the ground up with laser eye surgery in mind – the one at our previous facility as well as the laser suite at our current flagship location in Draper. The laser room at Hoopes Vision features a custom-built climate control system that maintains tight control of the temperature and humidity, as well as slight positive air pressure. This ensures the best, most consistent performance possible from our lasers, performance that would be difficult or even impossible to emulate if the same lasers were housed in an operating room at a hospital or general surgery center.

Our promise at Hoopes Vision has always been to offer our patients the safest, most effective surgical vision correction available anywhere. We accomplish this by acquiring the newest technology and placing it in the hands of the most experienced surgeons; we know that even the best equipment in the world is only as good as the surgeon using it. Using high-tech climate control to ensure that our lasers perform at their best (and do so consistently) is simply one more way that we work to deliver on that promise.

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