Hoopes Vision Our Experience

While it is very important to have the newest laser technology, any laser is only as effective as the surgeon using it. This means that experience is just as important as technology in achieving a great surgical result. With over 60,000 LASIK and PRK procedures performed, our team of laser vision correction surgeons is the most experienced in Utah. Moreover, our ongoing commitment to offering the newest technology means that not only are our LASIK surgeons the most experienced in the state overall, they are by far the most experienced in the state at such important advanced procedures as blade-free and wavefront-optimized LASIK.

Our commitment to offering patients the best available technology in the hands of the most experienced surgeons has not gone unnoticed. Our center has won the coveted Best of State award on three occasions. Our surgeons were honored as being among the Most Dependable Laser Eye Surgeons of the United States by Goldline Research for three straight years, as well as being called some of the top LASIK surgeons in the country in Delta Sky and Southwest: The Magazine.

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In 2004, Hoopes Vision acquired the Wavelight Allegretto excimer laser, bringing wavefront-optimized custom LASIK and PRK to Utah and making us the first practice in the state to embrace this revolutionary technology by nearly five years. Over a decade later, Hoopes Vision is by far the most experienced provider of wavefront-optimized LASIK and PRK in the state.

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Blade-Free LASIK

Hoopes Vision acquired Salt Lake City’s first Intralase laser system in 2003, bringing the newfound safety and precision of blade-free LASIK to the area. Since then, Hoopes Vision has performed more blade-free, all-laser LASIK procedures than any other Utah practice by far. Our surgeons’ extensive experience with this advanced technology leads to improved safety and great results to our patients.

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Our surgeons have been performing PRK since 1995. PRK remains an excellent alternative for those patients who may not be good candidates for LASIK due to high prescriptions or thin or irregularly shaped corneas. Today’s PRK patient at Hoopes Vision receives a wavefront-optimized custom procedure from the most experienced laser surgeons in Utah.

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Our Experience FAQ

Our doctors are among the best and the brightest in the country. Since we were the first in the area to introduce both blade-free LASIK and custom wavefront-optimized treatments, it also means that our surgeons are by far the most experienced in the use of these newer technologies.

How experienced are the doctors at Hoopes Vision?

Our surgeons have performed more than 60,000 LASIK and refractive surgery procedures and over 100,000 total vision correction surgeries.  There are only a few clinics in the country with that much experience and even fewer who have access to the facilities and technologies available to surgeons at Hoopes Vision.

How many blade-free LASIK procedures have been performed at Hoopes Vision?

Since upgrading to blade-free LASIK technology in 2003 (the first practice in Salt Lake City to do so), our surgeons have performed over 60,000 blade-free LASIK procedures, twice as many as any other LASIK provider in the state.

Are the surgeons at Hoopes Vision Board Certified?

Our surgeons are board-certified. A board-certified Eye M.D. has passed a rigorous two-part examination given by the American Board of Ophthalmology designed to assess his/her knowledge, experience, and skills.

Do you have corneal specialists at Hoopes Vision?

Yes. The cornea specialists at Hoopes Vision are Board Certified, fellowship-trained, and are at the absolute leading edge of cornea transplant technology. Their training and experience allow them to recommend the best, safest option for each individual patient’s needs and carry out that option with confidence and expertise.

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Our Technology

Our commitment to offering the newest, safest technology for laser vision correction led us to be the first adopter of blade-free LASIK in the Salt Lake City area. Since then, we have continually refined our technique and upgraded our femtosecond lasers. Today, our laser surgery center features two of the fastest, most sophisticated femtosecond lasers in the world.

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Our Facility

Our facility features some of the most advanced diagnostic and surgical technology in the world. The on-site laser surgery center at our flagship Draper location was designed from the ground up for blade-free custom LASIK. The laser suite features two of the most advanced femtosecond laser systems available today.

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While our primary goal is to provide patients with the very best in surgical vision correction by placing the newest technology in the hands of the most experienced surgeons, we also work to bring this level of treatment within the reach of almost any budget. Many of our patients are surprised at how affordable our blade-free LASIK is, even compared to so-called “discount” centers.


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Proven Results

It has been over a decade since Hoopes Vision pioneered blade-free LASIK in Salt Lake City, and the results have been impressive. We are very proud of our outstanding track record of safety and results.

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Blade-free LASIK is one of the many advances that has come over the years that we have been in practice. Dr. Hoopes’s book, LASIK: A Guide For Patients And Their Families, details these advances, discusses the pros and cons of laser vision correction, and shares some of the things that set Hoopes Vision apart.

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If you are interested in knowing if blade-free LASIK, or another vision correction procedure, is a good option for you, please contact us. We would be happy to offer you a free VIP examination and consultation to help you determine your vision correction options.

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Patient Spotlight Lauren Webber


“On the day of my LASIK surgery, my husband drove me to Hoopes Vision for a life-changing experience. I arrived early to check in and was immediately greeted by a friendly staff member who helped me get ready for surgery. As my husband sat patiently waiting for my surgery to begin, he had endless freshly baked, warm chocolate chip cookies sitting in front of him… Needless to say, he was happy to come with me to any of my follow up appointments!

“I was taken back to surgery, where Dr. Hoopes, Sr. performed a very quick and non-painful procedure. Before I knew it, I was walking back out to my husband. He was shocked that within minutes my vision had been completely changed.

“We walked to a room where another doctor could check everything out and give me post-op instructions. As we waited, I looked out the window and I could see the billboard across the street! YES! I COULD SEE! I could not believe it!  Since I was 10 years old, I had not been able to see the television, leaves on a tree, or the chalkboard without glasses or contacts. Now, after just a few minutes with Dr. Hoopes, I could see everything.

“My LASIK surgery was two years ago and I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am for the change it made in my life! My eyes don’t burn every morning from putting contacts in, I don’t have to worry about anything when I go boating, and I never have to squint because I can’t see something far away. I’m so thankful for the doctors at Hoopes Vision, as well as their amazing staff. Thank you so much for changing my life!”

Lauren Webber
Fashion Blogger, Style After Hours

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