LASIK Proven Results

At Hoopes Vision, our goal is – and always has been – to provide our patients with the safest, most effective vision correction procedures available. Everything we do here is focused on that goal. The benefits of that approach can be seen in our outstanding track record of proven results. We are proud of the results of our LASIK and PRK procedures, and of the amazing vision that we have helped tens of thousands of patients to achieve. We track our patients’ postoperative vision and make those results available to the public. Below is a chart showing our LASIK and PRK patients’ post-operative results at 90 days from surgery.

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Proven Results Blade-Free LASIK

In 2003, Hoopes Vision was the first LASIK practice in Salt Lake City to adopt the revolutionary speed and precision of blade-free, all-laser LASIK. Over a decade later, Hoopes Vision is by far the most experienced provider of blade-free LASIK in Utah. Our legacy of outstanding surgical results is due in large part to our vast experience with blade-free LASIK and our constant upgrading of our all-laser LASIK technology.

The iFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser

All of our femtosecond expertise culminates in our fifth-generation iFS Laser. The iFS Laser gives surgeons greater control for maximum customization — providing an indispensable tool for LASIK and beyond. With nearly 4 million procedures performed to date, IntraLase Technology is the femtosecond technology of choice. The iFS Laser delivers:

  • Enhanced flap biomechanical stability.
  • Faster visual recovery.
  • Exceptional safety.
  • Customized corneal capabilities.


Enhanced Flap Customization

The iFS Laser’s software design allows surgeons a greater ability to customize the corneal flap.

  • Inverted bevel-in side cut up to 150° for improved biomechanical stability
  • Elliptical flap option to maximize stromal bed exposure
  • Tighter spot separation provides smoother stromal beds and a virtually effortless flap lift
  • Lower energy per pulse, which may reduce tissue response and inflammation


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Proven Results Wavefront-Optimized

Our long track record of proven results includes thousands of happy patients who have achieved great vision with wavefront-optimized PRK. PRK remains a great alternative for patients who may not be ideal LASIK candidates.

WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser

WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser


Built for Speed and Superb Outcomes

The WaveLight® Refractive Suite is the fastest refractive surgery platform available in the US. The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser is the only excimer laser to operate at 500 Hz, with an average treatment time of approximately 1.4 seconds per diopter.


Customized LASIK for Every Eye

The built-in flexibility of the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser allows surgeons to expand their refractive treatment capabilities using:

  • Wavefront-Optimized® and Wavefront-Guided treatments.
  • Customized pupil-center centration options among different lighting conditions.
  • Line of sight and corneal vertex centration.


Precisely Focused on Accuracy

With a powerful 1050 Hz-type multi-dimensional eye tracker synchronized at 500 Hz, the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser offers safety and exceptional precision by using:

  • Movement tracking with just 2 milliseconds of latency*.
  • Dynamic pupil tracking from 1.5 mm to 8.0 mm.

*Treatment times are approximate


Optimized Shot Distribution

Utilizing proprietary PerfectPulse Technology®, the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser maintains a high pulse frequency with a minimized thermal load. Features include:

  • Only one pulse in five is allowed to overlap
  • Optimizing temporal and spatial shot distribution
  • Additional pulses sent to the periphery to compensate for energy loss
  • Reducing the potential for nighttime glare


Designed With Efficiency in Mind

The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser workstation has been ergonomically designed to provide enhanced information and usability throughout the refractive procedure. It includes the following:

  • Integrated heads-up display
  • Fiber slit projector with LED light source
  • Increased working distance of 25 cm
  • Standard, high-resolution video system
  • Built-in, non-contact, online pachymetry


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Proven Results PRK

Our long track record of proven results includes thousands of happy patients who have achieved great vision with wavefront-optimized PRK. PRK remains a great alternative for patients who may not be ideal LASIK candidates.

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Proven Results Schedule Your VIP Consultation

If you are interested in knowing if a wavefront-optimized 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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Proven Results LASIK E-Book

Our legacy of outstanding surgical results has made Hoopes Vision an authority on laser vision correction. Our book, LASIK: A Guide for Patients and Their Families, details the history of laser vision correction, discusses its pros and cons, and explains some of the things that set Hoopes Vision apart.

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Our Experience

Hoopes Vision’s track record of proven results is due in large part to the experience of our surgeons. Our surgical team is the most experienced in Utah for LASIK, PRK, blade-free LASIK, and wavefront-optimized LASIK. So great is our confidence in the great results of these surgeries that Hoopes Vision was the first practice in Utah to offer a money-back See Clearly Guarantee.

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Our Facility

Our flagship facility in Draper features some of the most advanced diagnostic and surgical technology in the world. The on-site laser surgery center is home to the most advanced vision correction lasers in the United States, housed in a state-of-the-art climate controlled room designed to maximize their performance.

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Our Technology

Surgical vision correction is a field where technological advances are constantly being made, bringing improved safety and better outcomes and making them available to more patients. Our track record of outstanding results reflects our commitment to staying at the forefront of this rapidly evolving industry.

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While most patients who come to Hoopes Vision do so because of our reputation for outstanding surgical results, we also work hard to make our services affordable. Many patients are surprised at just how affordable the technology and experience of Hoopes Vision can be.


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Proven Results Patient Spotlight

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“Vision is very important in sports. You can run fast, you can jump high, but if you can’t see – you’re at a disadvantage all the time. Trying to fit in the NFL, you’re with the best of the best. You can’t be out there thinking about losing contacts – you’ve got to be ready to perform and compete and be as physical as you want every day. When deciding to have surgery, I asked around, talked to other guys who’ve had LASIK, and Hoopes Vision kept coming up. After hearing about their track record, my nervousness went away. Now my vision is perfect. To wake up and look across the room and see how clear everything is – it just gives you a better outlook on the day. I’m really glad I chose Hoopes Vision – I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Derrick Shelby
NFL Defensive End


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