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 […]
Over the years the myths surrounding LASIK have grown. What does the research show us about these misconceptions?
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 […]
“Well, it’s no Leg Lamp Award, but we’re pretty excited about our RSA Premier Practice Award!” The Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA) has named Hoopes Vision the 2016 RSA Premier Showcase Practice. Dr. Hoopes accepted the award as part of a three-day event earlier this summer hosted at the Hoopes Vision facilities in Draper, Utah. Dr. […]
Every year we speak to thousands of patients who are looking to improve their vision and achieve freedom from glasses and contacts through procedures such as LASIK. All of these patients have questions, and many of them have concerns and even fears about surgical vision correction. While many of these questions and concerns are unique, […]
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 […]
Earlier this month we partnered with Real Salt Lake to thank a United States military veteran with free LASIK surgery. RSL fans were asked to nominate an active duty service member or military veteran who needed LASIK, and many deserving candidates were considered. Danielle Barnes was nominated by several friends and family members and chosen […]
An internationally renowned corneal and refractive specialist, Dr. Moshirfar has been serving as the Clinical Director for Hoopes, Durrie, Rivera Research (HDR) for the past five months and will continue in that role. Dr. Moshirfar brings a history of innovation in cornea surgery, a strong background in clinical research, and a prolific legacy of academic […]