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31
Aug
2009
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Professional Golfer Mike Reid Wins Another Major Tournament

23 August 2009 Professional golfer Mike Reid sank a 12 foot birdie putt, beating John Cook in a one-hole-playoff and winning the Jeld-Wen Tradition tournament. This was Mike’s second major win on the senior’s tour. Mike also won the Senior PGA Championship in 2005. Tears started to well as he hugged his son Daniel, who […]

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26
Aug
2009
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Hoopes Vision LASIK Video Contest Semi-Finalists Announced

It was much harder for our celebrity judges to select the semi-finalists than they had anticipated.  Our celebrity judges included Kerry, Bill and Gina from X-96 radio, General Gridlock from K-BULL 93 radio, and Big Rog from 97.5 The Blaze.  We had a total of over 90 LASIK videos submitted. There were many great entries, and it […]

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12
Aug
2009
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Blade-Free IntraLASIK Provides Greater Safety and Better Vision

The two most important concerns for patients considering laser eye surgery are clear vision and safety. No one goes to their LASIK surgeon asking for the “second or third safest procedure” or asking to see “close to the best I can”. The new IntraLase™ iFS laser, currently available in Utah only at Hoopes Vision, improves upon previous […]

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11
Aug
2009
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Hoopes Vision Acquires Utah’s First iFS IntraLase™ Laser

On Monday August 11, 2009 the new iFS IntraLase™ arrived at Hoopes Vision. We are excited to be the first Utah LASIK center to offer this new technology. Six years ago, Hoopes Vision introduced blade-free LASIK surgery to the area with the arrival of the Salt Lake Valley’s first IntraLase™ laser. This laser revolutionized the […]

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09
Aug
2009
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Top 10 LASIK Surgeons

Being selected for a prestigious list featured in Forbes Magazine represents a major achievement, whether it’s the best small companies in America, technology’s top deal makers, the best U.S. colleges – or the top LASIK surgeons. Last summer, Hoopes Vision was named One of the Top 10 Most Dependable Laser Eye Surgeons in the Country […]

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08
Aug
2009
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Sporting a New Look

Most people who wear contact lenses can tell you about a time when one of their contacts has slipped out of place, or they have gotten a piece of dust under their lens. Most of us, however, can’t imagine that happening while upside down, twenty feet in the air, and traveling at 40 miles an […]

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02
Aug
2009
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Is LASIK Right for Me?

It won’t cost you a dime to visit Hoopes Vision and get an exam and detailed professional consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. You will walk away from this visit knowing how LASIK works and what the advantages and risks are for you — all for free.  Patient […]

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29
Jul
2009
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iFS IntraLase™ Laser

Years ago, Hoopes Vision introduced blade-free LASIK surgery to the area with the arrival of the Salt Lake City-area’s first IntraLase™ laser. This laser revolutionized the LASIK procedure by replacing the metal-bladed microkeratome with a silent, computer-guided laser. Prior to IntraLase, step one of the LASIK procedure involved making a thin flap of corneal tissue with a metal razor blade called a microkeratome. Although still considered to be quite safe, it was the riskiest part of a LASIK procedure. If a serious complication were to occur, it usually was the result of a microkeratome mishap or malfunction. IntraLase replaces the metal blade with a precise, silent, computer-guided laser resulting in a procedure that is 100 times more accurate than a bladed microkeratome. This gives greater assurance that step one of the LASIK eye surgery will be more accurate and safe, giving patients the best LASIK result possible. IntraLase™ flaps are also much thinner than microkeratome-made flaps. Because of this advancement, patients with thinner corneas who have been turned down in the past may now be able to have LASIK.

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29
Jul
2009
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Newest Options for “Over 40 Vision” at Hoopes Vision

If you have noticed that you are holding the menu a little farther away, or have finally had to break down and buy a pair of dime store readers or even bifocals — you are not alone. Millions are now reaching the magic age of 40 and find their near vision failing. This is a […]

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10
Jul
2009
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Making LASIK Affordable — Get More for Your Money

The most important decisions to be made when considering LASIK surgery involve questions of safety, experience and technology, but the cost of the procedure can also be an important issue. In today’s economy, many had predicted that LASIK surgery would see a decrease in volume. Instead, it turns out to be a bit more complicated. […]

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