As surgeons, we see patients everyday looking to free themselves from their glasses and contact lenses by having LASIK surgery. Many of the people we see are tired of the hassles of taking care of their contacts and often feel handicapped by their dependence on glasses or contacts and want the freedom to live without […]
Welcome to the new Hoopes Vision Blog, where patients and doctors are able to ask questions, post advice and talk about LASIK surgery, cataract surgery, or their vision. Feel free to ask a question, or to tell us and others about your experience. As things change around here (new technology, new procedures, etc.), we will […]
Hoopes Vision purchased the very first Carl Zeiss Mel 80™ excimer laser sold in the United States. As of August 2006, this was the latest laser to be approved by the Federal Drug Administration. It was delivered to us in April 2007. The new MEL 80™ is a fifth-generation laser and one of the fastest lasers available at our laser vision correction practice located in Sandy, Utah.
The Alcon LADARVision® autonomous excimer laser was acquired and installed at our practice in April 2001. It is a third-generation flying spot laser with the advantage of being approved to treat farsightedness and mixed astigmatism. This was also the first laser to gain FDA approval to begin performing custom wavefront ablations, making it the most advanced laser on the market.
The technological advancements of the VISX® CustomVue with iris registration allow for incredibly accurate and safe laser vision correction treatments.