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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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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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09
Jul
2009
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A History of LASIK and Vision Correction Surgery

Refractive surgery has evolved since it’s beginning in the 1970’s. While early techniques laid the foundation for more modern techniques, today’s methods are safer, with improved visual outcomes. akeye1Radial Keratotomy (RK)  RK corrected low degrees of myopia by making small spoke-like incisions in the cornea. Discovered accidentally in 1971 by a Russian doctor who observed […]

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02
Jul
2009
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Hoopes Vision Announces Video Contest

Hoopes Vision launched the official start of our video contest yesterday. Dr. Hoopes Jr. made a brief appearance on Good Things Utah to announce the official start. People are encouraged to submit a short video about the subject “Why I want LASIK surgery” or “Why I want LASIK surgery from Hoopes Vision”. Entries to the […]

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16
Jun
2009
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Lasik Laser Technology – Which Laser is Best?

It can be confusing for someone looking into LASIK, trying to compare LASIK centers. Each place you go, will tell you why their laser is best. The truth is, no single laser is going to be the best for everyone. If it were that simple, all doctors would use the same laser. Your eyes are […]

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12
Jun
2009
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Night Time Vision and LASIK- New LASIK Lasers Improve Night Vision, Reduce Halo and Glare

Night time halos and glare have been a common concern for patients considering LASIK. Early on, in the history of LASIK surgery, it was expected that some patients would have some increase in halo and glare at night. Lasers designed to perform traditional treatments and even wavefront guided treatments tend to flatten the cornea and […]

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