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Shopping for LASIK? Here are 8 questions to ask when looking for a LASIK provider.

Posted on Wednesday December 27, 2017 inLatest News

You’ve been considering the possibilities and you’re finally ready to start shopping for LASIK! The proper research will help ensure you get the best quality eye surgeon and technology, so you can have peace of mind as you proceed with refractive eye surgery. To help you on your journey to clear vision, our team at…

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Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Posted on Friday August 11, 2017 inLatest News

On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass over the entire continental United States for the first time since 1918. Witnessing this spectacle can be a once in a lifetime opportunity, but it’s important to remember the dangers associated with looking directly at the sun – even during an eclipse. But what’s the harm…

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ReSTOR® +2.5D Multifocal Toric IOL with ACTIVEFOCUS™: A New Option for Cataract Patients with Astigmatism and Presbyopia

Posted on Thursday June 1, 2017 inAstigmatism, Cataract Surgery, IOLs, Latest News, Presbyopia

We are very excited to announce a new intraocular lens option for cataract surgery patients who suffer from astigmatism and presbyopia: the Acrysof IQ ReSTOR® +2.5 Multifocal Toric IOL with ACTIVEFOCUS™. Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Acrysof IQ ReSTOR® +2.5 Multifocal Toric IOL with ACTIVEFOCUS™ can improve vision for a…

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The Benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange

Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017 inIOLs, LASIK Alternatives, Latest News, Myopia, Presbyopia

While laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK remain very popular, the fact is that they are not always the best option for individuals who want to reduce dependence on corrective eyewear for people who have problems with reading and distance vision. Refractive lens exchange, or RLE, can be a very effective procedure…

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Sight Restoring Surgery Gifted to Utahans in Need

Posted on Monday April 10, 2017 inLatest News

Doctors and staff at The Eye Institute of Utah are once again participating in the bi-annual Operation Sight Program, performing 23 sight restoring cataract and cornea surgeries to people in need. Founded by the ASCRS Foundation, Operation Sight is a charitable eye surgery program that partners with volunteer surgeons and ophthalmic companies throughout the U.S….

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Recovery After PRK

Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017 inImplantable Contact Lens, LASIK, Latest News, PRK, Visian ICL

PRK (photo refractive keratectomy) is a very successful type of laser vision correction surgery that is similar to LASIK, but may be better suited for some patients that have thinner corneas or dry eyes. During LASIK surgery, the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a corneal flap on the surface of the eye. During…

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Glaucoma Awareness Month: Am I at Risk?

Posted on Friday January 13, 2017 inGlaucoma, Latest News

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and our eye doctors want to remind individuals about the importance of regular eye exams for maintaining good vision. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma is the cause of approximately 9-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States. However, most men and women living with glaucoma…

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