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Tired of dealing with the daily hassles of contact lenses every morning and night? What about glasses slipping off your nose, hurting the back of your ears, or better yet, being lost or broken? If you’re ready to start seeing clearly without corrective lenses, schedule a VIP consultation today and save $1000.00 ($500.00 off per eye) on your LASIK or PRK procedure.*
The laser refractive surgery specialists at Hoopes Vision have the combined experience of over 120,000 LASIK and PRK procedures to draw on.
Our ongoing commitment is to provide Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden-area patients with only the newest, safest vision correction technology. Since our founding in the Salt Lake City area in 2000, Hoopes Vision has acquired five different excimer lasers for vision correction and three different lasers for bladeless flap creation, more than any other laser center in Utah.
Since its introduction, constant technological advances have made an already safe and effective procedure even safer, more effective, and more predictable. These advances have made LASIK an excellent option for patients who have been told they were not good candidates for laser vision correction.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), like LASIK, is a form of laser refractive surgery. This means that a laser is used to reshape the cornea, correcting refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. PRK was the first laser refractive procedure performed in the United States and the first to gain final FDA approval. While LASIK is more commonly performed than PRK today, PRK still represents an excellent option for patients who may not be ideal LASIK candidates due to thin or irregularly shaped corneas.
The unrivaled precision, speed, and safety of the laser-assisted procedure are pointing the way to a new era in how cataracts are treated. Hoopes Vision was an early adopter of this new technology and was the first surgery center in the world (and still one of only a few worldwide) to have acquired multiple laser cataract platforms: the Alcon LenSx and the Optimedica Catalys.
The EVO Visian ICL is for people who want to experience life without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. EVO Visian ICL also called an Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism. In addition, unlike some other vision correction options, the EVO Visian ICL corrects vision without removing any corneal tissue.
The corneal implants are designed for long-term vision correction. Intacs can be replaced with different-size implants or removed for good. You have the option of replacing them with new rings at a later date if your prescription changes with age. If Intacs are removed, vision tends to return to the way it was before surgery within three months. Those receiving replacement Intacs have also obtained good visual results, and no serious problems with repeating the procedure have been reported.
A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the central portion of a patient’s cornea is replaced with tissue from a donor cornea. The cornea, the clear tissue at the front of the eye, works with the lens inside the eye to refract incoming light. For most people, the cornea helps provide good vision throughout life, though some people may need spectacles, contact lenses, or refractive surgery to sharpen that vision.
Keratoconus is a rare condition affecting people between the ages of 10 and 25 and may progress slowly. Keratoconus occurs when the cornea (the transparent outer layer at the front of the eye) becomes thin and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape. This condition causes optical irregularities that affect vision. Symptoms include blurred and distorted vision, astigmatism, double vision, inability to see in dim light, nearsightedness, sensitivity to light, and/or vision loss.
Those who may not have been LASIK or PRK candidates in the past could potentially benefit from this new technique. SMILE is a novel technique where just one laser is required, the Zeiss Visumax. Based on the prescription of the patient, the laser will create a microscopic “lenticule” (disc of tissue) inside the intact cornea. One of the main advantages is that SMILE is not performed under a flap or at the surface, allowing for a quick recovery.
Technological advances are constantly taking place in the field of surgical vision correction. At Hoopes Vision, our commitment to our patients is always to offer the newest, most innovative technology.
For LASIK and PRK, Hoopes Vision uses the Wavelight EX500 excimer laser, the newest, fastest, and most precise vision correction laser in the United States. We have owned and used seven different treatment lasers since 1995. New LASIK technology provides more precise results through comprehensive digital eye mapping that documents aberrations and corneal irregularities that may have impeded a patient’s vision or reduced the efficacy of laser eye surgery. Modern lasers track and scan the cornea to deliver consistent and effective results. These technological advances have also opened laser eye surgery to patients who would not have been considered good candidates in the past, including those with thin corneas, corneal scarring, and other corneal abnormalities. LASIK eye surgery is faster, more precise, and safer than ever.
From our founding in the Salt Lake City area in 2000, we have always been driven by one goal: to deliver the safest, most effective vision correction technology in the hands of expert surgeons who deliver warm, personal patient care. Twenty-two years later, everything we do is still focused on that ongoing goal.
A Message From Doctor Hoopes
I established Hoopes Vision here in the Salt Lake City area in 2000 after helping build a successful LASIK and cataract surgery practice in Kansas City. Being a native Utahn myself, it was a homecoming for me. When I started this practice, it was with one goal: to provide patients with an eye care experience that would exceed their expectations in every possible way.
Our flagship facility in Draper was designed from the ground up to deliver a world-class experience to our patients. The laser surgery center features the most advanced collection of vision correction lasers in the state, housed in a climate-controlled laser suite designed to optimize their performance.
The clinic area is spacious, comfortable, and equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment. Our on-site, Medicare-approved ambulatory surgery center, EyeSurg of Utah, is one of the few surgery centers specifically designed for laser cataract surgery. Finally, the Hoopes, Durrie, Rivera Clinical Research Center, located on-site, is a proving ground for dozens of exciting new devices, procedures, and medicines. Its presence in our facility and its status as a major center for clinical trials help ensure that our surgeons always have a glimpse into the future of vision correction technology.
When considering LASIK, PRK, ICL, or any other vision correction procedure, as with any kind of surgery, the primary considerations should be safety and results.
At Hoopes Vision, our commitment has always been to provide our patients with the safest, most effective, most advanced vision correction procedures available anywhere. While our primary goal is to provide patients with the best in surgical vision correction by placing the newest technology in the hands of the most experienced surgeons, we also work to bring this level of treatment within reach of almost any budget.
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If you are interested in knowing if wavefront-optimized LASIK, or any of our other vision correction procedures, is a good option for you, please contact us. We would happily offer you a VIP examination and consultation to help determine your vision correction options.