Thousands of patients visit Hoopes Vision for yearly LASIK, PRK, and cataract surgery. Hundreds of those come from out of state or far enough away that traveling back and forth for pre and post-operative care at our office can be inconvenient. Our network of affiliate optometrists is here to provide surgery patients with quality care closer to home.
If you’re interested in coming to Hoopes Vision for your vision corrective surgery and would like to see an optometrist near you for care, please mention you are interested in our Collaborative Care program, and we will assist you.
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.
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.