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LASIK Laser Vision Correction in Salt Lake City
LASIK Eye Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah UT

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Hoopes Vision
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Phillip Hoopes, M.D., M.B.A.
Phillip Hoopes, M.D., M.B.A.

Phillip Hoopes, M.D., M.B.A. is a LASIK Surgeon in Salt Lake City and the Founder of Hoopes Vision where he provides LASIK for Salt Lake City and Utah patients. A Utah native, he is one of the most recognized names in Laser Eye Surgery, Vision Correction Surgery and Cataract Surgery in Salt Lake City and throughout the United States. Dr. Hoopes provides all types of Laser Eye Surgery including LASIK, Custom LASIK, All Laser Blade Free LASIK and other types of specialized Lasik Eye Surgery in Salt Lake City. Dr. Hoopes received his Medical Degree at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Iowa Eye Center. In addition, Dr. Hoopes completed a Fellowship in Cataract and Lens Implant and Laser Eye Surgery. Most recently, Dr. Hoopes was awarded a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Dr. Hoopes has briefly held the academic position of Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Utah Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been performing eye surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism since 1983.

Dr. Hoopes has participated in the FDA Clinical Trials for LASIK Eye Surgery and has contributed to the development of many Laser Eye Surgery procedures including LASIK and Custom LASIK. Dr. Hoopes has been providing Excimer Laser Eye Surgery since its FDA approval in 1995 and actually performed the first excimer laser eye surgery for the correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism on the Summit Apex Excimer Laser System upon its FDA approval in 1998. He is regarded as one of the most experienced LASIK Surgeons in the United States having performed over 38,000 eye surgery procedures and more than 18,000 Laser Eye Surgery procedures including LASIK, Custom LASIK, Blade Free LASIK and other Lasik Eye Surgery procedures. Recently, Dr. Hoopes was recognized as one of the top 100 LASIK surgeons in the United States, and Hoopes Vision as one of the top 50 eye surgery centers, in the country.

In addition to providing LASIK Surgery in Salt Lake City, Dr. Hoopes is recognized as a pioneer in the treatment of cataracts in Salt Lake City having been one of the first eye surgeons in the United States to perform no stitch cataract surgery in Utah. He is a leader in the use of advanced technology lens implants for cataract surgery including near vision presbyopia correcting lens implants such as the ReSTOR Lens Implant, the ReZoom Lens Implant and the Crystalens Lens Implant for helping cataract patients eliminate their dependence on eyeglasses, reading glasses and bifocals after cataract surgery.

Dr. Hoopes professional achievements and surgery milestones include:

  • March 16,1998: Performed the first excimer laser surgery for myopia and astigmatism on Summit laser after FDA approval.
  • October 1999: Recognized as one of the most experienced Array Multifocal Lens implant users in the United States.
  • Performed the First Wavefront-Optimized LASIK Surgery procedure in Utah.
  • Performed First Phacoemulsification with Implant Surgeon in Kansas City, 1984.
  • Second refractive surgeon in Midwest.
  • Performed First Crystalens Lens Implant in Utah.
  • Pioneered Astigmatism Surgery and Instrumentation, 1984.
  • August 3, 1987: Performed First one-stitch cataract surgery with small incision implant in the United States.

To help his patients learn about LASIK Eye Surgery, Dr. Hoopes has produced two patient education books, "Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) and other Refractive Surgical Procedures: A Guide for Patients and Their Families" and "LASIK Vision Correction."

Dr. Hoopes and his staff have a patient care philosophy of providing LASIK Eye Surgery patients with individualized and personalized care at every step of their LASIK Laser Eye Surgery or Custom Lasik Eye Surgery experience in greater Salt Lake City, Utah.

Phillip C. Hoopes, Jr., M.D.
Phillip C. Hoopes, Jr., M.D.

Phillip Hoopes, Jr., M.D. is Corneal Specialist and LASIK Surgeon at Hoopes Vision in Utah where he provides LASIK in Utah.

Phillip returned to Utah in 2005 to join Hoopes Vision after earning his professional education and starting his career elsewhere. After graduation from Brigham Young University, he headed to the southeast, where he stayed for nearly a decade. Dr. Hoopes, Jr. received his Medical Degree at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed a Residency in Ophthalmology at Wake Forest as well, where he was Co-Chief resident in his final year. During his training, the Wake Forest Eye Center ranked in the top 10 for Clinical Ophthalmology Programs in the United States. Dr. Hoopes Jr. began a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at Eye Consultants of Atlanta, where he was able to obtain extensive experience in corneal transplants, LASIK and cataract surgery. Prior to returning to Hoopes Vision to perform LASIK Surgery in Utah, Dr, Hoopes Jr. began his clinical career elsewhere and furthered his experience and expertise in his areas of interest including cornea transplantation, refractive surgery, cornea diseases and surgery, and cataract surgery. Specifically, he performs the following for patients from Salt Lake City and throughout Utah:

  • INTACS for Keratoconus
  • Endothelial Transplantation (DSAEK)
  • Near Vision CK (Conductive Keratoplasty)
  • Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lenses)
  • Small Incision Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK Eye Surgery including Blade Free LASIK
  • ReSTOR Lens Implants for reducing dependence on eyeglasses, reading glasses and bifocals
  • ReZoom Lens Implants for reducing dependence on eyeglasses, reading glasses and bifocals
  • Crystalens Lens Implants for reducing dependence on eyeglasses, reading glasses and bifocals
  • Cornea Transplantation
  • Laser Eye Surgery including LASEK and PRK

Patients seeking LASIK Surgery in Utah in the greater Salt Lake City area or Cataract Surgery in Utah in the greater Salt Lake City area will find that Hoopes Vision in Utah is regarded as one of the finest eye surgery centers in the world and is outfitted with the latest and most technologically advanced instrumentation and equipment.

Hoopes Vision is an ultramodern, 20,000-square-foot facility equipped with its own freestanding, two-operating room ambulatory surgery center, as well as an excimer laser suite and research center. The LASIK surgery center houses five flying small-spot wavefront excimer lasers, the Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217z Zyoptix, Alcon LADARVision CustomCornea, VISX CustomVue with iris registration, as well as the IntraLase FS laser, which creates safer and more precise corneal flaps. We also possess Utah's only wavefront-optimized lasers, the ALLEGRETTO WAVE and the Carl Zeiss MEL 870.

Learning More About LASIK: The reality of LASIK is that it is the most popular Laser Eye Surgery performed today. However, LASIK Eye Surgery is one of a number of eye surgery procedures for the correction of nearsightedness-or myopia, farsightedness-or hyperopia, and astigmatism, that your LASIK surgeon may suggest as a way to correct your vision if you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. LASIK Surgeons such as Dr. Hoopes, Dr. Hoopes, Jr., and the practice staff will evaluate you thoroughly to help you make the best decision for your individual needs. Although LASIK Surgery is the Laser Eye Surgery procedure of choice for most patients, Dr. Hoopes, Dr. Hoopes, Jr., and the practice staff may also suggest Custom Wavefront Lasik or other types of laser eye surgery including PRK, Epi-LASIK, LASEK or monvision LASIK for presbyopia to help those who might need help with close vision and reading.

Successful LASIK Surgery requires an experienced LASIK surgeon who demonstrates consistent TLC for LASIK  patients in order to provide a thorough Consultation for LASIK plus Laser Vision Correction expectations that are realistic- Dr. Hoopes, Dr. Hoopes, Jr., and the practice staff offer expertise and experience in LASIK plus Salt Lake Cityconvenience to help you achieve your vision correction goals. Choosing trusted LASIK Surgeons who are LASIK doctors as well as LASIK specialists is key to getting the best LASIK Surgeon.

In the event that you are not a candidate for LASIK or any type of laser eye surgery as a result of being extremely nearsighted, your surgeon may suggest the Visian ICL Implantable Contact Lens to correct your vision.

If you are not a candidate for LASIK because you have the begining of a cataract or perhaps because you are over 45 and are presbyopic beyond a point where monnovision LASIK might be appropriate, your surgeon may suggest Lens Replacement Surgery using the AcrySof®ReSTOR® Lens in Salt Lake City, the ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens in Salt Lake City, the Tecnis® Multifocal Lens or Crystalens® in Salt Lake City.

Taking the next step to freedom from the hassle of eyeglasses & contact lenses with LASIK....
If you have been considering having LASIK in Salt Lake City or having any type of Laser Vision Correction to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you should take the next step of scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hoopes, Dr. Hoopes, Jr., and the practice staff to fully explore your candidacy and options. Salt Lake City patients will be pleased to find the cost of Salt Lake City LASIK is affordable at the office of Dr. Hoopes, Dr. Hoopes, Jr., where they will be happy to offer you a number of easy payment plans that can fit into your budget. Phone us for a consultation at 888-578-4422.



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