In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
If the Hoopes Vision surgeons' experiences were a visual metaphor, it would be a landfill-sized pile of discarded glasses that represents the 42,000 LASIK procedures and 70,000 vision-corrective surgeries they’ve performed at Hoopes Vision. The team has also been named among the 10 most dependable LASIK surgeons by Goldline Research three years in a row, and they’re also the official eye-care and LASIK provider for the Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, Salt Lake Bees, and Miller Motorsports Park. By employing the use of technologically superior devices such as the Carl Zeiss Mel 80 and the ultra fast WaveLight EX-500, they perform LASIK treatments, cataract eye surgeries, and the installation of implantable contact lenses. They’ve treated a roster of high-profile clients that includes a broadcast journalist, attorney general, New York Times bestselling author, and pro athletes in the fields of soccer, golf, and underwater boxing.
Dr. Francis Wapner and Dr. Todd Daynes, the ophthalmologists behind Advanced Eye Care, wield experience gleaned from thousands of surgeries, exams, and medical evaluations when correcting ocular issues. The office outfits eyes in a number of stylishly sight-enhancing frames or secretly spiffs up vision with a pair of contacts. For those looking to shed their eyewear altogether, the doctors terraform corneal surfaces during traditional LASIK treatments performed with a microkeratome, often leaving patients with 20/20 vision or better and reducing their need for glasses, contacts, or large-print maps of their living rooms.
Led by Dr. Brian R. Davis, who has performed over 27,000 LASIK and PRK vision surgeries himself, Davis Vision Center's team has made LASIK its specialty. They equip their office with the latest equipment such as the Visx Star S4 laser system and the IntraLase FS laser. With these tools in hand, they perform LASIK surgery that can bring eyes up to a 20/20 vision level or better. For those who do not qualify for corrective surgeries, an on-staff optician can also conduct eyeglass examinations and fittings for frames and lenses.
After studying at the University of Utah, Emory University, and Vanderbilt, Dr. Justin Johnsen returned to his native Utah to raise his family and begin to realize his dream of helping those suffering from ocular and facial trauma. At Utah Eye & Facial Plastic Surgery, he and his trained aesthetician administer multiple types of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the face, ranging from four types of cosmetic injectables—including Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Restylane—to the removal of painful eyelid tumors.
The doctor is happy to consult with any prospective client beforehand—and for free—in order to review all options and develop a rapport that can later be applied to a comedy bit.
Stuart Anderson, OD, along with the staff, perform a wide slate of vision services at Precision Eye Care. The team provides eye examinations to medical eye management and LASIK surgery co-management. ODs at the center identify clients’ vision needs before settling on the appropriate solution. The facility uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and offers a wide selection of designer frames from brands such as Coach, Nike, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Burberry.