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Leading Providers of LASIK & CATARACT SURGERY in Utah

You’re concerned about your eyesight and so is The Eye Institute of Utah. Your eyes are too important to trust to just anyone. So, if you need vision correction or other treatment, you’ve come to the right place! The Eye Institute is one of the largest and most prestigious eye surgical centers in the Intermountain West.


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Celebrating 40 Years providing Comprehensive Vision Care to Thousands Of Satisfied Patients

The Eye Institute of Utah is a comprehensive ophthalmology practice offering a full spectrum of vision correction and treatment services. We have dedicated specialists who can address most any eye condition with procedures ranging from LASIK, Custom Cataract Surgery, to Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Retina and Cornea Treatments. In addition to performing these life changing procedures, we can also help you with simple vision problems and provide preventative vision care for you and your family. Come visit our fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility and see why our doctors are considered some of the most skilled specialists in the country.

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Based on over 3592 Reviews

A.K. SAYS: Taylorville, UT

[They} told me just what I needed to hear. [They} people are the best. Thank you for helping me with figuring out what exactly it was that is on my eye. I will tell others about [them].

D.P. SAYS: Salt Lake City, WY

Dr. Chapman conducted a very thorough eye exam. She was professional, knowledgeable, and able to explain complex issues in a way that I could understand. She also took the time to answer all of my questions without being rushed. I highly recommend her to anyone suffering from glaucoma-related eye issues.

M.B. SAYS: Draper, UT

We had a great experience at [The] Eye Institute [of Utah]. All [of the] medical personnel were helpful, cheerful, professional and we felt we were in good hands and getting the best efforts of those who treated us. We were also quickly referred to additional specialists.

R.G. SAYS: Salt Lake City, UT

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, office staff and the doctors were professional, quick, and thorough.

Edward C. SAYS:

Courtney, an intern, was very professional. She answered [my] questions and went the extra mile to check and make sure my reading glasses were sufficient for my needs. She did the preliminary work, and then, of course, the Doctor gave me a thorough yearly examination. All in all, I have confidence in their care.

J.A. SAYS: Taylorsville, UT

Great every single time...They are honest and very good to work with...Excited about my LASIK.

J.B. SAYS: Centerville, UT

My experience was amazing! My surgeon was super sweet and understanding when I needed a moment and when I cried because I could read a simple clock...I will definitely refer The Eye Institute to anyone who is thinking about LASIK.

Alayna L. SAYS:

I participated in a PRK study with The Eye Institute of Utah and couldn’t be happier with my results. Dr. Woolsey is awesome and the staff is all very professional. Highly recommend The Eye Institute!

Whitney S. SAYS:

I had PRK done and I would recommend them to everyone!

Landan C. SAYS:

Every person I interacted with was amazing. I had complete trust in Dr. Zavodni, who did an amazing job with my ICL surgery. The nurses and surgery coordinators were so good, I had a million questions that I emailed/called about multiple times, and they were awesome at responding. The nurses took really good care of me after the surgery when I was not feeling well. It's the day after and I can already see so well! I would recommend The Eye Institute to everyone.

Mike S. SAYS:

The entire staff was courteous, professional, and highly competent. I went in for a cataract removal caused by something that was lodged in my eye for a long period of time. The procedure was painless resulting in 20/20 eyesight after surgery. This was one of the best medical experiences I have ever encountered. Dr. Cionni and his team are truly the BEST.


I came in for a cataract evaluation. From the time I hit the front door until the time I exited surgery for my second eye, it was an amazing experience. I was greeted with smiles at the front desk and eye contact, with an offer of assistance to help fill out the form if necessary. The tech who did my work up was courteous, knowledgeable, and informative. I did not feel rushed or stupid...I would recommend The Eye Institute Of Utah and the Panoptic Lens to those that qualify!

Sandy H. SAYS:

The entire staff is friendly, yet professional, knowledgeable, and skillful. The equipment is up to date & objective. Dr. Cionni is considered one of the best eye surgeons in the state of Utah. That's why I wanted to do my cataract surgeries before he retired!

Eva C. SAYS:

I have been a patient of Dr. Zavodni for 5 years. He performed both of my cataract surgeries and provides excellent follow-up care. I look forward to my annual eye exams - everyone in the office is friendly and professional. Dr. Zavodni's exams are thorough and he always takes the time to answer my questions or concerns.

Julian S. SAYS:

I had cataract surgery performed by Dr. Zavondi at the Eye Institute of Utah a few years ago. I'd had serious myopia since early childhood, which was a hindrance to all my activities, including sports. I had trouble reading road signs even with corrective lenses. With the new lenses inserted by Dr. Zavondi, my vision is perfect. Dr. Z also took steps to significantly slow the progression of glaucoma. I appreciate the followup appointments with him to ensure that my eyes remain healthy. The staff at the Eye Institute has always been friendly, competent, and professional. I cannot recommend them more highly.

What are myVision Correction Options?

Since its approval by the F.D.A. in 1999, LASIK has become a household name in the area of surgical vision correction, but many people are unaware that there a variety of types of vision correction surgery available beyond LASIK that are vastly successful. Many people are not well-suited for LASIK due to high degrees of myopia, thin corneas, severe dry eye or other factors. It’s important to understand the full variety of options available as you begin your journey to clear vision!

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LASIK/PRK Visian ICL Surgery Vision Correction Over 40 Custom Cataract Surgery


LASIK and PRK are both popular forms of laser vision correction surgery. With LASIK, our eye surgeons utilize the WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond laser to create a flap on the front of the eye (cornea). The flap is then folded back and a second laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct the imperfections in the patient’s vision. Once the second laser treatment is complete, the surgeon will replace the corneal flap, which will then act as a natural bandage. With LASIK, most patients are seeing clearly almost immediately after the procedure, and by the day after surgery, patients often return to work and regular daily activities with little to no discomfort.

PRK is a very similar laser vision correction procedure. Many patients that have irregular shaped corneas or steeping, dry eye, or very active lifestyles may be better suited for PRK than LASIK. Like LASIK, a laser is used to correct irregularities in the eye to correct vision problems. With PRK, no corneal flap is created. Instead, a chemical solution is used to dissolve the top layer of the cornea called the epithelium. After the epithelium is removed, the surgeon will use the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser to reshape the cornea and correct the refractive error to correct the patient’s vision. The surgeon will place a bandage contact lens on the eye for 5-7 days while the eye heals. PRK does have a longer recovery time and may take longer for the patient to obtain the best vision.

Ideal LASIK/PRK Candidates:

You may be a good candidate for LASIK/PRK Surgery if you:

  • People between the ages of 18 and 50, with a history of stable vision
  • Mild to moderate levels of myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism
  • Healthy eyes with no history of disease
  • Normal corneal thickness and treatable shape
  • People that meet the above criteria but have thin corneas may be better candidates for PRK
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Visian ICL Surgery

If your eye doctor determines you are not a good candidate for LASIK or PRK because your corneas are too thin, you have dry eyes, or your prescription is too high, then Visian ICL may be perfect for you! Approved in the United States in 1995, Visian ICL surgery has been a revolutionary treatment option for patients who have historically had to wear “coke-bottle” glasses. Instead of using a laser to correct your vision like LASIK, ICLs are actually a micro-thin, implantable collamer lens that is surgically places inside the eye in front of the eyes natural lens. Once implanted, you will not feel the lens or even know it is there! ICL implants are completely removable by a surgeon if needed. Patients have been thrilled with the results of ICL surgery and the vision freedom they’ve been able to experience!

You may be a good candidate for the Visian ICL if you:

  • Are between the age of 21 and 45
  • Are nearsighted without significant