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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 3128 Reviews

M.M. SAYS: Elko, NV

Dr Zavodni is the best eye doctor! I am an RN and very picky about my doctors. I’ve been to a few different eye doctors in my life and Dr Z in leaps and bounds above anyone else I’ve ever seen. Dr. Z had many effective treatment ideas for my dry eyes and was willing to exhaust every good idea to help me. Where other doctors often seemed rushed and treat you like a number, Dr. Z is an incredible listener. He cares about people and honestly loves his job and you can feel it. A+.

B.O. SAYS: Elko, NV

My experience with The Eye Institute of Utah, Dr Cionni and every member of Staff was exceptional. I felt comfortable and reassured from the first phone call, through the appointments, surgeries, and follow up. Every question was answered thoroughly. I would definitely recommend The Eye Institute of Utah for your vision needs.

L.E. SAYS: Park City, UT

My appointment at the Eye Institute was easy and pain free! My procedure cleared up my vision right away and I feel 10 years younger!!

Marti A. SAYS:

I wouldn't go anywhere else for my eye care. Dr. Carter was prompt, friendly, and informative. And he spent plenty of time with me. His assistant, Jennifer, was equally friendly as well as professional. I was treated very well from the moment I walked in the door.

S.S. SAYS: Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Wolsey clearly cares about her patients and I’m looking forward to seeing better soon! Scheduling surgery was a little difficult as my eyes were dilated and I couldn’t read the payment details. But I called the next day and everything was explained. Thanks!

S.K. SAYS: Hooper, UT

It’s only been 10 days since my LASIK surgery, but I couldn’t be happier with my results so far. And from what I’ve been told, it’s only going to get better. Thank you so much to Dr Wolsey and her team. They have been so sweet, comforting and amazing! Best investment I’ve ever made!


My experience with The Eye Institute of Utah was EYE OPENING! All the employees were extremely friendly and thoughtful. I especially appreciated how great Staci Waters was in helping me set up my Lasik Surgery. Dr. Zavodni was fantastic during the entire procedure and I was literally seeing 20/20 the next day! Highly recommend to anyone.

K.I. SAYS: Salt Lake City, UT

I highly recommend The Eye Institute of Utah! I went in for a consultation for LASIK only to find out I wasn't a candidate. Dr. Zavodni was great to explain to me why I wasn't a candidate and offer me the option of PRK. I felt like he was very open and honest and not trying to sell me something that wasn't right for my eyes. I ended up getting PRK done and am so happy I did. The procedure was fast and painless. The whole staff was amazing to work with and made me feel super comfortable.

T.W. SAYS: Centerville, UT

Thrilled with my results. I should have had LASIK a long time ago. All of your staff and doctors were wonderful and caring!

Shannon G. SAYS:

10 days post-op and I feel like singing. I am seeing so well and I’m still in disbelief that I can do it without the aid of contacts or glasses. Dr Wolsey and her team have been amazing, reassuring, and comforting. I’m so glad I chose to make such a huge change in my life with the Eye Institute. Couldn’t be happier!

J.J. SAYS: Sandy, UT

Technicians, working for Dr. Cionni, were incredibly efficient and kind during our eye examinations. The equipment was of high and excellent quality. My husband and I both had back to back appointments and we were able to both talk with Dr. Cionni together, which was very considerate and convenient. He was so professional, attentive and knowledgeable. When I can have cataract surgery Dr. Cionni will definitely be my chosen physician. My circumstances necessitate my having to wait about 10 months from now before I can schedule my surgery. I will highly recommend the Eye Institute of Utah to anyone looking for an incredible surgeon and a professional institution for eye care. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share our experience at your clean and beautiful eye care center.

Robert G. SAYS:

My cataracts made me almost blind in my left eye, my right eye not too bad. I had surgery yesterday and I opted for the premium lens to see near and far. This morning on my way to the appt I could read license plates and road signs, I'm very excited. In a couple of hours I'll have my right eye done. Dr. Cionni is great, friendly and knowledgeable.

Robert G. SAYS: Salt Lake City, UT

My visits to see my Doctor Wolsey for checking my eyes after cataract operation 1 year ago was great.When I enter the building,the ladies at desk welcome me with a big smile and are very friendly. The assistants of Dr.Wolsey also are nice, friendly and very knowledgeable, and Dr. Wolsey is a fantastic great doctor who helps me again smiling, and is a doctor you are happy and honored to have. I absolutely advise everyone who needs eye surgery to go to The Eye Institute of Utah. It is the best place to go for your eyes and you will be very happy and thankful you did.

W.D. SAYS: Salt Lake City, UT

Fantastic staff, great doctors, and they care about their patients. Did great work with my cataracts and I have the best eye sight I have ever had without glasses or contacts.

S.J. SAYS: Salt Lake City, UT

It was a VERY beneficial visit for me. I now feel very comfortable about receiving cataract surgery. There is an atmosphere of competence and caring at the Eye Institute of Utah and I am so grateful that Dr. Crandall made himself so available to explain things and will be performing my surgery. I also noticed the calming patience of my technician, as she explained every step of what she was doing. Even the person handling the billing details was very pleasant in clarifying everything----and no one questioned or reprimanded me for being late (from encountering unexpected road construction and every red light).

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:

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Vision Correction Over 40