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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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G.K. SAYS: Sandy, UT

Each time I visit, I feel warmly welcomed and receive top notch care from excellent doctors. Thank you!

C.H. SAYS: Green River, WY

Such a wonderful staff and pleasant environment. The doctor was very personable and caring and made me super comfortable!!

Sharon C. SAYS:

I was very impressed with the receptionist because she was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I was also impressed with Dr. Chapman. She was nice, knowledgeable, and conservative, (which I appreciate because I have been rushed into having procedures done in the past that either didn't need to be done or could have been done at a later time.) I trust her judgement.

D.S. SAYS: South Jordan, UT

I enjoy the staff that helped me during my clinical visit today with Dr. Teske. No one enjoys having eye surgery. However, yesterday, my surgery day, was one of the most comforting experiences I have ever had. I felt like I was cared for and comforted by everyone I came in touch with. I wasn’t nervous and the outcome was perfect.

E.H. SAYS: Billings, MT

We drove 600 miles not knowing what to expect. I would highly suggest Dr. Zavodni and staff to anyone. Everyone was wonderful and made a scary experience actually enjoyable. THANK You so much.

W.S. SAYS: Layton, UT

I have had the best experience coming here for my PRK surgery. I’m still recovering and already loving the results. The whole staff was awesome and very informative and professional.

Erica O. SAYS:

I got PRK done at the Eye Institute about a month ago, and everything is going so well!! From the first visit I get taken care of and important to the doctors and staff here. The surgery was so quick and painless and I got a forced 3-4 day restful vacation filled with naps!! I’d do it again in a heartbeat, best money I have ever spent! Thanks Dr. Wolsey!!

A.R. SAYS: San Francisco, CA

Dr. Wolsey and staff were incredible. Dr. Wolsey clearly articulated my options, including pros and cons, of each prior to the procedure. The staff was great about putting me at ease prior to LASIK. The procedure itself was quick, easy, and painless, and Dr. Wolsey was excellent about walking me through each step. Highly, highly recommend the Eye Institute of Utah and Dr. Wolsey.

Landon 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.

E.R. SAYS: Midvale, UT

Dr Cionni, Dr Carter and their staff made my cataract surgery a positive experience. I have shared my experiences with my colleagues and friends that The Eye Institute should be a choice for eye treatment and care.

M.D. SAYS: Spring Creek, NV

Everyone was really helpful & friendly. I felt comfortable as my appointment progressed & was treated courteously. The appointment went well & was efficiently concluded with the scheduling of my cataract surgery. I am looking forward to having my vision restored.

D.H. SAYS: Herriman, UT

This was a 6 month follow up after cataract surgery. My vision is better now that any time in the last 60 years. Thanks!

D.E. SAYS: Salt Lake City, UT

Fabulous experience in every way! Dr Z is the best!! All of the staff was so friendly and loving all through the steps of my cataract surgery.

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

As we age, the complex structures of the eye begin to change. Many individuals begin to experience blurriness and other problems with their vision after they turn 40. Age-related vision conditions such as presbyopia, cataracts, and others can result in the progressive loss of clear vision and even significant threats to one’s eyesight. Here at The Eye Institute of Utah, we offer some of the most innovative techniques available to help patients address these concerns and reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

Some of the many treatments at our practice include:

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive Lens Exchange procedures can be an excellent option for those suffering from presbyopia (progressive deterioration of near- and intermediate vision) as well as for patients who may not be candidates for laser vision correction. RLE involves the replacement of the eye’s natural lens with an advanced lens implant, which can potentially eliminate one’s need for reading glasses and other corrective eyewear options.



Monovision works with a process called neuroadaptation, where your brain is able to comfortably process the distance and near images, to work together to see at all fields of vision. Not every brain and person will accommodate to monovision, so our doctors may want to have you trial monovision with contacts or glasses before you consider monovision surgery. Monovision correction can be performed with LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange (RLE) surgery, and custom cataract surgery.

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Custom Cataract Surgery

For patients that are over that age of 50 or any patient that has been diagnosed with cataracts, custom cataract surgery is a great opportunity to “kill two birds with one stone.” Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy and begins to harden over time. This often occurs as part of the natural aging process, but cataracts can also be caused by other factors such as trauma, eye surgery or hereditary predisposition. Most insurance plans will cover a percentage of the cost of standard cataract surgery, as it’s considered a medical condition. If you are sick and tired of wearing glasses and/or contacts, you should consider exploring options for Custom Cataract Surgery! Custom cataract surgery involves the use of advanced technology to help patients achieve refractive outcomes that would eliminate or greatly reduce their dependency on glasses and contacts. The goal of custom cataract surgery is to reduce or completely eliminate the use of glasses or contacts for our patients. We have a variety of surgical tools, technology and implants that the surgeon may use to help achieve optimal vision results with each patient. Custom cataract surgery packages are considered elective in nature and are typically not covered by insurance.

We utilize the following custom cataract surgery technologies:

  • Advanced technology intraocular lens implants (IOLs) such as the multifocal and Toric lenses
  • LenSx Femtosecond Laser
  • Manual and laser corneal relaxing incisions (LRI) for astigmatism correction
  • ORA with VerifEye, a real-time measurement technology used during surgery to ensure the proper lens power and placement to achieve best results
  • All custom cataract surgeries include a warranty package to ensure the best possible vision is attained