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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 premier ophthalmology practice offering a comprehensive range of vision correction options and eye care 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. Our team is dedicated to caring for your vision and eye health, including preventative care and surgical treatment for the whole 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

Vicki M. SAYS:

Wonderful doctors, great staff, and receptionists. All [are] very caring and helpful. Love my new vision after my surgery. I can see again! Thank you all.

Cecelia M. SAYS:

Friendly and professional staff. On time. Festive holiday decorations. [They weren’t] pushy about selling treatment at all. Just laid out the facts, options, and their recommendations from a medical risk perspective.

Edson S. SAYS:

Best place to go to be taken care of. The entire staff has always been great to work with and they are very detailed with what you need to do for recovery. Highly recommend The Eye Institute of Utah.

Cristina R. SAYS:

Great, professional staff [that was] clean and welcoming. I had a wonderful experience [and] would recommend this institution for all! Love, OT❤

R.C. SAYS: Syracuse, UT

I was really impressed with the attention to detail. They checked and rechecked my eyes. Explained everything to me clearly. It really made me feel like they truly cared about doing this perfect the first time.

Jeff T. SAYS:

I can't think of a way that my experience could have been improved. Cataracts removed and multifocal lenses installed in back to back days and my vision, both near and far, was virtually perfect in both eyes, just one day out. I have been in the medical arena for my entire working career, which took me into medical facilities around the world, and The Eye Institute of Utah ranks among the best I have experienced.

Cary C. SAYS:

First of all, I chose The Eye Institute of Utah because a VA nurse had told me that they "do so much more" when performing cataract surgery. I was very pleased with the entire operation. Every staff member was extremely professional, very friendly, and very informative about what their job was during the procedures. Dr. Chapman was marvelous [in] the way she went about her work. I apologize for not remembering each of her staff members' names. because they were all marvelous as well. It was quite the experience to have cataracts taken out and the whole crew made it easy to endure.

C.H. SAYS: Draper, UT

Dr. Wolsey is the best ever and we have total confidence in her care for our vision. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Eye Institute is a first-class well run operation.

J.P. SAYS: North Salt Lake, UT

I really love The Eye Institute. The staff is very friendly and they seem most of the time to run on schedule--without any long waits. The doctors seem very competent. I have had cataract surgery by Dr. Cionni and it turned out wonderfully well. I have had visits with Dr. Carter and laser treatment. I always highly recommend The Eye Institute to my friends!

E.K. SAYS: West Valley City, UT

Dr. Zavodni at The Eye Institute has done cataract surgery on both of my eyes and he has done an amazing job. I am so happy with my vision now. And all the staff are so nice and helpful. I would recommend The Eye Institute to everyone!

Chel B. SAYS:

Got Lasik 9 days ago! Dr. Zavodni and his team were so kind and compassionate. The procedure was easier than the dentist for me. My vision is still healing, but as of now, I see 20/15 in my right eye and 20/20 in my left eye! I'm so happy I can see now!

S.F. SAYS: Salt Lake City, UT

I had PRK surgery done. Dr. Passi is the best. [He] talked me through the whole procedure. His staff did an awesome job prepping me, answered any questions and I knew I was in good hands the whole time. Never had any doubts. So happy to be free of contacts and glasses.

K.L. SAYS: Elko, NV

Dr. Wolsey and all of the staff were amazing. I was very pleased with my entire experience, from my initial consultation to my PRK procedure. I would definitely recommend The Eye Institute to my friends and family.

D.B. SAYS: Sandy, UT

I have only had good experiences here. The Medical staff are thorough and organized. They make an effort to be personable and create an atmosphere of communication. They are easy to talk to and easy to ask questions from. I don't know that I would have felt as comfortable getting LASIK surgery anywhere else.

E.E. SAYS: North Logan, UT

I researched a few options for LASIK and decided to go with Dr. Woolsey and the staff at the eye institute. I wasn't disappointed. I felt safe in Dr. Woolsey's care while the procedure was performed. The nurses and assistants were great and caring. I didn't live in town and they arranged post-op care closer to home, which is appreciated. I would recommend this place for LASIK.

What are myVision Correction Options?

Would you like to experience life with less dependence on glasses or contact lenses? Our experienced eye surgeons offer vision correction surgery options with advanced technology and customized treatment plans. LASIK is a popular choice for vision correction and our LASIK surgeons are leaders in the field, but we also recognize that it is not the best choice for everyone. We offer a range of LASIK alternatives for patients with dry eye concerns, high degrees of myopia, presbyopia, or thin corneas. Our experts can guide you through your options, including affordable financing, so you can feel confident on your journey to improved vision!

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


At The Eye Institute of Utah, we use advanced technology and techniques as part of our commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. LASIK improves vision by reshaping the cornea to correct refractive errors. Our LASIK surgeons use the WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond laser for blade-free LASIK and we offer Contoura™ Vision Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction for more accurate and effective vision correction.

If you’ve been told you are not a candidate for LASIK, we have options for you too, including PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) vision correction surgery. PRK is a well-established vision correction surgery that can be a good choice for patients with corneal irregularities or dry eye, as well as those with very active lifestyles or professions.

Ideal LASIK or PRK Candidates:

  • 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
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Visian ICL Surgery

icl-featured-imageVisian ICL™ Implantable Collamer® Lens, sometimes called an implantable contact lens, is a vision correction procedure that has many benefits for patients seeking an alternative to LASIK or PRK. It is especially well-suited for patients with high level prescriptions and those with dry eye concerns. Visian ICL is a micro-thin prescription lens made of special collamer material that is biocompatible and offers UV protection. The lens is placed just under the eye’s surface, in front of your natural lens. It is not visible once in place and can be removed by your eye surgeon if needed. Visian Toric ICL® is an option for patients seeking correction for astigmatism.

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

  • Are between the age of 21 and 45
  • Are nearsighted (-3D to -20D in prescription)
  • Have had a stable prescription for at least 1 year
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Vision Correction Over 40

Age-related vision changes are very common, and finding a solution that is right for you can be challenging—that is why we offer a wide variety of treatment options vision correction at all ages. After the age of 40, you may notice that your vision is no longer crisp or clear, even with glasses or contacts. Presbyopia, or age-related near vision loss, is a common culprit. In this naturally occurring condition, the eye’s lens stiffens so that it is more difficult to focus up-close.

Treatments that can correct presbyopia and other vision errors include:

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) involves replacing your eye’s natural lens with a custom artificial lens called an IOL. RLE can improve vision for patients with presbyopia and it is also a LASIK alternative for patients who are not candidates for laser vision correction. At The Eye Institute of Utah, we offer a range of advanced IOL options that can reduce or eliminate your need for reading glasses or other corrective lenses.



Monovision is a term for a specialized technique that can be used in a LASIK, PRK, RLE, or custom cataract surgery. Monovision relies on neuroadaptation, which is your brain’s ability to process near and far images together in order to see clearly. In a monovision procedure, one eye is corrected for distance vision and the other is corrected for near vision. If your eye doctor thinks that mo