Randy B. Carter, OD, FAAO

Dry Eye Specialist and Comprehensive Optometrist

Carter2Since 1986, Randy B. Carter, OD, FAAO, has been in private practice at The Eye Institute of Utah, providing comprehensive eye care to thousands of patients. In addition to providing general and diabetic eye exams, Dr. Carter has a special interest in treating glaucoma and dry eye. He holds weekly dry eye clinics utilizing revolutionary dry eye therapies including the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy to help patients address evaporative dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). As Director of The Eye Institute of Utah’s Optometric Residency and Internship programs, Dr. Carter has trained hundreds of aspiring and talented optometrists throughout the years and is considered a leader in the optometric community among his peers.
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He holds appointments as adjunct assistant professor of optometry at Indiana University School of Optometry, Pacific University School of Optometry and Southern College of Optometry.

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EyeInstitute 2_123_newDr. Carter has lectured extensively on eye-related topics at national and local meetings and is licensed in Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Utah and Wyoming. He attended the University of South Alabama and later received his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University. He earned his doctor of optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry in 1983. Dr. Carter spent three years as staff optometrist for the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute/Anne Bates Leech Eye Hospital, part of the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida, before coming to The Eye Institute. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, Utah Optometric Association and Beta Sigma Kappa.

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