LASIK Eye Surgeon
Visit our lasik eye center for full eye exams by licensed ophthalmologists
Salt Lake City
When it comes to cutting-edge technology and procedures, like LASIK eye surgery, Olympus Eye Associates delivers expertise, a gentle touch, and stunning results. Dr. Brockbank and Dr. Dodds are Utah's lasik surgeons who use the latest proven, cutting-edge technology in vision correction surgery. Serving people from all around the Salt Lake valley, our office is centrally located in Murray, close to both I-15 and I-215.What To Expect Your First Visit? Schedule Exam
What is LASIK eye surgery
LASIK is an acronym for Laser in situ Keratomileusis. A type of refractive surgery, LASIK is an outpatient surgical procedure that is used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. A laser is used to reshape the cornea and improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina. Successful results help people reduce dependence on prescription glasses and contacts.
The safety and success of LASIK makes it the number one refractive surgical procedure performed in the United States. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), seven out of 10 LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision; although reading glasses may still be required for patients around 45 years of age or more. In addition, the procedure is usually pain-free and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Best of all, improved vision can typically be seen in just 24 hours.Back to top
LASIK is the most advanced form of laser vision correction, and even though it requires highly sophisticated instruments, the procedure itself consists of just three simple steps. Our Salt Lake City lasik surgeons, Dr. Brockbank and Dr. Dodds, use a laser to create a thin flap of tissue on the surface of the eye. Next, a laser light gently reshapes the underlying tissue. Finally, the thin flap of tissue is repositioned, covering the area that was reshaped.
LASIK eye surgery doesn't require bandages or stitches - topical anesthetic drops are all that is required during the procedure. After the procedure is completed, the cornea is allowed to heal naturally.
The new shape of the cornea is what improves a patient's vision. To correct nearsightedness, the goal is to flatten the cornea. For those with farsightedness, the doctor creates a steeper cornea. In addition, the quality of the flap is crucial - it minimizes complications and helps to achieve excellent results. Many Utah lasik surgeons agree that creating an exceptional, high-quality flap is 80% of a procedure's success.
At our Lasik eye institute we use state-of-the-art lasers that sculpt the eye's surface one microscopic layer at a time. With the expert guidance of our doctors, the laser precisely reshapes the cornea with little or no effect on the surrounding tissue. In fact, the average LASIK procedure removes less than the thickness of a human hair.
IS LASIK RIGHT FOR ME?
LASIK is a great match for those with a moderate degree of refractive error (nearsightedness, etc.). Utah's lasik eye doctors at Olympus Eye Associates will complete a thorough eye exam and consultation to help you determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Prior to the procedure, we will conduct additional tests, such as measuring the thickness of your cornea, to make sure you receive the maximum benefit from the surgery.
- Feel handicapped by dependence on corrective lenses.
- Have not been very successful with contact lenses.
- Are active and crave more freedom to participate in sports and other activities
- Worry about being incapacitated if corrective lenses were misplaced and they were unable to function in a crisis situation.
- Believe good natural vision without the hassle of corrective lenses is more important than perfect vision with corrective lenses.
- Would be happy if their natural vision was significantly improved, even if corrective lenses were needed part or full time.
- Are generally fairly easygoing and usually adjust well to change.
- Feel they would have better career opportunities with reduced dependence on corrective lenses.
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Eye Exams in Salt Lake City, Utah
Every Olympus Eye Associates patient benefits from our thorough eye exam and patient intake process. We take the time to get to know you, your health history, your symptoms, and your vision goals. We provide a comprehensive vision exam, which begins with a discussion of your medical history. Our doctors take a holistic look at your eye health to construct a personalized treatment plan that will meet your needs, address any symptoms, and ensure your vision health for years to come. Schedule an appointment with one of our Eye Surgeons in the Salt Lake City / Murray area today!back to top
Utah Lasik Surgeon Fees
At Olympus Eye Associates, we offer the lowest, most affordable Salt Lake City LASIK surgery fees. Our professional ophthalmologists are committed to providing the fastest, most affordable services with guaranteed results. Our staff will work with insurances and come up with a plan suitable for you. For a limited time only, we are offering $500 off for bilateral Custom IntraLase LASIK.
- Custom IntraLase LASIK
- $1500/eye or $3000/both eyes
- (customary fees are $2000/eye or $4000/both eyes)
Meet Our Salt Lake City Eye Doctors
Olympus Eye Associates
David T. Brockbank, M.D.
B.A. Degree - University of Utah, 1999
M.D. Degree - Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, 2003
Residency: University of Missouri Mason Eye Institute, Columbia, MO, 2007
David W. Dodds, M.D.
B.S. Degree - Brigham Young University, 2007
M.D. Degree - Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2015
Residency: Saint Louis University Eye Institute, St. Louis, MO, 2015
Stephen R. Brockbank, O.D.
B.A. Degree - University of Utah, 1995
O.D. Degree - Southern California College of Optometry, 2002
I don't think I've ever been happier, especially with my eyes. LASIK was the best thing I've ever done. I can now see all without struggles, all thanks to Olympus eye associates and their staff.
It is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. If you are considering it, go get a free consultation! Now my vision is amazing and my life has improved.
I have taken my family to Olympus Eye Associates for years. Finding a really good eye doctor has always been important to me because we have hereditary medical eye issues in our family. Unlike other places I have been, they have always included dilating the eyes as a standard part of their vision exams. This is a pretty important part of an eye exam and I didn't realize how many places don't do this. The doctors and their staff are very kind and have always taken their time with us. One of the best things I've done in my life is get lasik. Dr. Brockbank does lasik and did an excellent job for me. I no longer wear glasses or contacts! What I especially wanted to share with others in this review is that when shopping around for pricing I found Olympus Eye beat even the best known Lasik places by a significant amount and I knew I wouldn't get any better care than with them. Pretty happy about that.