Gardner Optical and Salt Lake Vision

Posted - Oct. 15, 2003 at 7:19 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

I once heard a proverb that said, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." That couldn't be more true! We all know how important eye care is and for more than 25 years, Gardner Optical has been selling spectacles to Salt Lake citizens who need them, in hopes that no one would perish. But now, Doctor Thomas Dutson and his modern eye care expertise are giving Gardner Optical and Salt Lake a whole new vision. In fact, he's calling it Salt Lake Vision.

Thom tells me he earned his doctorate in optometry and decided from the beginning that he wanted to buy a business right after graduation. He bought Gardner Optical in November 2002 and plans on changing the name to Salt Lake Vision within the next year.

Thom tells me his office is more than just an optical shop. Thom's office is an optical and eye care clinic that incorporates every part of vision. Thom says he's trying to serve Salt Lake City and take care of the all-inclusive aspect of eye health.

Thom says that some customers are surprised when they see a new face in the office, but he assured me his office is friendly and inviting. Thom and his associates enjoy meeting new people everyday. He told me these new experiences make each day exciting and different.

Speaking of different, Thom is bringing some unique eye care options to Salt Lake. Thom told me he is teaming up with Jimmy Carter's campaign to fight lazy eye by offering a free exam to infants one year or younger. Thom also manages LASIK surgeries and other procedures that correct vision, as well as offers many treatments and cures for dry eyes. Thom said his niche is the contact lens care he provides. Gas permeable, hard, soft or bifocal lenses are some of the options.

Thom tells me he finds great satisfaction in his job to help people see correctly. If his customers are happy, then Thom is happy with a satisfying feeling at the end of each day.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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