Thompson Eye Specialists

Posted - Jun. 14, 2004 at 11:47 a.m.



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

Imagine going to work every day knowing that you were going to improve someone's eyesight. For Dr. Sally Thompson, this scenario has become a daily reality. Sally started her career in internal medicine, but has since become an ophthalmologist. She has performed more than 5,000 vision correction surgeries. In fact, she is so confident that LASIK works, she had it done herself. Like so many, Sally had bad eyesight and was very near-sighted. Just think, since having vision correction surgery, Sally no longer needs contacts or glasses to see.

Sally grew up knowing she wanted to be a scientist of some sort because her father was an engineer, and she had always enjoyed working with her hands. In pursuit of her scientific dreams, she attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School. After Harvard, Sally taught at the University of Arizona Medical School for seven years; however, she wanted to do more for people and ended up at the prestigious Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City. For the next four years, this vivacious doctor learned the near and far of the eye.

Unlike internal medicine, her new passion allows her and her patients to see immediate results. She says improving a person's eyesight is much more rewarding than her old career, and she enjoys giving people back their visual freedom.

As one of the few doctors that sub-specializes in refractive surgery in Utah, I'm sure you can imagine how busy this doctor really is. Sally was also the first surgeon in Utah to perform CK, a noninvasive, non-laser procedure to minimize the use of reading glasses.

Sally says many people see better today than ever before because of advanced technology and vision correction surgery. Who knows, if science keeps progressing, reading glasses may become obsolete.

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

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