If you or your pediatrician have any concerns about your infant or child, we are happy to
examine them to detect any physical abnormalities. Recommendations for adult eye exams
depend on age. Here is a general recommendation:
Ages 19-40: every two to three years
Ages 41-60: every two years
Age 60+: annual eye exams
Complimentary LASIK Evaluations
We offer a free evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery.
The evaluation is generally longer and more thorough than the normal eye examinations, as we
will assess the corneal thickness, corneal shape, measure dry eye status, or perform other tests
that may not be part of a standard comprehensive eye examination. These are all important, and
it allows us to make a recommendation to you regarding laser vision correction.
Complimentary Cataract Evaluations
If you have been diagnosed with a cataract or are experiencing the decrease in vision associated
with one, you will want a complete evaluation to help determine if a cataract is the problem
and if it is time for it to be removed. Your cataract should be removed only when you feel it is
causing problems. But since other eye conditions may cause similar symptoms, we take great
care to examine your eyes thoroughly.
At the Clayson Williams Eye Center, we use the latest technology to give you the best possible
vision after your cataract surgery.
Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetes can harm your eyes by damaging the small blood vessels in your retina (the back part
of your eye). This is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes also increases your risk of having
glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye problems.
You may not know there is any damage to your eyes until the problem is quite severe. We
can catch problems early if you get regular eye exams. There are several treatments that may
help prevent problems from getting worse, all of which are offered at the Clayson Williams Eye
Center. It is recommended that all diabetic patients have yearly eye exams.
The eye exam will include:
Dilating your eyes to allow a good view of the entire retina.
At times, special photographs of the back of your eye.
Glasses and Contact Lenses Examinations
Full eye examinations glasses and contacts. We have contact lens trials in our office to quickly
get you in the right pair.
Cataract Surgery (Sutureless and Laser)
Cataract surgery is the removal of the lens of the eye (also called "crystalline") that has
developed a cataract. Metabolic changes of the crystalline lens fibers over the time lead to the
development of cataract and loss of transparency. Following surgical removal of the natural lens,
an artificial intraocular lens implant is inserted. Well over 90% of operations are successful in
restoring useful vision, with a low complication rate. Day care, high volume, minimally invasive,
small incision phacoemulsification with quick post-op recovery has become the standard of care
in cataract surgery all over the world.
Multiple lens options exist for cataract surgery including multifocal, monovision, toric, and
simultaneous surgical correction of astigmatism, which are performed on a routine basis at the
Clayson Williams Eye Center.
Macular Degeneration Management
Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss
and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. Because people in this group are an
increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss from macular degeneration is
a growing problem.
About 1.75 million U.S. residents currently have advanced age-related macular degeneration with
associated vision loss, with that number expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020.
There are methods that can help to manage the macular degeneration, all of which are
performed on a routine basis at the Clayson Williams Eye Center. In addition, there is now
a blood test available to check your likelihood of having vision complications from macular
degeneration. Our eye center is currently one of only two locations in Utah that offers this blood
test. Dr. Williams also participates in clinical research for macular degeneration and can discuss
with you any trials currently underway.
Glaucoma Management and Surgery
Glaucoma is a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve that results in vision loss and is
frequently characterized by raised intraocular pressure (IOP). There are many glaucoma
surgeries, and variations or combinations of those surgeries, that facilitate the escape of
excess fluid from the eye to relieve pressure, and a few that lower the production of fluid.
Strabismus surgery is surgery on the extraocular muscles to correct the misalignment
of the eyes. With approximately 1.2 million procedures each year, extraocular muscle
surgery is the third most common eye surgery in the United States.
Strabismus surgery is a one-day procedure. The patient spends only a few hours in the
hospital with minimal preoperative preparation.
Eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) and other Plastics Surgeries
Blepharoplasty: Plastic surgery on the eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be done to correct ptosis
(sagging eyelids), remove fatty bulges around the eyes, and eliminate hanging skin from the
Medical Eye Disease Management
Some medical problems can affect the eye, including autoimmune diseases, genetic diseases,
neurologic disease, medication use and many others. If your primary or specialty care physician
recommends seeing an ophthalmologist or if you would simply like us to check for those
complications, we routinely take care of those patients. We can effectively manage these
conditions and prescribe the appropriate medications or, when necessary, perform surgery.
Dry Eye Management
Dry eye is one of the most common complaints in our office because of our climate here in Utah. We offer a step-wise approach to dry eye management including medication, punctal plugs, restasis, contact lenses and surgical intervention.