Category: Eye Care Service

Dr. Engen & Dr. Parsons Named Top Doctors in Utah Valley

Utah Valley 360 Magazine recently announced the “Top Ten Doctors of 2019,” and two of our doctors topped the list, Dr. Matthew R. Parsons, M.D., Ophthalmologist, and Dr. Todd B. Engen, M.D, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. While other medical centers can boast about their professional staff, us at Excel Eye Center can genuinely say…

What Does Blue Light Do to Your Eyes?

The average American spends the majority of waking hours glued to our phones. Recent studies found that on average we are spending six hours and 43 minutes a day looking at a screen.  That is nearly 7,956 days of our lives looking directly into blue light—a wavelength that has a detrimental effect on the retina…

Utah Valley 360 Magazine Features Excel Eye Center

Provo Utah Eye Center

Recently, Utah Valley 360 Magazine featured Excel Eye Center in an in-depth medical profile of our eye care facilities and practices. As one of the top eye health providers in Utah County, we are proud to have our name included among the list of other healthcare facilities in the area. But what made us even…

Sunscreen 101

Who doesn’t love the long bright sunny days of summer? But, unfortunately, there is a dark side to the sun. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has been identified both from the sun and from tanning machines as a known cause of cancer in humans. UV exposure causes DNA damage in cells involved in the development of skin…

Excel Awarded Best in Utah Valley

Excel Eye Center was recently awarded the top spot in Utah Valley Magazine’s 2018 Best of UV for Ophthalmology and Optometry. Each year Utah Valley Magazine tallies public votes on which businesses exceeded locals’ expectations. This year nearly 20,000 votes were cast, and Excel Eye Center was voted #1 in the Best of Category for…

4 Tips for Diabetic Eye Care

Don’t Let Diabetic Eye Trouble Ruin March Madness Four Tips for Diabetic Eye Care Don’t let diabetic eye diseases keep you from celebrating March Madness this month. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, forming healthy eye care habits will save your vision and allow you to watch every NCAA game this March….

Show Your Eyes Some Love

Make it all about showing your eyes some love with our self-care guide: Take a Screen Time Break Remember the 20-20-20: For every 20 minutes you’re on your phone or computer, take at least a 20-second break, looking 20-feet in the distance. Sport Those Sunnies No matter the weather, protect your specks from UVA and…

New Excel Eye Center in Saratoga Springs!

On our 100th anniversary, we couldn’t be more pleased to be opening a new Excel Eye Center in Saratoga Springs, Utah!   This location is particularly important as it is the very first ophthalmology practice in Saratoga Springs! Doctor Mason Schmutz and Dr. Scott Yeates are both fellowship trained ophthalmologists treating eye conditions like glaucoma and adult…

Glaucoma Symptoms: Silent Thief of Sight

You had no idea, no signs, no symptoms, and then suddenly, things went black. Glaucoma is the “silent thief of sight” because most people won’t know they have it until it has already taken hold. This preventable eye disease shows no signs or symptoms. Left untreated, it can lead to loss of vision and possibly…