Austin J. Woolley, MD is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, providing advanced medical and surgical eye care. He specializes in advanced cataract surgery, including Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS), which delivers consistency and precision in challenging cataract cases. His experience in different intraocular lenses and surgical techniques helps patients reduce their dependence on corrective lenses by treating presbyopia and reducing astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. His training in Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) provides options for glaucoma patients to reduce their dependence on pressure-lowering eye drops. In addition to other eye conditions, Dr. Woolley also provides general ophthalmology eye care for the management of diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and trauma. He also focuses on refractive errors such as astigmatism, myopia, presbyopia, and hyperopia.
Dr. Woolley earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Brigham Young University majoring in Environmental Science. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where he earned his Medical Doctorate. He graduated with honors and distinction in research.
His internship in internal medicine was completed at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Stein Eye Institute (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California, one of the highest ranked programs in the nation. Throughout his training he was the recipient of several honors and awards including the Dean’s Summer Research Award and the Ted Castele Award for Civic Professionalism. His scientific contributions include authoring research papers which have been published in academic journals, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He has also written textbook chapters on ocular anatomy and cataract surgery.
Dr. Woolley is passionate about taking care of his patients and helping them achieve a greater quality of life by improving their vision. He believes that clear communication is the key to a beneficial doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Woolley is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
On A Personal Note:
Dr. Woolley was born in Seattle, Washington, and raised in Orem, Utah. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and their children. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, trail running, and exploring the great outdoors with his family. Dr. Woolley is fluent in Spanish.