Meet Dr. Christopher Ricks
Christopher J. Ricks, MD is a comprehensive ophthalmologist trained in a wide variety of medical eye conditions and surgical procedures. Dr. Ricks specializes in cataract surgery as well as LASIK and PRK. As a comprehensive ophthalmologist, he sees patients with all types of eye conditions including retinal diseases, macular degeneration, diabetes, dry eye, trauma, glaucoma, eye and eyelid infections, pterygiums, and many other types of eye disorders.
Dr. Ricks graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. He attended medical school at the University of Texas in Houston, Texas, and completed his internship and ophthalmology training at the John A. Moran Eye Clinic at the University of Utah. Dr. Ricks has published and been involved in research relating to glaucoma, congenital genetic disorders, macular degeneration, solar retinopathy, physician wellness, and ocular melanoma.
Dr. Ricks chose the profession of ophthalmology because he enjoys working with people in a physician-patient team environment. He believes that listening to his patients, understanding their problems, and working with them to accomplish their goals is the key to great health care.
Dr. Ricks is passionate about serving those with limited access to health care. He has volunteered his time working in Ghana, Tonga, India, the Navajo Nation, and in numerous local free clinics for refugees and the homeless.
Dr. Ricks is a member of the Utah Ophthalmology Society, Utah Medical Association and American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has represented the state of Utah in Washington, D.C., to educate our national politicians and advocate for ever-improving patient.
Dr. Ricks is married and has four children who have all inherited his red hair. Dr. Ricks is fluent in Tongan. He enjoys any activity that gets him outside, including triathlons, skiing, and tennis; although he will never turn down a good book.