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Robert L. Simmons, OD

Practice Specialty


Diabetic Eye Treatment

Routine Vision Screenings

Contacts and Glasses

Dixie College, Associate of Arts
University of Utah
Westminster College
Southern College of Optometry, Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry
The Eye Institute of Utah, Internship


Excel Eye Center - American Fork

12 North 1100 East, American Fork, UT 84003

(801) 756-9627  |  (800) 854-6201

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Robert L. Simmons, OD has a long history in optometry with years of specialized experience in medical optometry and fitting contact lenses and glasses.

Dr. Simmons previously practiced at Southern Eye Care in St. George, Utah. Prior to that, he acted as a staff optometrist and later a clinic director at The Eye Institute of Utah in Salt Lake City. He continues to provide comprehensive optometric care with an emphasis in contact lenses and advanced care, and is a LASIK co-managing doctor.

“I enjoy working with patients and helping them to see more clearly. It is a very rewarding experience for me,” said Dr. Simmons.

Dr. Simmons graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Dixie College. He also attended the University of Utah and Westminster College in Salt Lake City. In 1990, he received a Bachelor of Science degree and, in 1992, a Doctor of Optometry degree – both from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed an internship at The Eye Institute of Utah. Dr. Simmons is a member of the American Optometric Association, Utah Optometric Association and a former president of the Southern Utah Optometric Society.

“Dr. Simmons provides excellent care to our patients and continues the tradition of eye care excellence at Excel,” said Jess N. Hunsaker, M.D.

On a personal note…
Dr. Simmons grew up in Salt Lake City. He and his wife, Merry, have three children. He enjoys family activities, music and travel.

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