Dr. Richens, a leading refractive surgeon at Richens Eye Center in St. George, has been distinguished as a 2013 Top Surgeon in the U.S. by Sightpath Medical.  The surgeon was chosen from hundreds of surgeons nationwide.

Sightpath has once again recognized Dr. Richens as a leading U.S. refractive surgeon based on the demonstration of surgical expertise and a continued pursuit of exceptional patient care through the use of the most advanced technology and surgical techniques. Dedicated to the Southern Utah community, Dr. Richens performed numerous successful refractive surgical procedures such as iLASIK and ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) ranking her among this elite group.

Dr. Richens is a recognized expert in ophthalmology who specializes in refractive surgery, cataract surgery and corneal disease.  Her extensive knowledge of a wide-range of ophthalmic conditions ensures all her patients receive the most compassionate and personalized vision care.

As Dr. Richens stated, “It is a great blessing and privilege for me to be an eye surgeon.  I get a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction out of helping people with their vision whether it’s a medical or surgical eye problem.  I’m honored to be recognized with this achievement.  I have the most extraordinary team, they make  it possible to provide every patient who walks through our doors with the very best eye care experience.  We’re so grateful to our patients for their trust in allowing us to care for their eyes.”

“Our Top Surgeons are leaders in the refractive industry and general ophthalmology. They know that having the latest training and technology is critical to achieving the best possible eye care results for their patients. We are proud to help support their efforts to provide superior eye care in their communities,” said Joel Gaslin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sightpath Medical.

About Dr. Richens and Richens Eye Center:

Dr. Richens with Richens Eye Center has been serving the Southern Utah area since April, 2001.  As an expert in ophthalmology, she has been involved in Clinical studies and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  She was the first surgeon in the area to utilize the Femtosecond Laser, used in performing IntraLase, blade free, iLasik, the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographyan, an optical signal acquisition and processing method used to obtain detailed images from within the retina) and the SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, clinically proven to treat glaucoma by safely and effectively reducing intraocular pressure in a single, office procedure). Additionally, Dr. Richens was the first surgeon in Southern Utah to introduce the Femtosecond Laser for cataract removal. This technology is a testament to Dr. Richens and her dedication to offer the most advanced technology available as an option for the patients in the community.

Dr. Richens specializes in Blade-free iLASIK, ICL, Traditional and Custom Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery, Corneal disease treatment and Surgery, Glaucoma care including Surgery with the iStent, Medical retina care for Macular Degeneration and Diabetes.  The practice also offers general ophthalmic care for all ages.  For additional information, please visit: www.richenseyecenter.com.

About Sightpath Medical:

Sightpath Medical is the leading U.S. provider of surgical services and equipment for cataracts, glaucoma and refractive procedures.

Sightpath Medical has improved sight in more than 1.75 million eyes across the nation.  For more information, visit www.sightpathmedical .com.