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Compassionate Care, Exceptional Skill

Eye Doctor Salt Lake City

Dr. Masihdas, founder of the Diabetic Eye Center

Dr. David Masihdas

Dr. Masihdas is a board certified optometric physician and caring eye doctor serving Salt Lake City, and an innovative leader in eye care. A pioneer in medical optometry, Dr. Masihdas founded the renowned Diabetic Eye Center in 2005 to provide unmatched eye care for diabetics. In addition to offering diagnosis and treatment of diabetic eye conditions, Dr. Masihdas also offers comprehensive care for common conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and dry eye. He has been in practice for over three decades as a board certified optometric physician, proudly serving the residents of Utah. His practice has become a symbol of eye care excellence. Dr. Masihdas is as passionate about the protection of your sight now as he was when he graduated from the University of Houston.

Contact our practice today to learn more about our available services. Dr. Masihdas can help you achieve and maintain clear, reliable vision.


After graduating, Dr. Masihdas successfully completed advanced training in comprehensive medical eye care, laser vision correction, and refractive procedures. He has served as a primary investigator for a number of prominent contact lens manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. He is also a highly respected member of several prestigious organizations within the field of eye care, including serving as a board member of the Utah Vision Foundation. He is also a dedicated member of both the Utah Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. 

Dr. Michael T. Chism Dr. Michael T. Chism

Dr. Chism earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii with summa cum laude. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Optometry from Western University College of Optometry, Pomona, California as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.    

Dr. Chism is a therapeutic optometrist certified in glaucoma and Corneal Refractive Therapy with Paragon CRT and DreamLens. He is trained in the treatment and management of the eye diseases, specialty contact lenses, dry eye, and the preoperative and evaluation and postoperative care of patients.

Dr. Chism speaks Spanish fluently and loves to travel. He spent six months backpacking with his wife through South and Central America where he learned to fly fish in Patagonia. He is an avid snowbarder who loves the outdoors, scuba diving, and spending time with his wife and two children. 

Member: American Optometric Association, Utah Optometric Association

Advanced Technology and Techniques

At Utah Eye Associates we have always been on the cutting edge of medical eye care advancements. We use the most sophisticated equipment, and can provide truly progressive vision care. Whether you need general eye exams, corrective eye wear, laser vision correction, implantable contact lenses, or comprehensive diabetic eye care, We provide you and your loved ones with exceptional service.

Utah Eye Associates' eye care tools and treatments include:

  • Digital retinal photography (Optos Daytona, Zeiss Visucam Pro)
  • Computerized visual field exams
  • High-definition optical coherence tomography (OCT) Wavefront
  • All-laser LASIK, PRK, and ICL (Implantable Collamer lens)
  • Diopsys VEP/ ERG/ ffERF
  • Dry Eye - Prokera Amniotic Membrane, BlephEx
  • Specular Microscopy (Corneal Endothelial cell count)

Complementing this innovative technology, We are compassionate and caring professionals who will always take the time to listen to your needs, answer your questions, and make sure you understand all the results of your tests. 

Schedule a Consultation

Utah Eye Associates will provide you with all the information you need to participate in your eye care. Our compassionate staff will provide you with all the time to make sure that you have all the facts you need in order to make informed decisions regarding your care and treatment.

Sight is a precious asset that has a profound effect on your quality of life. You owe it to yourself to pursue only the best medical eye care available. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Many of our patients have been visiting us for more than 20 years, and we would be glad to provide you with the exceptional care that has inspired this incredible patient loyalty.

Monthly Health Tip

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among adults. For that reason, we recommend that anyone with or at risk for diabetes have a comprehensive, dilated eye examination at least once a year. Early detection and treatment are the key to maintain healthy vision.


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