Dr. Jeffrey P. Gardiner, D.O.
Jeffrey P. Gardiner, D.O. is the newest member of the Utah Valley Eye Center team of doctors. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. He joined our practice after completing a cornea fellowship under the direction of Thomas F. Mauger, M.D. at the Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute.
During that time he received extensive training in corneal transplantation and ocular surface procedures, as well as cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Gardiner was the first fellow at Ohio State to be presented with the residents’ surgical teaching award for his outstanding surgical skill and teaching capabilities while mentoring the ophthalmology residents in a surgical setting.
Prior to his fellowship at Ohio State, Dr. Gardiner completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Arkansas under the direction of Richard A. Harper, M.D. In his final year of residency, Dr. Gardiner was recognized as “Resident of the Year”, an award voted on by all of the faculty ophthalmologists and fellow residents he worked with.
Dr. Gardiner grew up in Ogden, Utah and is excited to be back among the mountains where he enjoys biking, hiking, and running. He attended Weber State University where he met his wife, Hilary. They were married shortly before moving to Arizona to attend medical school and have three children.
Dr. Gardiner had plans to pursue a career in ophthalmology as early as high school. Assisting a group of ophthalmologists on a medical mission to Mexico confirmed this desire. He takes joy in and is committed to helping his patients achieve better vision and improved quality of life. He enjoys serving the Utah Valley community as well as being a part of future medical missions to Africa with the doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center.
Areas of Expertise:
- PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy)
- ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)
- RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange)
- Cornea Transplants
- Pterygium Surgery
- Cataract Surgery with an emphasis in:
- Toric Lenses
- Multifocal Lenses
- Monovision Correction
- Post RK Cataract Surgery
- Post LASIK Cataract Surgery