Dr. Paul F. Olson, M.D.
Paul F. Olson, M.D. has practiced ophthalmology in Utah County since 1988. Prior to coming to Provo, Dr. Olson was in practice for six years with the world-renowned pioneer in small incision/phaco emulsification cataract surgery, Richard P. Kratz, M.D. in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Olson is committed to providing personal and compassionate eye care with the latest advances in cataract and refractive surgery.
Dr. Olson has authored and co-authored several chapters in ophthalmology textbooks regarding phaco emulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He was one of the primary investigators in the FDA clinical trials of approval of the Neodimium-YAG laser for posterior capsulatomies. While working as an associate of Dr. Kratz, Dr. Olson Participated in many clinical trials and studies regarding cataract surgery and IOL designs, published numerous articles in medical journals, and presented at multiple national ophthalmology meetings. For several years, he was one of the instructors at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meetings.
Dr. Olson grew up in Berkeley, California and Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah College of Medicine. He spent three years in New Orleans at the LSU Eye Center as a resident in ophthalmology under the direction of Dr. Henry J. L. Van Dyke and Dr. Herbert Kaufman. He then completed fellowship in cornea and phaco emulsification with Dr. Kratz in Newport Beach. Following his fellowship he was asked to join Dr. Kratz in his practice. During the six years in that office, he gained unparalleled experience and expertise.
Dr. Olson has performed refractive surgery since its inception. He has expertise in LASIK, PRK, and ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery. He was the first surgeon to perform INTAC surgery in Utah. He is also one of the founding members of the Physicians Laser Center in Salt Lake City. Dr. Olsen is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ouelessebougou Alliance working to help the people of Mali Africa.
Dr. Olson is married to Camille Fronk Olson, a professor and the chair of the Department of Ancient Scripture at BYU, and has two children and four grandchildren.