Magna Family Eyecare will satisfy all of your eye and vision care needs with compassion and expertise. Our experienced eye doctor, Dr. Shaun Larsen, provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, including complete eye exams for adults and children, treatment for eye disease, eye emergencies, LASIK co-management, fittings and follow-up for ortho-k lenses, and effective relief for irritating conditions, such as dry eye syndrome. If you need new eyeglasses, please stop in to shop our fashionable optical collection of designer frames and sunglasses.
Your Local Salt Lake City Specialists for:
Low Vision Assistance
Low vision refers to when eyeglasses, surgery, and contact lenses cannot correct your vision fully, and you still have reduced eyesight. It is not the same as blindness, because a degree of vision remains. We specialize in helping Salt Lake City patients with low vision to maximize their remaining sight with a variety of low vision aids and strategies.
If you have keratoconus, Dr. Larsen will perform a detailed inspection of your cornea to map the irregular corneal surface. A number of treatments for keratoconus are available, including specialty contact lenses (scleral lenses, hybrid lenses), PTK laser surgery, and corneal implants. We will evaluate your condition to recommend the most appropriate solution.
Does your nearsighted child need a new pair of prescription lenses after every eye exam? Ask us about the various methods of myopia control that we offer. Not only will myopia control help prevent your child’s nearsightedness from worsening, but it will also safeguard their eye health against a number of dangerous future complications.
Sites to See in Salt Lake City, UT
Our optometry team at Magna Family Eyecare is always excited to take advantage of all that Salt Lake City has to offer, located only a short 20-minute drive from our office. Look at some of our favorite spots to visit:
Most people immediately think of Temple Square, the Mormon’s holy center, when they hear the name Salt Lake City, UT. This picturesque 10-acres plaza is worthy of attention – with the awesome Mormon Tabernacle, Mormon Temple, Temple Annex, and Assembly Hall all located here. If you walk a bit northeast, you’ll reach another monumental historic building, the Utah State Capitol building. Be sure to enter this Neo-Classical structure, as the marble interior is just as grand as the exterior.
Directions: Exit the Temple Square North Visitor’s Center and get onto I-15 S/I-80 E from N State St and W 500 S/Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Then take UT-201 to UT-111 S in Magna. Turn left onto UT-111 S, and you will arrive at Magna Family Eyecare.
To escape and relax in greenery, we recommend walking through Liberty Park, the largest public park in Salt Lake City. This site is also home to the Tracy Aviary, where a wide variety of birds from around the world are on display.
Directions: Exit Liberty Park and get onto I-80 W from 700 E. Then take UT-201 to UT-111 S in Magna. Turn left onto UT-111 S and Magna Family Eyecare will be on your left.
The cultural heart of Salt Lake City beats in the Foothill Cultural District. You can journey on a train, view zoo animals, hike scenic trails, dig for dinosaur bones, stroll through landscaped gardens, watch Olympic sports events, gaze at fine art, and visit Buffalo Soldiers. There is really something for every member of your family at this Salt Lake City gem, which fits neatly within two square miles of land in the foothills.
Directions: Leave Foothill Drive and get on I-80 W. Continue on I-80 W until UT-201. Take UT-201 to UT-111 S in Magna. Turn left onto UT-111 S and Magna Family Eyecare will be on your left.
Where to Eat in Salt Lake City
When our optometry staff spends a day in Salt Lake City, we have our favorite restaurants to enjoy before heading back to Magna Family Eyecare. Just like everyone’s eyes are different, so is everyone’s sense of taste. The Italian foodies in our practice head to Valter’s Osteria for fresh, flavorful pasta and a crispy biscotti for dessert. When we’re in the mood for sushi and a warm cup of saki, we can’t resist a visit to Takashi’s. And of course, we all love the homey flavors of the American breakfasts (French toast, omelets, park potatoes!) at The Park Café.
After you finish your meal or snack in Salt Lake City, travel to Magna Family Eyecare to shop for new eyewear or for your eye exam:
From Valter’s Osteria and Takashi’s: Get on I-15 S/I-80 E from 500 S/Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Take UT-201 to UT-111 S in Magna. Turn left onto UT-111 S
From The Park Café: Get on I-80 W. Take UT-201 to UT-111 S in Magna. Turn left onto UT-111