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Meet the Optometrists

Dr. Tyler Barney, O.D.

Dr. Tyler Barney grew up in the small southern Utah town of Hatch, before attending Southern Utah University.  He then attended Pacific University College of Optometry where he received a Bachelor of Science in Vision Science, and graduated with honors with a Doctorate of Optometry. He gained advanced training as an intern at the Teplick Laser Surgery Centers in  Beaverton, OR; Pediatric Strabismus Referral Center in Portland, OR; Moran Eye Center in SLC, UT; SLC Veterans Hospital; and the Eye Foundation of Utah.  During this training he gained experience in primary eye care, diabetic and ocular surgery co-management, and glaucoma treatment.  He was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Air Force and served as Chief of Optometry Services at a pilot training base in Enid, OK for three years.  Dr. Barney and his wife Kristen are the proud parents of 6 children, and currently reside in Eagle Mountain.  With his free time Dr. Barney loves being in the outdoors with his family camping, hiking, or fishing.

Dr. Jason Peterson, O.D.

Dr. Jason Peterson was raised in Plain City, Utah where he attended Fremont High School. After receiving his bachelor’s degree with a major in Biology and minor in Spanish from Utah State University, he attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. There, he graduated with honors to earn his Doctorate of Optometry. Dr. Peterson gained valuable training as an intern at the SLC Veteran’s Hospital in Utah, Pacific University clinics in Oregon, Indian Health Service in Fort Hall Idaho, and the Utah Eye Centers in Ogden and Bountiful. In addition to primary eye care, these experiences have prepared him to manage eye emergencies and ocular disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and keratoconus. He has also enjoyed the opportunity to practice his Spanish, and is easily able to communicate with those who speak it. Dr. Peterson loves spending time with his wife Kelli and their two children. They love frequenting local snow cone shacks and movie theaters, and spending time outdoors golfing, skiing, hiking, and barbecuing.