Timothy L. Byers, MD, PhD is the only eye surgeon living in Southeastern
Utah. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Byers obtained his MD and PhD
from Penn State University Medical School. He first came to Utah to train
at the prestigious Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. Dr. Byers’
mentors have described him as one of the top surgeons ever produced by
Upon completing his training, Dr. Byers and his wife returned to Pennsylvania
where he joined the nationally renowned Laurel Eye Clinic. After two years
of missing Utah and spending all of their vacation time visiting the Beehive
State, they finally asked, “Why did we ever leave?” So eighteen
years ago they returned to Utah.
Dr. Byers is committed to providing excellence in eye surgery close to
home for the residents of rural Utah. He settled in Price, Utah, where
he established Redrock Eye Surgeons and now provides eye care and surgery
in Price, Blanding, Roosevelt, and Vernal, Utah and in Craig, Colorado.
When asked why he chose to settle in Price and not in the big cities along
the Wasatch Front, Dr. Byers chuckles and answers, “I am a small
town boy who loves the outdoors and I my goal is to provide quality surgical
eye care in an rural area. I knew there were no ophthalmologists doing
eye surgery in Southeastern Utah, so I looked at a map and realized Price
was central to many of the places I love like Moab, Huntington Canyon,
ski resorts in the Wasatch range, The San Rafael Swell, and the Uinta
Mountains”. Dr. Byers and his wife feel they made a good decision.
Dr. Byers’ Redrock Eye Surgeons grew steadily and Dr. Byers constantly
appreciates the friendly down to earth people he meets and treats every
day. “The best part of my job is getting to know my patients and
hearing their stories,” Dr. Byers says, “plus getting to live
and work in paradise is just a bonus”.
Dr. Byers’ decision to set up practice here has been a bonus for
many of the folks in Southeastern Utah. Over a five thousand patients
have realized the sight saving and restoring results of cataract surgery
performed close to home without having to travel to the Wasatch Front,
Grand Junction, or Durango, Colorado. Dr. Byers has been on staff at Blue
Mountain Hospital since it first opened in 2009, and has performed more
surgeries here in Blanding than any other physician. Dr. Byers currently
sees patients for eye surgery evaluations and performs surgery right here
in Blanding on a monthly basis.