Timothy L Byers MD, PhD

Timothy L Byers, MD, PhD

Biography

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 the program.

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.

Education

MD - Penn State University School of Medicine
PhD - Penn State University School of Medicine
Residency - Moran Eye Center, University of Utah