Robert L. Treft, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Robert L. Treft, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified ophthalmologist who enjoys general ophthalmology with specialized certifications in LASIK, PRK and lens replacement refractive surgery, no-stitch and multifocal lens replacement cataract surgery, advanced glaucoma surgery along with other micro-surgical and laser eye surgeries.
Dr. Treft attended the University of Utah School of Medicine where he graduated with high honors and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his specialty training in ophthalmology at the prestigious University of Utah. Dr. Treft opened his own private practice in Layton, Utah on the campus of Davis Hospital and Medical Center in 1985, which later became the Mountain View Eye Center.
Dr. Treft is very excited about the new developments in refractive surgery. He has had the great opportunity of helping so many people improve their vision with this advanced technology. He was one of the first physicians certified in Utah to use the FDA approved Excimer lasers to correct vision problems with LASIK and PRK. He even had LASIK himself, performed by Lamont Ericson, M.D. That experience has given him a unique understanding of the patient's perspective.
Dr. Treft is an active member in the local community, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Utah Medical Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He continues to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He is the past President and remains an active member of the Utah Ophthalmological Society, the Davis County Medical Society and the Davis Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Treft has completed several ophthalmology medical missions to the islands of Tonga. He continues to look for humanitarian opportunities to train ophthalmologists and perform surgical procedures around the world. Dr. Treft is a native of Davis County where he and his wife enjoyed raising their 5 children and playing with their grandchildren. He is fluent in German and enjoys learning phrases in many languages. He loves helping people see the world more clearly.
Jared Peterson, M.D.
Jared Peterson, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and is the newest addition to Mountain View Eye Center. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, which is perennially ranked among the top 3 ophthalmology programs in the country.
A native of Layton, Utah, Dr. Peterson received his Bachelor's Degree from Weber State University, graduating with High Honors. He continued his training at the Ohio State University College of Medicine where he graduated with honors and received multiple academic and research awards. While at Ohio State, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society for his academic achievements. He was also nominated and selected by his peers for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his humanistic and caring approach toward his patients. Dr. Peterson participated in various ophthalmological research projects and was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha and Fight For Sight national research fellowships.
Dr. Peterson next completed his internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where senior residents and staff presented him with the Best Transitional Resident of the Year award.
Dr. Peterson was honored to receive his training in ophthalmology from Wills Eye Hospital, which is a high volume referral center where he was able to see many rare diagnoses and received extensive experience in managing ocular trauma. He was also exposed to the most recent technological advances in the field, and was one of the first residents in the country to be trained in using the femtosecond laser in cataract surgery.
Dr. Peterson truly loves what he does. He especially enjoys the relationships he gets to establish with his patients. Above all else, Dr. Peterson is a devoted husband and father and in his spare time loves being with his wife, Barbara, and their five children.
Nolan L. Jepsen, O.D.
Nolan Jepsen, O.D. has been a part of Mountain View Eye Center since 1998. He enjoys seeing and helping patients of all ages; infants to mature adults. Along with helping patients with primary eye care needs, Dr. Jepsen is Mountain View Eye Center's contact lens specialist. He is very skilled at fitting contact lenses, even for the "hard to fit" contact lens wearer, and treating problems caused by contact lens wear.
Dr. Jepsen attended Utah State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. While studying at USU, Dr. Jepsen was heavily involved in activities and associations with foreign students, and was awarded the President's Diversity Award in recognition of his efforts.
For his graduate studies, Dr. Jepsen attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. While there, he elected to perform specialized work in Seattle with a pediatric population. He also completed specialized contact lens training at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. Having completed his training, Dr. Jepsen received his Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction.
Outside of work, Dr. Jepsen enjoys activities with his wife and four children that include camping, mountain biking, home video editing, and yard work. He is known for his quick and witty humor, sincerity, and patience. While at work, he enjoys the balance between implementing new technology to aide his patients, as well as getting to know their families as they grow throughout the years.
In Memory of Lamont Ericson, M.D. (April 13, 1964 - May 6, 2007)
Dr. Ericson often joked that if he could pull a theme from his medical school days, it would be: "Eat when you can, sleep when you can, and don't mess with the pancreas." It is a sad irony that cancer of the pancreas would eventually take his life.
However, it is impossible for those of us who knew and loved him to reflect on the full and fabulous life of this great man, before we find ourselves quickly pulled from the shadows of sorrow into the light of blessed memories.
Dr. Ericson attended Medical School at the University of Utah. Those were tiring yet glorious days for him. The friends in his study group remained some of his dearest friends. They were able to offset the stress of intense study by enjoying raucous foosball tournaments together. Dr. Ericson possessed the wonderful gift of humor, and often used laughter (and Coca-Cola) to help keep himself and the other soon-to-be-doctors awake for study sessions.
Dr. Ericson spent the next several years at the University of California, San Diego, where he completed his residency. He gained valuable experience at the Shiley Eye Center, and thoroughly enjoyed his association and friendship with his colleagues there. Dr. Ericson returned several times later in life to train new residents at UCSD. The Ericson family is so honored that a microsurgical lab is presently under construction on that campus which will be named in Dr. Ericson's memory.
Next came the move to Utah, and the treasured relationship with Mountain View Eye Center began. Dr. Ericson was taken in as family by Dr. Treft, Dr. Jepsen, and all the technicians and staff members at the office. He immediately felt at home and developed a camaraderie there which would bless him the remainder of his life. He looked forward to annual river trips, Christmas parties, luncheons, and any other activities that involved his Mountain View Eye Center family.
Dr. Ericson was a gifted surgeon, but was equally as talented at communicating with his patients. He considered it a great and heavy responsibility to be at his personal best every day, so as to bring the best results possible to the patients he served. He cared about each of them deeply, and often thought about them long after the work day was complete. He made a vow that he would go to sleep early, in the quietest room of the house, each night before surgery. When Dr. Ericson learned of his terminal illness, he wrote a letter to all of his patients explaining his situation, and expressed his deep regard for what they had each meant in his life. His home boasts many beautiful artifacts crafted and given to him by dear patients he truly grew to love.
A few years into his medical practice, Dr. Ericson met his wife Debbie. They were both a little older, and Debbie knew she had found a gem like no other. Their union was well worth the wait! They felt like the luckiest people on earth when, within a few years, they were blessed with a beautiful girl, and a handsome little boy (who looks just like his Dad!) Even though the children were very young when their father passed away, his influence is engraved firmly within them. Once, when his daughter Aspen was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she responded: "I'd like to be a Mom, a cheerleader, and a doctor, so I can help people like Dr. Seuss!" Marshall, Dr. Ericson's son, was about 2 years old when his Mother was searching for a quick compliment. She asked her son, "Who is the best Mom you have ever had?"Marshall thought about it for a minute, then replied, "Dad is."
Dr. Ericson's children love to visit Dad's old office, and especially enjoy sitting in the beautiful bench out front which was recently dedicated to him. The Ericson family is so touched that the Mountain View Eye Center family, speared by friend and prior co-worker, Katie Bodily, came together to create that monument for him. Katie summed Dr. Ericson up well when she penned the words on the bench:
"A man who gave us vision, with more than just eyesight."
-Written by Debbie Ericson