Dr. Gregory Christiansen, MD

Dr. Gregory Christiansen, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gregory Christiansen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Murray, UT and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

Clarus Vision Clinic

6344 S 900 E

Murray, UT 84121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EMI Health
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP)

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more than 85% of peers
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more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Christiansen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Christiansen "Gregory Christiansen, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Utah in 2000. Following an internship at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida, he went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He received further training in glaucoma at the esteemed Duke University Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Christiansen has published a number of articles and abstracts in well- respected peer reviewed medical journals including an important article found in Ophthalmology on the mechanism of Lumigan in the treatment of glaucoma patients. Experience A board certified surgeon, Dr. Christiansen specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the eye. After completing his advanced training, he spent five years practicing ophthalmology in Oregon where he performed a vast number of cataract, glaucoma, and refractive surgeries. Dr. Christiansen has successfully completed thousands of microsurgical procedures. Dr. Christiansen specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgeries and continues to be involved with research and innovative technologies. Desiring to come home to Utah, Dr. Christiansen is now seeing patients at Clarus Vision Clinic located in Murray, Utah at the Intermountain Medical Center. Interests In his leisure time, Dr. Christiansen enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, biking, camping, and sailing with his wife and their three children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christiansen "We strive to provide great clinical and surgical eye care in the Salt Lake Valley.  It is our goal to treat every patient with respect and provide positive outcomes while managing conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, macular degeneration, and others.  We strive to educate our patients on their respective conditions and help them improve their quality of life."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

74  Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Headache
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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17  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Duke University Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christiansen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member
  • Utah Ophthalmology Society, Member

Dr. Christiansen's Reviews

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Dr. Christiansen's Performance

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Patient Comments (28)

Patient beware: Dr. Christiansen will require you to undergo a $30 digital eye scan that is not covered by insurance. The staff does not inform you of the required scan when you make your appointment, only when you show up in person for the appointment. If you decline the scan, he will refuse to...more
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Over the years, I've had many eye exams, and these folks are the most thorough by far. This is my second year with Clarus Vision Clinic. I've been very impressed Dr. Christiansen, his staff, and their facility. Do plan on spending some time there. There is not a long wait time to start your...more
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Dr. Christiansen is one of the best surgeons around and Dr chism is one of the best Optometrists I've seen.
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I have been going to Clarus for a few years now. A few things I believe they are incredible at: -I love the secretaries. They remember me year after year and are always helpful. -the techs are also very helpful and kind -the place is immaculate -everyone is very professional -they make it easy...more
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My appointment was first thing in the AM, no wait time, seen in a very timely matter. Dr & technicians were all very kind, helpful knowledgeable & informative. Beautiful facility as well. I highly recommend for all your vision needs.
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