Dr. Matheson Harris, MD

Dr. Matheson Harris, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Matheson Harris is a board certified Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic plastic (oculoplastic) surgeon, also specializing in functional and cosmetic oculoplastic and facial surgery. A native of Utah, he completed his undergraduate education first at Dixie College, then Southern Utah University. He went on to complete medical school at Penn State University, followed by an internship at the Milton S. Hershey Medical center and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He then completed a two-year ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) oculoplastic surgery fellowship at West Virginia University Eye Institute, with special training in orbital and lacrimal surgery, in addition to eyelid and facial reconstruction. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Harris has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on oculoplastic topics and presented research at several national meetings. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Utah, providing oculoplastic training to the residents in ophthalmology. He is also involved in helping train oculoplastic surgery fellows with Dr. Richard Anderson. Dr. Harris formerly worked with the veterans at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center. Dr. Harris practices at his Salt Lake and St. George offices. Dr. Harris lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and 3 children. When away from the office, they enjoy many activities including skiing, cycling, camping, rock climbing and just being together. Dr. Harris enjoys woodworking, ski building, learning the guitar, and is a modern design aficionado.

Harris Eyelid & Facial Plastic

4400 S 700 E # 130

Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah

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Care Philosophy

I strive to treat a patient the way I would expect to be treated if I were in their shoes. Communicating with the patient throughout the examination by explaining what I'm looking for and what I am finding helps them understand their condition. I think it helps build trust and confidence that we both have the same goal, and that is to bring you the best possible outcome. I want to know about my patient's lives, not just their immediate problem. This allows me to serve them in a way that is most meaningful to them, not just to my understanding. I want my patients to leave the office feeling they were listened to and that their biggest concerns were addressed. If I can do that, I've succeeded as your doctor.
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Dr. Harris' Experience

Dr. Harris' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Night Blindness
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss


  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Decompression
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laceration Repair
  • Mini Fift
  • Oculoplastics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Physical Examination
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Stitches
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Dixie State College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Southern Utah University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Ms Hershey Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Unc Hospitals Dept. Of Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • West Virginia University Eye Institute Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harris' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harris to family and friends
based on 96 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Harris' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in SLC, UT |
During my visit, Dr. Harris was thorough, timely, and generous with his time and recommendations for my personal eye care treatment plan. He is extremely knowledgeable about eyes and I would recommend him to anyone i know who would require any eye treatment. Excellent physician!!
in Park City, UT |
I had cosmetic eye surgery (upper lids and puffy underneath the eyes) by Dr. Harris. He answered all my questions before I scheduled surgery and at the post surgery office visits. I am extremely pleased with the results and recommend his services.
in Kanab, UT |
Excellent communicator. Listens. Explains and speaks to you as if you were a friend, not above you. Not arrogant or dismissive. Staff is friendly and you feel welcome. Short wait at office, and if you present with a medical situation that is needing immediate attention, he will accommodate your case. Highly competent occuloplastic surgeon that appears to love his work. He could also qualify as "Dr. McDreamy" lol!
in Salt Lake City, UT |
I had the eyelid surgery from Dr. Harris. I would highly recommend the doctors services. I have been treated with the best before and after care. Office staff and explanation of what to expect was very thorough. I would recommend Dr. Harris to all needing this procedure.
Salt Lake City, UT |
I found Dr. Harris to be a very caring and competent oculoplastic surgeon. The process of having him do blepharoplasty on my upper eyelids was comfortable from beginning to end. I knew what to expect beforehand, and what to expect afterwards. Everything was well explained, and I was very pleased with the result. I would recommend Dr. Harris and his staff highly.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Harris accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
  • SelectHealth
    Utah Statewide HMO-High
    Utah Statewide HMO-Standard
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Harris has admitting privileges

Alta View Hospital
9660 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT 84094
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Intermountain Medical Center
5121 S Cottonwood St
Murray, UT 84107
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Lds Hospital
8th Avenue C Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84143
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