Dr. Sharon Richens, MD


Ophthalmology | Female

Dr. Sharon Richens, MD
Dr. Sharon Richens, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Saint George, UT. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Richens is affiliated with Mesa View Regional Hospital and Dixie Regional Medical Center - River Road.

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Richens Eye Center is committed to preserving, improving and restoring the sight by providing you with the most comprehensive and highest quality of eye care through specialized attention to your individual needs.

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Richens Eye Center161 W 200 N Ste 200
Saint George, UT 84770
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    16 to 30 minutes
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Thoughtful, careful thorough exam, best I've had, clear explanations. Great staff. Confident in clinical and surgical care.
Hurricane, UT |
1 and 1/2 hour waits two years in a row is not satisfactory. I walked out last night at 5:30 after arriving early for a 4:00 appointment. I don't care how good she is; my time and self-respect are worth something too. Last year it was the same thing except I got louder and saw a doctor who advised me to get over-the-counter eye drops for a very severe eye infection. My MD prescribed antibiotics for it.
in Ivins |
I've had ongoing treatment for glaucoma by Drs. Richens and Gibb, with Dr. Richens performing cataract surgery combined with the insertion of stents. I've been very pleased with the care provided by these individuals.
in Ivins, UT |
Dr. Richens has had excellent training, stays up to date on all the current procedures, has the finest equipment and an excellent, well-trained staff. Above all, she is an extremely intelligent and caring physician. It is obvious that her employees enjoy working there because of the extremely high level of professionalism and care she has established.
in St George, UT |
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Dr. Richens' Care Philosophy

Richens Eye Center is committed to preserving, improving and restoring the sight by providing you with the most comprehensive and highest quality of eye care through specialized attention to your individual needs.

Dr. Richens' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    West Virginia University Health Science Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    West Virginia University Health Science Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St John Hospital And Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Other Education
    Best Resident Research Presentation, WVU Dept of Ophthalmology

    Completed in 1997

    Departmental Honors in Economics, Stanford University

    Completed in 1988

    Diplomat, Honors Program in the Humanities, Stanford University

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy