Meet Dr. Waite
Dr. Aaron Waite is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the founder of Waite Vision, serving the greater North Utah communities with superior vision correction. Dr. Waite discovered his passion for ophthalmology while working as an ophthalmic technician and scribe where he witnessed the life-changing impact that modern eye surgery can have on an individual's life. His desire to dedicate himself to ophthalmic surgery was solidified on a volunteer mission trip to Guatemala, where blind patients had their vision restored. Dr. Waite, his wife, and their five children enjoy living in Utah, where Dr. Waite serves patients throughout the Wasatch Front. In his spare time, Dr. Waite has volunteered his skill and efforts to help train ophthalmic physicians in Haiti in conjunction with the World Cataract Foundation.
Education and Training
After graduating cum laude from Brigham Young University, Dr. Waite earned his medical degree from the University of Utah, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. He completed his internal medical internship at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee, earning the 2010 ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award. At the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Waite completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery.
After two years in private practice, Dr. Waite was invited back to the University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute as the director of cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery, where he trained eye surgeons and participated in multiple research studies.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Waite specializes in advanced vision correction including LASIK, SMILE, ICLs, refractive lens exchange, and refractive cataract surgery. He is an expert in corneal surgeries including DMEK, DSAEK, DALK, and PKP. He is highly sought after by other ophthalmologists, optometrists, and physicians to perform their personal eye surgeries. Dr. Waite is the lead ophthalmologist of Waite Vision, a superior ophthalmology facility, well-known in Utah for providing first-class vision correction.
Awards and Honors
Dr. Waite is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is frequently invited to speak at symposiums and seminars and continues his research studies in refractive and corneal surgery. In addition, Dr. Waite has enjoyed the following recognitions:
Philip M. Lewis, MD Award for outstanding contribution to resident instruction and clinical service for the 2015-2016 academic year, Department of Ophthalmology
ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award, February 2010
National Eye Institute Travel Grant for Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May 2009
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2006