Monday- Thursday: 9AM - 5PM
Friday: 9AM - 4PM
Dr. Christiansen is a Salt Lake City native and graduate of both Yale University and the University of Utah. He has over 30 years of patient care experience; specialized in ophthalmology. He provides excellent comprehensive and refractive exams, contact lens fitting and follow up care, as well as low vision rehabilitation. Throughout his career he has been dedicated to care of the partially sighted and has been an advocate for the rights of those who are visually challenged.
Dr. Christiansen and his wife Shannon have a deep commitment to humanitarian work and have provided humanitarian service to approximately 30 countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. He has been recognized by the Utah Ophthalmology Society with its award for Humanitarian Service.
Dr. Robert M. Christiansen has been recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with the Achievement Award and the Senior Achievement Award for his service in vision rehabilitation. He has also received awards for Outstanding Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired from both the Utah chapter and the national organization of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired for his clinical and research work. He has taught annual courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology national meeting on vision rehabilitation since 1995. Dr. Christiansen served on the National Academy Committee for vision rehabilitation from 1994 to 1998 and was Chairman of that committee from 1998 to 2002. His research has been presented internationally in England, Sweden, and Brazil.
Dr. Christiansen is now accepting new patients. He is a provider for most insurance companies excluding SelectHealth Value, VSP, and Molina Medicare. Please call the office or your insurance company if you have any questions in regards to coverage.