Trent Richards, MD
Dr. Trent Richards, trained at the renowned John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, brings his ophthalmology skills to Tanner Clinic.
He joins Dr. Lance Nelson in Tanner Clinic’s ophthalmology center, specializing in diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical eye problems.
Dr. Richards graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah, earning a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science. He completed his M.D. at Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, to undertake a year-long “prelim” in internal medicine. His residency followed at the Moran Eye Center, where he became proficient in such specialties as macular degeneration, laser assisted cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). He served as chief resident during his final year.
While at medical school in Ohio, Dr. Richards earned the Dr. Eli G. Alcorn and John B. Alcorn Prize for outstanding vision research in ophthalmology.
Dr. Richards is fluent in Spanish and has often served as an interpreter in medicine-related situations. Among his other community activities was a 10-day mission to Cambodia where he delivered eyeglasses he had collected in a drive.
Dr. Richards, a native of Salt Lake City, is married and the father of three children. He counts anything outdoors as among his favorite activities, but especially enjoys wakeboarding, mountain biking, golfing, basketball and snowboarding.