Eye Physicians and Surgeons Salt Lake City

Rachel S. Benator, MD is the founding member of Salt Lake Eye Associates. Dr. Benator specializes in comprehensive eye care for all ages, including cataracts, LASIK/PRK, glaucoma, Diabetic eye care, macular degeneration and dry eye treatment. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Her special interest is in listening to what patients have to say and in explaining to them their condition in an easy to understand way.

Dr. Benator’s Degree

Dr. Benator received her medical degree from UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas and completed her internship and Ophthalmology residency at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. She has an undergraduate degree in Music Therapy from the University of Georgia and a Masters degree in clinical Psychology from Georgia State University.

Dr. Benator has traveled extensively over the past 20 years providing humanitarian service in the eye care field. She has provided services in Africa, South and Central America (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala), the South Pacific (Solomon Islands) and she most recently returned from a trip to Nepal. She also provides eye care for the needy population in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Benator’s Experience

Dr. Benator has served as president of both the Utah Ophthalmology Society and the Salt Lake County Medical Society. She has represented Utah doctors to both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association. She is currently the medical consultant for the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Women in Ophthalmolgy, the Utah Ophthalmology Society and the Utah Medical Association.

Awards and Honors