Patient Rating:

5.0 out of 5

121 Patient Ratings
148 Patient Comments

Randall J. Olson, M.D.

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Patient Rating:

5.0 out of 5

121 Patient Ratings
148 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Randall J Olson is the CEO of the John A. Moran Eye Center. He is the author of more than 300 professional publications and a worldwide lecturer. Dr. Olson specializes in research dealing with intra-ocular lens complications, teleophthalmology and corneal transplantation techniques. He was selected as one of the 15 best cataract surgeons in the United States in a peer survey conducted by Ophthalmology Times. Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today named Dr. Olson as one of 50 international opinion leaders. He has appeared in the last three editions of Best Doctors in America.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 01, 2017

You were the best of the best

November 09, 2016

World class eye care!!!!

October 13, 2016

Dr. Olson is the best of the best. Thank you.

September 01, 2016

I waited a long time. I didn't really have any problems so all of that was okay. The wait was excessive in my opinion and I didn't have anything to read, knit, etc! If I have to sit that long a magazine would be helpful (I'll bring my own book next time).

August 26, 2016

Again, excellent experience!

August 23, 2016

Dr Olson is the best!!!!

August 01, 2016

Dr Olsen is outstanding and very careful to explain everything and all.

May 14, 2016

Dr. Olsen is amazing- great personality, so knowledgeable, very helpful.

May 03, 2016

Dr. Olson "tops" in my book!!!!

May 02, 2016

best medical experience. ever

April 11, 2016

All possitive

April 05, 2016

There was only one person that didn't seem too interested, but I complimented the one that did most of the things as she was so efficient.

February 19, 2016

Dr. Olson was both sincere and competent

February 14, 2016

Dr. Olson is always amazing...excellent physician and a good friend too.

February 05, 2016

I can't figure out how Dr Olson has the time to deliver the kind of service that he gives.

January 11, 2016

Dr. Olson is excellent, thorough and a blessing in our life.

January 11, 2016


November 28, 2015

Great experience! Dr. Olson is the best!

November 27, 2015

Dr. Olson is awesome. He has always been so good with me.

November 24, 2015

The doctor really listened and identified the problem.

November 19, 2015

I, along with many of my family members, have had the privilege of being under the care of Dr. Olson for over thirty years. Not only has he provided excellent medical care but he has also given us the amazing opportunity to be associated with a truly caring and altruistic human being. I will be forever grateful to him and what he has built to not only improve my life and my family's life, but for improving the world itself.

October 27, 2015

Randy Olson is a highly talented professional and an exceptional human being. I trust my eyes to him without question, and he works magic. First rate in every way!

October 27, 2015

Outstanding provider.

October 03, 2015

Dr. Olson was exceptionally knowledgeable about and helpful in treating the dry eye syndrome that I have. He was also very empathetic about the discomfort that I have with it and carefully explained the regimen I should follow. He obviously cares about his patients.

September 27, 2015

Always helpful, directions carefully and thoroughly explained. Absolutely tops!

September 17, 2015

Dr. Olson is always terrific - he is professional, friendly and very caring indeed!

September 09, 2015

Very good experience.

September 06, 2015

very good

September 05, 2015

I loved the staff.

August 31, 2015

Dr. Olson answered all of my questions completely and kindly. Thank you.

August 10, 2015

Great Doctor. Complete confidence in him.

August 04, 2015

We always receive the utmost care, expertise and consideration!

July 26, 2015

Dr. Olson may be the best ophthalmologist in the country!

June 13, 2015

Extremely pleased with treatment.

May 31, 2015

Dr. Olson is amazing! He has completed two procedures, and they both turned out spectacularly.

May 24, 2015

Dr Olson and his nurse were wonderful very helpful

May 10, 2015

Dr. Olsen is a thoughtful, kind and compassionate doctor who listened to all my concerns. He responds promptly to my requests for help and answers all my questions. I really appreciate him.

May 05, 2015

It was interesting. He interrupted me, assumed I had knowledge that I didn't, and gave me knowledge I already had. If he had actually listened to my patient history he would have actually learned something, rather than having me assertively filling him in with details of my patient history.

April 27, 2015

Very pleased with care providers

April 27, 2015

I feel I have one of the best doctors in the clinic.

April 22, 2015

I often think how lucky I am to have Dr/ Olson

April 13, 2015

The best

April 06, 2015


April 03, 2015

A very reassuring experience with Dr. Olson.

March 25, 2015

Dr. Olsen really listens and I appreciate that.

March 22, 2015

All good.

March 11, 2015

I will refer anybody with any eye problems to the Moran

March 11, 2015

Thank you Dr. Randall Olsen. I am very pleased that you will see me.

March 10, 2015

truly exceptional in every way.

March 09, 2015

I te everyone how great the Moran is. DR. Olson is the best.

March 02, 2015

High praise for Dr.Olson and staff.

February 28, 2015

Extremely impressed with Dr Olson and his whole staff....wish you had a category "Excellent" #6!

February 11, 2015

There are several questions that would more correctly be answered with N/A such as item 2, 4, 5. Without that alternative the results are falsely skewed.

February 10, 2015

it was an ok experience

January 18, 2015

Have recommended many patients to the Moran Eye Center

January 11, 2015

Dr Olson is a wonderful doctor

January 10, 2015

excellent visit with ophthalmologist

January 03, 2015

As usual. Very good in all aspects.

December 04, 2014


December 04, 2014

wonderful worked around my allergies to give me a good result

November 22, 2014

Great physician and staff. No complaints.

November 20, 2014

Again, my visit was an excellent experience.

November 17, 2014

I feel very blessed to have Dr. Olson as my eye doctor.

November 16, 2014

Dr Olsen explained my concerns in very clear terms and I could understand.

November 15, 2014

Could not have been better. Great doctor and great staff. Very pleased with the entire process.

October 25, 2014


October 18, 2014

Dr. Olson is an extraordinary physician. He skillfully and graciously addressed my need for education about my problem. Patient and kind, he made me feel absolutely confident that I was being well taken care of.

October 18, 2014

Dr Olsen could not have been better.

October 11, 2014

I had a good experience.

October 04, 2014

The respect and graciousness with which Dr. Olson, Dr. Olafsson, Sandra and Cade questioned and educated me was reassuring and confidence building.

October 03, 2014

I am very pleased that we have very professional Dr's and staff.

September 28, 2014

I have recommended others to Dr. Olsen. Have felt very satisfied with the care received there.

September 18, 2014

Excellent care!

September 15, 2014

Dr. Olsen is the best.

September 08, 2014

All good.

July 30, 2014

I want my wife to use the Healthcare Provider!!!!!

July 09, 2014

Always outstanding!

July 01, 2014

all excellent and extremely helpful

June 30, 2014

Dr. Olson is the best of the best. I am grateful to have been seen by him.

June 24, 2014


June 12, 2014

Great staff! Dr. Olson is fabulous!

April 29, 2014

The effort given to resolve my issues was amazing. The whole staff seemed very knowledgeable and synchronized.

April 21, 2014

I have great confidence in the staff.

April 21, 2014


April 14, 2014

I cannot say enough about Dr. Olsen and the concern and caring he demonstrates, not only at this visit, but at all visits. Ensures that all areas are covered in his explanations and referrals are appropriate. Thank U so much!!

April 05, 2014

Good experience.

March 29, 2014

I have already referred a friend to Dr. Olson and she has appointment to see him.

March 28, 2014

The Moran Center sets the standard for patient care.

March 22, 2014

Very good.

March 20, 2014

Dr. Olsen is the best and the tech's were very efficient and pleasant

March 15, 2014

My sight was blurry after cataract surgery when I returned the next day. They assured me all went well and my sight would improve within a day or 2. They were correct.

March 10, 2014

Never any complaints with this visit.

March 10, 2014


December 11, 2013

For obvious reasons, the 500 mile round trip to the Moran Eye Center is well worth the journey.

December 07, 2013

All aspects of my visit were great.

October 23, 2013


October 22, 2013

Dr Olson has always given me outstanding care, great cataract surgery and personal attention. He really knows me as a person and other diseases or problems I have. I feel like he is a friend as well as my doctor. I trust him completely

October 19, 2013

Very Good

October 11, 2013

surgery was very good

September 30, 2013

Again excellent.

September 25, 2013

Thanks to everyone

September 23, 2013

It couldn't have been a better experience .

September 23, 2013

I felt that i was number one with them. The staff was kind thoughtful and caring.

September 06, 2013

Dr. Olsen has been my doctor for as long as I can remember. I would definitely recommend him as well as the other physicians at the Moran Eye Center.

September 02, 2013

I really appreciate the fact that Dr. Olson treats me like a scientist and not an like an idiot. Other MDs have not necessarily figured this out.

September 02, 2013

I could ascertain that Dr. Olson was interested in my problem. His concern was for my comfort. And after a thorough exam declared that my eyes were not the problem and that if the symptoms continue I should see some one in the neurology Dept. This made good sense to me.

August 19, 2013

Complete confidence in Dr. Olson. Instructions for follow-up care were clear.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Olson provided an extraordinarily clear and comprehensive summary of my problem.

August 12, 2013

Great experience!

August 05, 2013

The experience could not have been any better.

July 15, 2013

I travel from New Hampshire to the Moran Eye Center because of the overall quality of care and high skill levels of the providers.

July 09, 2013

The Moran Eye Center has set the high standard for others.

June 24, 2013

Very comfortable and I felt well attended by competent, understanding Doctor and PA.

June 12, 2013

Dr. Olsen was most attentive. I loved his calm, clear, attentive manner. A truly gifted Dr. I am so pleased with his gentle and skilled expertise. Thank you.

June 08, 2013


May 31, 2013

very good

April 29, 2013


April 18, 2013

very good

April 15, 2013

I have recommended Dr Olson to my wife.

April 08, 2013


March 18, 2013

Dr. Olson is a phenomenal man who exceeds my expectations every time.

March 15, 2013


March 11, 2013

Dr. Randall Olson is exceptional in all ways........his knowledge and expertise, and his dealing with patients.

March 05, 2013


February 25, 2013

he said he was behind and was in a bit of a hurry. I am sure my questions were routine to the doctor, but they were important to me.

February 18, 2013


February 08, 2013

Dr. Olsen is the best doctor I go to

January 14, 2013

Dr. Olson was very understanding and kind. The nees he had was not good but he shared it in an empathetic way.

January 14, 2013

Very impressed with Dr. Olson, Heidi, Sandra and Sandy.

January 14, 2013

I appreciate the honesty of the care provider and the information he shared with me.

December 27, 2012

As always, everything outstanding!

November 01, 2012

He had been such a good debater in high school it was good to see he hadn't lost his verbal skills.

October 29, 2012

Dr Olson is a class to himself -- no one does better

October 21, 2012

Dr. Olsen was the best eye Doctor ! He explains everything in a clear and understandable language.

September 25, 2012


September 17, 2012

I wish all my physicians and their staff members were as kind and accommidating as Dr. Olson and his staff. They are exceptional.

September 10, 2012

Very good

August 15, 2012

we have nothing but good to say about the Moran Eye Clinic

August 07, 2012

I recommend this facility and Doctor to others any time the discussion of Eye care is a topic.

August 06, 2012

Dr. Olson is very caring and goes the extra mile for his patients. Great man, great center!

August 06, 2012

Dr. Olson is fantastic-- even though it was bad news, he provided info in a very reassuring, compassionate, and understandable way.

July 13, 2012

Dr. Olsen is a superb doctor, diplomat, and a great asset to the University and Utah in general.

July 09, 2012

best I've ever experienced

June 11, 2012

Dr Olson is very thorough/I did not need meds

May 17, 2012

Superb Physician-patient interaction. Too bad the whole experience cuold not be "cloned " and exported to every medical clinic in America!!

April 25, 2012

All good! Dr. Randy Olson is the best! I was very pleased with Jill Hanigan (sp) who ran tests on my eyes, as well!

April 06, 2012

Very GOOD Experience!!!

March 27, 2012

Just Fantastic!

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6622 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Randall J Olson, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and CEO of the John A. Moran Eye Center. He studies complications of cataract surgery and new technology related thereto and has published over two hundred peer reviewed articles. He is frequently asked to speak nationally and internationally on this subject. He also serves on several editorial boards and is the President of the Chairs of Ophthalmology organization for the United States and Canada.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Louisiana State University
Corneal Fellow
Fellowship International Eye Foundation
Fellowship University of Florida
Corneal Fellow
Residency University of California - Los Angeles
Internship Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Utah
Medical Biology


Selected Provider Publications

Global Impact

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Fellowship International Eye Foundation
Fellow Honduras


Institution Description Country
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Staff Physician Saudi Arabia
King Saud University Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology Saudi Arabia

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