Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

201 Patient Ratings
124 Patient Comments

Harald E. Olafsson, O.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

201 Patient Ratings
124 Patient Comments



  • English
  • Norwegian

Clinical Details

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



Dr. Olafsson is the Director of Contact Lens Services and specializes in the fitting of contact lenses. His particular interests lie in the area of keratoconus, pediatrics, and fitting traumatized eyes and eyes with severe or irregular astigmatism. Dr. Olafsson also provides primary eye care for those who do or do not wear contact lenses.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry

Patient Ratings

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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.

September 27, 2015

Both Dr. Olafson and his assistant Allyson were so professional, caring, and truly competent! I am so impressed with the service I received, with the obvious high level of competence and knowledge, and with the concern that I get the best possible contact fit as well as correct prescription. Truly truly impressive!

September 14, 2015

I was very well cared for at this appointment.

September 12, 2015

Absolutely superlative on all counts. (Dr. Laura and Dr. Olafsson)

July 14, 2015

I really liked the resident and I always love meeting with Dr. Olaffson.

July 09, 2015

this was a thoroughly positive experience for me!

July 07, 2015

I always recommend Dr. Olaffson to any person that has problem with their eyes.

June 15, 2015

Dr. Olafsson is probably the nicest physician I have ever interacted with. He spent time with me, discussed solutions and provided excellent feedback to my questions.

June 15, 2015

I highly recommend these physicians to anyone.

June 12, 2015

Dr. Olafsson is outstanding and a great credit to the Moran Eye Center.

May 29, 2015

Dr. Olaffson and Dr. Myer were extremely nice, informative and very thorough.

May 26, 2015

I love Dr. Olafsson! I have been his patient for at least 10 years I think. He is the best! Words are inadequate when expressing appreciation for the ability to see because of his expertise in my condition. May he never retire!

May 26, 2015

Dr. Olafasson and Dr. Meyer were so great. I appreciated the time they took with me and how thorough they were at explaining every step of the process.

May 16, 2015

Dr. Olaffson is a top notch MD. He will be a real loss when he retires.

May 15, 2015

Both Dr. Olafson & Dr. Meyers are wonderful; they answered all my questions. I am thrilled at the new hybrid lens. The downtown office is much better than MidValley.

May 03, 2015

Dr. Meyer, Dr. Olafsson and Tyler were terrific in fitting me with new contact lens. Excellent to work with.

April 28, 2015

Drs. Meyer and Olafsson are both fantastic! Their expertise and compassion really made me feel confident that I can find a rapid solution to my current eye issues. I would highly recommend Drs. Meyer and Olafsson to friends and family!

April 24, 2015

I always feel confident in Dr. Olaffson

April 24, 2015

it's been a very good experience.

April 20, 2015

Very friendly and understanding.

April 18, 2015

I probably start looking for another doctor

March 30, 2015

Dr Olafasson was very helpful. I am greatfull for his service.

March 20, 2015

I came with a specific concern about my eyes and felt we only talked briefly about it and left with out much information. The focus of the appointment ended up being on the prescription which is important but still left without much information.

March 09, 2015

I think that that team- Dr Olophson is a great doctor and his assistance also very good.

February 09, 2015

Dr Olafsen is very professional and kind.

January 23, 2015

I was told I will more than likely develop AMD in the future. This came out of the blue for me. I had never been told this in the past. Both drs. said they weren't concerned about it but I was so taken aback I really didn't ask any questions. I didn't know what to say or what to do. I feel a little better about it after some time has passed but it still upset me.

January 19, 2015

Dr. Olaffson is great. I am lucky I found him to treat my eye problems

December 22, 2014

Both Dr. Meyer and Dr. Olaffson were great! Very nice and patient.

December 19, 2014

Best in class.

December 18, 2014

Thank you for helping me with recommendations on how to better put my son's contacts in.

December 08, 2014

I had Dr. Meyer for the bulk of my treatment (and Dr. Olaffson stopped in for a bit to check on me and make sure everything went well). I was impressed by both physicians. They took time to listen to my concerns. Dr. Meyer had a very positive attitude and Dr. Olaffson was highly knowledgeable. I felt like I was in great hands with both of them helping me out!

November 24, 2014

I was pleased with how thorough of an eye exam it was. I really felt that my son was receiving the best possible eye care he could receive!

November 22, 2014

I saw a new doctor that was shadowing Dr. Olaffson. Both doctors were great.

October 27, 2014

Dr. Olafson is great but I also enjoyed working the new physician Dr. Meyer

October 12, 2014

Too bad Dr. Olafeson needs to retire someday! 4 more years!! He is the best

October 06, 2014

I recommend Moran to all friends and acquaintances who are having challenges with vision.

September 22, 2014

Doctor is so very efficient and caring about my eye care.

September 19, 2014

Dr. Olefsson is a wonderful doctor.

August 26, 2014

I feel completely confident in having Dr. Olaffson and his staff handle my ongoing eye care.

August 26, 2014

Dr Olafsson is an efficicent and caring doctor.

August 20, 2014

Dr. Olafson is the best!!!

August 06, 2014

I have seen Dr. Olafsson for years. He is great. I come to see him from another state because of the care he gives me.

July 16, 2014

He was very helpful in trying to find a solution to my daughters eyes being dry and getting the perscription so that she can see better. We will have to follow up again when the new perscription comes in.

July 12, 2014

Dr. Olafsson is the best eye doctor to explain things in detail and is so down to earth and practical he makes you feel very secure.

July 04, 2014

I think the world of Dr Olaffson; he explains things clearly, is kind/caring, and a true professional. I have NOT had that experience with other eye Doctors at the Moran center.

June 23, 2014

Prior glasses perscription could not be located. Some confusion regarding prior medical record....could not be found. Assumed to be in archive.

June 18, 2014

This office has always be superb.

June 17, 2014

Worked out my problem

June 17, 2014

Dr. "O" listened to my concerns, needs and comments on new lenses for my lifestyle.

June 15, 2014

Dr. Olafsson and his tsudent Daphne provided all care for me. They were wonderful and made my visit successful!

May 07, 2014

Dr. Olafsson and his assistant were great!

May 05, 2014

I would definitely recommend Dr. Olafson; but I don't recommend the paradigm of care at Moran. The waits are very long, clinic not sparkling, and scheduling not friendly to patient.

April 14, 2014


April 03, 2014

simply an excellent experience and have recommended Moran to friends

March 17, 2014

Drs. were very kind and tried to help me resolving issued I have with their full effort.

March 15, 2014

Dr. O is a very solid practitioner...perhaps the best at his specialty in the valley.

February 09, 2014

Daniel was very patient, informative and pleasant. Dr. Olafsson was a pure delight. This was an excellent experience.

February 07, 2014

I don't want Dr. Olafsson to retire.

January 23, 2014

Both the Dr and assistant spent so much time with me! My appointment went into after hours and they were fine, did not rush and helped me until we found the solution to my issue.

January 18, 2014

He is a great provider and I recommend him often.

January 12, 2014

Great visit!

December 15, 2013

Dr. O is, again, excellent. His resident was quite good.

December 09, 2013

Dr. Olafsson and his Resident were outstanding -- thorough, thoughtful and excellent in communicating to me about the results of my exam. They were also extremely thoughtful of my time.

November 28, 2013

Dr. Olafsson is outstanding.

November 18, 2013


October 21, 2013

so informative and took the time and personal attention to treat me

October 10, 2013

I would recommend this provider, but never his office or staff. I hate dealing with them because most are unfriendly, not willing to go the extra mile, and act like me calling them is an inconvenience to their job.

October 02, 2013

Dr. Olaffson was very nice. I liked him a lot.

September 23, 2013

I have reccommended by doctor to two other people one goes to him the other goes to the Moran but not Dr. O becuase it took too long to get in to him.

September 23, 2013

Dr. Olafson was the best doctor I have seen at Moran. Knowledgeable, patient, and gave me options that I did not know even existed. He also explained the benefits and drawbacks of changing the prescription on my contact lens. He was thorough and knowledgeable.

September 20, 2013

I want to be put back on Dr. Olafsson's patient list since I've had so much trouble getting my problem resolved over a period of several months. This should have been solved much sooner

September 04, 2013

I have utmost confidence in this excellent doctor!

September 03, 2013

Dr. Olafson is really a great doctor, always friendly and spends adequate amount of time with me. The resident was very good too.

September 02, 2013

Dr. was very friendly and engaging and took the time to converse with me and address my questions.

August 21, 2013

I am happy.

August 21, 2013

Doctor is fabulous!

August 05, 2013

Dr. Olafson is the BEST!

July 23, 2013

I was very happy that the doctor immediately introduced himself to me. I felt like he was understanding and knowledgeable of my problems and took time to address all of my concerns. I felt like the appointment was very worthwhile and I was happy with the outcome.

July 15, 2013

Dr. Olafsson is excellent, but the long wait times between the resident and the time with Dr. Olafsson make the length of the visit tedious.

June 24, 2013

Dr. Olafsson called the next day knowing the experience was difficult for me'

June 05, 2013

Very good experience. I've already recommended the doctor to several colleagues.

June 04, 2013

Dr. Olafsson is the BEST eye doctor! I won't go to anyone else and haven't for several years.

June 01, 2013

Very happy with my visit.

May 21, 2013

I never saw Dr. Olafsson at all in the 90 minutes I spent in the clinic.

April 23, 2013

We greatly appreciate the help and service give to us by Dr Olafsson

April 09, 2013

Dr Olafsson is amazing! He is so kind, courteous & knowledgable. He took the time to explain things to me and was very attentive to my needs. Truly a great man and an excellent physician.

April 09, 2013

It was a great appointment!

April 08, 2013

Very good, always is. Dr Olafsen is the best in the field, is most informative and truly cares about his patience.

March 26, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr. Olaffson. The only complaint I have is the outrageous expense. Your office did not take my VSP insurance so I have to pay out of pocket. I would love to return to your office next year for more contact lenses, but I don't know if I can afford your high prices.

March 25, 2013

I was first seen by the resident who checked my vision etc. This person is always different with each visit. This may not be an issue but I was wondering if, with the subtleties of my vision issues such as keratoconus, if having the same doctor make the vision corrections would be more beneficial and consistent. For instance, after this last exam new contacts were ordered. After wearing them for several days I notice my vision is not as good as it was before. I know this can be caused by different things but I was wondering if different examiners could be an issue.

March 18, 2013

Dr. O is wonderful and does an excellent job. I know he is very busy, but sometimes I feel that he is rushed when it's my turn to be seen.

March 13, 2013

I recommend Dr.Olafsson to everybody I know. He really listens to your concerns about your sight.

February 28, 2013

Dr. Olafson is excellent, but since he isn't at the Moran daily, he is a bit tricky to get an appointment with.

February 25, 2013

Dr. O is always great at explaining exactly what is going on as well as taking my comfort in consideration when making decisions about treatment. He always lets me voice my opinion and always takes exceptional care in dealing with my condition.

February 11, 2013

Dr. O. has been invaluable to my kids care and a trusted physician. Shows interest and care.

February 04, 2013

I just wish Dr. Olaffson wasn't an out of network provider.

January 31, 2013

I so appreciate Dr. Olaffson's knowledge and care for my eyes.

January 08, 2013

Dr. Olafsson makes me feel comfortable. He always takes time to answer any questions I may have. He inquires about my current contacts and usage to make future decisions with me.

December 24, 2012

Dr. Olafsson is awesome! I have total confidence in him.

November 19, 2012

We trust the Dr. and his assistants and this brings peace for us. We travel 3 hours to see this Doctor

October 09, 2012

it was ok

October 08, 2012

Was pleased that both Dr. Farr & Dr. Olafson fielded my questions about the cataract surgery & how it would work with my contacts/glasses.

October 05, 2012

simply the best.

September 27, 2012

Dr. Olafson is the best and is the only person I trust with my vision and eyes.

September 24, 2012

LOVE Dr. Olafsson

September 10, 2012

I've been coming to Dr. Olaffson for quite a few years. He and his students have always been very helpful in explaining and very courteous.

September 04, 2012

he can never ever retire!!!

September 04, 2012

Dr. O always takes the time to thoroughly examine and make sure that all my questions are answered.

August 27, 2012

Dr Olafsson was extremely helpful and kind to me at this appointment

July 30, 2012

Dr. Olafsson is the best.

July 23, 2012

moran clinic is excellent. I USE it coming from FL!

July 20, 2012

Dr. Olaffson is the BEST!!!! He should train all other physicians in communication and "bedside manner." I love him. And his staff!

July 16, 2012

a very good experience

July 02, 2012

I like Dr. Olafsson very much. I am very frustrated that my last two annual exams at Moran took so much time. At least I was able to use the internet while there.

June 23, 2012

Dr. Olafsson is pretty amazing - there is not a problem he can not handle!

June 11, 2012

They are aware that my time is valuable as well

June 11, 2012

Only reason I wouldn't recommend Olaffson is that he is very busy on the days that he is at Moran

June 08, 2012

Dr. Olaffson was as always, fantastic, helpful and professional.

May 03, 2012

Dr. Olafsson is the best!

April 25, 2012

Dr.Olafson is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with, I have alot of my health issues that are complex and so does my daughter, so I interact with alot of doctors. A trip to the Dr. is often more frustrating than helpful, but my visits with Dr. Olafson are always a good experience and I really appreciate that about him.

April 11, 2012

Dr Olafson is very Thorough, leaving nothing unturned

April 05, 2012

I love Dr. Olafsson. He is excellent. I have very high confidence in him.

April 05, 2012

In my 2 hours at the clinic, I spent ~10 minutes with Dr. Olfson. It was clear that the doctor was running late because I felt his examination rushed. Having been a patient since 1999, I feel that Dr. Olfson is spending less time for routine eye examinations.

April 05, 2012

When we left the office, we felt frustrated. We felt that the doctor did not validate our concerns or provide us with guidance and reassurance of the care of our daughter. We felt that he talked to us in a very demeaning way and that our concerns were inconsequential. We understand that he sees patients on a daily basis, even babies with contact lens, but it is the first time for us to have to make sure that the contact lens was fitting properly so our daughter could have the best chance of seeing. Instead of leaving the office feeling that we were on the right track and we were doing everything right, we felt the doctor thought we had wasted his time and that what we were saying was happening to the contact lens falling off our daughters eye was common and we should have known that.

March 21, 2012

Dr. Olafsson is exceptional with patients and his knowledge is exceptional as well.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Keratoconus
  • Latest in Specialty Contact Lenses

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6642 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Harald Olafsson is a Doctor of Optometry with a practice at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Olafsson is the Director of Contact Lens Services and specializes in the fitting of contact lenses. His particular interests lie in the area of keratoconus, pediatrics, and fitting traumatized eyes and eyes with severe or irregular astigmatism. Dr. Olafsson also provides primary eye care for those who do or do not wear contact lenses. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science and his doctorate from Southern California College of Optometry. In addition, he received medical training at U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Houston, Texas. Dr. Olafsson practices at the John A. Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston
Other Training U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston
Professional Other Southern California College of Optometry
Undergraduate Southern California College of Optometry
Visual Science
Undergraduate Brigham Young University


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