Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

425 Patient Ratings
199 Patient Comments

William R. Barlow, Jr., M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

425 Patient Ratings
199 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-3937
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 213-4500
South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009


Dr. Barlow is an experienced comprehensive ophthalmologist and ocular surgeon with a specific interest in cataract and refractive surgery. He has experience performing complex cataract surgery, femtosecond laser cataract surgery, and refractive surgeries, such as LASIK, PRK, ICL, and clear lens extraction using premium intraocular lens technologies, including toric, multifocal, and accommodative intraocular lenses. He also provides medical and surgical care for a variety of other ocular conditions. His research interests include cataract surgical techniques, equipment, and intraocular lens calculations. He has an open practice welcoming new patients..

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
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.

September 30, 2015

Doctor was kind, checked my eyes with care and explained to me what was my problem and the solution

September 16, 2015


September 15, 2015

I have already told my friends about the Day Break Eye center.

September 05, 2015

enjoy dr Barlow

August 31, 2015

No problems encountered

August 30, 2015

Dr. Barlow provided thorough answers to my questions so I understand my situation. Also, told me to call any time with questions. Excellent!!

August 30, 2015

I a sked about meds before surgery because they forgot to prescribe at initial visit. He did take care of that, but did not explain I would not just be getting 1 prescription but 3 different ones. Had to call to make sure what I was to take before surgery and after. I would have taken all 3 if I did not call in.

August 26, 2015

I have now seen three different care providers for my condition at this facility, each one has been overly attentive and courteous and extremely patient with my concerns.

August 24, 2015

I would be more comfortable if the Dr. we're to test my eyes for a glasses perccription instead of his helper. Last year I had problems with my new glasses and the Dr. did the second test and got a different prescription than the girl.

August 23, 2015

did not receive detailed information on the different surgery options. Like why pay more for laser surgery? Why opt for multifocal vs monofocal lens? Came home with lots of questions unanswered

August 21, 2015

i will be bringing in my wife and two sons to see Dr. Barlow.

August 17, 2015

Seemed more rushed than last time, and only answer to some of my concerns is that medically everything looks fine.

August 14, 2015

seems like face time with one's chosen physician gets shorter and shorter. Dr Barlow seems competent and professional but always a bit rushed. I didn't really understand the rx routine and felt there wasn't time to ask.

August 11, 2015

I would say excellent and not very good.

August 04, 2015


July 09, 2015

Both the Nurse assistant and the doctor were very professional and kind.

July 04, 2015

Very kind, professional, and does a great job. Great doctor.

June 26, 2015

I feel very confident in Dr. Barlow. it is so nice to be in such confident hands. His nurse and physician assistant are very friendly and put me at ease. It was very enjoyable experience.

June 23, 2015

Was very pleased with Dr. Barlow

June 23, 2015

I waited a long time in the exam room for the doctor to come in. When he did come in I felt like he was in a rush to be somewhere else. He barely made eye contact and scanned through my chart really fast repeating what was on the screen. After the exam which lasted no more than 5 minutes, he walked me out towards the front desk and just pointed towards a general area saying "she'll check you out over there" and then he turned around and went back down the hall. This is my second experience with this same doctor and the first visit was pretty much the same as this one. I will be switching to another physician for my next appointment. I usually get excellent care from the University of Utah location as all of my doctors are located there, however I do not get the same treatment from the Moran Eye Center.

June 21, 2015

I have already recommended this clinic. I was very impressed.

June 19, 2015

I couldn't be happier to have met Dr. Barlow. He put me at ease, and was the first doctor to give me reasons behind my discomfort with my contacts, which I have had for many years. He offered me solutions and tips to help, and made me feel at ease with some bad information another doctor (outside of the U) had given me. I would recommend him to anyone who asked.

June 17, 2015

They ran a lot of tests to figure out why I was having problems with getting eye glasses that I could seer out of.

June 17, 2015

Very professional

June 16, 2015

It was a busy day at the eye center so the wait was understandable. I was surprised, however, at the very rushed manner of the doctor, and especially at the fact that he didn't make eye contact at all until he was leaving.

June 11, 2015

Dr. Barlow was great!

May 26, 2015

Great staff, Doctor was easy to talk with

May 26, 2015

He seemed much more relaxed and less rushed than during my first visit at the Daybreak Center

May 25, 2015

Dr. Barlow is so professional and caring. I completely trust him with the care of my vision. I want to say that I am so impressed with Ester. She is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable in her field. I have 100% confidence in her.

May 19, 2015

Dr. Barlow is very personable and has a great "bedside manner".

May 19, 2015

I really like Dr. Barlow a lot. He is always nice, friendly & doesn't rush me. I feel like he genuinely cares about his patients.

May 13, 2015

I was disappointed in his explaining results of exam. He seemed in a hurry and simply said he could do nothing before correcting the "dry eyes", and handed me the summary sheet without reviewing the 4 diagnosis items with me, whose definitions I had to look up on the Internet when I returned home. He did not seem to want to describe his findings to help me know what to expect in the future. In short, I didn't know enough to know what questions I should ask to know what the future visits might (could) produce. His assistant provided more insight into current conditions - other than the "dry eyes" than did Dr. Barlow. I still don't know what "Combined forms of age-related cataract..." means.

May 05, 2015

I usually got to parkway center. they seam smaller and more personable

May 04, 2015

I have already referred three people to Dr. Barlow.

May 03, 2015

Dr. Barlow was so great! I appreciated his advice on how to try to prevent my issue in the future, beginning with something as simple as taking Fish Oil.

May 03, 2015

Great doctor. He even took time to do a small surgery so I would not have to go back.

May 01, 2015

It was a good experience.

May 01, 2015

a great experience

April 21, 2015

loved doc Barlow

April 20, 2015

I really enjoy coming to the Moran/UofU facility. I live in Hurricane, Ut. Worth the drive

April 01, 2015

Overall a good experience, I plan to return. The eye doctor was clearly busy, and this was evident in his demeanor. However, I still felt like I received good service and information. I would have preferred some more time to sit down and consult with the doctor one-on-one. This option was not explicitly unavailable, but I felt vaguely rushed.

March 30, 2015

The provider was extremely pleasant and enjoyed chatting about shared interests, unfortunately, this may have caused him to not be as focused when completing my prescription paperwork, as the glasses I had came to pick up were COMPLETELY WRONG!!!!

March 26, 2015

I just have the feeling that he knows what he's doing and don't care about my concern.

March 25, 2015

He was very friendly and reassuring. I would highly recommend him.

March 24, 2015

He was just in too big of a hurry to get on to bigger and better things I guess. I felt he was in too big of a hurry to be on his way. I was left with too many of the same questions I had before I went.

March 23, 2015

We'll be back again with other members of our family.

March 14, 2015

I recommended Dr. Barlow to my sister. I would recommend him to anyone.

March 13, 2015

dr Barlow is well informed and very efficient

March 09, 2015

Dr. Barlow is fantastic, so caring and nice

March 09, 2015

I would definitely recommend Dr. Barlow and his staff.

March 05, 2015

Even if a provider is behind on his or her schedule, common courtesy is important.

March 05, 2015

Dr. Barlow is wonderful, he is kind and explains everything so that it can be understood.

February 21, 2015

I was very impressed with my experience at Moran. I definitely felt I received quality eye care. I appreciated the level of competency in the service. It was helpful to me to receive answers to all of my questions and I appreciated them making me aware of the details of the procedures they performed. I have never felt this satisfied with ANY eye care I have ever received before. It was all excellent!

February 09, 2015

Overall not confident in either person who conducted my exams. They would ask if one or two was better, I would say neither and they would say okay so two was probably better. NO, NO it wasn't and as a result neither is my prescription. The person who helped me put my contacts in was WONDERFUL!!!!!

February 04, 2015


February 03, 2015

Despite being very busy, Dr. Barlow answered all of my questions and at no time rushed me.

January 20, 2015

Dr. Barlow was very concerned about me and spent the time to enplane what was going on with my eye.

December 22, 2014

Dr. Barlow is very professional. Ensures complete trust with my eyes.

December 21, 2014

dr Barlow is great

December 15, 2014

good teamwork, knowledgeable, helpful

December 11, 2014

Dr. Barlow performed an in-depth exam, explained my problem and proposed treatment. Instructions were easy to understand. I'm improving already - within 2 days of visit.

November 28, 2014


November 25, 2014

Dr. Barlow explained my treatment in detail in a way that was easy to understand.

November 16, 2014

I like Dr. Barlow a lot. He is always very nice & never makes me feel rushed. He spends as much time as necessary to answer my questions, etc. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

November 05, 2014

The doctor spent maybe 5 minutes with me, seemed annoyed that I was there, and rushed to get out. I feel like he brushed off all of my concerns and made me feel stupid for even bringing them up.

November 05, 2014


November 05, 2014

Dr.Barlow never rushes through the exam or visit and explains every detail of the procedure or treatment plan. My only regret is I didn't listen to Dr. Palmer when he offered to refer me to Dr. Barlow in the first place.

October 31, 2014

I would recommend dr barlow to someone else. my previous eye doctor at excel was horrible. dr barlow is amazing

October 28, 2014

It was not immediately understood that I had health insurance. Don't know it didn't seem to be in the system though all of the other doctors there were aware of it.

September 25, 2014

Dr. Barlow is always a pleasure to deal with. He is friendly & always explains things so I can understand. He never seems to be in a rush & lets me ask as many questions as I need. I have always been pleased with my visits. I wish I had found him sooner.

September 12, 2014

I felt like I could trust the doctor.

September 09, 2014


September 01, 2014

Dr. Barlow came highly recommended to me by Loria Roth. I'm so grateful I got a second diagnosis as the first was erroneous.

August 18, 2014

dr ram was amazing!!!

August 14, 2014

Amount of time of care provider spent with me was very short with very little explanation regarding the cause of the irritation and how/if his the diagnosis was related to a misdiagnosis given by a nurse/doctor a few days before. The previous misdiagnosis was at the after care...same location.

August 06, 2014

I would highly recommend Dr. Barlow to anyone needing a good ophthalmologist.

August 04, 2014

Physician is a man of few words. He was very confident.

July 16, 2014

every thing is good

July 15, 2014


July 10, 2014

love Dr Barlow

July 06, 2014

good experience

July 04, 2014

I felt very confident in the staff that attended me. Their demeanor was comforting and I appreciated the amount of time that was taken to make sure I was well informed about my situation.

July 01, 2014

Very efficient. Got to the heart of the problem, treated and sent me on my way! As it should be.

July 01, 2014

good experience

June 27, 2014

They could have shared more what I would experience after receiving the eye dilating and numbing drops.

June 27, 2014

I have been a patient of Dr. Barlow for several years, always a good experience

June 11, 2014

The Moran Eye Center was very highly recommended by a friend and her parents and I will highly recommend Moran E C too.

June 02, 2014


June 01, 2014

the way she explained my disease was so matter of fact and cold, scared the crap out of me. I cried she showed no empathy.

May 26, 2014

Both the resident and Dr. Barlow were exceptionally nice

April 28, 2014

Both Ashley and Dr. Barlow were great

April 23, 2014

Thank you.

April 21, 2014

I liked Dr. Barlow very much & had the utmost confidence in him. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. He was very caring, friendly, knowledgeable & I felt he would've spent as much time with me as necessary so that I understood everything. He didn't seem like he was in a big hurry to get to the next patient like some doctors. I am so glad I found him because I tried 2 other doctors in the last 5 years that I did not like.

April 21, 2014

I had never had my eyes diulated and they explained the procedure and the amount of time till I was back to normal

April 12, 2014

would recommend this practitioner to others. I have been a patient for three years and have seen three practitioners, each of them have been efficient and courteous, informative and patient.

March 23, 2014

Dr Barlow and his staff are very professional and caring.

March 17, 2014

I am very pleased with my experiences at the Center.

March 11, 2014

I seemed to have already said everything in my first comments. I am greatful for doctors that take the time to actually examine you when you go in and listen to you and then explain. I was greatful for this and ease and comfort I was given.

February 19, 2014

Dr Barlow is a significant asset to the Moran! He showed expertise, professionalism, and took the time to answer any questions or concerns I had in regards to the exam and results. Dr Barlow also displayed a strong mentoring relationship with the resident he was working with.

February 17, 2014

Great !

February 07, 2014

Dr. Barlow is exceptional in every way! I appreciate how friendly and informative he is. All questions addressed efficiently and thoroughly. Great job!

February 02, 2014

I will be back in a few years for my other cataract surgery with Dr. Barlow.

February 01, 2014

I am not a patient person; and I am a fairly demanding "customer". Still, I was absolutely stunned (positively) at every aspect of the care and courtesy I rec'd.

January 31, 2014

He addressed my concerns and offered solutions. Very professional.

January 30, 2014

I am a physician. Understood everything

January 27, 2014

excellent and professional and friendly

January 26, 2014

good, the doctor was informative and answered all my questions

January 22, 2014


January 13, 2014

This was the first time I had seen Dr. Barlow and I could not have been happier with the care I received. He was warm, friendly and professional. He took a lot of time to explain my condition and treatment options. His staff informed me of the cost of a potential surgical procedure and then got insurance authorization. I opted for the procedure which went very well. Three days later my eyelid had completely recovered from the surgery and the problem was cured.

January 10, 2014

Dr. Barlow clearly explained my condition, appropriate treatment options and set expectations for appropriate outcomes. I have a high level of confidence in Dr. Barlow's care and will definitely refer Dr. Barlow to friends and associates.

December 26, 2013

Dr. Barlow was exceptional in every way! It is obvious how much he cares for his patients and answered all of my questions perfectly! I was very well taken care of!

December 19, 2013

Based on my experience with Dr. Barlow, I have officially adopted him as my opthalmologist & plan to be a return patient for all my future eye care needs.

December 16, 2013

I did not need to spend much time with the provider as it was just a routine exam but he was wonderful and I would definitely see him again if I ever had any concerns.

December 16, 2013

Nothing bad to say.

December 13, 2013

I thought Dr. Barlow was outstanding!

December 12, 2013

I feel very confident I made the right choice for my Cataract Surgery.

December 09, 2013

I'm looking forward to my surgery. I feel I picked the best place to get it done.

November 26, 2013

I really like this new Dr for me, he was great

November 18, 2013

I appreciate Dr. Barlows consideration

November 11, 2013

Great doctor

November 08, 2013

Dr. Barlow was great. He gave good information about my condition and treatment options.

November 05, 2013


October 29, 2013

excellent staff

October 28, 2013

Care provider along with medical surgical staff exceptional!!!!!

October 13, 2013

The doctor, Dr. William R. Barlow, was very professional and thorough. I had a lot of confidence in him and would highly recommend him.

October 09, 2013

Seemed a bit hurried.

September 30, 2013


September 30, 2013

I already have recommended Dr. Barlow to family and friends. He really listened to me.

September 27, 2013

liked the over all experience. pleased with care.

September 26, 2013

If I would have known about having to see another provider and pay additional fees then I know I would have gone somewhere else

September 25, 2013

We love Dr Barlow!

September 23, 2013

The whole experience was great!

September 09, 2013

I really liked the doctor. Dr Barlow was very nice, and professional.

September 04, 2013

wouldn't recommend for young children.

September 03, 2013

I did want more information about my eye corrective prescription for near vision, in case I lost a contact or for some reason needed a new one, but forgot to bring it up. It did not seem to be a part of the eye exam.

August 28, 2013

very professional and approachable. Get experience

August 27, 2013

my Dr. did not do my eye exam. got a bad RX. Now i'm going to second appointment to get it correct I hope!

August 20, 2013

Good experience. Dr. and assistant took time to explain to me what they had found and what it was.

August 19, 2013

I have been to several optometrists/ophthalmologists in the Salt Lake area since 2007 and this is the first time I walked out satisfied and happy with the care I received.

August 14, 2013

Dr Barlow was very careful to talk on my level of understanding. He also made sure I understood my condition and repeatedly asked if I had more questions. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

August 12, 2013

The dr seemed like he wanted to get the heck out of dodge and did the minimum needed

August 05, 2013

Dr Barlow seemed rushed and quickly escorted me out the door. Micah the assistant/nurse took more time with me than he did.

July 30, 2013

When looking for a Doctor my Daughter siad that the U of U medical people are very passionate about their work and that is what sets them above the competition.

July 16, 2013

good !

July 16, 2013

I think Dr. Barlow is good but he sure did seem to be in a hurry when he examined my eyes. I felt rushed during his time with me. He seemed to want to get to his next project which as I noticed was not a patient waiting for him.

July 15, 2013

comments apply to physician and technician.

July 05, 2013

very good

July 02, 2013

Technician gave wrong prescription and doctor hardly looked at tech's numbers. Had to return after prescription was no good and get the doctor to redo the prescription and go back to have another set of glasses made!!!

June 25, 2013


June 14, 2013

really like Dr Barlow

June 10, 2013

He was wonderful!!

June 05, 2013

All good

June 04, 2013

a good experience

May 13, 2013

Great attendees and well informed.

May 09, 2013


May 06, 2013

thorough and knowledgable

May 02, 2013

very good

April 22, 2013

both, assistant and octor were very patient in answering my questions.

April 18, 2013

very professional and nice

April 16, 2013

Very good. Dr. was friendly and answered all questions/concerns.

March 25, 2013

The doctor was good, but I really don't feel comfortable with a technician doing the eye exam, and determining the prescription of new lenses. The physician did come in for about 5 minutes at the end and checked for eye diseases etc. which was good. He was very easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable.

March 20, 2013

Dr. Barlow solved the main problem I was having by having me try a lubricant for my eyes. Also, they didn't try to talk me into new glasses since I didn't need them. I really appreciated both recommendations. And will definitely come back to him for any further eye care.

March 19, 2013


March 12, 2013

Good doctor, clinic and care:)

February 13, 2013

Dr. Barlow was really great!! He was very concerned about my eye and did a great job ordering labs to see what the problem might be. He did such a great job and went above and beyond what I was expecting. I would highly recommend him to others!

February 11, 2013

Everything was perfect

February 08, 2013


February 08, 2013

Very nice doctor. Very helpful and carefully explained my condition and corrective vision options.

January 24, 2013

Very positive and professional experience

January 06, 2013

My whole experience was very positive.

December 31, 2012

Felt like provider was in a hurry to finish with appointment. I didn't feel comfortable and satisfied with the little information given about diagnosis so was trying to think of my questions but seemed like doctor was in a hurry or annoyed with me asking question s

December 27, 2012

Very professional and thorough assistant.

December 26, 2012

This location was more convenient because I live in Bluffdale.

December 20, 2012

Dr Barlow is outstanding. He is an excellent doctor and I really appreciate and thank him for diagnosing my problem and taking action to solve my potential eyesight issue

December 10, 2012

I will highly recommending him to friends and family.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Barlow was wonderful. He answered all my questions and put me at ease.

December 04, 2012

Dr Barlow stayed late because I had complications with the pressure in my eye. He stayed and gave me his individual attention. He was terrific.

November 30, 2012


November 29, 2012

Dr Barlow was just great

November 15, 2012

AJ and Dr. Barlow are exceptional. They showed exemplary skill, professionalism and patience as they ran many tests over three visits to them, to get the optimal prescriptions for my everyday glasses and for computer glasses. Mine was a difficult case with inconsistent test results. I'm very impressed at their concern and their persistence to keep testing until we got the best prescription, which we did! Thank you thank you!

November 15, 2012

Doctor didn't tell me what exactly was going on and just gave me an antibiotic without letting me know what it was for. I told him I'm pretty sure my tear duct is blocked up and he didn't do anything about it. I have no idea what an antibiotic would do for me. And I'm still experiencing the problem, and taking an antibiotic for nothing and will need to pay again to come in and be seen by another doctor.

October 29, 2012

The Dr. was in the room for a total of 3 minutes and that might be a stretch.

October 29, 2012

good experience

October 24, 2012

I brought my kid for an eye exam. I do not take my kid to an optometrist because I trust eye doctors better. Eye doctors I have seen in the past are the ones who make measurements for my kid new glassess. But this time the doctor just relied on what his assistant measured. Then why am I taking my kid to an eye doctor? it make no sense. I will not bring my kid to this care provider again.

October 17, 2012

Dr Barlow and Cheryl were both outstanding

October 01, 2012

Very impressed with Dr. Barlow. Liked him a lot.

September 20, 2012

I've had great confidence but am starting to wonder since it is more than a month after surgery and I'm worse off. I'm trying to stay positive and go by assurances it will get better but beginning to wonder if this is the 2nd surgery that did not go as planned. I sure hope not.

September 18, 2012

I did not feel rushed and felt very comfortable to ask questions.

September 18, 2012

This dr. is very professional you can feel his concern to you- as patient. I like the way he explain the problem and educate you-.

September 12, 2012

I have already told some of my friends and family how much I liked the care and location of the facility

September 05, 2012

We felt Dr.Barlow is a good Doctor and cares for his patients.

August 27, 2012

Dr Barlow is very professional and friendly.

August 03, 2012

He was quite nice and helpful.

July 30, 2012

The tech did my eye exam and the doctor changed it upon entering the room. now it seems that my close vision on my glasses is too strong.

July 25, 2012

Dr. Barlow was very caring and even gave me a prophylaxis medication to prevent an eye infection so that I wouldn't have to worry about coming back in

July 23, 2012

Everything was excellent

July 19, 2012

Care provided was top-rate.

April 17, 2012

Dr. Barlow was professional and helpful. He explained the problem, how to use the medication he prescribed, and what to do if the medication didn't work.

March 14, 2012

I felt a little rushed and did not feel that I could completely explain all of my symptoms. I still have the same symptoms and a bad rash.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
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

William R. Barlow, Jr., M.D., is an Ophthalmologist with a practice at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in speech communications with a minor in chemistry. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and interned at the University of Utah in internal medicine. Dr. Barlow completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine (John A. Moran Eye Center). His academic activities include directing the residency training cataract surgical curriculum at the Moran Eye Center and serving as a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology practicing ophthalmologists learning curriculum. His research activities include evaluating intraocular lens calculations, cataract surgical techniques, and cataract surgical equipment. Dr. Barlow practices at the South Jordan Health Center and the John A. Moran Eye Center.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
Internship University of Utah
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Medical College of Wisconsin
Undergraduate University of Utah
Speech Communications, Minor: Chemistry


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