Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings
115 Patient Comments

Clair R. Palmer, O.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings
115 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 234-8530
Parkway Health Center
145 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
(801) 213-4500
South Jordan Health Center
Moran Eye Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
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Clair R. Palmer, O.D., is an optometrist who specializes in contact lenses. Palmer received his B.S. degree from BYU, and his doctor of optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. . He is a member of the Utah Optometry Association and the American Optometry Association. Palmer has gained extensive experience practicing optometry in various countries on humanitarian missions and while serving with the Air National Guard. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, woodworking, reading and spending time with his ever-increasing family. Palmer is currently welcoming new patients, and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Adjunct Instructor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician

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.

November 25, 2016

Dr. Palmer is the best. He is so friendly and makes you feel important. I would recommend him to everybody.

October 17, 2016

we love dr. Palmer!

September 30, 2016

Dr. Palmer is awesome! He is so friendly.

September 30, 2016

Dr. Palmer remembered me from my visit last year. I was pretty impressed. He was really nice. He worked me in for an appointment when I came with my dad to his appointment. I think it cut into his lunch break. I appreciated him doing that for me.

September 30, 2016

I love Dr. Palmer! He's my favorite doctor. He is the only doctor that's been able to get my glasses rx right.

August 15, 2016

I really liked Dr. Palmer - I was bummed to find out he doesn't do surgeries as I want Lasix and I was comfortable enough with him. He had good recommendations though.

July 31, 2016

Dr PAlmer is amazing

June 11, 2016

the lady helping us with our glasses was AMAZING!!! TOTAL understood my situation and helpEd us. amazing help!!!

June 11, 2016


May 08, 2016

Dr. Palmer was great and I would go back to him for further care

April 14, 2016

Everything was swell

April 04, 2016

care giver took adequate time to explain and review eye exam procedures, current status of my vision, and future impacts of age and disease.

March 15, 2016

Very I pressed

March 06, 2016

All questions answered in clear easy to understand terms, no rush at all.

February 27, 2016

For a doctor's visit, it was very nice!!

February 21, 2016

Care provider didn't spend much time checking to make sure my vision was clear even though I told him it wasn't.

February 15, 2016

Dr Palmer is great at his job, and extremely friendly.

February 15, 2016

Dr Palmer is awesome! He is so friendly!

November 02, 2015

Dr Palmer was a wonderful provider. I felt very confident when leaving the appointment and grateful for the time spent with me and education I learned.

October 30, 2015

Dr. Palmer and his staff are great! I just wish they were in the Orem office more than one day a week.

October 25, 2015

He was fantastic. He chatted with us in a natural way that made it easy to relax. He was very positive and friendly, and I trusted in the advice and care he gave me.

October 18, 2015

Dr. Palmer is the best! I love seeing him. It had been 5 years since my last exam and he still remembered me upon seeing me and made the exam at ease. It was very enjoyable and didnt feel like a burden having to go in for an exam.

October 05, 2015

Dr Palmer is excellent; I appreciate his kindness/friendliness.

September 28, 2015

I always enjoy my appointments with Dr. Palmer. He is so friendly and funny. He does a great job at getting my prescription perfect every time!

September 20, 2015


September 17, 2015

Doctor Palmer has always shown great care for me and my wife. He is very efficient and courteous.

September 15, 2015

We love Dr. Palmer and his staff. We always feel welcomed.

September 11, 2015

The doctor is the only one I interacted with, very positive

August 28, 2015

Dr. Palmer was great. I enjoyed the visit and would go back.

August 10, 2015

Clair Palmer, OD is extremely efficient, thorough and informative. Very friendly and personable.

August 03, 2015

Dr. Palmer is awesome. Friendly, efficient, caring.

July 31, 2015

Love Dr. Palmer!

July 25, 2015

I have always enjoyed Dr Palmer. He is enjoyable and professional

July 20, 2015

Treatment was pleasant and effective. Very good experience.

June 20, 2015

It was so nice to come back to Dr. Palmer- he remembered specific things about me and my family. The conversation was enjoyable and the exam was quick and painless!

June 20, 2015

I really liked my doctor. He quickly took care of the problem, and has a sense of humor.

June 18, 2015

I've already recommended Dr Palmer to a couple of other people. He is great!

June 16, 2015

Love Dr. Palmer!

May 24, 2015

I was very very impressed with the eye dr. I like him and will go back and I will recommend him to others. very positive, upbeat, friendly and professional.

April 27, 2015

I always look forward to working with Dr. Palmer. He is always very friendly and helpful.

April 25, 2015

Thank you Dr. Palmer

April 17, 2015

Dr. Palmer is awesome!

April 07, 2015

I felt like even though I was rushing to get back to class etc. I felt like the doctor took the time with me to understand my eye condition and give me the best care. I really felt like he was thorough with my examination and tried to give me the best options and improvements to my vision. He gave me suggestions and explanations on how to improve my vision and keep my eyes healthy, not just what I came in for (contacts).

March 16, 2015

very friendly and knowlegable

March 08, 2015

I liked that he knew I worked for the clinic, and had to work that day with patients so he didn't dilate my eyes. there for working all day in a busy clinic was perfect.

March 05, 2015

Had an issue with a contact being bad and Dr. Palmer was so kind and patient about fixing it. I was able to get an appointment the same day that I noticed an issue with my vision and he thoroughly explored every possible cause of the problem before deciding it was a bad contact.

February 26, 2015

Dr. Palmer is great!

February 10, 2015

This was the first time we saw Dr Palmer and I think he is great!

February 08, 2015


January 20, 2015

Dr. Palmer is always very friendly and good with all my kids. He is a great doctor and we always enjoy coming to see him and his staff.

January 02, 2015

Doctor palmer has always been very thorough. While at the same time very personable and even a little humorous.

December 27, 2014

Dr Palmer is awesome!

December 15, 2014

Both times I have come in to see Dr. Palmer, he has been friendly and professional.

December 01, 2014

Dr Palmer was execellent

November 28, 2014

the doctor was great. he made me laugh, made me comfortable and answered my questions.

November 13, 2014

I can't imagine going to any other eye doctor.

October 25, 2014

Was treated with courtesy and respect by care provider. Even though it was a routine annual exam he was very thorough and pleasant.

October 05, 2014

I love Dr Palmer he was funny, concerned, and very helpful! Thank you Dr Palmer!

October 05, 2014


September 28, 2014

Always a great experience with Dr Palmer.

September 18, 2014

Wonderful provider!

September 11, 2014

Trevor's parents have gone to a different eye dr. but will be switching to this dr soon.

September 04, 2014


September 01, 2014

The doctor was nice and informative to me of the current state of my eyes and what I had to do to keep my eyes healthy.

August 11, 2014

Very good.

August 09, 2014

already have recommended to co-worker

July 20, 2014

Dr. Palmer is the BEST!

July 10, 2014

He was funny, made me laugh, put me at ease, told me he looked forward to seeing me when I brought my kids in. I will continue to go to see him once a year.

July 07, 2014

He is my favorite doctor to visit. He's a great doctor and person.

June 19, 2014

I always enjoy coming to see Dr Palmer. He's very friendly, and thorough.

June 16, 2014


June 12, 2014


June 12, 2014

Dr. Palmer was really funny, and took some time to learn about me and I felt very comfortable.

June 09, 2014

We love Dr. Palmer. It is obvious that he loves what he does, and genuinely cares for everyone. He is fun and upbeat, and pleasantly cheerful.

June 09, 2014

Dr. Palmer was great! He was very caring and fun to talk with.

June 08, 2014

I have been coming in for years, so I must like the service. I will be back next year.

May 10, 2014

Dr. Clair Palmer is excellent. We would highly recommend him.

May 10, 2014

Dr.Palmer is professional but makes you feel like you have been friends for a long time. This helps when asking questions wtihout feeling as if you are wasting his time.

May 08, 2014

The doctor was very courteous and provided relevant information about my visit

April 24, 2014

I had questions about certain needs and had requests. I was advised against the use of one type of contact lenses and he explained why and I agreed. He took all the time needed to answer my questions and address my concerns.

April 14, 2014

we didn't get home with the written eyeglasses prescription

April 03, 2014

excellent provider, someone is have complete confidence in! very friendly and listens well.

March 21, 2014

Dr. Palmer is very friendly!

February 25, 2014

I had a good time visiting with the doctor as he did the exam on me. I feel like I made a new friend.

February 08, 2014

Very helpful, very professional. I wish we as veterans can be seen and obtain our eye glasses from the Moran Center instead of contracting with private companies which suck up the government. Thank you to this great doctor in caring for my eyes.

January 25, 2014

He is too efficient--slow down a little more.

January 14, 2014


November 15, 2013

always a delight

October 28, 2013

I learned more about my eye conditions and Rx than I've ever known before and I wasn't given the most expensive type contacts to try like other Doc's have prescribed. They were cheaper and worked better than others that I've tried....

October 11, 2013

Dr Palmer was great! He was really good with my teenage son. He seemed to really care about him, and his vision. He has a great sense of humor, which my son liked. We feel confident that we received excellent care during this visit.

September 23, 2013

Dr Palmer was awesome!!!!

September 09, 2013

excellent service

September 09, 2013

This care provider was too busy to be personable.

September 02, 2013

Dr. Palmer was amazing! He was very thorough in the exam and easy to talk to.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Palmer is the BEST. He's the reason we come to the Moran Eye Center.

July 13, 2013

LOVED Dr. Palmer. I have been visiting optometrists since second grade and no one has told me how to clean my contacts like he has nor shown such particular effort in getting me the exact right prescription. He is also genuine with a good sense of humor.

July 11, 2013

Dr Palmer is great! Always very friendly and personable and provides excellent care.

June 20, 2013

Great job!

April 29, 2013

aa very good experience

April 24, 2013

This seems like a easy going office and I felt comfortable the min I walked in

April 15, 2013

Dr. Palmer is great.

April 02, 2013

Everyone was very nice and professional A great experience

March 25, 2013

Clair Palmer is a very good an thorough optometrist. I always ask to be seen by him

March 19, 2013

Dr. Palmer is very easy to talk to and makes the visit pleasant. He shows care about my overall well-being and not just my eyes. His explanations are clear and he provides personalized care.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Palmer was wonderful and I would recommend him to friends and family.

December 31, 2012

Dr. Palmer was very good and my vision has improved since seeing him.

December 25, 2012

Great experience.

December 18, 2012

I recommmend this team to everyone. My mother had an eye exam done by Dr. Palmer and was referred to a specialist to have cataracts removed, now she too tells everyone to see Dr.Palmer and his staff.

December 03, 2012

Dr. Palmer is very thorough. He made me see things clearer than before. I am very thankful I no longer have to go to Greenwood for my eye exams. Having your center here in South Jordan is very convenient. I will gladly recommend your center to my family and friends.

October 29, 2012

Dr. Palmer is very friendly and easy to talk to. He listened to my concerns and talked with my son about what was bothering his eyes instead of just relying on me to try to explain.

October 15, 2012

I love my eye doctor, he is very friendly, and very helpful

September 04, 2012

The dr was very knowledgable & explained my situation very well. He convinced me in a sincere way to take better care of my eyes/contact lenses. Also, I think I was the last appointment of the day & I did not feel like the dr was rushing. He took the time to explain everything & made sure I understood.

June 06, 2012

I love Dr. Palmer he is so caring...give him a raise

April 26, 2012

Dr. Palmer is great!

April 06, 2012

The Doctor I saw did a great job

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Adjunct Instructor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 234-8530 Parkway Health Center
Moran Eye Center
145 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058

Academic Bio

Clair R. Palmer is a doctor of optometry with a practice at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, who specializes in contact lenses. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Utah’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He is a member of the Utah Optometry Association and the American Optometry Association. Dr. Palmer has gained extensive experience practicing optometry in various countries on humanitarian missions and while serving with the Air National Guard. He received his B.S. degree from BYU, and his doctor of optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. He practices at Parkway Health Center, Moran Eye Center Clinic, in Orem, Utah, and the South Jordan Health Center, Moran Eye Center Clinic, South Jordan, Utah.


Education History

Type School Degree
Professional Other Southern CA College of Optometry
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Undergraduate Ricks College


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