Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

369 Patient Ratings
339 Patient Comments

Craig M. Smith, O.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

369 Patient Ratings
339 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-3937
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
Westridge Health Center
3730 West 4700 South
West Valley City, UT 84118
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Craig M. Smith, OD, is a licensed optometrist who currently serves as Director of Vision Services at the John A. Moran Eye Center’s Community Clinics. He studied zoology at Brigham University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Smith’s professional interests include children's vision, sports vision, contact lenses and general optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Utah Optometric association. In his spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys racquetball, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife, six daughters, and a growing number of grandchildren. Dr. Smith speaks Portuguese. He 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.

January 12, 2017

I liked how he taught me what changes to anticipate over the next few years. He also gave me great info on lasix which nobody ever did before. He was also very fun and up beat.

December 19, 2016

Very personable, knowledgeable, and professional. He enjoys his work. One can tell how knowledgeable a provider is by the way they express themselves in lay terms.

December 09, 2016

Dr. Smith took all the time needed to answer my questions and make me feel comfortable.

December 05, 2016

Dr Smith was very nice and informative

December 01, 2016

Dr. Smith is the best and anytime someone needs a good optometrist, we always recommend him. In fact, we just did that last week.

November 25, 2016

friendly service and answers all my questioms.

November 14, 2016

craig smith is the absolute best. he is the only reason I keep coming back and put up with the rude front office lady.

November 13, 2016


November 11, 2016

Dr Smith is awesome

November 09, 2016

Dr. Smith has been interested and attentive each time I have seen him over the past year or so; he is able to zero in on my eye issues and to prescribe the best care for them. And he has a sense of humor.

November 04, 2016

he is the best eye doctor!!!

November 03, 2016

Craig is a real professional! And a really nice person! He has helped me find the exact right solutions for my eye needs.

October 31, 2016

Dr. Smith was great

October 26, 2016

I appreciate and have great confidence in Dr. Smith.

October 10, 2016

He even gave me 2 boxes of eye drops 2 try out and let him know how they work for me since I have dry eyes and not an m.s. attack

October 03, 2016

I Love Dr Smith! I like to get his advice on my opthalmologists recommendations as well...

October 02, 2016

He was so amazing with her.

September 27, 2016

Dr. Smith was absolutely fantastic! I am so pleased and happy with how the visit went and his stellar abilities.

September 25, 2016


September 23, 2016

Dr. Smith was the best eye doctor I've ever had. He was great to work with and shared personal stories with me.

September 20, 2016

Excellent care provider, most careful that I understood options and consequences of each

September 16, 2016

excellent experience

September 14, 2016

Great Experience!

September 10, 2016

Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable, thorough, and friendly.

August 31, 2016

Best Eye Doctor I've ever been too. Very thorough and professional.

August 27, 2016

I met Dr. Craig Smith for the first time. He was cordial, empathic, professional, reassuring, and he gave the appearance that he was uncrushed. I have already recommended him to a friend. Too bad the phone answerer did not have the same qualities. (See prior comment)

August 23, 2016

Dr Smith seems like the kind of fellow I'd like to be personal friends with.

August 22, 2016

Always friendly and likeable. I enjoy coming.

August 16, 2016

Dr Smith is always wonderful

August 06, 2016

Dr. Smith is the best. I am so glad that he is my provider for vision. He is friendly and personable but he 100% is concerned about the patient's well being. I know I am in good hands with him. I trust him and would send anyone with vision issues to him.

August 05, 2016

Dr. Smith has a great bedside manner, excellent knowledge of ophthalmology, and provides background information on the more general topics instead of just skirting over the parts other doctors think you wouldn't understand. He is wonderful!

August 02, 2016

Dr. Smith is one of my favorite Doctors! I look forward to my visit yearly with him, as he takes such good care of me and treats me like I am important. I have complete faith in his care and his knowledge regarding my eyes and treatments for them. He is a wonderful Dr. and I hope he never leaves Moran!

July 23, 2016

I enjoyed my visit with Dr Smith. He was very friendly!

July 19, 2016

I would recommend Dr. Smith to anyone in my family in a second. He is top notch, very professional and understands how to take care of patients. I appreciate him, and I will always come back to him with any issues with my eyes. I trust him.

July 19, 2016


July 15, 2016

Best eye exam ever.

July 11, 2016

I've been going to Dr. Craig Smith for several years. He takes care to answer any questions I have.

July 07, 2016

Have utmost confidence in Dr. Smith. Even though he referred me to an Ophthalmologist for a concern, complete trust in his care of me, and recommendations.

July 06, 2016

dr smith is an excellent eye Doctor. he has a very approachable and friendly demeanor and is very helpful with any and all questions

June 21, 2016

wonderful experience: staff very welcoming and provider very efficient and knowledgeable

June 20, 2016

Dr. Smith is a very friendly, knowledgeable, approachable, and helpful doctor. I am more than satisfied with my care!

June 18, 2016

Dr. Smith is a very good doctor, he treats all patients with care and respect. I have seen him for eye appointments for a long time. I would not got to anyone else!!!

June 13, 2016

Dr. Smith took care of me. Thanks

June 11, 2016

Dr. Smith has been my eye doctor for many years. He is the best! Very professional and caring.

May 25, 2016

All staff were efficient and professional, willing to problem-solve and help with patient's concerns

May 20, 2016

Dr Smith has always gone beyond expectations to assure my good care and satisfaction

May 17, 2016

Dr. Smith was very good about addressing my worries and concerns. I left feeling relieved and less stressed.

May 14, 2016

I really liked the provider, but he didn't let me know how long my eyes would be affected by the pupil dilation. I had to cancel plans, and thankfully work understood. I couldn't see for most of the day and had no idea when it would return. I also shouldn't have driven home, but I wasn't warned about that beforehand either. It was a bit of a scary experience for me!

May 13, 2016

Dr. Smith is my most preferred .doctor

May 13, 2016

No complaints

May 13, 2016

we were very fortunate that Dr Smith and Mavis took the time to fit us in because we didn't have an appointment and we live about 250 miles from SLC in WY. The problem surfaced when we picked up the new glasses and couldn't see with them AT ALL....

May 12, 2016

Dr. Smith is very attentive to details and speaks to my concerns of cataracts, assuring me that I have not reached the point where I need surgery.

May 02, 2016

The doctor was very nice and friendly. However, I've been receiving eye exams my entire life and I've never been asked to go back out to the waiting room to wait for my eyes to dilate. I've always waited in the exam room. When I don't have contacts in and can't see in addition to being sensitive to light, it was a humiliating experience. I had to hold my arms out while walking and no one offered to walk with me. I wish I could've waited in the exam room.

May 01, 2016

I had a sever pain in my left eye, I first saw Dr. Smith who was very concerned, he said I had an object in my eye that had scratched through the protective covering on my eye, he then took me to see Dr. Zaugg who, quite frankly, acted like he could care less!! He told me to buy some eye drops and come back in a week. My eye got worse so, I went to the triage where Dr. Tabin removed the object from my eye and gave me antibiotic ointment so there would be no infection. Dr. Smith and Dr. Tabin are GREAT doctors, I would never go back to Dr. Zaugg nor would I recommend him to anyone.

April 30, 2016

Dr. Smith was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. I will return to him and recommend him to others.

April 28, 2016

Loved Dr Smith! So helpful and informative.

April 23, 2016

everything went wonderful

April 21, 2016

Dr smith is the best ever would recommend him to any one

April 12, 2016

Dr. Smith (or so he calls himself) was amazing. Very patient, knowledgeable and came up with answers to all my questions and determined a course of action. I hope to "see" him again, and will certainly recommend him every chance I get.

April 01, 2016

Dr. Smith was very good with my son.

March 29, 2016


March 22, 2016

Dr Smith is great!

March 14, 2016

I would never see anyone other than Dr. Smith.

March 05, 2016

He was wonderful. I wish I had met him sooner!

February 29, 2016

Dr. Smith is very friendly and efficient. The exam was about the amount of time I expected and the location of the office is convenient.

February 24, 2016

Dr. Smith is always so pleasant! I know that he takes excellent care of my eyes, and he makes the visit enjoyable through his kindness and good conversation.

February 22, 2016

Dr. Smith did a fantastic job!

February 21, 2016

he's my eye dr period

February 20, 2016

The care provider is awesome

February 12, 2016

Dr. Smith was very knowledgable and friendly.

February 11, 2016

Great experience overall, I recommended to my husband to visit here for his eye exam and he already had an appointment and he was also very satisfied.

February 08, 2016

I like Dr. Smith because he is very professional, knowledgeable, and very personable. He is respectful of your needs as a patience and I feel he explains things to you in a way you can understand. He is a very caring doctor. I have complete confidence in his abilities.

February 07, 2016

Dr smith is the best

February 03, 2016

dr Smith is very personable and seems to care about the patients he sees. Very competent.

February 01, 2016

I give the highest rating possible to Dr Smith. His care, concern for my eye injury and thoroughness in his exam and treatment went above and beyond what I expected. Best care I've received.

January 29, 2016

Dr. Smith is an exceptional eye doctor he has always been caring and helpful with knowledge of my eye sight. I would highly recommended him to everyone I know

January 27, 2016

Dr. Smith is very friendly and easy to be around

January 25, 2016

Professional, courteous, excellent

January 11, 2016

I love Dr. Smith!! he is the best! I don't give 5 often, but he deserves everyone he gets! He is one of the best doctors I've every had the opportunity to see or associate with.

January 09, 2016

Really outstanding doctor. Thank you.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Smith was awesome with my daughter. He was very informative and great.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Smith was awesome!

December 13, 2015

I've been seeing Dr. Smith for several decades. I pay to see him as my eye insurance does not cover the Moran Eye Center. Please continue to make it easy to do that (I use the 30% discount for payment at time of service).

December 11, 2015

We've been going to Dr. Smith for almost 12 years. Couldn't ask for a more professional, kind, and thorough doctor and his staff is just as wonderful.

December 09, 2015

Dr Smith was able to explain my problem and provide a solution.

December 06, 2015

The doctor was friendly and talked to me in terms I understood. He was polite and seemed like he really enjoyed what he was doing. I wouldn't say going to the eye doctor is something I necessarily look forward to, but this was as near enjoyable as you can get for this sort of thing.

December 05, 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Smith for many years. He is capable and very friendly.

November 24, 2015

Wish all providers were this good!

November 23, 2015

Dr. Smith is the reason I keep coming back, he is kind, courteous and above all very professional. I get a very complete eye exam and he always gives me full detailed information on the results or the type of test he is performing. He is the best Ophthalmologist I have ever had and would recommend him for anyone looking for excellent care!

November 18, 2015

Dr. Smith is great. I've been coming to him for years and plan to continue until he retires.

November 12, 2015

Dr. Smith is the best!

November 10, 2015

He had the most patience with my daughter that I have ever experienced

November 09, 2015

Dr. Smith helped my son stay calm and have a wonderful experience. Will absolutely being my other children here.

November 09, 2015


November 08, 2015

dr smith and dr mamalis were both very kind, personable and made my appointments very enjoyable and efficient.

November 08, 2015

Dr. Smith is very personable and willing to answer questions

November 06, 2015

I have had amazing experience with Dr. SMITH. Very Caring, compassionate and just AMAZING.

October 30, 2015

Have been seeing Dr. Smith for 20 years and would not go to anyone else.

October 24, 2015

We love Dr Smith and do recommend him to others. He truly cares about you as a person and provides excellent service.

October 22, 2015

Dr. Smith is awesome.

October 21, 2015

Dr Smith took the time to figure out the solution to my problem. He assisted/instructed the technician in adjusting my eyeglass frames, checked to see if there was improvement, and invited me back if I needed anymore help. He was very positive in all his comments even in reference to my less than perfect experience in a different company. This was my first visit at this location although I have had eye exams from Dr Smith before. The big difference between this visit and my visit at a different company was the care given to make sure my eyeglass's frame was in correct alignment. I trust that I will be given the care for good eye sight with Dr Smith. That trust has been earned by my past experience with Dr Craig Smith and the staff at Moran Eye Center. Thank you!

October 19, 2015

The doctor was very knowledgable.

October 19, 2015

Already have refereed a coworker to him.

October 13, 2015

Dr. Smith is exceptional. He has provided me and my family with extraordinary care.

October 09, 2015

Dr. Smith was excellent!

October 09, 2015

Dr smith was great! It was my first time seeing him and I was very pleased!

October 08, 2015

Dr. Craig Smith is a marvelous medical practitioner. He is one of our favorites.

October 06, 2015

I had an eye infection. I was able to get into see Dr. Smith at a convenient time. He is always very friendly & caring. I appreciated his help. He prescribed a medication for me & it has helped my eye to heal.

October 05, 2015

I really like Dr. Smith. Warm and friendly personality.

October 05, 2015

dr smith was absolutley amazing, although he is a Rams fan. (go niners) he took his time and really was wonderful! He is a one man show, he came out to great me and walked me to the eye exam room, performed the eye exam start to finish and walked me out. Very impressed and will highly recommend him in the near future!

September 28, 2015

Dr Smith was awesome

September 25, 2015

excellent provider

September 23, 2015

Dr. Craig Smith is great. I have referred several friends to him.

September 18, 2015

Dr Smith, is extremely professional, and he provides excellent information about questions.

September 18, 2015

Dr. Smith was excellent! I will be recommending him to anyone looking for an eye doctor.

September 15, 2015

Dr. Smith was very considerate of my concerns and experiences.

September 13, 2015

Dr. Smith is very friendly & willing to answer any questions that I have. I like him well enough that I have referred him to our adult children.

September 08, 2015

I dread the day Dr. Smith retires.

September 08, 2015

very friendly, understands my needs

September 07, 2015

Keep up the good work

September 05, 2015

Dr.Smith was great!!

August 31, 2015

Dr. Smith is the amazing!

August 31, 2015

Dr. Smith and the staff at Midvalley Optometry are great. I have already recommended them to others.

August 24, 2015

Dr. Smith was knowledgable, efficient and very approachable. He answered all of my questions to my satisfaction and helped me find some wonderful contact lenses. It was a pleasure visiting with Dr. Smith.

August 17, 2015

My children were seen first thing in the morning. I was supposed to return for my appointment later in the day, but Dr. Smith was able to work me into his schedule so that I didn't need to come back. Thank you so much for appreciating my time!!

August 16, 2015

Dr. Smith is my favorite care provider. My kids and I just love him.

August 14, 2015

Dr smith is an excellent physician.

August 07, 2015

Always very comfortable with Dr. Smith. I have confidence in his abilities and concern for my care.

August 04, 2015

Could not have been happier.

July 27, 2015

Dr. Smith is amazing. He always takes the necessary time to answer your questions. He also takes a personal interest in me and my family. My whole family sees him and loves him. Great doctor, great person, great experience.

July 21, 2015


July 19, 2015


July 14, 2015

Dr. Smith is amazing. He took the time to answer all my questions. He made my visit fun and took a personal interest in me and my family. Dr. Smith is a gem and my whole family goes to him and always comments after their visits on what a great doctor he is. Moran is lucky to have him.

July 12, 2015

Will definitely recommend this clinic to others. Very positive experience.

July 09, 2015

Always very happy w/Dr. Smith!

June 24, 2015

Dr Smith explained everything quite well. Would readily recommend him.

June 15, 2015

doctor smith was outstanding. great help understanding processes I've done for 25 years but never understood.

June 10, 2015

Dr. Smith makes the visit enjoyable. He is very kind and always finds common ground to discuss during the visit. He remembered where I work even though I haven't seen him for almost a year! Is there a better eye doctor than Dr. Smith?? I doubt it.

May 27, 2015

Dr. Smith is very professional but very friendly

May 10, 2015

I have been coming to Dr. Smith ever since we moved to Utah. I was so happy to find him as his father was my care provider in CA for many years before the father retired. Dr. Smith gives the same care and attention his father did and is up to date on all the information needed to care for my vision needs.

May 04, 2015

I really enjoyed Craig Smith. Would recommend him to everybody!

May 04, 2015

Dr. Smith is a very good listener. I am a type II diabetic and he found a considerable problem that required referral to a specialist. It could have been a much more serious problem if he hadn't listened to my issue and done further tests. He has really gained my trust over the years I have gone to him.

May 01, 2015

dr. smith is very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I will recommend him to my family.

April 20, 2015

Dr. Smith was great! Very easy to talk to, and he answered all of my questions.

April 12, 2015

Dr. Smith is the best.

April 08, 2015

I don't recommend my care givers. I can tell people about a positive experience but I don't advise.

March 30, 2015

Dr. Smith was an excellent provider. Took time to visit and get to know me as a person as well as a patient. Very happy with my experience. My son, who brought me to the visit, was also impressed and is planning on scheduling an appointment with Dr. Smith as well. Thank you for the excellent care!

March 14, 2015

Dr Smith is very knowledgable

March 11, 2015

Dr. Smith is amazing. He is the reason I am not seeing any other eye care provider. I continue to come back because of him.

March 06, 2015

I love seeing Craig Smith. He is so friendly and funny! He listens to any concerns and tries to find the best way to help you. I highly recommend him to anyone.

March 06, 2015

My experience with Dr. Smith and team is always good.

March 03, 2015

Excellent Doctor. I continue to see Dr. Smith even though my IHC insurance is not covered through this office.

March 01, 2015

Dr. Smith was very kind, and professional. I will be back to see him for sure.

February 19, 2015

Dr Craig Smith was approachable and eased me into the reality that after 51 years of 20/15 vision, that I'm going to need spectacles moving forward. He is awesome, explaining exactly what was going on and letting me know, it's OK to "tenure!"

February 17, 2015

just had something in my eye, Dr Smith was very helpful!

February 16, 2015

Dr. Smith was so pleasant and very helpful in making sure that I have the right prescription. He was also very good at explaining everything he was doing and the changes he made to my prescription.

February 09, 2015

Dr Smith was just like always, just plain great.

February 06, 2015

Already have .

February 05, 2015

Dr Smith is one of the best Dr's I've ever visited. His bed side manner far exceeds expectations. He is friendly and kind, and makes me smile. I feel safe and well cared for when I'm in his office.

February 03, 2015

adv me about further poss treatment will be called with in a week or two

January 27, 2015

Dr. Smith is great!! He was very funny and addressed all of my concerns.

January 19, 2015

Very hospitable!

January 12, 2015

Very good!!!

January 11, 2015

I've been seeing Dr. Smith for a long time.

January 05, 2015

Dr. Smith is an excellent care provider; professional and caring.

January 04, 2015

Dr. Smith has been my provider for years and an example to all other providers. I have been his patient for years and I consider having him as my provider a privilege. Please do whatever you can to recognize his immense contributions, incredible patient service skills, his devotion to the Moran Eye Center and dedication to quality patient care.He is a gem!

December 22, 2014

Dr. Smith was amazing and so personable. Easy to talk to. Good sense of humor too. All around good experience.

December 19, 2014

Literally the best experience iI have ever had at an optometrist!!! Dr Smith is great iI can't wait to go back!!

December 14, 2014


November 13, 2014

Craig Smith is a very nice optometrist.

November 11, 2014

I've been coming to Dr. Smith for about 29 years now. I think he's great.

November 11, 2014

I've been going to Dr. Smith for many years now and have referred friends to him. He is wonderful!

November 03, 2014

Craig was so good with my family. I had my two children and my wife with me and he went out of his way to make my children feel right at home. He made the experience fun for them and they will not have a hard time when we go to him next year for our eye exam.

November 03, 2014

Dr. Smith is the best

November 01, 2014


October 28, 2014

I came to Dr. Smith because he saw my daughter before. I have trust in his experience and expertise, not to mention his kindness and personability.

October 25, 2014

Dr. Smith is friendly, experienced, and empathetic. He really cares about his patients.

October 24, 2014

Dr. Smith is my favorite.

October 24, 2014

Dr. Smith will always be my eye doctor. He has always been there for me. I appreciate him very much.

October 03, 2014

Doctor Smith Was caring and listened to my concerns and explained everything he found in my eye

October 03, 2014

Dr. Smith put my mind at ease as another eye doctor had told me I was close to need cataract surgery. Dr. Smith confirmed that my vision was fine and not need for the surgery. That was a relief.

September 28, 2014

Finally got my wife to switch to Dr. Smith. She came with me this time--her first.

September 27, 2014

loved Dr Smith!

September 22, 2014

Dr Smith was wonderful to work with. He was very knowledgeable, helpful, and personable.

September 15, 2014

Dr. Smith is great and i have referred him to others

September 14, 2014


September 12, 2014

dr. smith was great

September 11, 2014

Dr Smith was extremely friendly, fast and efficient. Great service!

September 06, 2014

He was fantastic!!! Very caring and kind!!!

September 04, 2014

Dr Smith was great

September 04, 2014

Dr. Smith was great.

August 29, 2014

Dr. Smith was wonderful with my 4 year old daughter. As we left the appointment she excitedly said, "I love this doctor's office!". I would recommend him to anyone who needs to take a child in for an eye exam. I was beyond impressed.

August 25, 2014

This Doctor, Dr. Smith is the best eye doctor I have ever been too. My daughter-in-law recommended him to me and she is very happy with him.

August 25, 2014

I have recommended Dr. Smith to several friends in the past and all have had good experiences with him.

August 18, 2014

Dr. Smith is such a friendly doctor. He helped me find just the right contacts, and truly cares about your answers to each question. He is very friendly and easy to talk to. I would recommend anyone to come and see him.

August 09, 2014

Dr. Smith is very friendly and seems very knowledgeable.

August 09, 2014

Dr. Smith was the best. He even made sure to coordinate things so that my husband could see another provider in the clinic on time. I will be going to Dr Smith from now on instead of Moran.

August 03, 2014

Dr. Smith is always friendly and helpful. He explains whatever exams he is giving and what the results were. He diagnosed my detached vitrious several years ago and was wonderful through the entire experience.

July 25, 2014

very good experience

July 23, 2014

the doctor was patient and kind with my sister and we felt the appointment was excellent

July 14, 2014

Dr. Smith is a very concerned physician who is very friendly and takes the time to give you proper instructions for the treatment he wanted me to do.

July 08, 2014

Dr. Smith was excellent!!

July 06, 2014


July 01, 2014

Dr. Smith is just fantastic at his job.

June 24, 2014

Dr. Smith is always outstanding. He's friendly and answers my questions thoroughly.

June 20, 2014

The doctor was awesome! He explained everything thoroughly and in terms I could relate to. And described everything he was doing to my eyes.

June 13, 2014

Dr. Smith is wonderful!!

June 05, 2014

staff is responsive and courteous

May 29, 2014

Very good experience for our youngster. Provider explained all issues thoroughly and why our daughter's initial vision screening (at another visit with her PCP) indicated problems. Provider even helped clean up a diaper malfunction with our newborn during the visit! Thanks U of U!

May 26, 2014

Very thorough doctor. Makes you feel very comfortable. Easy to talk with. He is great !!!

May 18, 2014

Dr. Craig Smith is my new hero! He was able to correct my vision to 20/15, provided bifocal lenses (and even gave me a trial pair in case they didn't work out), and explained my incipient cataract to me that opthalmologists had scared me with. Compassionate, understood my questions and concerns, thorough. Best eye exam I have ever had. Thank you.

May 18, 2014


May 13, 2014

Dr. Craig Smith has always done a great job!

May 08, 2014

I've gone to Dr. Smith for my eye care for years. I like him very much. He is thorough, explains things well and has a good sense of humor. I trust him.

May 06, 2014

Dr. Craig Smith has been one of my favorite eye doctors!

April 28, 2014

Dr. Smith was wonderful! So good with kids, wish he was my child's pediatrician too!

April 28, 2014

Dr. Smith was amazing! He truly is wonderful with children and made the experience fun for my daughter, so happy we got to see him :)

April 19, 2014

I would recommend Dr. Smith to anyone. He works very well with his patients and he treats his patients in a way that is loving, caring and is very willing to answer any questions that the patient might have. I would love to go back to him and have him work on my eyes again.

April 19, 2014

Felt very confident in Dr.s assesment of my eye-sight

April 02, 2014

I have always recommended Dr. Smith to others.

March 26, 2014


March 03, 2014

Very experienced and knowledgeable Dr.. Very personable and aware of my individual needs.

February 26, 2014

Dr Smith is always pleasant, thourogh and speedy.

February 24, 2014

I have been getting my eyes checked for close to 30 years. Dr. Smith is absolutely the best. He is friendly and his examination was excellent. He took the time to walk me through each step and showed genuine concern for me.

February 24, 2014

I would recommend Craig to anyone.

February 23, 2014

dr smith was awesome. he saw me right away and his explanation of what was happening was excellent. he was very friendly and spent enough time with my that I knew what was happening.

February 02, 2014

Dr Smith was great, very friendly & competent. Would definitely recommend him to others.

January 31, 2014

I have a lot of respect for Dr. Smith.

January 28, 2014

Very friendly, very professional. I was even shown how my eyes had changed from my prior RX at another provider several years before.

January 17, 2014

Dr. Smith is very personable while still maintaining a very high level of professionalism.

January 14, 2014

Dr. Smith is great! He took the time to thoroughly test and answer my questions, address concerns I have with current glasses, and explained why my current glasses have failed me. For example, he went so far as to draw out the type of lenses he recommended (which concerned me because the type is the same type I currently have and cannot wear most of the time), why the size of the lens is absolutely essential to proper function, which fully explained why my current like-lenses have failed.

January 02, 2014

Dr. Smith did a great job keeping a 4 and 5 year old comfortable and got them through their first eye exam happily.

January 02, 2014

He was friendly and provided great service. Many Thanks

December 29, 2013

Dr is very thorough and professional but very personable, caring, and friendly.

December 29, 2013

Always a very professional exam but is very personable and friendly as well. Have a lot of trust and confidence in Craig Smith.

December 27, 2013

I have sent my whole family to him. all of us our his patients.

December 23, 2013

Dr. Smith is great. He is very pleasant to work with and I have great confidence in his expertise.

December 20, 2013

Dr. Smith made me feel at ease and that he was not hurried or rushed. I really appreciate the time he took with me.

December 18, 2013

Dr. Smith is outstanding. I always recommend him to my friends and colleagues.

December 14, 2013

I consider having Dr. Smith as my eye doctor a privilege! What a competent, caring, dedicated and knowledgeable provider!

December 08, 2013

Dr. Smith takes the time to listen. I always have a great experience.

December 02, 2013

Good experience the whole time I was there.

November 26, 2013

Dr. Smith is wonderful!

November 04, 2013

Dr. Smith is extremely thorough and takes the time he needs to make sure I get the proper contact lenses.

November 04, 2013

Dr. Craig couldn't have been better with an 8 year old new patient.

November 01, 2013

It is obvious that Dr. Smith enjoys what he does. It isn't just a job, he is genuine and really cares about his patients.

October 27, 2013

Will highly recommend to friends

October 18, 2013

Dr. Smith rocks! He is a really good doctor.

October 02, 2013

love seeing Dr Smith he is great

October 01, 2013

I have already recommended him.

October 01, 2013


September 30, 2013

Dr. Smith was amazing. I will recommend him to friends and family without hesitation.

September 03, 2013

I recommend Dr. Craig M Smith to all of my family and friends. He is the best doctor I have ever seen and I don't plan to see anyone else. I work at the U of U hospital next to Moran Eye Center and I will make the effort to drive to GWC in Midvale simply to see my favorite provider Dr. Smith!

September 02, 2013

Dr. Smith was wonderful - compassionate, thorough, and pleasant. He answered all of my questions.

August 26, 2013

I thought Dr. Smith was awesome!!! I loved how fast he was, too!

August 26, 2013

dr. smith was great!

August 21, 2013

Excellent doctor.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Smith is a GREAT MAN!!!!!!!! I have been very lucky to have him as my eye Doc. I have 7 Doctors I could only wish they were a 10th as Dr.Smith.

August 19, 2013

Dr. is a wonderful doctor. I felt he was interested in my concerns.

August 13, 2013

Dr. Smith is the best optometrist I have ever seen and I have gone to many. I am an extremely loyal patient and recommend him to people all of the time.

August 07, 2013

dr smith is the best. I have all the confidence in the world and value his expertise in his profession

August 06, 2013

The doctor spent a reasonable amount of time with me, eased my worries/concerns and was able to talk me through all my questions that I had. He was very kind and made me laugh through the exam, allowing me to relax and actually focus on the tasks at hand.

August 05, 2013

I have been seeing Dr. Smith for over 15 years and he has always excelled in his courtesy, knowledge and patient care

July 22, 2013


July 02, 2013

I would highly recommend Dr. Smith to anyone. He is excellent in every way.

July 01, 2013

Dr. Smith was great with my five year old daughter; she had a very positive experience for her first eye exam, talking afterward about how much she enjoyed the experience. Dr. Smith did an excellent job explaining findings to me, as well.

July 01, 2013

Doctor was very good and made me feel good about the condition of my eyes. I would recommend him to anyone

June 24, 2013

Dr. Smith was extremely knowledgeable and helpful

June 20, 2013

really enjoyed Dr. Smith at Moran Eye Center (Greenwood Clinic)

June 18, 2013

Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. I have been a patient of his for over 20 years.

June 17, 2013

Dr. Smith is extremely personable, helpful and efficient. He instils a great deal of confidence in me as a patient.

June 04, 2013

Dr. Smith is my favorite eye doctor. Even though he does not accept I will return to see him as his level of care exceeds that of the other eye doctors I have seen.

May 28, 2013

I felt as though I was a member of the family by each employee at the eye center.

May 20, 2013

I went to Dr. Smith's father (J. Alvin Smith) for years in CA before he retired. I was so pleased to be able to come to his son (Dr.Craig Smith) when I moved to UT. He gives the same detailed and concerned care that his father gave.

May 03, 2013

Dr. Smith did a fantastic job of including me in my contact selection. He not only explained the costs, duration of use, but also provided information about past experiences with other patients and their preferences

April 24, 2013

such a nice personable provider

April 23, 2013

never have a problem checks everything thoroughly knows all about my health conditions and medications i take

April 09, 2013

Dr. Smith was amazing with me and my daughter.

April 08, 2013

Dr. Smith is wonderful!

April 05, 2013

Dr. Smith was wonderful with my daughter. He used humor to put her at ease and helped her learn she needed her first pair of glasses. He is the best.

April 05, 2013

He was amazing with my 6 year old! She talked about how much fun it was and repeated his jokes for days after. We will be back for sure and have already recommended Dr. Smith to others!

March 25, 2013

I have been seeing Dr. Smith for many years. Appreciate it professionalism and the way he approaches concerns, as they have arisen. He explains issues very well. I have recommended him to others. Even though my daughter has moved away, Dr. Smith is still her eye care provider. Think very highly of him and have great deal of confidence in him.

March 15, 2013

Good, felt like I could trust the doctor as a good person as well as a very well experienced professional. I would reccomend him allways.

March 13, 2013

During my visit I felt like I was being cared for as a patient, unlike optical visits I have had at other providers where I felt like I was buying groceries.

March 04, 2013


March 04, 2013

Dr. Smith is the best optometrist I have ever had. I have been, and will continue to be, very loyal to him.

March 01, 2013

Dr. Smith is excellent. He makes the visit and exam as pleasant as possible. He respects his patients and I'm always treated so well in his clinic.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Smith is the greatest!

February 24, 2013

Will recommend Dr. Smith to anyone needing eye care.

February 04, 2013


February 03, 2013

Very good doctor. I felt comfortable and confident in his abilities.

January 31, 2013


January 22, 2013

Dr. Smith is always great. I trust him completely for my vision care and choose him over any other vision provider.

January 21, 2013

Dr. Smith spent a lot of time with me and I felt very comfortable that he took the time to understand my situation.

January 21, 2013

He is excellent

January 18, 2013

Dr. Smith was friendly and efficient. He got things done quickly but I never felt rushed.

January 11, 2013

The doctor was great. One of my favorites. The building is in poor condition and really detracts from the experience.

December 31, 2012

Dr smith was great!

December 31, 2012

I'm very happy I have doc smith as my doctor

December 14, 2012

Dr. Smith is always friendly, thorough and explains everything well.

December 03, 2012

Routine eye exam. No treatment or medication required other than to wear eyeglasses, which I have been doing for over 50 years.

December 03, 2012

I've been seeing Dr Smith for years, won't go to anyone else...

December 03, 2012

Dr. Craig Smith is awesome. Very professional. I would highly recommend him to others.

November 19, 2012

His support staff is the only reason that I wouldn't recommend friends or family to see him.

November 19, 2012

FRiendly informative doctor

November 07, 2012

I've been coming to this practice since I was little and have been treated nice, fairly, and with good explanations as to what is going on.

November 01, 2012

The Doctor was amazing

November 01, 2012

Dr. Smith is great!!

October 26, 2012

Always a very good experience. I have been seeing Dr. Smith for somewhere around 20 years.

October 22, 2012

Dr. Smith is wonderful and even though I work closer to the Moran at the U I wouldn't go anywhere else but the Moran at Greenwood to have my eye exams.

October 10, 2012

Dr Smith is very patient with my mom who can sometimes be a pest. He is always willing to answer any questions we have as a family. He is the best Moran has.

September 24, 2012

Dr. Smith is such a great doctor! I really do recomend him to friends/family

September 12, 2012

Dr smith is excellent.

September 10, 2012

Dr. Smith was awesome.

September 10, 2012

Dr. Smith is awesome! He's been my eye guy for years. He's great!

August 30, 2012

was very glad That Dr Smith worked me in for the day with my other appointments made it easy for me to only have to come once to the GWC thank you so much :)

August 21, 2012

Dr. Craig Smith is an excellent provider

August 13, 2012

Dr. Smith was the first Optometrist I've met with in my lifetime of renewing my contacts-lens prescription annually, that took the time to identify that I have an astigmatism in one of my eyes and that my existing prescription was insufficient. It instills a great deal of confidence to learn that your care provider is seeking ways to improve upon his skills and knowledge, rather than the 'made it' disposition. Dr. Smith also has a fantastic personality and great sense of humor. That was definitely the most I've ever laughed with an Optometrist! He has earned me as a customer for life :)

August 13, 2012

I love Dr. Smith and I do recommend him to everyone I know!

August 02, 2012

Love Dr. Smith, he is easy to ask questions of, willing to take time for explainations, and open to alternatives.

July 31, 2012

I already recommented Dr. Smith to family!

July 30, 2012

Very professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and caring.

July 30, 2012

LOVE Dr. Smith!

July 27, 2012

Dr. Smith is very friendly and very knowledgeable. It is always an enjoyable and informative visit with him.

July 13, 2012

The doctor demonstrated a genuine concern for my eye health. He took the time to explain each item of the examination in laymen's terms so that I could understand "why" & "how?" The doctor was superb.

June 26, 2012

Not able to fit bi-focal contact lense

June 21, 2012

I send other people to him all of the time. He let me take extra time to call and verify my last type of contact lens to double check. He is both excellent and humble.

June 18, 2012

Dr. Smith is wonderful!

June 08, 2012

You are lucky to have such a personable, knowledgeable, & efficient opthamologist. Dr. Smith is excellent.

June 07, 2012

I had a good experience and would recommend Dr. Smith to others.

June 05, 2012

Dr. Smith talk with me not at me he take the time to answer my questions and he follow up with me he include me in all his decisions he make me laugh doing the exams I have the up most confidence in Dr. smith as provider and have recommend him to many people he the best

June 05, 2012

Dr. Smith is great. He is very easy to work with and I am very confident in the care he provides.

May 12, 2012

dr. smith is awesome! very professional, very kind!

May 09, 2012

Best optometrist I've been to.

May 05, 2012

I loved Dr. Smith. Thanks for providing such a great eye doctor!

May 01, 2012

I like Dr Smith!

April 06, 2012

Dr Smith was very knowledgeable and kind.

April 03, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Smith to others over the past several years

March 15, 2012

Dr. Smith is great and I would recommend him to anyone that may be lookng for an eye care provider.

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
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107

Academic Bio

Craig Smith is a doctor of optometry with a practice at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. His professional interests include children's vision, sports vision, contact lenses and general optometry. Dr. Smith is the Director of Vision Services at the John A. Moran Eye Center’s Community Clinics and a Doctor of Optometry at the Greenwood Medical Center, where he has worked for more than 25 years. He also practices at Westridge Health Center, Moran Eye Center Clinic, West Valley City, Utah. Dr. Smith attended BYU and the Southern California College of Optometry, where he received his degree in 1977. Dr. Smith speaks Portuguese. Dr. Smith enjoys racquetball, fly fishing and other outdoor activities. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, six daughters, and a growing number of grandchildren.


Education History

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


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