Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

451 Patient Ratings
399 Patient Comments

Alan S. Crandall, M.D.

Vice-Chair, Department of Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

451 Patient Ratings
399 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-3937
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107


Alan S. Crandall focuses on the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts, as well as complicated anterior segment surgery. Dr. Crandall has experience with trabeculoplasty and laser cyclophotocoagulation. He is involved in numerous clinical research studies at the Moran Eye Center.

Dr. Crandall lectures all over the world and was selected by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today as one of the 50 most prominent opinion leaders. Dr. Crandall was awarded The Health Care Heroes Award for Excellence in Health Care – Community Outreach. He was awarded the Senior Honor Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Crandall is a previous past president of The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr.Crandall is the Co-Director of the Outreach Division of the Moran Eye Center. He was awarded the Vocational Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service by Rotary International.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology
National Board of Medical Examiners

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

Outstanding staff.

September 25, 2015

very good

September 24, 2015

The best ever

September 22, 2015

I would have appreciated more time with Dr. Crandall. I was anxious about my blurred vision which he said would be gone that evening or next day (his assistant said not to expect improvement for a couple of days). He said he would see me next week; however, no appointment was given until 10 days out. The continued blurriness - although improving incrementally each day - and the extended wait between appointments has resulted in anxiety and concern.

September 21, 2015

Doctor Candle takes time needed to explain all items that are going on and what lies in the future as much as possible. I am very pleazed that he is my optometrist.

September 21, 2015

My condition was explained very well to me and the cause of the condition was explained. Alternative methods of solving the problem were explained and the difference between the choices. The best method was recommended and implemented to solve my problem. Fantastic!

September 21, 2015

Dr. Crandall if thorough, explains well, and I have great confidence in him, and his staff.

September 01, 2015

I have recommended the Moran Eye Center as well as Dr. Crandall many times.

September 01, 2015

Best experience ever in medical situation!!

August 28, 2015

I would have put outstanding on all of these if there was a block for it.

August 27, 2015

i tell my friends this is the BEST place for their eyes

August 21, 2015

This was a very good experience.

August 16, 2015

Great team and great team work.

August 15, 2015

Care provider was friendly.

August 14, 2015

I learned to use Refresh Tears four x's a day to avoid irritations due to dryness. It is helping!

August 11, 2015

no bad

August 11, 2015

Very very satisfied with Dr Crandall and the staff!

August 10, 2015

I travel a long distance to see Dr. Crandall and have never experienced a negative impact on my time or the effort of those forming the team that work with Him. I come back because of the trust I have in the work of the entire group.

August 05, 2015

Dr. Crandall is the best.

August 03, 2015

Both Dr. Crandall and his fellow were excellent.

July 20, 2015

Alan Crandall is the best; I'm satisfied with him on any dimension you can dream up. It's interesting to me that you didn't ask me if I thought he was smart (he is) and empathetic (he is). I would pick a smart jerk over a friendly B+brain any day, but luckily w/Crandall I did not have to make that choice. Keep him, please.

July 20, 2015


July 18, 2015

Every phase was professional and courteous.

July 17, 2015

Dr. Crandall is the best

July 14, 2015

I wanted to move to a generic prescription and Dr. Crandall worked with me on that and had the assistant order it.

July 14, 2015

Dr. Crandall's input was very good. Nursing staff very poor due to not taking me in on time.

July 14, 2015

Very personable.

July 13, 2015

Dr. Chapman and Dr. Crandall are extremely knowledgeable and current in their field. I was impressed by their expertise. They took the time to clearly explain the examination and the importance of what they were doing.

July 12, 2015

Dr. Crandall is wonderful ,I hope that if I every eye surgery for cataracts that he is still practicing!!'n

June 27, 2015

Dr Crandall gave very good advice, made physician recommendations, gave me a prescription for an alternative medication should I develop an allergy to my new one. I value any opinion this doc has.

June 24, 2015

He was very reassuring. He gave me hope that there was treatment for my problem.

June 19, 2015


June 17, 2015

Dr. Crandall is the best.

June 15, 2015

Dr. Crandall, even though he was running way behind, did not seem impatient or rude. He had a smile on his face and did what he always does. He rarely spends a lot of time with me but did take time to answer any questions.

June 12, 2015

None better than Dr. Crandall

June 11, 2015

The best ever.

June 10, 2015

Staff is extremely nice

June 10, 2015


June 10, 2015

I had cataract surgery in the right eye and I have no hesitancy about returning in the fall for the left eye surgery.

May 23, 2015

Experience was very positive

May 22, 2015

questions do not meet my experience --I had excellent diagnostic testing followed by excellent doctor explanations, etc.....not caregiver status

May 19, 2015

Such caring and compassionate counsel -- every question was answered clearly and understandably

May 18, 2015

very knowlegable and caring for my situation

May 11, 2015

I think I've already done that on the last page......I have confidence in the medical care providers.

May 09, 2015

Very Good

May 08, 2015


May 04, 2015


May 01, 2015

Totally awesome

May 01, 2015

Doctor was behind and so spent a very short time with me. However, this was a follow up appt. so I understood.

April 25, 2015

Dr. Alan Crandall is an excellent doctor whom I highly recommend.

April 20, 2015


April 20, 2015

Feel very confident on staff's ability.

April 19, 2015

Awesome, Awesome even when I am not clear or say stupid things.

April 12, 2015

Dr. Crandall is amazing!!

April 12, 2015

Excellent information and clarity, I would highly recommend the Moran Eye Clinic and especially Dr. Alan S. Crandall

April 12, 2015

DR. Crandall is exceptional!!

April 11, 2015

Top of the line

April 10, 2015

Great, all around. I'm confident in Dr. Crandall's competence, as well as the other service provides who assisted that day.

April 09, 2015

Great all around

April 08, 2015

Dr.Crandal is always friendly and professional. I like him alot.

April 07, 2015

The care provider I had for my first surgery was fantastic, however the one for the second surgery was not nearly as good and was not very thorough.

April 06, 2015

Doctor Crandall was as good as his reputation implied. He explained my eye problem to my satisfaction and, as it was a surprise that I had this condition, he eased my anxiety and assured me that I would be well taken care of.

April 06, 2015

Dr. Alan Crandal is an excellent caring physician!!!!

April 06, 2015

Dr. Crandall and his Fellow from Texas was amazingly patient and continued explaining answers to my questions, put "all the "pieces of the puzzle" together so that I actually understood the tx. plan; adding a more definitive and detailed explanation of increasing my success in the plan.

April 05, 2015

Dr. Crandall, Dr. Ambati, interns and staff are excellent!

April 03, 2015


April 02, 2015

I respect Dr. Crandall and value his opinions. I do wonder where he and I will go in resolving the discomfort and ongoing problems with my right eye.

March 30, 2015

excellent. best in the country

March 28, 2015

Not because the care provider isn't excellent but, the wait time is difficult.

March 28, 2015


March 27, 2015

I trust Dr. Crandall so implicitly that I would put my life in his hands. I have seen him every 4-6 months for 24 years and have always been ridiculously impressed with not only his skills, but also his genuine interest in me and my health.

March 23, 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Crandall for 18 yrs. He is the very best.

March 22, 2015

The nurse, Physician assistant and the Doctor were outstanding in the examination of my eye and explaining the cataract problem I had in it and what my options were to take care of the problem.

March 22, 2015

The doctor and or nurse helped with understanding the way some of the eye glasses work for the driving. would recommend for family or friends to come to the Moran eye center.

March 22, 2015

Dr. Crandall was great, explained everything and addressed our concerns.

March 19, 2015

This was my first appt. with Dr. Crandall. I felt a good rapport with him and he took time to explain some background about my situation and to answer questions I had.

March 19, 2015

I really appreciate Dr. Crandall. He is very personable and knowledgeable.

March 17, 2015

As stated above, the only unrealistic waiting time was when I was waiting for Dr. Crandall. He was excellent was he came into the room.

March 11, 2015

I love dr Crandall :)

March 10, 2015

I've been going to Dr. Crandall for years and he has an outstanding group working with him this year. I am looking forward to seeing him again in June. He is the consummate professional. He gives you the full and complete information, as well as making your feel you will be get the best care.

March 10, 2015

I have always enjoyed seeing Dr. Crandall every time once I got to know him. I trust him for my vision care with regards to catarats and after care. My eyes are in good shape. Dr. Hartnett (also there at Moran) made an excellent recommendation. I had read up on the laser treatment for removal of the film on one of my eyes that occurs after catarat removal prior to the appointment so I was prepared to discuss it but I was still a bit apprehensive because my right eye is 'fussy' and Dr. Crandall assured me that it was a normal procedure and would not hurt and such. He did the removal which I really appreciated. Working with the same professional really helps me to relax and not be so worried as I am rather protective of the sight that I have left in both eyes. He is a good doctor.

March 02, 2015

We did have a long wait but we did get there early and I suppose there were plenty of other patients that were on time...........consequently, some wait for our turn.

February 28, 2015

I am grateful Dr. Crandall is my eye doctor. Very easy to communicate with, vast knowledge of his speciality, welcomes my input and questions, and works as if I really count and is relentless in trying to solve my problem(s).

February 27, 2015

Dr.'s Crandall, Shakoor and Bell answered my questions and were very attentive to my needs

February 24, 2015

Always confident in Dr. Crandall, also his new associate Fellow.

February 23, 2015

Dr. Crandall and his staff are top notch.

February 21, 2015

I left feeling highly confident about the examination and advice I got. It left me with great peace of mind and confidence in my eye health. Dr. Crandall and his staff ROCK!!

February 19, 2015

The brevity of the visit was at my request because I had a friend waiting for me. I had texted her at 4, thinking I was nearly ready, but I wasn't

February 19, 2015

I have had great experiences here in the past, but this visit was not good. Waited forever to be seen, then had a rushed conversation with the doctor. Questions were answered quickly, and I was not told when to follow up or even felt like I had time to ask questions. By the time they saw me, my husband and daughter were furious because of the wait time, and the lights in the hallways of the clinic being put out. It was a very frustrating visit.

February 17, 2015

all very good

February 15, 2015

The time taken by the staff was exceptional (in the positive sense).

February 14, 2015


February 13, 2015

Dr. Crandall is simply "The Best!"

February 08, 2015

good experience

February 06, 2015

Great DR. and Staff

February 03, 2015

I have told everybody about how blessed I have been to have found Dr. Crandall. What a difference he has made in my life.

February 03, 2015

i have already recommended to a friend. Very impressed with the level of concern and detailed explanation of items which were applicable to me. In addition care provider made you feel very welcome.

February 03, 2015

you need a slot for evaluating the fellow; mine was superior, smart, answered questions well. the only thing that would stop me from recommending dr. crandall to someone would be that i don't necessarily want him to get busier ;-)

January 25, 2015

Dr. C answered all of my questions and concerns fully.

January 24, 2015

I like Dr. Crandall. He takes time and makes sure my questions are answered.

January 21, 2015

Dr. Crandall's patientce and the time he devotes to me is amaziing. He is thorough and makes sure I have all questions answered. What a doc!!

January 20, 2015

I thank Dr Crandall & his staff for a wonderful experience & medical outcome.

December 21, 2014

As I have said, Dr. Crandall is great and he is careful not over prescribe or over treat, but has given excellent care and those associated are likewise terrific.

December 21, 2014

i was very impressed with the professional atmosphere and knowledge that they not only provided but recomendations as well

December 12, 2014

very patient and never felt rushed

December 09, 2014

amazing staff and physicians.

December 08, 2014

Dr. Crandall's analysis provided me with an explanation of my situation along with prognosis--the fact that this was a REAL problem was a great relief.

December 01, 2014

The nurse and dr. crandall were excellent. The fellow who saw me prior to crandall painted a worse picture and prescribed medication for me. When Crandall saw me he disregarded the Fellow's recommendation of medication and gave me a more optimistic overview. Didn't like being scared by Fellow and then told I was not in such a bad situation by Crandall. While I do have a potential medical issue with my eyes, it is not yet present and something that needs to be watched, not treated. Perhaps the Fellow should not be making diagnosis and writing prescriptions until the Dr. has assessed the situation.

November 12, 2014

very good experience and sevice

November 05, 2014

Exceptional care throughout the process plus some good tips on local craft beer!

November 04, 2014


November 03, 2014

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Crandal as my eye doctor.

October 30, 2014

I believe we got side-tracked in our conversation/discussion. Dr. Crandall never did look at my eyes. However, another ophthalmologist did prior to Dr. Crandall's arrival into the exam room.

October 24, 2014

Dr. Crandall took time to answer the questions I had. I have appreciated his help for many years and hope to have him for many years to come.

October 23, 2014

Dr Crandall and Dana are both excellent communicators and willing to include me as part of the team as far as sharing information and ideas.

October 16, 2014

The surgery went really well, and I had no problems.

October 16, 2014

experience- very good courteous and very helpful

October 14, 2014

Dr. Crandall is outstanding in every way!!

October 13, 2014

Dr. Crandall is exceptional in all ways! He gave us so much helpful information--his knowledge is amazing! We so appreciated his close observations and his memory of detailed information from past visits years ago. We also admire his warm personality and are impressed with his extensive volunteer service. Visiting him is such a joyful experience!

October 09, 2014

Love Dr. Crandal and the care provided by all.

October 07, 2014

I was Impressed with the detail in which Dr. Crandall explained things to to us.

October 06, 2014

Everyone was very nice and thorough.

October 05, 2014


October 04, 2014

Would not hesitate to recommend this Hospital.

October 03, 2014

Very good experience, courteous, helpful staff, Dr. Crandall is exceptional.

October 03, 2014


September 29, 2014


September 11, 2014

Dr. Crandall is awesome

September 09, 2014


September 02, 2014

I wouldn't recommend because I would be embarrassed at the length of time they would have to wait to see Dr. Crandell.

August 29, 2014


August 23, 2014

Everyone was great and made me very comfortable except the first lady that checked my vision. I was pleased with the lady that did the OCT. She very thoroughly explained everything and showed me what she was talking about. She was funny and made me very comfortable. I came to the Moran Eye Clinic to get more information about my eyes that had not been answered by previous providers. Dr. Crandall made sure that I understood my condition, my options and took the time necessary to answer all of my questions. He was easy to talk to and he made me feel very confident that my condition is under control and no further medical intervention is necessary at this time. I was so glad that I made the decision to get his opinion!

August 19, 2014

all good experience

August 17, 2014

Not sure which specialist is meant, but all 3 were ver good in all aspects

August 16, 2014

Dr. Crandall is great. I have every confidence in him. My only complaint, and it probably a minor one, is the length of time it takes to complete my appointment.

August 16, 2014

Good experience

August 15, 2014

I have been so pleased and impressed with the quality of care I receive at the Moran, that I have recommended my doctor and others to friends.

August 15, 2014


August 14, 2014


August 14, 2014

I would recommend Dr Crandall and Staff to anyone in need of Glaucoma care. I feel I now understand the options I have for treatment.

August 14, 2014

Dr. Crandall is the best ! I wish every Dr. had his demeanor.

August 14, 2014


August 12, 2014

Overall experience was GREAT

August 03, 2014

I now have a very understandable definition of what a cataract is - nature's sunglasses.

August 02, 2014

Had cataract removed 2 years ago and it really hasn't been totally clear ever since. I'm under the impression I need to live with this partially blurred vision resulting from a type of sack that was left after the operation⿦I think I have this decription correct.

July 25, 2014

I received some conflicting information about post-op. care, but is worked out fine in the end.

July 25, 2014

Have already recommened the Dr. to my daughter

July 22, 2014

I met with three care providers--all satisfactory though not clear what the purpose of optometrist was.

July 21, 2014

Dr. Crandall is caring, talented, brilliant and humble all at the same time. i feel very blessed to have him as my doctor.I frequently tell people about him and the Moran.

July 01, 2014

Dr. Crandall has been excellent!! Always allows us to look in slit lamp so we understand what exactly he is talking about.

July 01, 2014

My care provider anticipated that I would need special medication and refills for an upcoming trip to Mexico and scheduled a visit prior to that trip to address those issues.

June 29, 2014

Dr Crandall is the best. He is such a good doctor, knowledgeable, skilled, nice, respectful, and sincerely concerned about what I am experiencing with my vision. He wants to try and help figure out what the problem is even if it may or may not be his area of specialty.

June 29, 2014

Saw sat least 4 persons.

June 28, 2014

Awesome in all respects.

June 28, 2014

Experience was the best.

June 25, 2014

Dr. Crandall is the best!

June 23, 2014

Dr. Crandall is the best!

June 22, 2014

The staff did a good job. I always enjoy seeing Dr Crandall.

June 20, 2014


June 19, 2014

Never saw my primary Doctor so the above questions are meaningless.

June 12, 2014

Excellent experience!

June 09, 2014

Dr. Crandall always treats his patients like friends and his ability is unsurpassed.

June 09, 2014

Dr. Crandall and his staff give me the utmost confidence that I am receiving outstanding medical care for my eyes!

June 08, 2014

good, good

June 07, 2014


June 05, 2014

it was good

June 05, 2014

Very likely

June 02, 2014

Dr. Crandall is a busy man, but he is the best and worth any wait while he cares for others. I know I will be well cared for, in turn.

June 01, 2014

Very caring and supportive visit

May 31, 2014

I have complete confidence in my care provider. He is exceptional. I feel very fortunate to be his patient.

May 24, 2014

I appreciated the information they gave me as they answered all of my questions.

May 20, 2014


May 18, 2014

good visit. morning exams you get in and out much quicker than afternoon appts.

May 16, 2014

I had complete trust and confidence in Dr. Crandall and his staff.

May 15, 2014

Dr Crandall was excellent (as usual)

May 14, 2014

Dr.crandall is is the best doctor i ever had

May 14, 2014

I would recommend to other people to go Dr. Crandall if they have concern and questions that they need to be at ease about their eyes.

May 13, 2014

Dr. Alan Crandall is an amazing, talented physician!!

May 13, 2014

I was very scared of the surgery before and after but Dr. Crandall assure me that everything was going to be ok! he is a great doctor!!

May 12, 2014


May 07, 2014

I have been going to Dr. Crandall for approximately 20 years. I was glad to hear that he is not going to retire any time soon.

May 06, 2014

I have been treated by Dr. Crandall and his staff for more than 10 years and have always found him to be the most informative doctor by whom I have ever been treated. His level of imparting information and confidence makes it easier for me to accept and cope with the eye problems I have.

May 01, 2014

I feel very fortunate that I was able to see Dr. Crandall.

April 26, 2014

Please don't retire,

April 19, 2014


April 13, 2014

every visit very good

April 10, 2014

it was an awesome experience. I recommend Dr. Crandall to anyone needing any kind of eye surgery.

March 31, 2014

I was very pleased with the whole experience.

March 31, 2014

Complete confidence in the care given and concern for our Health.

March 17, 2014

Dr. Crandall s excellent, he makes me feel like I'm family

March 17, 2014

Dr. Alan Crandall is absolutely "The Best"!!!!!!!!!!

March 17, 2014

Waited forever to see him for a very brief time.

March 17, 2014

Excellent in all respects

March 13, 2014

Recently Dr. Alan Crandall has performed a Trabeculectomy with a shunt on each eye. He spent a longer time doing the surgeries taking special care that they were done correctly and safely. He knew of my medical problems and was able to successfully work with them. After the surgeries he has seen me often and has taken special care to insure that the healing was successful.

March 13, 2014

Dr Crandle was refered to me and I would be happy to do the same

March 12, 2014

Awesome as always

March 10, 2014

I only go to the world renown eye providers. I would not go anywhere else!

March 02, 2014

I have great confindence in Dr Crandall and have recommending him to others.

February 26, 2014

Having been through this with my other eye, I had a good idea this time and was prepared. I really liked Dr. Crandall although his time spent with me is always short (too short). He worked with my disability (hearing loss) and remembered who I was which is important to me as seeing a doctor is a stressful experience no matter what kind of visit it is and allows me to focus on the appt and what he is saying more. I will recommend him and the Moran Eye Center always as my experiences have been good. I am impressed that Dr. Crandall sends out these surveys as it keeps the patients feeling involved in their care there. I have never experienced that with any other provider that I could recall.

February 24, 2014

Very positive experience.

February 23, 2014

Excellent. Dr. Crandall is the best!!

February 17, 2014

This was the most positive experience I have ever had from an Ophthalmologist and office staff and support group.

February 16, 2014

we feel verry lucky to have Dr, crandel

February 15, 2014

Incredible doctor! Trust him with my life. So grateful for the extra time he so willingly spends to answer my questions so thoroughly and inspiringly!!

February 13, 2014

Dr. Crandall explained clearly what to excepted for my surgery coming up this year. And ask when I feel comfortable to set the appointment instead of quick appointment more sooner or later since it may conflict my academic schedule.

February 11, 2014

I had an assistant, a resident, a medical transcriptionist, and Dr. Crandall. I filled out the question for Dr. Crandall. He was excellent, didn't stereotype me, addressed my somewhat complex questions about correcting to read music under symphony conditions, can't think of a thing I'd change. His crew were also very good. The only reason I wouldn't recommend him to others is that I don't want his clinic to get busier!

February 10, 2014

I really appreciate the outstanding care I received for my cataract surgery.

February 09, 2014

I like Dr. Crandall. He did my other eye which was my good eye that had viable vision. He did a good job on that eye. That heavily influenced my decision to come back sooner than later to have him do my poor eye that had much less viable vision. I appreciated the fact that he has experience operating on patients who have only one eye to function with. I further appreciated the fact that he understood how important it was to me that I be able to use my poor eye even if it was for depth perception and light. A lot of doctors in the past tended to blow off that eye when giving me eye care (they would provide corrective lenses for it but above that no) and he seemed to support me on my desire to care for my eyes. This was related to catarats (I had catarats in both eyes). So, his care and support mattered to me and in the very brief time that I had with him, he seemed convey that in a reasonable manner.

February 08, 2014

I have already recommended someone

February 02, 2014

all good

February 01, 2014

Very good

January 16, 2014

If you have questions about how to take care of the eyes, after the surgery they very helpful.

January 05, 2014

dr. had been running late because of an emergency , but did not rush me. spent a lot of time with me.

December 27, 2013

I felt that everything about my tests and care were explained in a friendly, clear manner. My questions were answered.

December 16, 2013

I have been driving out of state to see Dr. Crandall for 25 years. That should explain my feelings.

December 07, 2013

Has the reputation as best in the U.S. if not the world, and lived up to it in every way

December 06, 2013

Dr. Crandall is always professional, friendly, a good listener and very clear about instructions. I feel very fortunate to have him as my care provider!

November 25, 2013

A very positive experience. Such a friendly and efficient staff.

November 23, 2013

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Crandell

November 14, 2013

Even though the wait time was very so long I wouldn't go to another Doctor......I have a lot of cofidence in Dr Crandall.

October 21, 2013

All Good

October 09, 2013

I had received a treatment recommendation from another provider and the Moran/staff dealt with it exceptionally well. I left with a significant sense of relief.

October 04, 2013

All of the staff were delightful and seemed competent. A "fellow" did most of the instruction. Techs most of the eval. Steve, office manager, did measuring. I saw Dr. Crandall for less than five minutes. It was very brief. I felt a bit like I was on a fast moving assembly line. Would have preferred more time with Dr. Crandall.

October 03, 2013

Very skilled surgeon and one who has done a lot of good in the world.

September 30, 2013

Dr. Crandall, is the first to prescribed the best lens prescription I have had in my 40 years of wearing glasses. I needed to go with a tri-focal, I acclimated to my prescription in under an hour and have had the best clarity than I have ever had before in my lifetime of wearing eyewear. Thank you Dr. Crandall!

September 11, 2013

Dr. Crandall was obviously extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He was also able to communicate and terms I could understand. I had a calm confidence that I was definitely with the best doctor. I very highly recommend him.

September 10, 2013

Dr Alan Crandall is a fantastic person/doctor

September 09, 2013

Dr. Crandall always takes time to explain things and is kind and compassionate.

September 01, 2013

Dr. Crandall is always good to talk with me and explain what is happening with my eyes.

August 26, 2013

I have recommended the Moran to a number of my colleagues and friends who ask about cataracts and other eye issues.

August 23, 2013

The doctor and his associates were excellent.

August 19, 2013

i will tell anyone who wants to listen about the BEST eye care at your place

August 19, 2013

Dr. Crandall is always outstanding; simply one of the best physicians I've ever known from a patient perspective. I have also been very impressed with the residents I've been treated by; they are consistently good and patient-focused.

August 16, 2013

Dr Crandall is great- we need more doctors like him!

August 13, 2013

Dr. Crandall is the BEST !

August 13, 2013


August 12, 2013

I loooove Dr. Crandall !!

August 12, 2013

Dr Crandall explained a very clearly of what I need to know and what to excepted. I like his positive aspect and able to answer my and mom's questions that we need to be aware of.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Crandall is the best.

August 08, 2013


August 06, 2013

The optician who did my refraction was very good; she didn't just ask "better or worse" and spit it out, but went on to explain what she was adjusting in my prescription and why. I liked her approach very much. Dr. Crandall's resident (Dr. Martin, I think--I forgot to get a card) did a very good job of explaining what he was looking for when he examined my eyes, and talked thru my questions about corrective surgery technologies, and my concerns about developing cataracts. And Dr. Crandall, as always, was very clear in his answers to all my questions. I'm very glad to be back in Salt Lake, and he can be my eye doctor again.

August 02, 2013

appreciate the insight

August 02, 2013

Great doctor and helpers.

August 02, 2013


July 23, 2013

Very impressed with the knowledge and consideration on a personal basis.

July 23, 2013


July 22, 2013

These questions are answered referring to Dr. Crandall only. He is the best doctor I've had with my glaucoma!

July 22, 2013

Dr. Crandall, spent a lot of time with me and explained my condition and made sure he had answered all my questions and offered to write my doctor (since this was a second opinion) a letter. I was very impressed.

July 15, 2013

The entire appointment was handled in a timely and friendly but professional manner.

July 15, 2013

Dr. Crandall was great in explaining procedures and answering my questions.

July 11, 2013

Dr. Crandall was very clear in his explanation of my condition and what the care options are.

July 08, 2013

He is the Michael Jordan of cataract surgeons!!!

July 01, 2013

Excellent doctors and staff.

June 27, 2013

Since this was an appointment for a second opinion, my current Doctor (Robert Wooldridge of the Utah Eye Foundation) knew of the high standards of DR Crandall. I expected nothing but the highest quality of care and service that I was given.

June 25, 2013

Dr. Crandall is an excellent physician but i really did not feel comfortable with what I was doing when he walked out of the the room. I kept asking questions to the Assistance and was able to come up with the confidence I needed prior to having the surgery. I feel very confident with him as a surgeon based on past history and others recommendations and I would recommend him to anyone who needed cataract surgery.

June 24, 2013

Excellent care and time spent with patient.

June 17, 2013


June 17, 2013

I have already given the number out to some people.

June 13, 2013

Excellent care

June 13, 2013

Dr. Crandall has been so good to help me understand my eye condition.

June 10, 2013

I love Dr. Crandall. He made my vision perfect by performing cataract surgery last year. He is outgoing, kind, good at explaning options. I am very greatful for my eyesight being restored. I would recommend him to anyone.

June 10, 2013

Dr. Crandall is excellent...always giving me information to keep me furthering my education about my condition.

June 10, 2013


June 06, 2013

I felt very good about this whole experience. Dr. Crandall was very confident and was very reassuring about the surgery outcome given some of the risks. Dr. Crandall's assistant (Fellow) was also very delightful and explained some of the options. Dana was very thorough and professional. I felt like she had some interest in my case. Overall, I feel like I'm in good hands with the best doctor, staff and facilities.

June 04, 2013

Care provider is the best in the world

June 04, 2013

My appointment was to discuss options and obtain information. But, I felt a little pressured to pursue surgery and a little confused about why that would be the best option given other eye conditions I have.

June 04, 2013

Very good

June 03, 2013

Because I had some extra concerns at this visit, the care provider took extra time to understand my concerns, to discuss the problems and explain options. I felt I left with a good understanding of the issues and what I needed to do next.

June 03, 2013

The whole experience reflected a high degree of organization and professionalism!

May 28, 2013

Dr. Crandall is what every physician should be: highly intelligent and experienced, conscietious, and caring. What a terrific doctor!

May 28, 2013

Dr. Crandall and his staff are definitely a First Class organization.

May 27, 2013

dr Crandall is the best

May 20, 2013

good staff and doctors.

May 19, 2013


May 18, 2013

Dr. Crandall and his staff are the best.

May 17, 2013

Dr. Alan Crandall and his staff have always given me first class, efficient and effective care.

May 15, 2013

My wife and I have seen Dr. Crandall at least twice a year for over 10 years. We could not have a better provider! We have extreme confidence in Dr. Crandall and his staff. The Best!

May 13, 2013


May 08, 2013

Will return to and recommend Dr. Alan Crandall as long as he is in practice. Excellent care for our entire family and referred friends for 20 years.

April 29, 2013


April 17, 2013

Dr. Crandall and his staff were very thoughtful and caring.

April 17, 2013

Dr. Crandall is your ultimate professional. He knows what he's doing, and he has a nice friendly manner.

April 15, 2013


April 12, 2013


April 08, 2013

Dr. Crandall is kind and caring. He always goes the extra mile!

April 06, 2013

Dr. Crandall "bedside manner" and superior knowledge and skill gave me great confidence and ease in dealing with my fears.

March 25, 2013

Alan Crandall is an outstanding surgeon. I'm lucky to have him on the case.

March 22, 2013

It involved consultation where I felt that I was an integral part of a professional discussion.

March 21, 2013

Dr. Crandall is the best in everything

March 18, 2013

6 month's ago when I was at the clinic I was completely on the outside, about my diagnosis, the resident said one thing, that gave me the impression that I would be blind in short time and the DR told me that things looked good and I should come back in 6 months and they would follow my progress. this time the Dr had a foreign resident practioneer with him and I learned more from their conversation about my care and control, & probable treatment, than I have known in the past 3 years.

March 15, 2013

Dr. Crandall is amazing!

March 15, 2013

Dr. Crandall is superb in all ways!

March 15, 2013

All very good

March 12, 2013

Both visits were wonderful. Everything explained and everyone very friendly and caring.

March 11, 2013

All of the actual care providers are excellent. Dr, Crandall has superior skills in the area of interpersonal relations. The young Dr. trainees are a little stiff and because they are there to learn they ask questions and do procedures that are repeated again by the doctor in charge of the case. They seem stiff and ill at ease. or perhaps just very focused and earnest. I enjoy having a small part in the learning process of young doctors.

March 11, 2013

Alan is wonderful. Easy to talk to. Only hesitation I recommending him is that he's always hugely busy.

March 06, 2013

Dr Crandall did not address black spots I advised that I was seeing 2 days before my visit to the clinic. This was an emergency visit. It was not a regularly scheduled appointment. I was very pleased to have been worked in to Dr. Crandell's scedule at the last minute.

February 18, 2013

I am very impressed with Dr. Crandall. His ability to make you feel comfortable was very good. I feel very confident having him as my care provider. I would recommend him to any person needing eye care.

February 18, 2013

I have had excellent care from Dana, Dr. Crandall and everyone else at the Moran. I've recommended your professional care to others.

February 15, 2013

dr,Crandel is the best in the field we are fortunate we have him for our dr.

February 08, 2013

Dr Crandall put my wife's mind at ease re her concern over possible macular degeneration which runs in her family. Her eyes were ok which made her much relieved.

January 10, 2013

Good experience.

January 10, 2013

Dr. Crandall always takes time to explain information/procedures in language I can understand. He is always personable and courtious. He goes the extra mile!

January 01, 2013

Cheerful, Courteous, courteous, etc. We appreciate the care we receive there.

December 17, 2012

Far above most facilities

December 16, 2012

I was pleased with the appointment.

December 12, 2012

Really positive

December 11, 2012

At 96 I appreciate the care and confidence of knowing I will receive quality caring assistance. Thank you.

December 06, 2012

I would not consider going to anyone else.

December 04, 2012

Again, should be excellent

November 29, 2012

Again, EVERYONE was very courteous, friendly, helpful, and were truly professional.

November 28, 2012

Dr Crandall has been our eye care provider for many years--We enjoy our visits to him very much --We admire his work and have several mutual friends

November 13, 2012

Dr. Crandall seemed in a hurry, but I understand. He had a lot of surgeries to do. It's fine. An intern did my IV and missed my vein twice. It hurt. This too, I understand. It's all good.

November 12, 2012

I appreciate Dr. Crandall explaining my care and answering my questions. I didn't feel he was rushing to get to another patient - that my case was important.

November 12, 2012


November 12, 2012

I have had multi-year visits with this doctor for 20 years and trust my life to him. He is outstanding in every way.

November 12, 2012

very good experience

November 08, 2012

It is a delight to be seen by Dr. Crandall and his staff. I feel they know me and my condition well. They always make me feel like they are pleased to see me and interested in addressing my needs.

November 08, 2012


November 06, 2012


November 06, 2012

Dr. Alan Crandall and his staff are the best. I know I am able to have my eye sight, because of the surgeries performed by Dr. Crandall.

November 05, 2012


November 01, 2012

Dr. Crandall's staff is always very friendly, courteous and helpful. It is a priviledge to be seen in his clinic.

October 29, 2012

very good

October 29, 2012


October 23, 2012

My results have come out very good despite the uncertainties associated with my particular case. I attribute this success to the experience and skill of Dr. Crandall.

October 22, 2012

Dr. Crandall and his team are excellent!

October 22, 2012

commendable in all regards

October 09, 2012

My experiences have always been good.

October 01, 2012

Perhaps its would be better for the doctor to accompany the resident so that the info is heard directly.

September 26, 2012

I feel the care has been delivered professionally and with expertise.

September 25, 2012

Dr. Crandall is very knowledgeable and caring!

September 24, 2012

Thank you very much for my new eyes. The experience of seeing excellently without glasses has been wonderful.

September 17, 2012


September 05, 2012

Dr. Crandall is the best Opthalmologist who has ever treated my eyes ! He is knowledgeable, & kindly and able to make me feel confident that whatever is wrong can be taken care of...

September 03, 2012

I have seen this Dr for a number of years end he is very experienced. Sometimes I think I understand more than I do, but I'm an RN and work in the medical field and it seems that most Dr's are guilty of this to a certain degree.

August 15, 2012

Talking with Dr Crandall was like talking to an old friend. He put us at ease immediately.

August 13, 2012

Dr. Crandall and Julie are the best. They both make me feel like I am the only one at the time. This is so different from many other doctors offices. Other offices could take a lead from Dr. Crandall's office and staff on how to treat their patients.

August 12, 2012

Dr. Crandall's is an extremely talented and dedicated professional.

August 06, 2012

Dr. Crandall is the Best !

July 29, 2012

I will never go back to my other eye doctor. I was thrilled with the courtesy and concern Dr. Crandell gave me. The assistants were wonderful also. They gave me confidence that I had chosen an excellent facility and eye doctor. I have already shared m

July 25, 2012

Dr. Crandall showed much concern, but was also willing to take the time with me to explain the next steps. He worked me into his schedule because I was from out of town.

July 23, 2012

Dr. Crandall was extremely helpful, answering all my questions and providing me with an excellent evaluation. I would highly recommend him and all the people who work with him.

July 23, 2012

Very good experience

July 23, 2012

They don't get any better than Dr. Crandall

July 23, 2012

I had a great experience. I feel good about proceedures recommended and hopeful I will have better vision for a long time still.

July 23, 2012

This was a good experience and the care providers were very careful to help me choose the best solutions to the surgery I will be having. I feel comfortable with the decisions that I need to make because of the consideration and explanations of the issue

July 22, 2012

I have a history with the clinic and have received outstanding care over many years.

July 16, 2012

You guys are tops!

July 12, 2012

Dr. Crandall is superb. And he remembers what my eyes are like from visit to visit.

July 12, 2012

I love dr. Crandall and how he is So informed about the latest treatments available to me. He is a wonderful doctor. It's the only reason I put up with the wait time.

July 09, 2012

This visit was the fastest appointment I have ever had at the eye center even with the check in wasted time.

July 09, 2012

Dr. Crandall is excellent. I have complete trust in him.

July 09, 2012

I work 2 to 3 days a week at LDS Hospital as a house keeper and I really liked how clean your rooms were and how the health care providers took time to make sure everything was clean and sanitized before using equipment that was used by other patients. M

July 02, 2012

Dr. Crandall is the best!

July 02, 2012

Dr Crandall is friendly, courteous, and I have the utmost confidence in his care. He is extremely qualified. I admire and appreciate his work with training, teaching and support in medical clinics around the world.

June 19, 2012

Dr. Crandall has been my doctor for almost 30 years. He is oustanding, and has a great personality!!

June 19, 2012

Dr. Crandall is an exceptional doctor in all ways. His explanations are clear and thorough. He has a wonderful personality. We are so impressed with all the Humanitarian work he does!

June 18, 2012

Dr Crandall and staff are very professional and caring.

June 18, 2012

Again, I was treated with great sensitivity to the whole person---not like a diagnosis or eye ball. Recent experiences in other offices had left me disillusioned: humanity had been removed completely from medical practice. A person was nothing more than the sure promise of an insurance reimbursement. A person was categorized and relegated to a stereotype. So opposite was my experience at Moran that I continue to be in a state of awe and disbelief.

June 12, 2012

I have sent my parents and a good friend

June 06, 2012

when anyone asks me i always tell them do not let any one look at your eyes but the moran eye center

June 04, 2012

I was pleased how the care provider spoke directly to me. My husband and daughter were with me but it was me they spoke too. My family was ask if they had any questions and were included in the interview. I feel it was well done.

May 18, 2012

Extremely good provider.

May 18, 2012

Excellent, as usual!

May 07, 2012

always good

May 02, 2012

I liked Dr. Crandall very much. He was also very accommodating with my profound hearing loss and took the time to answer my questions. I could tell that he relaxed more with me once he had seen me a few times which is natural. I think even my husband liked Dr. Crandall. I could not have asked nor selected a better doctor to be recommended for my particular eye care (catarat). He was recommended by Dr. Hartnett.

May 02, 2012

Dr Crandall is great!!!

May 02, 2012

I was treated with respect and friendliness. I never feel rushed.

May 02, 2012

Dr. Crandall is the best!! Always share useful and important information with me

April 30, 2012

Dr. Crandall is very busy and I appreciate the time he takes to answer all of my questions.

April 27, 2012

Dr. Crandall is outstanding He works extremely hard, is so pleasant and compassionate and will do anything he possibly can to provide the best of care.

April 09, 2012

didn't feel rushed felt like i had time to share any concerns and have questions answered

April 05, 2012

Dr. Crandall ROCKS! He is so knowledgable, caring and concerned and a really nice man. He turned around a terrible experience I had with Dr. Ambati.

April 02, 2012

I am extremely confident in Dr. Crandall and his staff and trust him completely with my surgery.

March 29, 2012

Dr. Crandall provides excellent care and are always friendly and informative.

March 29, 2012

Because Dr Crandall was running late, I felt a little shortchanged that I did not get to talk to him more. I am not sure what questions I might've asked, having done research on the internet previously, but to the surgeon, I would advise a little more time and not be quite so hasty to leave the room and let the technician as good as she was, just because one is running late. I am trusting my eye to a doctor and reassurance would've been appreciated. Don't cheat the patient out of your time because you are late is what I would say. I could tell the doctor was ready to leave the room after his initial check on my eyes and let the tech finish up. It took me some months to finally take this step (Jan until March).

March 28, 2012

Dr. Crandall and his staff were the best, I was treated with courtesy and care, all of my concerns were addressed. I will return the next time that treatment is required and recomend your facility to all.

March 05, 2012

Dr. Crandall came highly recommended and I will do the same.

February 22, 2012

Time with doctor was very brief compared to total time at office, 10 minutes in 2.5 hour visit.

February 22, 2012

The symptoms I had were frightening and the doctor was very good at explaining what was going on and alleviating my fears.

February 22, 2012

I love Dr. Crandall

February 13, 2012

There is not a better Opthalmologist in the State of Utah !!!

February 10, 2012


February 09, 2012

Dr. Crandall is very good at explaining my eye issues and putting me at ease.

February 08, 2012

Dr. Crandall is one of the best physicians I've ever been to. Seems extremely competent, and also a very pleasant and caring individual. Bryce (the resident this time) also was excellent.

February 06, 2012

Dr. Crandall is top-notch from A-Z

February 01, 2012

Always a pleasure to come in for an examination.

February 01, 2012

very good service

January 18, 2012

Dr. Crandall and his entire staff should be commended for their professionalism and concern.

January 12, 2012


January 09, 2012

I am very pleased with the care and attention that Dr. Crandall and his associates have given me.

January 06, 2012

I couldn't recommend a care provider after just one short visit, but he was good.

January 05, 2012

Nothing less then excellence in my experience at the Moran Center.

January 05, 2012

very good in explaining and cordial in response to questions

January 05, 2012

This clinic deserves its reputation as the premier eye center of this area. I drive many other patients to this center, and they all rave about how great the staff is. I concur!

January 05, 2012

Again, a complete feeling of geniune concern for my welfare. No problem in recommending Moran to anyone in need of care or treatment of eye problems.

January 04, 2012

It is always a good experience to come in for a visit. I feel that the care providers and the staff members treat me with a friendly and professional way. They all seem interested and like they enjoy what they are doing. They also see extremely competent.

January 04, 2012

Dr. Crandall is a gem of a man. He even explained how they fit statistical models to determine the proper lens replacement. And, he recommended a neat Indian spice shop, and gave us directions to find it.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Alan Crandall graduated from the University of Utah, receiving his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his internship in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, as well as his residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania. He joined the University of Utah Ophthalmology Department in 1981. Dr. Crandall is the John A. Moran Presidential Professor and Senior Vice-Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Director of Glaucoma and Cataract; and Co-Director of the Outreach Division at the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Alan Crandall is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners as well as a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology. In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Glaucoma Society, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club. He is a past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Scheie Eye Institute
Residency Scheie Eye Institute
Internship University of Pennsylvania
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Utah


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