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Optometry Services: Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses

Trust your vision to the best—choose the only eye care center backed by the University of Utah. With locations across the Wasatch Front, you’ll find expert care in your own neighborhood. If you’re looking for an eye exam from a highly trained optometrist, Moran has everything you need to improve your vision.

Moran Optometrists in the Salt Lake City Area

The optometry specialists at the Moran Eye Center provide patients with the highest level of optometry care available in the Mountain West. Our doctors are ready to help with any vision concerns, including:

  • New glasses or contacts
  • Yearly eye exams
  • More complex vision conditions

We have 11 convenient locations throughout the Wasatch Front.

Why Choose Moran?

The Moran Eye Center is the best choice for eyeglasses and contacts and carries a large selection of high-quality frames and premium lenses. Make an appointment today and take advantage of our:

  • Price match guarantee on identical frame and lens combinations
  • Free unlimited lifetime adjustments, nose pad replacements, and cleanings on glasses purchased at any of our centers
  • Contact lens trials prior to purchase
  • Reduced pricing using manufacturer rebate programs for contact lenses
  • Personalized assistance and measurements by a certified optician to ensure you’re looking through the ideal spot in your eyeglass lenses
  • FL-41 tinted glasses for patients with light-sensitive conditions
  • Our extensive warranty:



Doctor's Prescription Change


1-2 years with one-time replacement

Scratch: 1 year with one-time replacement

Anti-reflective coating: 2 years with one-time replacement

One-time replacement within 180 days of purchase

Frame restyle or exchange for glasses within 30 days of purchase

Contact lens refund if unopened, in sellable condition

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Contact Lens Fittings & Services

We offer specialized and complex contact lens evaluations and fittings including the following:

  • Aphakic contact lens fitting
  • Bifocal contact lenses
  • Cosmetic contact lens fitting
  • Fitting of astigmatic eyes with rigid and soft contact lens material
  • Fitting of traumatized eyes
  • Keratoconus contact lens fitting
  • Orthokeratology
  • Pediatric contact lens fitting
  • Prosthetic contact lens fitting

For patients with light-sensitive conditions, we also offer FL-41 tinted glasses.

Will My Insurance Cover an Eye Exam?

Check with your insurance provider before scheduling a routine exam. Many insurance plans will cover your visit if you have a medical eye problem, but won’t pay for the exam if it’s a routine eye exam.

If you have a medical problem (infection, corneal disorders, diabetes, lazy eye, cataracts, glaucoma suspect, dry eye, double vision, etc.), the visit is considered a medical problem and can be billed to the medical plan.

But if you only need eyeglasses or contacts because you have astigmatism or myopia, and not because you have a medical problem, the visit is considered routine and will only be billed to your insurance if your medical plan includes a vision benefit.

Office visits to an eye care professional are usually categorized as either routine or medical. These terms have nothing to do with the steps it takes to perform a comprehensive eye exam or the type of doctor who performs the exam.

A comprehensive routine vision exam often contains the same elements as a comprehensive medical eye exam.

How Often Should You Get Your Eyes Checked?

Many sight-threatening diseases, if detected early, can be cured or treated to prevent, or slow, the progression of any vision loss. The most important preventive step is getting regular eye exams by a qualified eye care professional.

  • Children should get their first comprehensive eye examination before the age of three, unless a specific condition or history of family childhood vision problems warrants an earlier eye exam.
  • Anyone with a history of vision problems should get regular preventive eye care.
  • Adults ages 20 to 30 should have an eye exam every two years, unless they have visual changes, pain, flashes of light, new floaters, injury, or tearing. In these cases, you should go to an eye doctor immediately.

Yearly exams become more important in your late-30s. That's because changes in your vision and focus, along with eye diseases, are more likely to develop during your 30s. 

Helping Patients Prevent Vision Loss and Blindness

Our doctors are committed to helping patients avoid vision loss. We develop individualized treatment plans to address each patient’s unique vision condition.

If you need additional specialty care, the full ophthalmology resources of the John A. Moran Eye Center are readily available. Our optometrists and ophthalmologists work closely together providing comprehensive, leading-edge care.

Diabetes and Eye Problems

People with diabetes are also at risk for several eye disorders, including:

If you have diabetes, you should get an eye exam every year.

These things may also be signs of eye problems:

  • squinting,
  • blinking,
  • rubbing your eyes often,
  • headaches,
  • changes in vision, and
  • difficulty with visual concentration within arm's length.

If you have any of these, you schedule an eye exam immediately with your optometrist.

To schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience, please call 801-581-2352. 


What to Expect During an Eye Exam

A routine (or comprehensive) exam uses a wide range of tests and procedures to evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes.

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Should You Get Your Eyes Dilated?

A thorough, dilated exam lets your ophthalmologist do a complete exam of the retina. This is important to do throughout your life because several eye diseases and conditions are detected at their earliest stages during a thorough eye exam.

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