Moran Eye Center

(801) 581-2352

65 Mario Capecchi Dr SLC
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

40.769491796481404 -111.83841705322266

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Pediatric retinal services & our new center for translational medicine.

Your visit is our vision.

Description: The Moran Eye Center is the largest vision treatment and research center between the west coast and Texas, and is considered one of the top eye centers in the world. The center employs over 60 faculty members and more than 420 staff. Faculty members include ophthalmologists, optometrists and basic science vision researchers who come from 23 different countries.

The first center opened in 1993 thanks to a generous gift from U of U alumnus, John A. Moran. The new 210,000 square foot facility on the University of Utah campus opened on August 3, 2006.

The center's ophthalmologists and optometrists see patients at 13 clinics locations across the Wasatch Front and provide patients with a wide range of services including: comprehensive family eye care, glasses and contact lenses, laser and non-laser vision correction (including complex LASIK cases), cataract surgery and glaucoma treatment, plastic and reconstructive surgery, surgery and treatment for diseases of the retina, neuro-ophthalmology, orientation to vision loss services, and 24-hour emergency services.

The center is recognized as a world leader in clinical research for AMD & the design of intraocular lenses used in cataract surgery, as well as complications associated with cataract surgery.

The center's basic science research is focused on the areas of retinal diseases, artificial vision, genetics and genetic therapies in ophthalmology, retinal cell regeneration and transplantation, and retina and retinal cell development.

The center's graduate physician training program is consistently ranked among the best residency programs in the country.

The center is home to the Utah Lions Eye Bank which provides donor tissue for vision-restoring corneal transplants to more than 450 recipients throughout the intermountain-west every year.

In 2010, the center received nearly $8.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to support vision research. Additional support comes from private donors and revenue generated from clinical and surgical services. Less than one percent of the center’s budget comes from the State of Utah.

The profits generated from the center's optical locations are used to support ongoing clinical and basic science research into blinding eye diseases.

The center and its 12 satellite clinics host more than 120,000 clinic visits each year. Moran Eye Center surgeons perform more than 7,000 surgical procedures each year.

The John A. Moran Eye Center is committed to the goal that no blinding condition, eye disease or visual impairment should be without hope, without understanding and without treatment.

We dedicate ourselves to serve the visually impaired through education, research, clinical care, and community outreach, and to create a legacy upon which future generations can continue to build.

Category: Opticians and Optical Goods|Optometrists|Ophthalmologists

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West's Best Eye Care

by EddieB , 08/10/2012

Since I have had chronic dry eye syndrome (complete loss off eye tears - water, oil and surfactant) after my second adult stem cell transplant with a following case of rejection, Graft v. Host Disease (GVHD), I have had my eyes treated and a trusted care plan that has saved my vision. Facility is easy to find as it is directly south of Intermountain Primary Childrens Hospital. Easy access using Trax light-rail Red Line as the Red Line ends directly across the street (Red Line to University). I have never been rushed out or left with unanswered questions. Doctors are very busy and have few clinical days as they also are involved in research with the University of Utah. They also take trauma call for the University of Utah Hospital, so very infrequently my appointment has been late. Usually, I must arrive 30 minutes early so that I am there as soon as they can see me. This is a teaching facility, so if your doctor is accompanied by a visiting specialist or a Medical School student doing their Internship or Fellowship don't be upset, and if you want the individual to step out and be with just your physician just mention that you would like them to step out. I figure that since this Eye Center trains the doctors, they must have excellent doctors. My experience with them is excellent.

I expected more

by col psoas , 04/18/2011

My call to set up an appointment was answered by a tremendous jerk. The guy was so incredibly unhelpful IN EVEN SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT that I can't possibly imagine how they treat people in there. They don't care about you or are willing to answer even ONE question.If this is nothing but treating people like an inconvenience I will certainly be taking my business elsewhere and suggest you do the same.

Difficult to work with...

by can-u-see-me-now , 03/05/2010

Don't expect much flexibility from them regardless of how dire your situation may be. I had a job interview today which are hard to come by these days. Left my glasses at home and did not care to drive in the limited winter visibility, thank goodness my wife and I carpooled. In any case, the Contacts department refused to let me purchase an older prescription (1yr expiration) of my contacts unless I made an appointment. They would not even part with a sampled pair despite being a fellow employee. So even after scheduling an appointment the contacts would need to be ordered only to arrive a few days late and many dollars short.Do not get me started on their lens pricing'd think this was Beverly Hills, Utah. 2 Stars - The service ended before it even began.

Moran Eye Center

by momof 4 , 03/13/2009

The people at the Moran Eye Center are very kind and friendly. The doctors are the absolute best! I would recommend it to anyone. I like the fact that many of the doctors are also researchers and they are developing treatments for many eye disorders. The view of Salt Lake City is also outstanding.

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