Mourning the Loss of Dr. Alan Crandall
On October 2, 2020, our beloved Dr. Alan S. Crandall left this earth unexpectedly. His contribution to ophthalmology was unmatched and his devotion to preserving vision through humanitarian work changed the lives of so many people around the world. Dr. Crandall joined The Eye Institute of Utah in 1997 and served as a constant example of excellence in ophthalmology to all of our patients and providers. He specialized in complex cataract and glaucoma management and was an excellent teacher to many ophthalmologists around the world, including several of our own surgeons at The Eye Institute.
Dr. Crandall frequently lectured both domestically and internationally at meetings and seminars. He is a past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Crandall was notably the only physician to receive four internationally recognized awards in ophthalmology for his humanitarian work: the American Glaucoma Society Humanitarian Award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Humanitarian Award, the ASCRS Humanitarian Award, and the ASCRS Foundation Chang Humanitarian Award. Other awards included the Health Care Heroes Award for Excellence in Health Care—Community Outreach and the Vocational Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service by Rotary International.
Dr. Crandall will always be remembered for his kindness, selflessness and his ability to light up a room no matter the circumstances. His example is shared every day through those who had the pleasure of meeting and working with him.
We extend our deepest condolences to the entire Crandall family and all of his many friends who celebrate his life and his legacy.