Beginning on August 10, Dr. O. Claron Alldredge, Jr. will resume practice as part of Hoopes Vision after a professional hiatus of three years, during which he served as President of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Dr. Alldredge will treat patients at Hoopes Vision’s Eagle Gate office (105 E. South Temple). Dr. Phillip C. Hoopes, Sr., founder and CEO of Hoopes Vision, said, “We are excited to welcome Dr. Alldredge back to active practice. He is one of this country’s most experienced and respected corneal and cataract specialists, and patients throughout Utah will benefit from his wealth of knowledge as well as his kind, caring manner.”
Dr. Alldredge has been associated with Hoopes Vision since its beginning. After a three year stint as an LDS mission president in London, England, Dr. Alldredge returned to Utah in 2000 and resumed his ophthalmology practice but began performing LASIK at Hoopes Vision’s laser center, and cataract and cornea transplant surgeries at Hoopes Vision’s on-site ambulatory surgery center, EyeSurg of Utah. In 2010, Dr. Alldredge formally joined forces with Hoopes Vision through a practice merger. In 2011, he was called to serve as temple president, and in the wake of his recent release from that calling, is returning to ophthalmology.
About Dr. Alldredge
After earning his medical degree from the University of Utah, Dr. Alldredge was accepted into the ophthalmology program at the University of Iowa, one of the most prestigious in the country. There he served as an intern and resident and completed a corneal and external disease fellowship. In addition to opening a private practice, Dr. Alldredge has been an instructor at the University of Iowa and a professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has served as secretary, treasurer and president of the Utah Ophthalmological Society, chairman of the Division of Ophthalmology at LDS Hospital, and as a member of the Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Committee of Utah Society to Prevent Blindness. He has authored numerous publications. Dr. Alldredge is among the most experienced cornea transplant surgeons in the United States. He served as the LDS Mission President of the England London mission between 1997 and 2000. He served from 2011 to 2014 as the President of the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. He and his wife Lillian are the parents of six children and grandparents to 24 grandchildren.
About Hoopes Vision
Hoopes Vision was founded in 2000 when Dr. Phillip C. Hoopes relocated to Utah from Kansas City, where he had established a very innovative and successful eye surgery practice. Since then, Hoopes Vision has become one of the country’s premier providers of vision correction surgeries such as LASIK, PRK, ICL, cataract surgery, and cornea transplants. Hoopes Vision’s commitment to embracing the newest vision correction technology has led to such milestones as being the first in Salt Lake City to perform blade-free LASIK, the first in Utah to perform custom wavefront LASIK, and the first surgery center anywhere in the world to acquire multiple cataract laser platforms.