In the summer of 2015, Dr. O. Claron Alldredge, Jr. rejoined 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. He brings with him the knowledge and expertise of one of the United States’ most experienced, prolific, and respected cornea and cataract surgeons.
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’s John A. Moran Eye Center. 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 the 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 President of the England London Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 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 6 children and grandparents to 24 grandchildren.