Elizabeth J. Crandon, OD, FCOVD
Positive and empathetic, Dr. Elizabeth Crandon has a passion for working with patients of all ages – especially those who struggle in school, work, or life because of visual difficulties. She has worked extensively with patients who experience learning difficulties due to visual dysfunction, as well as those with brain injuries and special needs. Dr. Elizabeth has practiced in downtown Lawrence with her husband, Dr. Brent, since 1989. Over the years, she has dedicated her life to her practice, community and most importantly, her family. The Crandons have three daughters who have all contributed to the wellbeing of the practice.
Dr. Crandon grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1985 with a Bachelors of Science in neurobiology. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1989 from the University of Houston College of Optometry. In 2008, she completed a fellowship from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She is currently one of six optometrists in the state of Kansas who is board certified in developmental vision and vision therapy.
Brent Crandon, O.D.
Dr. Brent Crandon enjoys treating patients of all ages with care and enthusiasm. Since 1999, he been taking his optometric skills abroad with VOSH, Voluntary Optometric Service to Humanity. He has also traveled regularly to Latin America, serving those who have no access to eye care or eyewear.
Dr. Crandon has practiced in downtown Lawrence since 1989, with his wife, Dr. Elizabeth. He is originally from Derby, Kansas. Dr. Crandon graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelors in biology in 1985. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1989.
His other interests are his church, St. John the Evangelists Catholic Church, and sports, especially the Kansas City Chiefs. He speaks some Spanish and welcomes bilingual patients.
The Drs. Crandon are members of the Kansas Optometric Association (KOA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA).
With her positive energy, Brittney is dedicated to helping her patients improve their visual skills. Brittney is a board-certified Vision Therapist from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) since 2018. She is currently one of two Vision therapists in the state of Kansas who is board certified. Brittney takes great pride in knowing when she has improved a patient’s quality of life through Vision Therapy. After a busy day at the office, Brittney spends time with her husband and two boys. She is a huge fan of the Jayhawks, the Royals, and Kansas City Sporting.
Alli is from Lincoln, Nebraska and just graduated from the University of Kansas in May of 2020. She plans to attend optometry school in the future. In the office, Alli works alongside Brittney and Dr. Elizabeth with our vision therapy patients. She also works as an optometric assistant. She enjoys spending time with friends, family, and cheering on the Jayhawks (and occasionally the Cornhuskers).
Courtney brings to our office over seven years of experience in the industry and loves to help our patients understand their insurance benefits. When she is not at work, you can probably find her cheering on the Royals at her second home (Kauffman Stadium) with her partner-in-crime, Ricky, and their pint-sized fan, baby Easton.
Julia was born and raised in Kazakhstan, Adopted, and moved to Denver, CO in 2005. She speaks Russian fluently and has lots of front desk experience. She is certified in medical billing and coding. She is the smiling face you see when you come in for your appointments. She moved to Lawrence with her husband and pet bunny “Bugzzy” after getting married. She and her husband really enjoy taking their boat out to Clinton Lake on evenings and weekends.
Taylor is from Kansas. She is usually the voice you hear calling to schedule your yearly eye exams. She is also one of our trained opticians and loves helping you find the perfect pair. You may also find Taylor at the front desk ready to check you in or helping out with preliminary testing before seeing the doctor.
Sarah is a student at the University of Kansas studying Exercise Science and is currently on track to become a Physician Assistant. Sarah works as an optometric assistant who performs preliminary testing on patients and loves to meet new people. Outside of the office, Sarah plays lacrosse for the KU women’s lacrosse club.
Adeline is a junior at the University of Kansas studying microbiology and business on the pre-optometry track. She is one of our optometric assistants and enjoys learning more about eye care. Outside of work, she is actively involved in KU Christian Challenge and Delta Epsilon Mu.
Lily works as an optometric assistant. She currently attends the University of Kansas studying biology on a pre-optometry track. In her free time she enjoys traveling with friends and playing sand volleyball.
Rachel joined the team with a degree from K-State in Apparel and Textile Marketing and many years of experience both working and managing in fashion retail. She is a trained optician here always eager to help patients find new, stylish frames. In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, working on DIY projects, and currently preparing for the birth of her first child this winter.