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 patients select the perfect frame and lens options that will maximize vision with style. Brittney divides her time between managing the optical desk and assisting Dr. Elizabeth in vision therapy, working with patients in need of improving their visual skills. She 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 baby boy. Brittney is a huge fan of the Jayhawks, the Royals, and Kansas City Sporting.
Emily is a student worker throughout the office. She is most likely the voice you hear when you get your annual reminder to schedule an exam. She is a Dance major at KU and a member of the Unity urban dance squad.
Breyanna was born and raised in Southwest, Kansas and is a current student at the University of Kansas. Breyanna works both as a pre-tester and also in optical and is always willing to lend a helping hand to our patients! In her free time, Breyanna likes to spend her time with friends and trying new things.
Alli is currently a Pre-Optometry student at the University of Kansas. Alli works as a pre-tester and also works alongside Brittney and Dr. Elizabeth with our vision therapy patients. In her free time Alli often spends her time cheering on the Jayhawks as a member of the University of Kansas Cheer team.
Aaron is a Pre-Optometry student at KU and has been part of team since September of 2017. Aaron performs pre-testing duties for patients and helps out in optical as well. He will be going to Optometry school at the University of Missouri St. Louis in the Fall of 2019. In his free time, Aaron enjoys playing golf and running with his golden retriever, Dex.
Courtney is a graduate of the University of Kansas and brings to our office over five years of experience of the industry. Courtney works at our front desk and is able to answer a wide array of questions you may have about scheduling, insurance, etc. When she is not at work, you can probably find her at Kauffman Stadium where she is an avid fan and season ticket holder of the Kansas City Royals.
Julia has over five years of front desk experience. She is the smiling face you see when you come in for your appointment. She speaks Russian and lived twelve years in Kazakhstan before moving to Denver, CO in 2005. Julia moved to Lawrence with her husband and pet bunny “Buggzy” after getting married. She and her husband really enjoy taking their boat out to Clinton Lake on evenings and weekends.
Tanae is a graduate of Haskell University and is our lead optician. She is your go to for anything pertaining to your glasses. Tanae is able to answer any of your questions about lens types, materials, and coatings such like blue-block, which is a coating that protects you from the blue light off your computer screen. Additionally, she is the expert in adjusting glasses if they need a tune up. In her free time, Tanae enjoys listening to music and riding her bike exploring Lawrence.