Craig A. Merrill, MD

“Vision is the most precious of all senses, and nothing is more gratifying than improving someone's eyesight. My skills as an ophthalmologist have give me the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on my patient's lives.”

Dr. Merrill has been practicing comprehensive and refractive surgical ophthalmology on the Central Coast since 1995. Dr. Merrill has performed thousands of major eye surgeries and is an expert in the fields of glaucoma, cataract, and refractive lens and laser surgery. His patients have included many doctors, nurses, lawyer, civic leaders and several NBA players and even white tigers and exotic animals.

He has served as a Captain in the Medical Corp of the US Army, a volunteer missionary in Italy, a disaster relief worker internationally and domestically and enjoys medical and surgical volunteer work. He is married with three children.

He is a native of California's Central Coast and as a youth, earned his Eagle Scout award and still serves as a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America, as well as several other local charitable organizations.


Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, General Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Undergraduate Education

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Medical School

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT


University of Utah - Moran Eye Center

Certification and Memberships

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
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