Dr. Howard Crane, OD

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236 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI, 48220

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B.S., Pre-optometry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI O.D., Ohio State University, College of Optometry, Columbus, OH Advanced Licensure, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI Licensed to practice Optometry in Michigan and California Licensed in the use of diagnostics and pharmacological agents and the treatment of ocular surface diseases. Awarded Honor Student Graduated Beta Sigma Kappa Deemed noteworthy practitioner Member: Ferndale Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors) Member: Ferndale Merchants Association Member: Business Network International - Ambassadors of Business Excellence (BNI-ABE) National Registry of Who's Who Former Den Leader and Assistant Pack Leader, Cub Scouts of America

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Dr Crane is competent, smart, and well educated. He is a real old-school professional doctor who takes clear pride in being up to date on the latest medical knowledge, tools, and techniques related to his field. He also made a point of course explaining everything he was doing and why he was asking everything, which is incredibly rare in my experience.

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I have been a patient here since the 80’s . I always receive the same quality care! Dr Crane is always professional and kind!

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The best around

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My annual eye exam and contact lens fitting... I usually dread this like there's no tomorrow. All day today I had been dreading the appointment, and it was with a new eye doctor in a new town so my nerves were higher than usual. I chose Crane Optical based on Yelp reviews and I'm SO HAPPY I did. As soon as I walked in the door, it confirmed why I wanted to live in Ferndale, the exceptional people I've met. Chatting with the girls up front during my extremely short wait to see the doctor felt like it was routine. Dr. Crane, how do I begin... His knowledge of the field is stunning. I've been wearing glasses and contacts for 26 years and I'm quite certain I have never been able to see this clearly. He's kind, understanding and KNOWS what he's doing. I was comfortable enough to tell him my dread of these appointments stem from the choosing the better lens test.. 1 or 2, 2 or 3... I'm always worried I won't choose well and then I won't be able to see for a year. Dr. Crane assured me this wouldn't happen. The exam was a breeze! Dr. Crane knows what he's doing and gets it done. After my exam, I looked at frames. Insurance only pays for contacts or glasses and I always go with contacts. My glasses haven't had an updated prescription in 20 years. After trying on any frame that caught my eye, taking selfies and sending them to my daughter for her opinion, I found a pair of frames that fit my face and are classic with a bit if trend. There is no pressure for a sale, it's a very comfortable atmosphere. I'm thrilled to have chosen Crane Optical. I thought I liked my for optometrist, but Dr. Crane proved that wrong. From walking in the door to leaving, every aspect is wonderful.

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Dr. Crane was very nice and extremely knowledgeable. I came in for my annual eye exam and was in/out in 30 minutes!

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Dr Crane was very efficient and helpful during my appointment. Everyone in his office was so helpful as well!

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Excellent experience. I would highly recommend them.

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Dr. Crane is the best! The staff is awesome and Dr. Crane does an excellent job of making you feel relaxed and well taken care of. Everyone here is very approachable and professional. They take the time to make sure you're getting exactly what you need without pressuring you into anything you may not want. Excellent service with a friendly atmosphere, I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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The doctor was very thorough and knowledgeable and I believe I walked away with a better contact lens prescription than I had when I entered. The office has newer/more advanced equipment than I am accustomed to. The front desk was able to assist with confusion regarding my insurance company as well.

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Super professional and friendly! Would recommend to anybody!

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Friendly staff, efficient processes and clean environment.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my visit! I would most definitely go back, and I have already told others about them.

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Dr. Crane is a wonderful optometrist! My father and I have been with him for years. His exams are always thorough, punctuated with pleasant conversation and a gentle demeanor. Plus, you rarely have to wait long to be seen! My one negative as of late has been the hard push/sell on purchasing the frames and glasses from them. Though I do understand it is a business, it left me feeling a bit uncomfortable as I had already decided to go elsewhere for the frames. Otherwise, a good experience.

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Dr Crane and the staff were great. They were very friendly and professional. They offered a variety of options for contacts and glasses. Dr Crane really took the time to make sure he had my prescription just right and offered a different option for contacts that feel great. I would highly recommend Dr. Crane and his team.

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Everyone was friendly and professional. Very happy with my visit. Felt I received the attention I needed, and the appointment went quickly.

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The personal touch at this place makes all the difference.

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Dr. Crane was fantastic! I don't think I've ever had a prescription as clear and perfect as I do now. I'd highly recommend.

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I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Crane. He and his staff were very professional and friendly. I was seen by the doctor immediately. There was a wide variety of eye glasses to choose from. I had a great experience. My family did so, as well.

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Dr. Crane knew his stuff and saved me money on my contacts. Big pluses in my book.

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It's always a very efficient process working with the staff at Dr. Crane's office.

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Dr. Crane is always very friendly and efficient. I was helped right way and my appointments are always quick. My prescriptions are always spot on. I started using the contact brand Dr. Crane suggested, and I've never been more comfortable and happy!

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This is my second visit to Dr. Cranes office and I love the fact that it is a small operation with big services. The staff are very informative on insurance coverage for individual clients, there is a decent selection in frames, and the Dr. is helpful with any questions that may arise. I definitely; highly recommend this business.

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It was wonderful, Dr. Crane was great; very personable and extremely knowledgeable. I feel very comfortable going to him and would certainly recommend others to do so.

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Dr Crane is an excellent eye doctor.

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Very clean and professional and very polite staff All Around very good visit

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Overall it was good. I had to wait quite awhile before I was seen but I was assured that this wasn't a normal occurrence. Everything went smoothly with Dr Crane. He had a very comforting manner and was able to answer my questions knowledgeably. The support staff were friendly and helpful.

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My visit was pleasant. Dr. Crane did a good job &The staff was helpful & nice.

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Dr. Crane is always professional and through. I've been going to him for my yearly eye exam and I wouldn't want to see anyone else. He's the best!

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Experienced, knowledgeable and NO waiting with a friendly helpful staff. Every eye check-up needs this type of Dr. and staff. Decades long family Dr.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Crane's for at least five years now. He has always been incredibly professional and I have no desire to go anywhere else. He is up to date on all of the newest developments and always has something new to recommend. He also asks about prescription coverage when the need arises for him to prescribe something, to ensure that the prescription will not be an issue for his patient.

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Perfect.

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Dr. Crane was professional and friendly and the eye appointment went by fairly quick. However, the staff did not assist with selection of frames. I am use to big chains having staff assist me in selecting frames that may fit my face structure.

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As always, Dr. Crane and his receptionist, Christie, were amazing. The office environment is warm, friendly and inviting. Christie is nice and very helpful. Dr. Crane is quite thorough and comforting. Every visit I've had over the years have been more than satisfying. I highly recommend Dr. Crane for your eye wear and exams.

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Dr. Crane was very nice and professional. He was very thorough and explained everything that was going to be done and gave great recommendations about what products to use going forward.

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Professional, prompt, honest.

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Dr. Crane was very thorough and professional. I am new to the Detroit Area and was concerned finding an eye doctor considering my terrible eyesight and astigmatism. He performed an in-depth exam and explained future concerns and precautions, as well as lens options since I work on a computer all day. I'm trilled to have found such a caring, professional Doctor. I would definitely recommend him and his office!

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Dr. Crane and staff were very friendly and helpful. I did not have to wait at all to see Dr. Crane and I liked that the appointment did not feel rushed and we had time to go over my questions. The ladies up front were very personable and made picking out glasses and ordering contacts fun. The office is a bit older/ not all the newest technology, but Dr. Crane was very thorough and I would recommend this office!

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Very professional

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I've been seeing Dr. Crane for years because I know that he's good at what he does. The staff is excellent.

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Dr. Crane was extremely professional and friendly. I would recommend him to everyone I know. 10/10, will go again!