Optical Expressions — Your Phoenix and Scottsdale Optometrist

Caring for your eyes starts with regular vision exams that can spot problems early. Our optometry clinics in Phoenix and Scottsdale also have opticians to get you the perfect glasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses to help you to see clearly. Visit one of our three Optical Expressions locations to experience our professional and attentive eye care staff.

Who We Are

Throughout our three locations, we have multiple optometrists to help you. Some of our eye doctors treat patients at all three sites while others remain at one location. Doctors Wilken and Chacon see patients at our Esplanade, Hilton Village, and Willo District offices. Eye Doctors Robinson and Ralston currently see patients one day a week at our Hilton Village clinic. Dr. Melissa Gabriel sees patients at our Esplanade and Willo District offices. All our optometrists are fully qualified in their fields to identify eye problems and prescribe corrective lenses.

Where We Are

Optical Expressions has three locations in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. These three clinics in Hilton Village, Willo District, and Esplanade, make it convenient for you to get your eye exam, no matter where you live in the area.

What We Do

When you visit an optometrist at Optical Expressions, you have many services to choose from, including exams, contact fittings, and pre or post-surgery care for LASIK and cataract surgical procedures.

In our optometry clinics, we provide eye exams to check for issues such as glaucoma, macular degeneration,  diabetes related complications, visual acuity, and focusing problems. Because your eye health plays a significant role in how well you see, our comprehensive exams look for physical issues or developing conditions that could affect your vision.

If you need contact lenses, we offer a separate exam that includes a fitting to ensure that you get the correct contacts for your vision needs. In addition to the correct contacts, we also offer cosmetic lenses if you have defects in your eyes that you want to conceal or prefer a different look for your eyes.

Maybe you don't want to bother with glasses or contacts any longer. LASIK surgery may correct some types of vision problems, but you will need to see an optometrist both before and after the procedure to see how well the surgery succeeded and if you need additional follow-up care.

We Can't Wait to See You

If you live anywhere in Phoenix or Scottsdale, contact one of our three Optical Expressions locations today to make an appointment with an eye doctor. If you prefer to fill out an appointment request online, you can do so on our website for any of our three clinics. We can't wait to see you.

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Meet The Doctors

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  • Dr. Erika Wilken

    Dr. Erika Wilken joined the Optical Expressions family in 2006 as an Associate Doctor. She received her Doctor of Optometry in Boston, MA in 2005 as her class Salutatorian. She completed her ocular disease residency at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in 2006.

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  • Dr. Francisco Chacon

    Francisco L. Chacon, O.D. joined Optical Expressions as an associate in 2015. Dr. Chacon earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico and his Doctorate degree from Pacific University College of Optometry, where he was a member of the prestigious honor society, Beta-Sigma Kappa.

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  • Dr. Sophie Robinson

    Dr. Sophie Robinson grew up in Charlotte, NC. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, so she is naturally a Tar Heel fan.

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  • Dr. Gabriel

    Dr. Gabriel has practiced in the North Phoenix/ Scottsdale area for the past 17 years and has become one of the most respected family practice eye doctors in the valley. She has a great following of very loyal patients. She also has a great deal of experience with contact lenses and children.

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  • Dr. Ralston

    Dr. Ralston is an Arizona native and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She then attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for her doctorate in optometry where she graduated with Beta Sigma Kappa honors.

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Willo District

McDowell Rd, Phoenix

Hilton Village

Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Esplanade Office

Camelback, Phoenix

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Hours Of Operation

Optical Expressions

Monday:

9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday:

9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday:

9:00am - 12:00pm

1 :00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday:

9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday:

9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday:

8:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday:

Closed