About Us

About Our Optometry Practice at Optical Expressions

When you visit one of our three Optical Expressions locations in the Scottsdale or Phoenix areas, you get the benefit of a practice that has been serving the area since 1960. In fact, our first location remains in service as one of our three currently operating clinics. Over our decades of practice, we have learned to adapt to the times to bring you the best in eye care through our use of technology and professional eye doctor team.

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Our History

The first Optical Expressions started in 1960 as Shapiro and Associates. Dr. Don Shapiro started the long history of our practice. This first location today is our Optical Expressions Willo District site. In 1979, the practice became a family affair when Dr. Don Shapiro's son, Gary, joined the practice.

The number of clinics increased in 1985, when we opened the Hilton Village location. Again, in 1988, we opened the Esplanade site. We still have these three locations today, where we continue to serve our patients.

Our Optometrist Team

Welcome Dr. Jillian Ralston!

Optical Expressions is delighted to welcome Dr. Jillian Ralston as a full time doctor to our practice. Beginning May 1st, Dr. Ralston will be available as a provider at all three of our locations. A native Arizonan, Dr. Ralston lives in Scottsdale with her husband and rescue dog Mika. We encourage you to stop by our office and meet the newest member of the Optical Expressions family.

Every optometrist who works with us at Optical Expressions has proven credentials and expertise in eye care. Our team includes three optometrists — Drs. Chacon, Ralston, and Wilken — who see patients at all three of our locations and one — Dr. Gabriel— who takes appointments at Willo and Esplanade.

The rest of our staff includes caring office workers who will help you to get an appointment when necessary. We also have experts in providing you with finding the perfect eyeglasses for whatever your style.

Services We Offer Today  

Today, we offer optometry services to help you keep your eyes healthy and see clearly. When you visit an eye doctor at Optical Expressions, you can get care before or after LASIK surgery, contact lenses fittings, or prescription eyeglasses. During our comprehensive eye exams, we will screen you for diseases that can steal your eyesight. The sooner you have an optometrist identify these conditions, the earlier you can get treatment and prevent vision loss.

Come Visit Any of Our Three Convenient Locations

To take advantage of our experience in eye care and the expertise of our optometrist team, come see us at any of our three Optical Expressions locations. To talk to our Willo District office, call (602) 254-3169. If you want to consult with our Hilton Village office staff, phone (480) 998-1606. Lastly, to make an appointment at our Esplanade site, use phone number (602) 224-5772. You can also make an appointment online for any of our three clinics in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.

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Hours Of Operation

All offices will be closed 7/4/2022 in observance of the Independence Day holiday

Optical Expressions


9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm


9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm


9:00am - 12:00pm

1 :00pm - 5:00pm


9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm


9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm


8:30am - 12:00pm