Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Erika Wilken

Meet Dr. Erika Wilken

Dr. Erika Wilken joined the Optical Expressions family in 2006 as an Associate Doctor. She received her Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2005 as her class Salutatorian. She completed her ocular disease residency at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in 2006. Dr. Wilken became the lead optometrist in our practice in 2015. She strives to build long-term eye care relationships by paying attention to each individual’s eye care for her patients, including but not limited to diagnosis and management of ocular disease and specialty contact lens fittings. Her training in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology has enabled her to recognize various health issues, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.

Dr. Wilken regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses in order to provide her patients with the most modern and progressive vision care available. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Dr. Wilken lives in Tempe, Arizona, with her husband, Steve, and their ten-year-old daughter, Lexi. Her many interests include travel, physical fitness, cooking/dining out, and supporting a variety of sports teams. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Arizona Optometric Association (AZOA).

Dr. Wilken sees patients at all three of our offices.

Francisco Chacon

Meet 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. Dr. Chacon completed externships in several modes of practice. He gained valuable experience working at some of the nation’s preeminent vision therapy practices, as well as participating in ocular disease management at Norton Sound Indian Health Hospital in Nome, Alaska.

Dr. Chacon performs comprehensive eye examinations and enjoys seeing patients of all ages and vision needs He has a wide variety of experience in ocular diseases, pediatric optometry, and contact lenses. In his words, “I have always been fascinated with vision and what it brings to our lives; and I will always be grateful that I am able to enhance and preserve this quality of life for so many people.” In his spare time, Dr. Chacon enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three young children. He also likes fishing, hiking, and bike riding.

Dr. Chacon sees patients at all three of our offices.

Dr. Robinson

Meet Dr. 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. She attended optometry school at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and graduated with Beta Sigma Kappa honors. She received the VSP Practice Excellence Award and was the only one in her class awarded the Module Directors Award in clinical excellence in primary care. She completed externships in various areas of optometry, including contact lenses, pediatrics with an emphasis on strabismus and amblyopia, and low vision services. Before moving to Scottsdale, her final externship was at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL (rated the number one eye hospital in the US 15 years in a row). This experience allowed her to become comfortable diagnosing and treating various ocular manifestations and diseases, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetes, and dry eye. Dr. Robinson has also enjoyed participating in vision screenings for Special Olympic athletes.

The most important aspect of her job is developing personal relationships with her patients and tailoring eye care to their individual needs. “I value the primary care role of optometry and one-on-one interactions with patients. Building professional trust is very important to me, and it starts with patient education.” Today’s medical world is rapidly evolving, and it’s crucial to relay the message that good overall health is the key to good ocular health. She looks forward to creating professional relationships with the people of the Scottsdale area and helping them meet their individualized ocular and visual needs. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting with family and friends, exercising, and all the great food Scottsdale has to offer!

Dr. Robinson sees patients at our Hilton Village office.

Meet Dr. Ralston

Dr. Ralston is an Arizona native and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. She then attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, for her doctorate in optometry, where she graduated with Beta Sigma Kappa honors. Rounding out her education at Midwestern, Dr. Ralston completed clinical externships in Hawaii, Albuquerque, and Scottsdale, where she gained experience in treating ocular disease and co-managing patients with ophthalmology. Dr. Ralston continued her education with a residency in primary care at The Vision Center of West Phoenix, where she saw patients of all ages from around Arizona. She received special training in managing and treating ocular diseases such as dry eye, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes, and also in fitting specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Ralston is excited to join the team at Optical Expressions in providing eye care to those in her hometown. In her spare time, Dr. Ralston enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken, and her rescue dog, Mika. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and baking.

Dr. Ralston is now accepting patients at all three of our offices.

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