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Tempe

6101 S. Rural Rd., Ste. 115
Tempe, AZ 85283
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Tel: (480) 517-0047
Fax: (480) 981-5500

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8am to 5pm

The Southwestern Eye Center Tempe Arizona office is conveniently located off of Rural Rd. between Baseline and Guadalupe. This location has a clinic and optical shop. 

Some of the services we offer in Tempe include eye exams, cataract surgery, premium lenses, corneal consultations, diabetic eye care, and lasik evaluations. Call or visit our Tempe location to learn more about how Southwestern Eye Center can help you see the details in life.

We love serving our patients in Tempe with advanced eye care. Southwestern Eye Center has remained focused on providing the best possible vision care for the communities we serve. Learn more about the services offered, our eye doctors and gain information to help you get the most out of your appointment.

Services We Offer in Tempe

Request consultations for the following services or come in for preventive and routine eye care near Tempe. Southwestern Eye Center offers multi-specialty care throughout Arizona and New Mexico. If you do not see the service you are interested in listed below, check our other locations or call us so we can assist you in finding the right location for your vision needs.

Doctors at our Tempe Office

Get to know our team of Ophthalmologists and Optometrists at Tempe, AZ. Southwestern Eye Center is home to some of the best eye doctors in the country with expertise in conditions of ophthalmology. Each of our physicians is driven by a mission to help patients and their communities see better and enjoy good vision. Learn more about each doctor by clicking on their images below.

Dr. Arlynn Roper
Arlynn B. Roper, O.D.

General Eye Care

Dr. Daryl Pfister
Daryl Pfister, M.D.

Cataracts, Cornea

What does an Ophthalmologist do?

An ophthalmologist specializes in advanced eye care and treatments designed to restore vision and health to your eyes. Often optometrists refer patients to ophthalmologists for a specialized opinion, surgery, medications, and a variety of other options. Our ophthalmologists are proficient in multiple specialties and perform surgeries to help treat common conditions like Cataracts and Glaucoma. They also specialize in conditions of the Retina, Cornea and Eyelid.

Questions to Ask our Tempe Ophthalmologist(s)

Ophthalmologists can diagnose a variety of diseases and strive to find a treatment plan that works for you. If you need eye surgery for any reason, it will also be an ophthalmologist who performs the surgery.

Consider the following questions when meeting with an ophthalmologist:

What should I know about surgery?

If you are considering surgery, you can ask our ophthalmologists and their teams any questions about expectations before, during and after your surgery to help make you feel comfortable and make the process run smoothly.

What new technology options are there?

Our ophthalmologists stay on top of advancements in technology that can better serve our patients.

What can I be doing to help maintain good vision?

Whether you are being evaluated for surgery or are being seen for the ongoing treatment of a condition, be sure to ask our doctors what you can do to maintain good vision, whether that be lifestyle adjustments, medication or a more strategic treatment plan.

What does an Optometrist do?

Optometrists specialize in optometry, dealing primarily with vision and common problems with the eyes. They diagnose, treat, write new and updated prescriptions and help their patients manage conditions. Optometrists also track many ongoing eye problems like cataracts and dry eyes,  and can suggest corrective treatment options to deal with these issues.

Questions to Ask our Tempe Optometrist(s)

When you go to get your vision checked, optometrists are the doctors who usually examine your eyes, check your vision and prescribe glasses or contacts. They also offer advice and treatments to improve your vision, and may also talk over alternatives like LASIK eye surgery depending on your conditions and questions.

Consider the following questions when speaking to your optometrist:

How much has my vision changed since my last visit?

If you are getting updated prescriptions or are monitoring existing conditions, you can discuss the changes in your vision and anything you have noticed since your last appointment.

Am I a candidate for LASIK or refractive surgery?

While a free LASIK consultation will evaluate if you are a candidate for surgery, you can ask your optometrist to answer questions you might have before a consultation.

When is it time to consider Cataract Surgery?

If you have been monitoring the development of cataracts and are noticing increasing blurriness or difficulty seeing at night, you should discuss your symptoms with your doctor to determine if you should be evaluated for Cataract Surgery.

How to Choose an Ophthalmologist/Optometrist in Tempe, AZ

Our expert eye doctors and surgeons each have accolades and specialty training. If you have not been directly referred, you will need to be evaluated by one of our optometrists before seeing one of our ophthalmologists so that if you require specialized treatment or surgery, you are placed with the correct doctor. Please be aware that to best serve you in a timely and convenient manner, we may suggest you see doctors with more availability at a location near you.

“Super nice staff – everyone we dealt with from check-in through check-out was super helpful and kind.”

– Emily M.

“Very patient and thorough. Sometimes eye doctors can push you through the exam – this was not the case here. I really appreciate that!”

– Freda L.

Request an Appointment at our Ophthalmology/Optometry center in Tempe

Consultations and eye exams are the best way to take a comprehensive approach to your vision health. You will be able to monitor the development of conditions that can harm your vision and gain insight into the best ways to treat and manage your sight. You can request an appointment online in Tempe, AZ or call to schedule during our business hours.