Welcome to Primary Eye Care Center of Ahwatukee in Ahwatukee, Phoenix
Established in 2000, we have quickly grown into one of the most successful independent optometric practices in the country. Our success is primarily due to word-of-mouth referral and is the result of our constant quest for excellence in patient satisfaction, patient care, and innovative eye care technology. Our goal is to ensure Primary Eye Care Center of Ahwatukee provides all of your family’s eye care needs for life.
Our optometric experts stay up to date with the rapid progress of medicine and technology so you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments. Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, visit our highly qualified and skilled eye doctor regularly for a comprehensive eye exam.
Q&A | Dry Eye with Dr. De Rubeis
A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy. More about Dry Eyes...
There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye. More about Dry Eyes...
Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure. More about Dry Eyes...
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
Please call our office at: 480-706-2020 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.
- Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed