Eugene Shifrin, O.D., F.A.A.O. - Director of Optometry
Experience You Can Rely On
Dr. Shifrin brings more than a decade of valuable experience to the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center. He cares for a wide range of patients and needs, and has played a vital role in providing pre- and post-operative care for patients following refractive or cataract procedures. He co-manages cases with Medical Director, Emilio M. Justo, M.D. It is Dr. Shifrin's priority to surround every patient with the best possible care at every step.
"Treat Your Patients the Way You Want to Be Treated"
That simple suggestion from Dr. Shifrin's mentors resonated and has become a part of his daily practice. "To me, the meaning of that phrase goes far beyond a successful diagnosis and treatment. It encompasses the clinician's ability to listen, relate and understand your patients' needs and address them accordingly. Being in practice for more than a decade, I continuously strive to create a team oriented approach to my patients' ophthalmic needs. It begins with a comprehensive examination and listening to my patients' concerns. I aim for my patients to clearly understand their condition prior to leaving my office. I firmly believe that a trusting relationship is a cornerstone to a successful doctor-patient team."
Learning is a Never-Ending Process
I was privileged to be trained with some of the finest educators and clinicians over the course of my career. Although I feel that I received an excellent and unique education, I continuously strive to further my knowledge base in order to keep up with the latest developments in these ever-evolving fields of ophthalmology and optometry. Being one of the first Board Certified Optometrists in the state of Arizona allows me not only to maintain my current knowledge base but also to stay informed on new developments in the ophthalmic field. I continually meet and exceed the required limits for continuing education and feel that education is the foundation of any successful physician.
Influencing Beyond the Practice
I feel that camaraderie that I was able to establish with my colleagues, and knowledge that I have gained as a result, needs to be shared with optometric students, residents and future colleagues. I am excited that others at the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center share my vision. As a result, our practice serves as an educational facility for medical students as well as students of optometry. I believe that sharing knowledge with your future peers not only can enrich you as a clinician but also as a person.
DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY with clinical honors: Pennsylvania College of Optometry
LICENSED: State of Arizona
BOARD CERTIFIED: American Board of Optometry.
Ambassador for the Board in the State of Arizona
FELLOW: American Academy of Optometry
RESIDENCY: Brandywine Eye Center, Pennsylvania
COLLEGE: University of Delaware (Biology)
MEMBERSHIPS: Arizona Optometric Association,
American Optometric Association, National Glaucoma Society,
American Academy of Optometry
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: Adjunct Clinical Professor
for Midwestern University and Pacific University Schools of Optometry