Desert Family Vision Center

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About Us

We Have Been Proudly Serving The Gila Valley For Over 30 Years!

Dr. Charles Ferrin is the top eye doctor in Safford AZ and he owns and operates Desert Family Vision Center. At our eye clinic, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care using the most advanced diagnostic tools and techniques available.

Our team of experienced eye doctors is trained in a wide range of eye pathology, including keratoconus, irregular corneal issues, dry eye diseases, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal diseases.

We are also strong advocates for myopia control, using various techniques including orthokeratology to help slow the progression of nearsightedness in our patients. In addition to fitting contact lenses for a variety of vision issues, our eye doctors have additional training in fitting difficult-to-fit, medically-necessary contact lenses for patients with keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, and less-than-ideal results from refractive surgery.

In addition to providing comprehensive eye care services, we also offer a wide range of eyewear products including glasses, frames, and contact lenses. Our team of opticians is trained to help you find the perfect pair of glasses or contact lenses that meet your visual needs and fit your personal style.

We are committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients. Our team of eye doctors is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in eye care technology and treatments. We believe that good eye health is an important aspect of overall health and wellness. That’s why we offer regular eye exams to help detect and manage any eye conditions that may arise. We also offer education and guidance on how to maintain healthy eyes and vision.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at your convenience by phone, email, or by requesting an appointment on our website.

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Meet Our Eye Doctors!

Dr. Charles Ferrin, OD

Dr. Ferrin graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon in 1990 and returned to the Gila Valley to continue the practice originally started by Dr. Vernon M. Roudebush in 1961.

Dr. Ferrin is State certified to prescribe diagnostic and therapeutic medications to treat viral and bacterial infections (such as pink eye), eye inflammations, glaucoma, pre- and post-operative ocular surgical care (including cataract, glaucoma, LASIK, retinal and eyelid surgeries), eye trauma, and the removal and management of ocular foreign bodies...

Dr. Ferrin has completed extensive training in vision therapy to improve essential visual skills necessary for children and adults’ ability to read, learn and even pay attention for greater success in life. Strabismus (crossed eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and traumatic brain injuries are treated with vision therapy.

Dr. Vincent Van Houten, OD

Meet Dr. Vincent Van Houten!!!
Vincent Van Houten was raised in the St. George, Utah area. He attended the University of Utah for undergraduate studies. In 2004 Dr. Van Houten Graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Subsequently, he practiced Optometry in Brookings, Oregon for 7 years before relocating to the Safford area. Dr. Van Houten has been serving the Gila Valley residents for 12 years. Dr. Van Houten provides full scope Optometric care.
Call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Van Houten by calling 928-428-0500

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Our Address

620 S Central Ave 

Safford, Arizona 85546

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 8AM-5PM 

Tuesday: 8AM-5PM

Wednesday: 8AM-5PM

Thursday: 8AM-5PM

Friday: Call for Emergency Eye Services

Saturday: Call for Emergency Eye Services

Sunday: Closed

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