Dry Eye Center of Arizona
3805 E Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Phone (602) 549-2020
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Our office is open during the following hours:
Mon-Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturdays: 9AM - 1PM
Doctor's Hours: By Appointment Only
Get to know our great team and learn more about their background and areas of special expertise.
Dr. Arthur B. Epstein is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Bronx, NY; later moving to Great Neck on Long Island, NY. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Epstein graduated from the City
College of New York, CUNY, with a B.S. in psychology and received an O.D. degree from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry where he also served as the college's first resident
in ocular disease.
Dr. Epstein co-founded Phoenix Eye Care, PLLC with Dr. Shannon Steinhäuser. Dr. Epstein heads the practice’s Dry Eye - Ocular Surface Disease Center and serves as its Director of Clinical Research. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry, a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, a Fellow of the American and New York Academies of Optometry and a Full Member of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the AOA Contact Lens & Cornea Section, the Arizona Optometric Association, and served as a founding Board member of the American Optometric Society and founded and currently serves as President of the American Board of Clinical Optometry.
Dr. Epstein is a sought after speaker, having presented more than 1000 invited lectures on a variety of eye care topic in the US and throughout the world. He is also a prolific author with many hundreds of articles, scientific papers and book chapters published. He is a Contributing Editor for Review of Optometry and Executive Editor of Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. He founded, and serves as Chief Medical Editor of Optometric Physician™, the first E-Journal in optometry. Dr. Epstein is a reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals in the eye care field.
Active in the profession, Dr. Epstein is a Past Chair of the Contact Lens & Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association and a founder and past President of the Optometric Dry Eye
Society. He led and was a primary strategist of the American Optometric Association’s response to the international Fusarium keratitis outbreak and was frequently quoted in news media throughout the
world including an appearance on Good Morning America. As Chair of the CLCS he spoke before the US Congress regarding contact lens safety.
Dr. Shannon Steinhäuser completed her undergraduate work at the University of Nebraska-Kearney as a pre-optometry major and California State University-Fresno majoring in molecular cellular
biology. She earned her bachelors of visual science and doctor of optometry degrees from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1997 and 1999, respectively. She has resided in Phoenix
In 2000 she completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Sacaton, AZ, on the Gila River Indian Reservation. She earned the distinction of Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry that same year.
Dr. Steinhäuser currently teaches at the Midwestern University Eye Institute in Glendale, AZ, with focus in primary & geriatric eye care and ocular disease. She has participated in multiple clinical studies, has been published, has lectured on the topics of glaucoma and retinal disease and serves as journal reviews editor for Optometric Physician e-journal.
Dr. Steinhäuser is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry. She has been an active member of the Arizona Optometric Association serving as membership chair 2003-07, Board of Directors 2006-07, Secretary/Treasurer 2007-08, Vice President 2008-09, President-Elect 2009-10, continuing education chair 2007-present and the AzOA's President from 2010-11. She was awarded the AzOA's Young Optometrist of the Year in 2009.