An estimated 61 million adults in the United States are at risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the last 12 months.
– Centers for Disease Control

Meet Our Doctors

Our talented team of highly trained doctors are absolutely committed to providing the highest standard of eyecare available. From protecting the health of your eyes, to ensuring the best vision possible, the doctors at Alvernon Optical will deliver the care you and your eyes deserve.

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Dr. Paul Cinalli
Alvernon & 5th
Dr. Cinalli has been in practice for 33 years (1981) and has been with Alvernon Optical since 1992. He especially enjoys helping those who have special contact lens needs. He enjoys playing guitar, bicycling, hiking and reading.

Dr. Cinalli graduated from West Virginia University as well was Salus Universtiy (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry) in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Southern Arizona Optometric Society.

Dr. David Tetrault
Campbell Plaza
Dr. Tetrault has been in practice for 29 years (1990) and has been with Alvernon Optical since 1999.

Dr. Tetrault is a graduate of the University of Arizona as well as the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. His professional memberships includge: the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association, and Southern Arizona Optometric Society.

Dr. Laura Schillig
Green Valley, Alvernon & 5th
Dr. Schillig has been in practice for 16 years (2003) and she joined Alvernon Optical in 2019. She enjoys working with children and adults to help optimize their vision. Outside of the office, she enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Schillig graduated from Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus, OH.

Dr. Sharon Peterson
Tanque Verde
Dr. Peterson has been in practice for 30 years (1984) and has been with Alvernon Optical since 2011. She enjoys nutrition and anti-aging, gardening and ballroom dancing.

Dr. Peterson graduated from Purdue University as well as Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana. She is a member of the Arizona Optometric Association and Southern Arizona Optometric Society.

Dr. Benjamin Fuhr
Alvernon & 5th
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Benjamin Fuhr, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University, Forest Grove and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Fuhr specializes in dry eye, pediatrics, and medical eye care. After shadowing other optometrists, Dr. Fuhr realized he would be able to have a positive impact on patients and the medical field by becoming an optometrist. Dr. Fuhr enjoys meeting new patients and helping them achieve their visual needs.

Dr. Jacob Wanon
Jacob Wanon, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007, and earned his Master’s in Biochemistry from the University of Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Wanon specializes in dry eyes, early prevention of diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Coming from a family of optometric professionals, Dr.Wanon has always been intrigued with the eye and believes the eye is a portal to general health indicators.

Dr. Wanon has been in practice since 2010 and is passionate about building long-lasting patient relationships to cater to their specific needs and helping them maintain and/or preserve their vision.
In Dr. Wanon’s free time, he enjoys spending time at the gym, practicing Krav Maga, playing street hockey, and reading about astrophysics or neuroscience. He also speaks four languages – English, French, Hebrew and Spanish.

Dr. Carol Schulte

Casas Adobes & Alvernon & 5th

Dr. Carol Schulte has been practicing optometry since 1992, after graduating from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. She is a seasoned optometrist who specializes in primary eye care and who – in her spare time – enjoys crafting and visiting her family.

Fun fact about Dr. Schulte: she holds an undergraduate degree in Medical Technology which she received from the University of Hawaii in Manoa, Oahu.

Dr. Paul Schwartz
Casas Adobes Optical
Dr. Schwartz has been in practice for 34 years (1986). He recently moved to Arizona, leaving his long time practice in Ithaca, NY. He has participated in eyecare missions to Bolivia, Mexico, and Honduras. Outside of the office, he enjoys golf, mountain biking, horseback riding with his wife, and travelling.

Dr. Schwartz graduated from Hamilton College and received his doctorate from the State University of New York, College of Optometry, in NYC.

Dr. Richard Baim

Dr. Richard Baim received his doctor of optometry degree (O.D.) in 1983 and his bachelor of visual science degree (B.S.V.S.) in 1981 from the Illinois College of Optometry. His under graduate degree, bachelor of science (B.S.), from the University of Arizona was presented in 1978. Dr. Baim has been employed in many different facets of optometry prior to opening his own office, Silverbell Eyecare Center, in 1990. Dr. Baim was the co-head of optometry for Cigna of Tucson and the Indian Health Services at Sells and San Xavier. He also was the staff optometrist for Westside Eye Physicians, the opthalmology practice of Dr. Sidney Cotner. Since 1985, Dr. Baim has been the team optometrist for the University of Arizona athletic department and in the past has been an eyecare consultant to the Tucson Toros, USA baseball, Pima Community College, Tucson SideWinders, and various professional athletes.

Dr. Baim’s is motivated by his need to provide comprehensive eyecare to patients in a friendly, thorough,and compassionate manner and one not dependent on time constraints. Dr. Baim enjoys educating his patients about their examination and visual concerns. Whether it’s answering questions or explaining the examination results, Dr. Baim is more than happy to spend the quality time he feels all patients deserve.