Optometrists Dr. Baim and Farley and the entire Silverbell Eyecare Center staff take the sincerest pleasure in taking part in your family’s eyecare needs. We are dedicated to providing the best care possible and helping our patients make the right decisions about their eyewear without pressuring them into purchasing unnecessary options.

We realize you have a choice in your eyecare provider, and want to thank you for allowing us to meet your optical needs.

Richard Baim, O.D.

Dr. Richard Baim received his Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) in 1983 and his Bachelor of Visual Science (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 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.


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2500 N. Silverbell Road, Ste 180
Tucson, AZ 85745

Phone: 520-884-9600
Fax: 520-623-8148

Practice Hours

Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Silverbell Eyecare Center is partnered with Alvernon Optical. This partnership allows us to share resources and to serve even more Arizona communities. Our mutual goal is to provide our friends, families and neighbors with the finest vision care.