Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss. A comprehensive adult eye and vision examination may include, but is not limited to, the following tests. Individual patient signs and symptoms, along with the professional judgment of the doctor, may significantly influence the testing done. Beyond exams, Silverbell offers a variety of products and services.

Comprehensive Eye Exam
Our comprehensive eye exam consists of a wide range of tests in order to examine your eye health. These tests will include simple ones, like reading an eye chart, to more complex ones. The goal of this exam is to fully evaluate your general eye health and provide a prescription for glasses or contacts if needed. We recommend annual eye exams for everyone, even if vision seems fine, to ensure eye health and preventative care are optimized.
Specialty Fit Contact Lens Fitting Exams
There are many reasons a patient may have difficulties wearing normal contact lenses, but specialty fit contact lenses make wearing contacts possible for these patients. If you’ve ever been told you can’t wear normal contact lenses, a specialty fit contact lens exam may help you gain a newfound freedom with contacts. Additionally, patients with corneal irregularities due to trauma or diseases like Keratoconus might require specialty GP lenses or sclerals for best possible vision.
Red, Pink, or Sore Eyes
Our expert eye care doctors have all the tools necessary to treat Red, Pink, or Sore eye conditions. There are many causes for these types of problems, and it’s important to visit us immediately if you experience any of these conditions.
Management of Ocular Diseases

When it comes to ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration, early detection is key to better outcomes. At Silverbell Eyecare Center, we use the latest technologies to diagnose and manage these diseases with great precision.

Corneal Mapping
The Cornea, which is the front window of the eye, is responsible for around 70% of the eye’s focusing power. Using our state-of-the-art technology, we have the ability to create a three-dimensional map of the surface curvature of your cornea. This helps detect irregular conditions , such as Keratoconus, invisible to most conventional testing.
Dry Eye Treatments
Dry Eye Syndrome is a chronic and progressive condition that can cause extreme discomfort. Luckily, in most cases, dry eyes can be managed successfully to increase comfort and sometimes even result in sharper vision. Our office is skilled in managing Dry Eye Syndrome and helping improve the comfort of our patients.
Eye Emergency

An eye emergency can range from minor incidents to major emergencies, and Silverbell Eyecare Center is always ready to treat our patients in an emergency. In fact, many emergency rooms prefer patients with eye injuries to see their optometrist, as we are equipped with all the tools necessary to treat these injuries. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call our office.

Lasik, Refractive Surgery Eval & Follow Up
Refractive surgery is a procedure that corrects common vision problems and reduces your dependence on glasses or contacts. Our doctors are skilled in the evaluation of candidates for refractive surgeries such as LASIK, PRK, or Cataract Refractive Technology. We will discuss your vision goals and determine the appropriate refractive surgery for you. In addition to preoperative evaluation, we also provide post-operative management and evaluate the need for any additional eye care needs following your procedure.
Digital Retinal Imaging
We use our cutting edge Optomap® Retinal Exam during your eye exam to provide us with a wide view look at your eye health. Optomap® Retinal Exams produce unique images that can be discussed during the time of your exam, and provide a bigger picture to facilitate the early detection, management and effective treatment of disorders and diseases in the retina.
Optical Boutique

Silverbell Eyecare Center is the one-stop-shop for all your eye care needs, including our wide selection of frames in our optical boutique. We offer the latest trends in eyewear from bargain brands to luxurious designer frames, and not to mention, a wide selection of pediatric frames, too. After your exam, one of our knowledgeable optical staff will help you select the perfect frames for your style.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my personal background important?
Dr. Baim will review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements to better tailor the examination to your needs.

What can I expect from the overall exam?
In addition to determining your prescription or how well you see up close and far away, your eye examination will also check to make sure your eyes are healthy. Dr. Baim will test your color vision, depth perception, as well as check for any early indicators of possible eye disorders, such as cataracts, retinal problems and glaucoma. Ultimately, the elements of your exam will be determined by the doctor.

Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better, one or two?”
Dr. Baim will ask these questions during the portion of the examination when your prescription is established. He will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which is clearer for you. As the differences become less noticeable, Dr. Baim will be closer to finalizing your prescription. For this reason, if you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it’s a good thing!

What is the test with the puff of air for?
The puff of air measures the fluid pressure in your eyes. This is an important test, as high pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma.

Why is it necessary to know my blood pressure?
High blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes and can lead to future vision problems.

Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?
This test is used to determine how your pupils and eye muscles react and is important in assessing neurological function.

Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?
Pupil dilation is not always necessary. Dr. Baim will make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully exam the retina. Dilation can also help detect diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and macular degeneration.


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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.