Northern Avenue Eye Care

Welcome to Northern Avenue Eye Care, our Phoenix optometry practice. Our optometrists, Dr. Robert J. Clanton and Dr. Gary Baron provide comprehensive examinations for those with glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, ocular allergies, and diabetes. We are committed to exceeding our patient’s expectations each and every time they visit us. We are a full-service eye and vision care provider, who accepts eye emergencies as well as appointments.

Dr. Clanton, Dr. Baron, and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Northern Avenue Eye Care, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. We provide vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to make sure that all of our patients are given good eye care and vision care respectively.

Comprehensive Eye Exams and Contact Lens Exams

During an eye exam, we’ll discuss your medical history, the medications you’re taking, and your work environment. From there, regular vision testing and evaluations will be done. Eye function testing will be performed to in order to evaluate light responsiveness, peripheral vision, eye muscle strengths, color vision, and depth perception. Overall eye health is also scrutinized, where our optometrists will inspect the eye and eyelid. If one of our patients is interested in contact lenses, we will determine what level of vision correct is needed and evaluate his or her specific refractive error (how the eyes focus).

After a comprehensive eye exam with one of our optometrists, we will work diligently to help you to find the right pair of glasses or soft contact lenses for your needs. We also provide hard to fit contact lenses, bifocals, and prescription sunglasses too for your convenience. We also sell custom contact lenses in different colors.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Clanton, Dr. Baron, and the Northern Avenue Eye Care staff the eye care providers of choice in the Phoenix area. Our Phoenix optometrists offer the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care for eye surgeries. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Phoenix office at (602) 995-8848

Schedule an Appointment for Eye Care Services in Phoenix Today

To learn more about the eye care services we provide, contact Northern Avenue Eye Care today by calling 602-995-8848. You can also schedule an appointment online too. We are dedicated to providing high-quality eye care services for all of our patients.



Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Phoenix Office


9:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-4:30 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-2:00 pm


By Appointment Only



Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Robert J. Clanton

    Dr. Clanton is originally from Kansas and received his optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.  He has been in private practice in Arizona since 1994.

  • Dr.
    Gary Baron

    Dr. Gary Baron is an optometrist who has been practicing all over the valley for over 13 years.  Dr. Baron grew up in Phoenix and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona in 1996 with a minor in Chemistry and major in Microbiology and Immunology.

  • Emmett

    Office Manager

  • Christine

    Retail Manager

  • Taryn

    Receptionist & OD Tech

  • Nevada

    Eyewear Specialist & OD Tech

Featured Articles

Read up on informative topics

  • How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription

    Have you ever wondered what your eyeglass prescription says about your vision? ...

    Read More
  • Are Floaters A Sign Of Something Bigger?

    Worried about floaters? Find out when this common vision symptom can be a sign of a serious problem. ...

    Read More
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do I need to see an eye care provider? Many “silent” diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetes, can only be detected through regular eye exams. When these conditions are discovered earlier rather than later, they become easier to treat or manage, allowing for better long-term preservation of eyesight. ...

    Read More
  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

    Read More
  • Allergies

    Caused by the same irritants as hay fever, runny nose, coughing, and sneezing, eye allergies commonly affect those who suffer from other allergy symptoms. Not only do eye allergies cause discomfort, but they can also interfere with daily activities. Eye Allergy Causes Medically referred to as allergic ...

    Read More
  • Learning-Related Vision Problems

    Learning disabilities may include dyslexia, math disorder, writing disorder, auditory processing deficits, or visual processing deficits. Although each child with a learning disability is unique, many also have associated visual problems. Addressing these vision disorders may alleviate some symptoms ...

    Read More
  • UV Radiation and Your Eyes

    Optometry warnings about the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation on our eyes have not yet reached the degree of public awareness of that of skin damage. Yet, the sun can be just as damaging upon our eyes with unprotected exposure. Short-term exposure to very bright sunlight can result in a type ...

    Read More
  • How To Protect Your Eyes While Wearing Halloween-Themed Contact Lenses

    Spooky novelty contact lenses can make your Halloween costume even scarier, but are they safe? ...

    Read More
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

    Fuchs' dystrophy (pronounced fooks DIS-truh-fee) is an eye disease characterized by degenerative changes to the cornea’s innermost layer of cells. The cause for Fuchs' dystrophy is not fully understood. If your mother or father has the disease, then there is roughly a 50 percent chance that you will ...

    Read More
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

    Read More

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for more articles


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I found this office on Google and I am so grateful! The office staff and doctors are friendly and helpful. Emmett's knowledge and efficiency made my visit enjoyable. I will definitely recommend this office!"
    Angelica F.
  • "Everyone was very friendly and pleasant I had no issues if they offer you something extra and you say no their still very friendly and not angry cause you didn’t take it, i will be back and also yell my family. The doctor was very nice and very informative."
    Lucy L.
  • "Have been happily using Northern Ave Eye Care for years for my eye health and vision needs. Am absolutely delighted to find Dr Clanton here now! He was my mother in law's Dr for years in his previous location. I was impressed with his caring and competence then. I'm so happy he's my eye doctor now! And the staff is still friendly, helpful and knowledgeable."
    Ana S.
  • "Everyone from the woman who checked my Granddaughter in, to the doctor and the woman who discussed what would be best for lens was very welcoming and knowledgeable. I will be going there for my own eye exam when I finally give up and admit I need real glasses. Not just the cheaters you can buy at the dollar store. I recommend this business for anyone who needs glasses, contacts or prescription sunglasses."
    Joidan L.
  • "This was the best eye Care center I have ever visited! The Dr was great and funny, the staff was EXCEPTIONAL I didn't want to leave after I was all finished I wanted to stay and hang out. The selection wasn't that large but I will continue to come back! I love the people!"
    Krystal R.