Taking care of your vision should be a top priority for your health. However, many people don’t give their eyes and vision the care they deserve. If you’re looking to work with fantastic optometry specialists in the Phoenix, AZ area, then Northern Avenue Eye Care has the solutions you need. From routine eye exams to more intensive solutions, we’re here to help you see clearer. Keep reading to learn more about our top-notch optometrist experts and the many services we offer.

Our Optometrists

Looking for a trusted eye care professional that has years of experience in the field? If so, then Dr. Clanton at Northern Avenue Eye Care is here to help. Dr. Clanton received his Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry, and has been involved with private practice in Arizona since 1994. He specializes in comprehensive eye exams for both children and adults, and he also excels with all types of contact lens fittings.

Our other doctor on staff is Dr. Gary Baron. Dr. Baron has been practicing all over the Phoenix area for the past 13 years. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry and graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Baron brings a wide range of knowledge to the practice, and he treats each patient like they’re a part of his own family.

Meet the Team

Robert J Clanton, O.D.

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. Clanton provides comprehensive eye examinations for adults and children as well as all types of contact lens fittings. He also has experience in pre and post-op cataract care, glaucoma management, diabetic eye care, and managing “red-eye” emergencies.

Dr. Clanton is very into golf, biking, running, hiking, physical fitness, and gardening. He is also a big sports fan, especially the Kansas Jayhawks, Yankees, Chiefs, Sundevils, Diamondbacks, Suns, and Cardinals.


Gary Baron, O.D.

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. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2003 from Southern California College of Optometry where he finished in the top 2% of national boards rankings in his class.

He completed internships at Bemidji, Minnesota, South Central Los Angeles, and Orange County, California. During these internships, he acquired proficiency in pediatric optometry, low vision optometry for the visually impaired, ocular diseases, and general family practice optometry.

Dr. Baron is able to perform comprehensive exams in Spanish. He initially worked at Nationwide Vision which is the largest vision care provider in Arizona. In his second year at that company, he received the Medical Masters Award for excellence in treating medical eye conditions.

He brings great enthusiasm and knowledge to the practice. He believes that it is important to take time with each patient and make sure that their concerns are answered. He feels that it is important to treat each patient as if they were part of his own family.


Emmett, Office Manager


Taryn, Receptionist / O.D. Tech


Jennifer, OD Tech / Eyewear Specialist