The team at Affinity Eye Care are professional, prompt, and on the ball. They use the latest state-of-the-art digital technology to show you immediate results of most testing. Dr. Rita Bhakta was outstanding and Candy (technician) was very courteous and helpful.
I wouldn't go to any other optometrist in Tucson. Dr. Mulgrew is the best! His staff is also great--there's no waiting when you arrive for an appointment and they know how to move you through the paces!
Incredible. I will not take my eye care anywhere else. Dr Mulgrew and the staff work exceptionally hard to make sure my vision is as good as it can get. Dr Mulgrew is one of, if not the best, Doctor of Optometry I know of.
Parking is a challenge; they are a very busy practice. You can park on the side of the street and across the road if need be.
The contact lens specialist, Sherry, is terrific at her job.
I think there is an acoustic issue in the waiting area that affects the phone system. It is just my observation and experience when calling. :)
Overall a great place. They are very polite and very prompt. Dr Mulgrew is a great doctor. The only bad thing to say about them is, they told me a certain price for the visit and it ended up being almost double what the receptionist told me on the phone.
Our family loves Affinity Eye Care. We see Dr. Mulgrew who is personable, and very thorough in his exam. He works hard to find the right fit for contacts or glasses for your eyes. I recently had him refit me for contacts because my prescription had changed over the past year and I had stopped wearing them because what I had was not working. I'm happy to say I now have contacts that work for me.... as well as a new pair of glasses. The gals in the frame department are excellent and are wonderful at assisting you to find the right frame for your face and your prescription! I highly recommend this eye care team!
Have been going to Dr. Mulgrew for years. The entire operation at Affinity Eye Care is extremely well done. The instruments are top of the line, the staff is well trained and friendly, and the doctors are patient and take the time to explain everything to you until you fully understand it.
I've been with Affinity on Oracle Rd for over 10 years. They are always friendly! A couple of times I've needed an appointment same day and they have been able to accommodate me. Very happy to be a patient with this group!
Affinity was great. Everyone from the lady at the front desk, who took my information, to the optometry aide (?) who did the preliminary work, to the incredibly funny lady who helped my pick out glasses was amazing. They were fast, professional, and made me feel welcome.
Dr. Murphy was very pleasant as well. He explained everything he was doing, made sure I was comfortable, and didn't keep me sitting around waiting. It's very nice to get prompt, caring, and attentive service at any medical office these days.
I highly recommend Affinity to anyone who could use their services.
No matter what your vision needs or lifestyle, there are prescription lenses perfect for your vision correction needs. An eyeglass prescription is an order written by an optometrist or ophthalmologist that specifies all the parameters the optometrist has deemed necessary to correct your vision. Using a number of tools, our optometrists will use their expert knowledge and compassionate care to help you see clearly in a prescription that is perfect you.
Progressive lenses, sometimes called “no-line bifocals,” eliminate the visible lines of traditional bifocal lenses. Instead of having two or three lens powers in one lens, progressive lenses provide a seamless progression through the lens from top to bottom. In a progressive lens, you can look up to see clearly into the distance, look ahead to look at a computer screen, or look down to read or do up-close work. This seamless progression gives a comfortable change of focus, compared to the jumpy image that a conventional bifocal would give.
Our office is a proud provider of the Shamir Autograph II® progressive lens. This lens is made to fit everyone around their specific lifestyle, which means you’re getting a lens made just for you.
Bifocal lenses are created with two different areas of vision correction, which are divided by a distinct line that sits horizontally across the lens. There are several shapes that a bifocal lenses can have. These different shapes are ideal for certain lifestyles and preferences, and can be discussed with your doctor during your eye exam at Affinity Eye Care to find the perfect lens for you.
Trifocal lenses are the same as a bifocal lense, but adds on an extra power for mid range vision.Trifocal lenses are the same as a bifocal lense, but adds on an extra power for mid range vision.Trifocal lenses are the same as a bifocal lense, but adds on an extra power for mid range vision.
Transitions® lenses, the #1 brand of photochromic lenses, provide a light-adaptive lens that is clear indoors, and darkens automatically when exposed to UV rays. These lenses optimize the amount of light that reaches your eye to reduce glare, eye fatigue and strain for a more effortless sight. Transitions® lenses work with your regular eye prescription, and are available in nearly all lens materials and designs.
When you work at a computer often, it’s common to experience some eye strain, blurred vision, and red eyes. These all may be symptoms of computer vision syndrome due to the visual demands of computer work. To combat this, computer glasses are recommended. Computer glasses are made for your specific computer viewing distance and work to relieve the blurred vision, eyestrain, and headaches sometimes caused by computer work.
Contact lenses are great for nearly anyone with vision correction needs that doesn’t want to wear eyeglasses. The beauty of contact lenses is the convenience and comfort of having perfect vision, while not having to wear glasses everyday. Contact lenses are offered in a wide range of contact lens materials, wearing time in order to match your needs. At Affinity Eye Care, we will spend time during your contact lens exam to finding the perfect contacts for a lifetime of comfortable and clear vision. You can also easily reorder your contacts through our online store.
With the wide range of contact lens care products available, it can be daunting to figure out how to best care for your contact lenses. The first and most important thing to know is that some contact lens care products are not compatible with certain types of contact lenses, and it is important to not switch care regimens without consulting your eye doctor.
Basic Care for Soft Contact Lenses
When caring for your contact lenses, always begin by washing your hands to minimize germs and dirt getting in your eyes. Then, using a few drops of solution in your palm, gently rub the lens against your palm with your pointer finger using a back-and-forth motion. After this, place your lens in a clean lens case to soak in fresh solution. It’s important to clean your lens case and refill with fresh solution during every clean to minimize bacteria and germs from building up.
Specialty Fit Contact Lenses
If you’ve ever been told you can’t wear contacts, you may have “hard to fit” eyes. This is not a bad thing at all, and is more common than you think. It can also be fixed easily by scheduling an appointment with our office for a specialty contact lens fitting exam. Some conditions that may make a patient have hard to fit eyes include keratoconus, high amounts of astigmatism, dry eyes, and post-refractive surgery (like LASIK or RK) just to name a few. If you think specialty fit contact lenses may be right for you, call our office and we will work to see if specialty contact lenses may be right for you. .
Well made sunglasses do more than make you look fashionable- they protect your eyes from a number of problems. The sun's rays can be very damaging to your eyes, increasing your risk for cataracts and macular degeneration. Sunglasses also provide more comfortable vision from not squinting and make it easier to adapt to darkness. We carry a wide variety of stylish sunglasses at Affinity Eye Care, including prescription and non-prescription sunglasses.
Sunglasses with your own prescription built into the lenses. They can protect your eyes and eliminate glare while allowing you to see clearly at the same time. Prescription sunglasses are available for almost all corrective prescriptions, including progressive lenses. If you spend a lot of time outside or driving in the sun, prescription sunglasses will help you see clearly while protecting your eyes from damage, too.
Non-Prescription sunglasses are universally popular, and for good reason! They are both stylish and provide great protection for your eyes and vision. There are also many options when it comes to lens and frame materials. To ensure maximum protection, we recommend 99-100% UV absorption and polarized lenses. A great pair of sunglasses will help protect you from a number of vision problems in the future, including prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration.
What to Look For in Your Sunglasses
A good pair of sunglasses, while sometimes more costly, will serve you well in the long run by maximizing protection of your eyes and lasting a long time. Here are a few tips for choosing your next pair of sunglasses:
Look for labels that say 99-100% A and B UV absorption.
Polarized lenses will provide crisper, clearer vision by cutting glare from reflective surfaces like water and snow.
The darkest pair is not always the best. Gray, green, yellow, brown, and even rose work well for different situations.
Quality sunglasses have optically ground lenses with little distortion. Distortion often occurs in cheaply made sunglasses, and can cause stress on your eye.
Big frames, while fashionable, also provide the most protection for your eyes.
Check out the wide variety of designer frames we carry at Affinity Eye Care.
Protecting your eyes during any swimming or watersports may require some planning. Especially with a corrective vision prescription, it can be a nightmare to attempt swimming without your glasses or contacts. Luckily, we offer a wide range of high quality prescription and non-prescription goggles and snorkeling or scuba masks. Your vision should never limit you from doing the activities you love- let our opticians help you find the right goggles or mask for your needs.
Shooting and Hunting
Eye protection is essential when using a firearm, whether inside a shooting range or in a forest or field. With the combination of recoil from the firearm, wind, sun, and dust, protecting your eyes during these activities is crucial to your continued eye health. Available in both prescription and non-prescription forms, most shooting and hunting glasses provide a polarized, shatterproof polycarbonate lens for your ultimate protection. We offer a variety of shooting and hunting glasses at Affinity Eye Care, and will work with you to find the glasses for your specific activity needs.
Proper eye protection starts with having the right eyewear for anything your job or activity may require. By purchasing protective or safety eyewear, up to 90% of eye injuries can be prevented, helping you keep your eyes safe for a life of good vision. Safety eyewear is available in prescription and non-prescription form, and will keep your eyes safe from impact with the highly durable lens materials. In fact, many jobs require safety eyewear to abide by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulations. Come into our optical shop to check out our range of safety eyewear and get advice from one of our friendly opticians to keep your eyes safe for a lifetime.