About Our Practice
Gold Canyon Eye Center is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, scleral lens fitting, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.
From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide the best care year after year!
Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.
About Our Team
Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our optician can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.
Learn more about our team here!
Dr. Lars Carlson
Dr. Carlson is an honors graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry and holds a BA in Biology with honors from Ferris State University. He moved to Arizona in 2005 from Illinois to escape the cold and build a practice. He and his partner Dr. Trina Cheng started Gold Canyon Eye Center in 2008. Dr. Carlson has a passion for specialty contact lenses but enjoys all aspects of patient care. In his spare time he enjoys reading, hiking and walking his two dogs with his wife Kacie.
Dr. Trina Cheng
Dr. Cheng completed her undergraduate education at U.C. Berkeley and went on to get her degree in Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry. She also completed a one year residency program there in vision therapy and pediatric optometry. Dr. Cheng is originally from California but now calls Arizona home. She enjoys exploring Arizona with her husband and two children, reading, and doing sudoku puzzles.
Hello, I’m Charlene. I am the front desk coordinator/receptionist. My responsibilities include greeting and checking-in patients, scheduling appointments and verifying insurance coverage. My favorite part of working at Gold Canyon Eye Center is interacting with patients in a friendly, team environment that supports patients to achieve their best vision possible. Originally from Rhode Island, I now call Gold Canyon home. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the beauty of the Superstition mountains and surrounding areas by hiking and jeeping with my husband, David. Additionally, I allow ample time to spoil my three rescue cats Tucker, Rupert and Riley.
Hello, I’m Dawn. I have been an American Board of Opticianry certified Optician for 26 years. My favorite part of the job is the frames. I love to look for new styles and help patients update their looks. I also enjoy learning about new technology that helps our patients see better and enjoy their glasses more. I have lived in Arizona since 1994, and am originally from New England. I studied electrical engineering in college, and kind of fell into opticianry as a part-time job, the rest is history. I have one daughter and enjoy being involved in all of her activities.
Hi, I’m Stacy. I’m new to Gold Canyon Eye Center. I’ve been an optometry tech for 9 years and love every minute of it! I’m from Nebraska but have been in Arizona for 29 years. I’ve been married for 10 years and have two beautiful girls.