Meet the Optometrist

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

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    Allison Wooten O.D.
    Optometrist, Owner

    Dr. Allison Wooten completed her undergraduate education at Arizona State University and obtained her optometry degree from Midwestern University. Working as an optometrist at Ironwood Eyecare, she serves the people of Scottsdale, AZ.

    Dr. Wooten believes in providing outstanding eye care and greatly invests in delivering quality care as well as professional patient service. She caters to a wide variety of reasons such as eye infections, astigmatism, conjunctivitis, eye fatigue, and cornea problems.

    Constantly up-to-date on the most progressive techniques available, she provides myriad treatment options for all her patients. Dr. Wooten provides sound advice and takes care of all her patients’ needs and emphasizes on preventive care for all. Her dedication and patient-centric care routine are unmatched

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    Nha Cao O.D.

    The bright, talented Nha Cao is one of our amazing doctors. She grew up in Texas and began her secondary education in 2009. She earned her Bachelor's Degree of Biology with a Minor in Health from the University of Houston in Texas, and then went on to obtain her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Her residency experience focused on custom dry eye services and specialty contact lenses. She is certified in anterior segment laser and surgical procedures, Paragon CRT, ZenLens, and CPR. She performs refractive services, fits contact lenses, aids in the care of glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, and macular degeneration, among other medical eye conditions. She is also bilingual; fluent in both English and Vietnamese. In 2019, Dr. Cao won the GPLI Excellence Award. She is best known for her laid back, yet professional demeanor, and quick wit. She is the perfect mix of intelligent and nurturing, and it shows in the way she treats her patients. Excel Vision loves Dr. Cao, and we are certain you will too.

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    Brittany Hillier O.D.

    Dr. Hillier began received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Northern Arizona University. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Optometry. She completed internship training heavily focused in Medical Optometry as well as Specialty Contact Lenses and Primary Care and received the Clinical Excellence Award in Primary Eye Care. She is Board Certified in the state of Arizona to medically diagnose and treat eye disease. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Arizona Optometric Association.

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    Gail Bass O.D

    Dr. Gail Bass is a Board Certified  Optometrist and has been practicing optometry for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a Doctorate of Optometry, O.D., from the University of Missouri, St Louis, where she graduated with honors. Dr. Bass is a member of the American Optometry Association and Beta Sigma Honorary Optometric Society. Dr. Bass also volunteers her time and provides vision screenings at Local Schools in Scottsdale.

    Educational Background:

    1990 - 1991 Tahlequah, Oklahoma
    Northeast State University,
    School of Optometry
    Optometric Residency
    1986 - 1990 St. Louis, Missouri
    University of Missouri
    Optometry O.D., Degree
    1973 - 1977 Columbia, Missouri
    University of Missouri
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Specialty Services

    Custom Dry Eye Treatment
    Custom Treatment for Keratoconus, Post Lasik, & Post RK
    Slowing the Progression of Nearsightedness (Myopia) with Specialty Contacts.


    Dean’s List at University of Missouri - Columbia
    Dean’s List with Honors at University of Missouri - St. Louis
    Vision Service Plan Primary Care Optometry Scholarship, 1989
    Langley Optical Primary Care Scholarship, 1990

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