Meet The Team

Dr. Monson

Dr. Monson is a world-class refractive surgeon, having studied under some of the pioneers of refractive surgery. He has performed over 12,000 advanced cataract and refractive procedures. Dr. Monson is consistently ranked in the top 1% in patient satisfaction surveys, including the Top 10 Doctor Award for Arizona, Top 10 Doctor for the Phoenix metro area, and The Compassionate Physician Award as annually chosen by the public.

Dr. Monson’s specialties include Topography Guided and WaveFront Optimized LASIK, Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (ReLEx SMILE), Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Femtosecond Advanced Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Intraoperative Aberrometry (ORA) guidance, Advanced Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), AcuFocus™ KAMRA inlays, Pterygium P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Graft, Visian ICL™, Glaukos iStent®, and small-incision, Scleral-fixated intraocular lenses.

Dr. Monson was the Chief Ophthalmology Resident at New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and completed an Ophthalmic Fellowship at The John Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City. He served as a Transitional Surgical-Medical Intern at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He received his Doctor of Medicine with academic honors at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He has lectured extensively, winning the ARVO lecture honorable mention award for his novel contributions in intraocular lens materials. He has over 40 scientific publications in the peer review literature for his contributions in novel diagnostics, innovations in surgical techniques and ophthalmic imaging technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.

Dr. Monson also holds a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston with an emphasis on healthcare delivery and innovation, and a National Healthcare Policy degree at Brandeis University’s Heller School Social Policy and Management. He received his Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University in Provo Utah.

Dr. Monson is the founder of Insight Humanitarian, a Non-governmental Organization dedicated to alleviating the impact of blindness in developing nations including work in El Salvador, Mexico, Ghana and the Republic of Mali. His outside joys in life include fly fishing the Yellowstone River, hiking with his loved ones, mountain biking through the aspens of Utah, and most important, spending time with his family and church service.

Dr. Myers

Dr. Rochelle Myers graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology. She continued working on her Master’s degree at BYU. There she researched the adhesive properties of bacteria on various polymers used in implantable medical devices. At this time in her scholastic career, Dr. Myers decided she preferred patient care. After careful consideration, she chose the Optometric profession.

She then furthered her studies at Indiana University School of Optometry earning her Doctorate degree. While at IU she taught 2 nd year Optometry students in an optics laboratory and received the award for Teaching Assistant of the Year. Dr. Myers was awarded a Bausch and Lomb research grant her senior year. Her team looked at the quantity of IgG and IgE antibodies in the tears and their correlation with contact lens wear ability. Dr. Myers did internships at The Eye Institute of Utah with Dr. Andrew Lyle, The Indianapolis Eye Clinic, and the Atwater Eye Clinic in Bloomington, Indiana. Dr. Myers received the Wimmer Medical Scholarship for her undergraduate and both graduate pursuits.

Dr. Myers has been practicing for 25 years in medical and general Optometry. The last 18 years she has specialized in pre and post-operative care for Refractive Surgery (vision correction surgery), in which she has seen over 30,000 patients. These surgical procedures include; LASIK, PRK, SMiLE, KAMRA, ICL, and Refractive Lensectomy. The first nine of those years she was the Clinical Director of a National LASIK corporation. The last nine she worked as a medical Optometrist specializing in Diabetic, Cataract, and Dry Eye care, as well as lead the Refractive Department of one of the largest Ophthalmology/Optometry practices in the western United States.

Dr. Myers has lectured for Tear Lab Corporation on the importance of treating dry eye prior to cataract and refractive surgery to achieve optimal outcomes. She is also a member of the Allergan Pharmaceutical Advisory Board.

Dr. Myers went on a VOSH mission to Nicaragua where she helped examine and dispense glasses to over 2700 people. Rochelle is a world traveler and loves going on these adventures with her 2 children, Quentin and Quianna. Dr. Myers is passionate about patient care and patient education. She wants to empower people to understand and care about their eye health.

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