Dr. Christina Sorenson provides comprehensive optometric care with an emphasis on diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease. She also has an extensive background in contact lens fitting such as monovision, multifocal lenses, and scleral lenses.
Dr. Sorenson is from Wisconsin and first came to the Valley in 1983. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from The University of Missouri. Dr. Sorenson completed her post-doctoral residency in low vision rehabilitation and hospital-based optometry at the Kansas City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr Sorenson has met, completed and maintained certification through the American Board Certification in Medical Optometry (ABCMO) since 2005.
Dr. Sorenson most recently provided care in a glaucoma and cataract specialty surgical practice for several years. Previously Dr. Sorenson served as the inaugural Dean of Clinical Education for the Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University and was on Faculty with Mayo Clinic Arizona Department of Ophthalmology for 15 years. Dr. Sorenson provided specialty contact lens care, treated ocular disease, rendered primary eye care and covered the clinical and hospital practice after hours.
In service to the profession of Optometry, she was appointed by the Governor of Arizona to the Arizona State Board of Optometry and served two terms including Vice President and President. Moreover, Dr. Sorenson has served as president of the National Board of Examiners of Optometry (NBEO) and as president of the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) completing over 14 years of dedicated service to the profession of Optometry all while continuing her ongoing patient care. Proudly, she was named Arizona Optometrist of the Year by the Arizona Optometric Association. Dr. Sorenson continues to provide externship clinical education for optometry students and to be an invited lecturer both locally and nationally.
In her spare time, she enjoys horses, hiking and kayaking. In addition, she is an author for Medscape and is currently working on a series of children’s novels.
At Tozer Eye Center patient safety is our top concern. This is especially true during the current coronavirus pandemic. For this reason, based on recommendations from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the governor’s office and federal agencies we are scheduling patients only for urgent care visits and emergency surgery at this time. We are rescheduling all routine eye exams and elective surgeries including cataract surgery for a later date. Routine selection and fitting of glasses will be postponed. If the patient has lost their only pair of glasses, please call the optical shop and a replacement can be ordered and mailed out without visiting the optical shop. Contact lenses can also be mailed to the patient.
We are taking special precautions for those patients we do see. We are checking the temperature of everyone, including the staff and doctors, who enters the office. Each patient will be asked a series of screening questions to determine if they might pose a potential risk of infection to other patients or the staff. We are asking that anyone who accompanies a patient wait outside in their car. Patients may also elect to wait in their car and be contacted when we are ready to bring them to the examining room. All surfaces in the waiting room will be cleaned frequently. We have removed many chairs in the waiting room and spaced the remaining chairs appropriately. The exam rooms will be cleaned after every patient. The doctors and staff are wearing masks and gloves at all times when appropriate.
Signs or symptoms for which you might call the office include:
If you feel you have an urgent problem, even if not mentioned above, please call the office at (480) 947-4493. We are spacing out the visits to avoid overcrowding the office and minimize exposure to our staff and patients.
We appreciate your understanding during this difficult, challenging time.