Important News: We would like to thank Dr. Rinderknecht for her 29 years of service at Plaza Del Rio Eye Clinic. Please click this link to view her personal letter to her patients and community.
Plaza Del Rio Eye Clinic is committed to providing their patients with the best possible medical and surgical eyecare. With a board certified Ophthalmologist and two medical optometrists, we can treat you with the highest quality eye care. Our doctors and staff have served the Peoria and Sun City West community for over 30 years.
With location in two convenient West Valley locations and a surgery center at the Eye Institute at Boswell, we look forward to serving your eye care needs.
In November of 2021, I needed to have an ophthalmologist check my eyes for possible cataracts. Sure enough I had them and they needed to be removed and replaced with proper lens. From the moment I checked in, the entire appointment was flawless. Dr. Debora Garcia Zalisnak, is very professional, educated and compassionate. I’ve referred family and friends to her confidently.
Not just a friendly, but exemplary staff supporting a superior doctor in Dr. Garcia-Zalisnak. As an artist and avid reader, my eyes are crucial to living a fulfilling life, so cataract surgery was scary...I felt listened to in the lead-up to the surgery and post-op, and the procedure was so surprisingly non-eventful. I highly recommend this clinic and Dr. Garcia-Zalisnak.
Very kind and helpful staff. Dr was very professional but caring. I feel like I am in the best place to care for my vision
Very welcoming and comfortable office environment. The doctors and staff treat you like family, with the utmost respect. Highly recommended this practice for all eye related concerns.
Dr. Garcia is kind and courteous. She was extremely helpful in all respects, and explained the optics and physiology of the eye in a way that was easy to understand.
Debora Garcia Zalisnak, MD
Dr. Debora Garcia Zalisnak is a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist and cornea specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico where she received the honor of Summa Cum laude. After passing her medical boards and placing in the top 1% of the nation, she moved to Virginia to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School for her ophthalmology residency, serving her last year as chief resident. She then pursued a fellowship in cornea and external diseases of the eye at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Garcia Zalisnak is experienced in treating diseases of the cornea and in performing complex cataract surgery, including laser cataract surgery and premium lens implants. She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as a member of the prestigious honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Garcia Zalisnak also received the honor of being named one of Phoenix Top Docs for 2021. She has published extensively on the subjects of dry eyes, keratoconus and corneal scarring, among others.
Dr. Garcia Zalisnak is originally from Puerto Rico and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She prides herself in being an advocate for her patients and when she is not seeing patients she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband, son, daughter and two dogs.
Dr. Garcia Zalisnak and her husband were both recognized as top doctors by Phoenix Magazine:
Sarah Marietta, OD
Doctor Sarah Marietta is a residency trained optometrist. She grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from Shorter University with her Bachelors of Science degree. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama- Birmingham, graduating Cum Laude and as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.
Upon graduation, Dr. Marietta completed a residency in ocular disease at the VA hospital in Memphis, TN. After completing her residency, she joined a private practice providing comprehensive medical and vision care for 5 years before relocating to the Phoenix area with her family.
In her free time, Dr. Marietta enjoys spending time with her husband and their twins hiking, swimming, and traveling.
Paige Mohl, OD
Dr. Paige Mohl is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Moving to Texas, Dr. Mohl attended the University of Houston College of Optometry and graduated Summa Cum laude. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and received multiple accolades including clinical letters of excellence and the VSP/AAOF practice excellence award of 2022.
Dr. Mohl is experienced in diagnosing and managing diseases of the eye. She completed internships at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center and a well-established, full-scope private practice in Plano, TX that specializes in ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. She provides comprehensive eye care, with special interests including dry eye disease, ocular disease, and cataract pre- and post-op management. Dr. Mohl strives to provide the highest standard of care and prides herself in creating a warm, welcoming environment for all her patients.
When Dr. Mohl is not in the office, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and a good game of ultimate frisbee.
Frequently Asked Questioins
What is an ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a physician (doctor of medicine, MD) who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes, visual system, and in the preventive care of eye diseases and injury.
What eye exams do you provide?
- New Patient Exams
- Cataract Evaluations
- Retinal Evaluations (Macular Degeneration)
- Diabetic Retinal Exams
- Dry Eye Evaluation and Treatment
- Full Complete Medical Exams Tailored to You
- Emergency Eye Exams
Will I be dilated? If so, how long will the dilation last?
Most patients new to our practice will be dilated. For our established patients, you may be dilated depending on the type of appointment that you have scheduled. Dilation can usually last up to 3-5 hours depending on the person.
Is Dr. Garcia a surgeon?
Yes. Dr. Garcia performs surgery at the Institute at Boswell. These surgeries would include, but are not limited too:
- Lasers (Glaucoma)
- YAG posterior capsulotomy
- Cataract Surgery
- Cornea related procedures
Can I pay my bill online?
No. Payments cannot be made online via the patient portal website. Payments can ONLY be made via mail, in office, or you can call our office at (623) 977-8341 and pay over the phone.
How long is a new patient exam?
What insurances do you take?
We are providers for a number of insurance companies. These would include, but not limited to:
- Medicare Part B (we accept assignment)
- Railroad Medicare
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Arizona Foundation Network
- Tri Care (Prime and Standard)
- Tri Care for Life
- CHAMPVA (a referral may be needed)
- United Healthcare
- 1st Health Network
- Mayo Health
- Beechstreet Network
- Some Medicare Advantage Plans
If your insurance is not listed above, the best thing to do would be to call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if Dr. Garcia is a provider for your insurance plan.
Can I schedule my appointment online?
How do I properly dispose of my expired eyedrops?
What's safe for you might be harmful for someone else. You can dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines through a drug take back program — or you can do it at home following the steps outlined in the FDA pamphlet available below for download.
We have three convenient West Valley Locations in Peoria and Sun City West. Our surgery center is located at the Eye Institute at Boswell.
13340 N 94th Dr Peoria, AZ 85381
Dr. Garcia Zalisnak
Monday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuesday / Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday / Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Sun City West
13920 W Camino Del Sol Ste. 8 Sun City West, AZ 85375
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