Our Eye Doctors


Our Cave Creek optometrists take the time to listen to you and your concerns, thoroughly explain the results of your eye exam, and describe your treatment options. At Eye Care North we know that maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership. We consider your overall health in relation to your eye health which can be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems. We always encourage our patients to ask questions.

Dr. Lam

Dr. Julie Lam O.D.

Dr. Lam's passion for optometry started at a young age. She was inspired to become an optometrist at age 14 after researching the profession for a high school Health Careers class. Her grandfather was legally blind & the challenges he faced due to poor vision demonstrated the significant impact eye disease can have on quality of life. Her specialties include ocular disease management, dry eye treatment & Neurovisual Medicine. She strives to maintain excellent eye health for all her patients & strongly emphasizes regular eye health exams and preventative eye care.

Dr. Lam was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Arizona. She attended Arizona State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude. At the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree and was also awarded honors for academic excellence.

Dr. Lam completed externships at the Center for the Partially Sighted in Los Angeles, CA, Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Sacaton, AZ and Southern Arizona Veterans Hospital in Tucson, AZ.

Prior to establishing her own office, Dr. Lam worked at a prominent optometry clinic in Sun City specializing in geriatrics and ocular disease. There she treated and managed complex eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Lam

Dr. Lam is the 25th doctor in the United States to complete training at the NeuroVisual Medicine Institute in Michigan. She was personally trained and mentored by Dr. Debby Feinberg who is the founder of NeuroVisual Medicine.

Dr. Andrea Smith-Gray

Dr. Smith-Gray received her optometry degree from the Michigan College of Optometry where she completed externships at Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical center in Columbia, SC, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and WOW Vision Therapy in St. Joseph, MI. Upon graduating with her doctorate degree, Dr. Smith-Gray completed a residency in Vision Rehabilitation at the Oklahoma College of Optometry where she treated ocular disease including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. She obtained expertise in low vision and provided on-call services at Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital.


Prior to moving to Arizona with her family, Dr. Smith-Gray practiced at the University of Louisville and the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. Her educational and clinical experience has provided her a diverse understanding of treating those with ocular disease, vision impairment, pediatrics, and general family practice. She is passionate about educating her patients on how their systemic health relates to their eye health and helping them to achieve their best vision.

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