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. Kristi Rhodes O.D.

Dr. Lam

Dr. Rhodes' higher education began at Arizona State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. After completing her undergraduate studies, she went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree at the esteemed Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA and has been working as an optometrist ever since.
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Dr. Rhodes has been around the eyecare industry for most of her life. She was introduced to optometry through her mother, who was an optician for 50 years before retiring last year. Dr. Rhodes worked for a contact lens distributor and as an optician for a local Ophthalmology group while completing her bachelor's degree. These experiences led her to become an Optometrist. For the past 18 years Dr. Rhodes has enjoyed caring for her patients as if they are family members. She opened a private practice in Sisters, Oregon where she lived for many years. About 10 years ago, Dr. Rhodes moved back to the valley to continue her passion. She has been practicing at a well-known ophthalmology practice with multiple locations throughout the valley during this time. Through these experiences, she has encountered a vast array of eye care conditions and treatments. Dr. Rhodes enjoys treating patients for medical eye conditions as well as enhancing their lives through the beauty of vision with glasses and all types of contact lenses. She has managed patients through life changing surgeries for cataracts, LASIK, ICL, and corneal crosslinking. She has also been an investigator in numerous clinical studies for eye care treatments.

Dr. Julie Lam O.D.

Dr. Lam

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.

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