Meet Our Optometrists

Russell Thompson, O.D.

Russell Thompson, O.D. | Sierra Vista | BensonA long-term resident of Sierra Vista, Dr. Russell Thompson received his degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Having practiced in Texas and in Arizona, Dr. Thompson has been with Cochise Eye & Laser for over 10 years.

He also provides pediatric low vision services to children with vision impairments for all of the schools in southern Arizona.


Eric Johansen, O.D.

Dr. Eric Johansen joined Cochise Eye & Laser after completing a primary care residency with Indian Health Services at Gallup Indian Medical Center in New Mexico.  He graduated from optometry school at Pacific University College of Optometry and completed internships with Mayo Clinic, Barnett Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, and Indian Health Serivces.  He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Johansen's areas of interest include diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, dry eye, and contact lenses.  He enjoys seeing patients of all ages.

Dr. Johansen and his wife are both native to Arizona and enjoy hiking, camping, and spending time with their two sons.

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