About Us

rotatornewChad A. Carlsson, OD, FAAO graduated with Honors from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in 2003. Following completion of his doctorate degree, he elected to further his education by completing a Contact Lens and Binocular Vision Disorders residency program. During this residency, Dr. Carlsson worked with children and adults in the management of various forms of visual dysfunctions including strabismus, amblyopia, and other accommodative disorders.  He became further specialized in advanced care, treating and managing ocular pathologies such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and uveitis, anterior segment disease, and specialty contact lens fittings.  Shortly after graduation, Dr. Carlsson and his wife, Anne, moved to Gilbert, AZ  with the goal of providing exceptional care and service to his patients.

Dr. Carlsson’s dream of starting his own practice, which offers high quality eye services and patient care, opened in 2006.  In 2008, Dr. Carlsson earned his Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry  and was elected as Young Optometrist of the Year in 2013.  In August of 2014, he was profiled in the AOA Focus Magazine discussing Optometry and pediatric vision and continues to educate others on the importance of vision for ALL ages.  He is an active member of the Arizona Optometric Association and serves on their Legislative Committee communicating on a local and national level on the role of vision and Optometry.  In 2015, he became an Amazon bestselling Author with his book about Ortho-K and his incredible impact.

Dr. Carlsson not only gives to his profession but also enjoys volunteering and serving in his community.  Dr. Carlsson is a member of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and has served as Gilbert Kiwanis Past President serving Gilbert’s youth on a local and national level.  He recently became a member of the AHEPA mens group to further his commitment to the community.  Dr. Carlsson loves participating in Triathlons and dreams of one day completing his first IronMan.  And, don’t get him started on sports.  He loves his native Hoosiers of Indiana University and always cheers for his Chicago Cubs and Bears.  Dr. Carlsson and his wife, Anne, live in  Gilbert with their four crazy kids and love AZ for the great people, communities, and outdoor opportunities afforded year round.

Come in and see what “Personalized Vision Care for the Entire Family” is about and how YOU can start realizing your greatest potential.  YOU are the reason!



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A very pleasant office, staff and experience purchasing eyewear. Very professional yet personal service. My daughter and I have been going to Carlsson Family Eye Center for several years.

-Very pleasant office,

Dr. Carlsson is a concerned and thorough eye doctor. He has a competent and friendly staff. We feel comfortable in returning to him for continued eye care.

-Concerned and thorough,
James Visger

I would definitely recommend Carlsson Family Eye Center to friends and family! The staff was very helpful and kind. This was my 3 & 4 year olds first eye exam and Dr. Carlsson made them feel comfortable and was very patient with them. Overall it was a great experience and we certainly be returning.

-Helpful and kind,
Reese Wildey

Dr. Carlsson ia awesome! He discovered that my child had the incorrect prescription for over a year! He corrected the previous Dr.’s error and set her up with new glasses. Thank you!

-He corrected the previous Dr.'s error,
Jaeden Batista

Dr Carlsson took the time needed and listed to the history of my son and daughter. He is very patient dealing with children which I appreciate

-Very patient dealing with children,
Anderson Shimkus

Everyone was so nice and helpful! Dr. Carlsson was amazing with my very shy 4 year old. I live 40 miles away from the office but I won’t go anywhere else, they are that amazing! We found our family eye doctor!

-Amazing with my shy 4 year old,
Maddison Jacques

The office staff was friendly and helpful. My appointment was on time, no waiting. Dr. Carlsson was thorough on my exam and helpful in finding what would best suit my eye-changing needs. Laura, helped me pick out frames and was super sweet to work with. The office is clean and also has a kid’s area where my children hung out during my appointment.

-Friendly and Helpful,
Dorothy Guymon

My whole family sees Dr Carlsson. All of his staff are very friendly. Dr Carlsson is great with the kids and very knowledgeable.

-My whole family sees Dr Carlsson,
Jacqueline Wedding

The entire staff is excellent. I was greeted nicely and treated excellent throughout my entire appointment. Dr. Carlsson took the time to explain and give me options. His assistants did the same. If you are looking for great service, friendly staff, and a great selection of eye ware, please see Carlsson Family Eye Care.

Savanaha Luper

It’s nice to find a family-owned optometrist in Gilbert. They give you more of a personal touch than a chain does.

-Carol A.
Chandler, AZ

A Good Family-Owned Optometrist in Gilbert

I have been very impressed with the Carlsson team. I got a good deal on a comprehensive eye exam, as well as two pairs of designer frames, and some disposable contact lenses. I’ve found my eye doctor in Gilbert.

-Ryan G.

-Satisfied Customer,
Mesa, AZ