Dr. Irene of Zmyslinski Eye & Contact Lens Center in Tempe, Arizona, grew up in Rochester, NY. At age 16, he had his first eye exam and was instantly drawn to the profession. Simultaneously, his first cousin became a contact lens sales rep for Bausch and Lomb and over the next few months talked to him in detail about a career as an Optometrist. His “fate” was now determined.
Upon completion of high school, Dr.Irene attended Indiana University in Bloomington. Dr. Irene was accepted and attended Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Upon graduation in 1982, he moved to Denver, CO where he practiced for the next 9 yrs.
An opportunity presented itself in 1991 to practice in Phoenix. Being tired of the severe weather in Denver, Dr. Irene moved his family to Phoenix late that year.
Dr. Irene began his association with Lenscrafters in 1995 at Paradise Valley Mall. In 1997 he was given a second location at Arizona Mills Mall. In 2007 he sold the Paradise Valley Mall office and now directs his full attention to Arizona Mills.
Dr. Irene is a supporter of “Gift of sight” program to bring eye care and glasses to those in need. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the central Arizona Optometric Society.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Irene loves to stay in shape by hiking up “A” mountain. He is also an avid fisherman as the pictures on the waiting room wall show. His fondest wish is to see the Chicago Cubs win a world series. You can book an appointment with Dr. Irene at our North Phoenix, AZ eye clinic.