Meet Our Tucson Local Optometrists

Arizona Primary Eye Care was founded in 2010 by Dr. Schmitt and Dr. Nichols. We employ dozens of people over our 3 Tucson locations and 1 Benson location. We are proud supporters of the Arizona Wildcats and have teamed up with Coach Barnes to support the women’s basketball team.

We Love You Tucson! We're proud to call Tucson home and can't imagine being anywhere else! Fill out the form below to set an appointment with us!

Roger O.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very pleasant and professional! Now, if only I could find and MD with qualities to match these folks!

Judy F.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The ENTIRE staff at AZ Primary Eye Care are top shelf. My family has been seeing Dr. Nichols for several years now and could not be happier with both the service and products.

Kim N.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’ve been to four different optometrists in the last 20 years. This is by far the best. Prompt, thorough and professional from reception to check out. Very well trained staff.

Lewis I.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great as always. Best fit and best prescription I have ever had and I have been wearing glasses most of my life.

Insurances We Accept

We contract with most insurance companies (see the list below), and participate with VSP and Medicare. As a courtesy, we also bill primary insurers on behalf of our patients. That means that insured patients only need to worry about their copay at the time of the exam; we will coordinate and accept payment for the rest with your primary insurer directly. The co-pay of your visit will depend on the specific insurance provider. If your provider happens to be unfamiliar to us, we can contact their business by phone and make sure we are contracted with their plan. If your insurance does cover your visit with us, we always accept cash, credit cards, personal check, Care Credit, etc. If you would like to apply for Care Credit, click here. The following is a list of some of the insurance companies that we accept. If your insurance company is not on this list, call us to see if we are contracted with them.
  • Various Workman’s Compensation plans
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AIG
  • Alaska Care
  • Ameriben
  • Ameritas
  • Arizona Foundation for Medical Care
  • ASI
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • BPA-Local 400 Health FUnd
  • Caremore
  • Champ VA
  • Cigna
  • CMDP
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dakota Care
  • Davis Vision
  • EBMS
  • Eye Med
  • Eye Specialists
  • GEHA
  • Global Excel Management Inc
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Group and Pension Administrators, Inc
  • GWH-Cigna
  • HealthNet
  • Health Partners
  • Humana
  • Industrial Commission of Arizona
  • Medicare
  • Meritian
  • MES Vision
  • Mountain States Administrative Services
  • National Asbestos Workers Medical Fund
  • Opticare of Utah
  • Oregon Dept. of Human Services
  • TEP (ORR) Safety
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • PCIP
  • Pinnacle Risk Management
  • Principal Life Insurance Co.
  • Prudential Overall Supply
  • Railroad Medicare
  • SCAN Health Plan of Arizona
  • SightCare
  • Spectera
  • Stirling Benefits
  • Tri-Care
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • University Family Care
  • University Physicians
  • VBA
  • Vision Care Direct
  • VSP