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About Us

Plaza Del Rio Eye Clinic are committed to providing their patients with the best possible medical and surgical eyecare. As board certified Opthalmologists we can treat you with the highest quality eye care. Our doctors and staff have served the Peoria and Sun City West community for over 30 years.

With locations in two convenient west valley locations and a surgery center at the Eye Institute at Boswell, we look forward to serving your eye care needs.


Dr. Garcia Zalisnak

Debora Garcia Zalisnak, MD

Dr. Debora Garcia Zalisnak is a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist and cornea specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico where she received the honor of Summa Cum laude. After passing her medical boards and placing in the top 1% of the nation, she moved to Virginia to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School for her ophthalmology residency, serving her last year as chief resident. She then pursued a fellowship in cornea and external diseases of the eye at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Garcia Zalisnak is experienced in treating diseases of the cornea and in performing complex cataract surgery, including laser cataract surgery and premium lens implants. She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as a member of the prestigious honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Garcia Zalisnak also received the honor of being named one of Phoenix Top Docs for 2021. She has published extensively on the subjects of dry eyes, keratoconus and corneal scarring, among others.

Dr. Garcia Zalisnak is originally from Puerto Rico and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She prides herself in being an advocate for her patients and when she is not seeing patients she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband, son, daughter and two dogs.

Dr. Garcia Zalisnak and her husband were both recognized as top doctors by Phoenix Magazine:

Dr. Rinderknecht

Chrysanne Rinderknecht, MD

Dr. Chrysanne Rinderknecht graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She went on to complete a Residency in Ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan.

Dr. Rinderknecht is a licensed physician and has been practicing ophthalmology in the Sun City and Sun City West areas for over 20 years. She and her staff at Plaza Del Rio Eye Clinic are committed to providing the best possible medical and surgical eye care for her patients.

Dr. Rinderknecht specializes in the management of glaucoma, evaluation of retinal disorders such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinal examinations, treatment of dry eyes, and full complete medical eye examinations tailored to meet the needs of your eyes, so that you can enjoy the best vision possible.

Dr. Rinderknecht has two offices to accommodate patients in the Sun City and Sun City West areas. She also performs eye surgeries at the Eye Institute at Boswell, on the Banner Boswell Hospital Campus in Sun City. For more information, please click on the locations tab above.

Frequently Asked Questioins

  • An ophthalmologist is a physician (doctor of medicine, MD) who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes, visual system, and in the preventive care of eye diseases and injury.

    • New Patient Exams
    • Cataract Evaluations
    • Retinal Evaluations (Macular Degeneration)
    • Diabetic Retinal Exams
    • Dry Eye Evaluation and Treatment
    • Full Complete Medical Exams Tailored to You
    • Emergency Eye Exams

  • Most patients new to our practice will be dilated. For our established patients, you may be dilated depending on the type of appointment that you have scheduled. Dilation can usually last up to 3-5 hours depending on the person.

  • Yes. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Rinderknecht perform surgery at the Institute at Boswell. These surgeries would include, but are not limited too:

    • Blepharoplasty (Eyelids)
    • Ptosis (Drooping Eyelids)
    • Lasers (Glaucoma)
    • YAG posterior capsulotomy
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Cornea related procedures

  • No. Payments cannot be made online via the patient portal website. Payments can ONLY be made via mail, in office, or you can call our office at (623) 977-8341 and pay over the phone.

  • Each new patient exam is tailored to the needs of that particular patient. We estimate that it will take 1 to 2 hours for a new patient exam.

    New Patient Form (English)

    New Patient Form (Spanish)

  • We are providers for a number of insurance companies. These would include, but not limited to:

    • Medicare Part B (we accept assignment)
    • Railroad Medicare
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    • Arizona Foundation Network
    • Tri Care (Prime and Standard)
    • Tri Care for Life
    • CHAMPVA (a referral may be needed)
    • United Healthcare
    • Aetna
    • 1st Health Network
    • GEHA
    • Mayo Health
    • Coventry
    • Beechstreet Network
    • Some Medicare Advantage Plans

    If your insurance is not listed above, the best thing to do would be to call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if Dr. Rinderknecht/Dr. Garcia is a provider for your insurance plan.

  • No, but you can fill out this form to request an appointment and we will contact you as soon as we can. You can also call us at (623) 977-8341

  • What's safe for you might be harmful for someone else. You can dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines through a drug take back program — or you can do it at home following the steps outlined in the FDA pamphlet available below for download.

    Drug Disposal Options


We have two convenient West Valley Locations in Peoria and Sun City West. Our surgery center is located at the Eye Institute at Boswell.



13340 N 94th Dr Peoria, AZ 85381


Dr. Garcia Zalisnak
Monday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuesday / Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Dr. Rinderknecht:
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday / Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Sun City West


13629 W Camino del Sol Sun City West, AZ 85375

Dr. Rinderknecht:
Tuesday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Eye Institute at Boswell

Eye Institute at Boswell


10541 W Thunderbird BLVD, Sun City, AZ 85351


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