our doctors


Surgical Director

As an eye surgeon, Dr. Petelin is uniquely qualified. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed his Ophthalmology training at Emory University. Even more importantly, Dr. Petelin is one of only a handful of vision correction specialists fellowship trained in Cornea and Refractive surgery.

Locally, Dr. Petelin is recognized by his peers for providing top-level surgical eye care. He lectures frequently on topics pertaining to new technology and is consulted by valley doctors on difficult and challenging cases.


Dr. Eugene Shifrin

Medical Director

Petelin Vision is proud to announce that Dr. Eugene Shifrin has joined our practice, bringing with him, his vast knowledge and experience, as well as his high level of patient care.

Dr Shifrin believes that excellent patient care starts with a doctor’s ability to listen and understand the needs of their patients, and is a firm believer that establishing a trusting “doctor / patient” relationship is paramount and essential—leading to better outcomes.

Dr. Shifrin was one of Arizona’s first Board Certified Optometrists and is known for his desire to bring his patient’s leading edge eye care, while exceeding the expectations of both patients and referring doctors alike.

Dr. Stanley R Shorb

Dr. Stanley R Shorb MD is a university fellowship trained retinal specialist who has been actively practicing, in Phoenix, for forty plus years. He is board certified ophthalmologist and lifetime American Academy of Ophthalmology member.  Dr. Shorb was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and a flight surgeon. He is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and we are happy to welcome him to our Scottsdale location.


Dr. Tara Ransdell

Dr. Tara Ransdell grew up in northern Minnesota. After high school, she simply crossed the river and attended the University of North Dakota. While at UND she was named to the President’s List, and also competed on the women’s basketball team.

In 2000, she graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry, located in Chicago. While in Chicago, she discovered a love for running, and has now completed 17 marathons, including the Boston marathon in 2013 and 2014. In 2009 she finished her first Ironman race here in Tempe, AZ. In 1998 she married a longtime friend, Jason Ransdell, who is also an optometrist. Jason and Tara have 1 daughter, Jordan and a black labrador, Bodhi.

Dr. Jason T. Ransdell

Dr. Jason T. Ransdell was born and raised in northern Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Colorado State University before graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry in May, 2001.

Dr. Jason competes in local triathlons and mountain bike races when he isn’t seeing patients. He recently completed Ironman Arizona and has finished the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race the past 3 years in Leadville, CO.

Dr. Jason worked at a local cataract and laser center for 4 years before joining our practices. He brings extensive knowledge about Lasik and cataract surgery to the practice. Dr. Jason also performs routine eye examinations for glasses and contacts, as well as the treatment and management of diseases, such as Glaucoma, Diabetes, Macular degeneration, etc.

Dr. Jason lectures in the western United States on dry eye treatment, and is a consultant to Allergan and Inspire Pharmaceuticals.