Our Practice & Specialities

Our Practice

Family Medical Eye Center is recognized as the premier private Ophthalmology group in Shasta County, with years of excellence and a commitment to customer service. Doctor Robert Fox, our Redding eye doctor, is a board certified doctor of Ophthalmology specializing in pediatric vision care and eye surgery. We use only the cutting edge in health technology in order to bring you the highest quality vision care and eye surgery.

Family Medical Eye Center is the destination of choice both for Redding locals and non-residents as we offer comprehensive eye care and unrivaled customer service. Patients no longer need to be referred to an out of town doctor for their specialized vision problems or eye surgery needs.  We have a Redding Ophthalmologist right here.

Not only can we correct any medical or surgical eye problem you may have, but our in-office optical shop can fulfill all your eyeglass and contact needs. This means care can be customized specifically for you and offers you the convenience of “one-stop shopping”. Need to see an optician, an optometrist, or an ophthalmologist? Need complex eye surgery, or just a simple eye exam? No matter what kind of eye doctor or vision service you’re looking for, we can help you. We are committed to providing timely and reliable service and will always work with our patients to ensure that scheduled vision appointments are mutually beneficial.

Dr. Fox

To become an ophthalmologist, Doctor Fox completed four years of premedical courses in university followed by four years of advanced medical school at the University of Colorado where he was elected the Medical School Class President. After graduating, he completed a further four years of intensive internship, pediatric fellowship, and ophthalmic residency where he earned the distinction of Chief Resident. On top of this extensive training, Doctor Fox has had over 10 years of experience working collaboratively and independently to provide quality vision care and eye surgery to his patients.  This commitment to excellence was recently recognized when he was elected as Chief of Surgery for the local Shasta Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Fox Ophthalmology

Optical Services

Our optician, Shelley Burrow, completed four years of higher education before attending Optical School. After obtaining her American Board of Opticianry certification, Mrs. Burrow worked in Chevron’s workplace safety department and in industrial medicine. With over seven years of hands-on optical experience and two “Best Frame Selection” awards for her sense of style, Mrs. Burrow has the knowledge to help patients choose affordable, appropriate, attractive eyewear and contact lenses for all their vision needs.

The optical dispensary at Family Medical Eye Center offers a full selection of quality frames and sunglasses from designers such as Vera Wang, Caviar, Uturn, Tommy Bahama, Nicole Miller, Ray Ban, Easy Clip, Columbia, Harley Davidson, Revlon, Dana Buchman, Cazal, and Nine West. These lenses are not only beneficial but imperative for modern, computerized lifestyles as well as for many types of indoor and outdoor activities. Our expert optician can help you select the perfect frames for your lifestyle and activity level. Function is not our sole concern, however, and our frames come in a variety of colors and materials that will satisfy even the most discerning tastes. Today’s frames are a fashion statement that reflects personality, interests and lifestyles. It is important to find a pair of frames that are effective, comfortable, and attractive and we would be honored if you found your pair at Family Medical Eye Center. Please, go to our frames page if you would like to learn more about all the name brand eyewear that we carry.

Our Optical Shop


We have 7 professional staff members supporting Dr. Fox at Family Medical Eye Center. We hire outstanding individuals, many of whom are nationally certified in their professions. Each member of our team has had years of experience in their field and bring expert eye care to our guests. We strive to exceed even the highest levels of excellence in eye care and vision improvement, and our staff continually attends seminars, continuing education programs, and online training in a variety of subjects.

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We thank you for taking an interest in our company and our website. If you need more information or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. Do not hesitate to make any kind of inquiries or comments.

Our Operating Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tues-Thurs: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Phone Numbers

Main: (530) 241-6550
Fax: (530) 241-1279
Toll-Free: 800-499-0831