Dr. Alvin Arellano
received his undergraduate degree in Human Genetics from the world renowned McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He then moved to the warmer climates of California to attend U.C. Berkeley. While at Cal, Dr. Arellano received a second Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Science and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree. In addition to his clinical internships at the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry, Dr. Arellano completed further clinical training at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco, the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He continues to serve as a staff Optometrist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he has been involved in numerous FDA clinical trials in LASIK and other forms of refractive surgery.
Dr. Arellano is licensed to practice optometry at the highest level, including lacrimal irrigation and dilation, and treatment of dry eyes and glaucoma. He is a member of various optometric organizations at the local and national levels. Dr. Arellano’s contributions to his profession including clinical research and education have earned him a spot among the Consumer Research Council’s list of “America’s Top Optometrists.” Due to his vast experience in refractive surgery management, Dr. Arellano has developed a keen interest in the fitting of specialty contact lenses for keratoconus, irregular astigmatism and post surgical complications. As an Associate Clinical Professor, Dr. Arellano also shares his passion and expertise for optometry by teaching students from the Western University Health Sciences, College of Optometry.
Dr. Arellano is well known for his caring and friendly approach in providing the best possible care your eyes deserve. He has always been an advocate of providing free eye care for those less fortunate and volunteers his time and services with the Fullerton Lions Club, Illumination Foundation and various free clinics.
Dr. Arellano and his wife have been blessed with three children. They stay busy with their children’s activities but Dr. Arellano still finds time to enjoy cycling and playing ice hockey to stay in touch with his Canadian roots.