Dr. Julio C. Arroyo is a native from Spain where he completed college studies with concentration in Optics and Optometry. Then he decided to come to Houston where he received a Doctor of Optometry in 1999.
Dr. Arroyo is certified for the treatment of eye disease and as an optometric glaucoma specialist. He is one of the few Ortho-k expert practitioners in the Houston Area and the first one to obtain the elite Wave Corneal Molding certification. Dr. Arroyo has done extensive studying and training in Non-surgical refractive correction of Myopia and Astigmatism, as well as Hyperopia (farsightedness). He also has considerable experience in anterior segment disease, glaucoma management, macular degeneration (M-Sharp protocol), pediatric eye care and binocular disorders. He has been also an adjunct Professor of Optometry of the University Eye Institute, University of Houston.
Dr. Arroyo is very passionate about holistic health care and complementary medicine. He has earned the Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) by successfully completing a 200+ hours post-graduate program from Functional Medicine University. In doing so, Dr. Arroyo is one of the first and few Certified Functional Medicine optometric practitioners in the country. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Arroyo continues to colaborate in multiple TV and radio programs as an eye expert, including Fox News, Univision, KHOU, Telemundo, and others.
Dr. Arroyo is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, Harris County Optometric Association, Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society and the Orthokeratology Academy of America.
He has also participated in multiple volunteer organizations such as SVOSH here in the USA and abroad, providing eye care in Honduras. In addition, Dr. Arroyo has been actively involved in the Multiple Sclerosis (MS150) non-profit organization several years.
Dr. Arroyo is married and has two daughters. When not seeing patients, watching movies with the little ones, playing guitar, boiling crawfish, playing soccer... are some of his many interests.
DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
TEXAS, STATE BOARD LICENSED IN TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF OCULAR DISEASES
TEXAS, STATE BOARD LICENSED OPTOMETRIC GLAUCOMA SPECIALIST
B.S., SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
B.S., OPTICS AND OPHTHALMIC SCIENCE, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, SPAIN
M.S. IN CLINICAL OPTOMETRY, CENTRO BOSTON DE OPTOMETRIA, MADRID, SPAIN
POSTGRADUATE ADDITIONAL EDUCATION:
CERTIFIED FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER, FMU
- EPIGENETICS, METHYLGENETICS AND NUTRIGENOMIC SCIENCE CERTIFICATION
- MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS.