Dr. Julio C. Arroyo is native to Spain where he completed college studies with a 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 also been an adjunct Professor of Optometry at 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+ hour post-graduate program from Functional Medicine University. In doing so, Dr. Arroyo is one of the first Certified Functional Medicine optometric practitioners in the country. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Arroyo continues to collaborate with 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 for several years.
Dr. Arroyo is married and has two daughters. When not seeing patients, some of his many interests include watching movies with the little ones, playing guitar, boiling crawfish, and playing soccer.
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
CERTIFIED FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER, FMU
EPIGENETICS, METHYLGENETICS, AND NUTRIGENOMIC SCIENCE CERTIFICATION
MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS.