Our optometrists, Dr. Fred Arima and Dr. Kurt Russell, are trained in the most up to date advancements in eye care, committed to providing the highest quality treatment for each of our patients. At Mill Creek Vision, we want to be your partners in eye care and therefore strive to make each visit comfortable, effective and informative. We take the time to learn about your eye health history and listen to your concerns in order to provide you with the most thorough and holistic treatment plan possible. Your eye doctor should be someone you trust to have the knowledge, experience and professionalism to treat your eyes with comprehensive, expert eye care.
Read on to learn more about our optometrists.
Dr. Fred Arima graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Zoology & BS in Psychology with honors in 1976. He finished his optometric schooling at Southern California College of Optometry in 1981 with an O.D. degree, Cum Laude. He has operated his private practice since 1981. Dr. Arima is very active in many local and regional Optometric Physician´s associations.
Education and Affiliations:
- John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1971-1972
- University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1972-1976
- BS Zoology & BS Psychology with honors 1976
- Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, CA 1977-1981 OD degree, Cum Laude
- Member Optometric Physicians of Washington
- Member American Optometric Association
- Past Pres. Snohomish County Optometric Society
- Fellow American Academy of Optometry
- Member Mill Creek Lions Club
His interests include mountaineering, telemark skiing, golf, and photography.
Dr. Kurt Russell joined Mill Creek Vision in 2010. He provides full-scope optometric care to patients age 4 and older. His practice interests include glaucoma, ocular disease management, treatment of eye injuries, pre/post-surgical care of cataract and refractive surgery patients, and contact lenses.
In 1997, Dr. Russell graduated with honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then earned his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2001 from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia. During Dr. Russell's training, he received clinical honors while at the Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX and the Southern Vision Institute in New Orleans, LA.
When not in the office, Dr. Russell enjoys working on classic and special interest automobiles, weight lifting, macro photography, and mountain biking.
Dr. Russell will be available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.