Ophthalmology • Optometry • Opticianry
(760) 746-EYES - (760) 746-3937
1955 Citracado Pkwy.• Escondido, CA

Dr. Arvind Saini, MD, MBA, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Arvind Saini, MD, Ophthalmologist - Click to EnlargeDr. Saini was born in Madison Wisconsin. He was inspired to be an ophthalmologist by his grandmother, who underwent cataract surgery and a corneal transplant when he was a child. He was also influenced by an ophthalmologist in his hometown of Madison Wisconsin, who traveled internationally to perform charitable surgery. He knew from a young age that he wanted to restore people's vision from reversible blindness. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he triple majored, achieved high honors in the College of Letters and Science, and was a finalist for the Universities Rhodes scholarship selection. He continued on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he was president of his class and also obtained his masters of business from the Wharton School of Business. After completing his internship at the University of Pennsylvania he completed his ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda University, where he was a chief resident and completed the Navy's refractive surgery training course. He then pursued fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, the country’s first eye hospital.

Since completion of his formal training he has learned ultra-thin corneal transplantation (DMEK) at the Netherlands Institute of Innovative Ocular Surgery and has continued to work on research. He has also been selected to the Leadership Development Program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Eye Study Club, and The Board of the Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a volunteer assistant professor at Loma Linda University and volunteer faculty at USC and has gone on international surgical missions to Myanmar, India, and the Philippines.

Dr. Saini specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, including cataract and refractive surgery. He also performs full-thickness and partial-thickness (DSAEK, DMEK) corneal transplants. He prides himself on treating patients honestly, and in the same way that he would like his family members treated. He tries to ensure that patients have all of their surgical and non-surgical options explained to them, and that they do not feel pressured into elective surgery.

He enjoys playing golf, competitive tennis, home improvement projects, traveling, and spending time with his wife and children. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Saini to our team.