Dr. Dean Amundsen is a Southern California native. He graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1984 and has been in private practice since 1985. He is a past president of the Tri-County Optometric Society and was a member of the Healthcare Delivery Systems Committee of the California Optometric Association (COA). He currently maintains membership in the COA and the American Optometric Association (AOA). He was co-chairman of the Quality Eye Care Alliance of Ventura County that aimed to increase the cooperative efforts between ophthalmologists and optometrists while improving clinical competency. He is the 1998 Recipient of the Apple of Excellence Award for Top Medical Professional in the city of Camarillo. He also received the Helen Keller award for leadership in restoring and preserving sight from the Lions Club in 2010. He has also been a member of the PERC alliance of doctors that believe doctors learn from each other and strengthen each others’ skills. He is also an affiliate of the Maloney Vision Institute.
As an undergraduate, he was a member of three national championship swim teams and obtained All-American recognition. Dr. Amundsen graduated with high honors with a degree in biology from California State University Northridge.
- Preventive and routine eye care
- Application of advanced lens technology and fashion to correct vision
- Cataract and refractive surgery co-management
- Glaucoma treatment and management
- Application of advanced technology in eye care
- Macular degeneration diagnosis, prevention and management
- Myopia prevention and treatment
- Diagnosis and prevention of diabetic eye disease
- Treatment of dry eye and eye infections
- Complex and simple contact lens fitting
Dr. Amundsen and his staff have donated significant time to the community including a program to provide eye care to indigents at County Hospital, the Camarillo Health Care District, and programs at Camarillo Community Church. The office has donated time and resources to United Way, Camarillo Optimists Club, Lions Club, Jehovah Jireh Food Pantry, and sponsored community sports teams.
Dr. Amundsen has four children: Jason, Sarah, Cory, and Parker. Sarah counsels families at Interface Family Services in Camarillo. Jason works at Duncan Animation Studios and his wife is Cori; Dr. Amundsen enjoys two grandchildren, Beckett and Gavin, through them. His daughter, Cory, lives in Washington state and works at Equine Life Solutions. His son, Parker, attends the University of Washington and is studying computer science. Dr. Amundsen’s wife Debbie is the love of his life. They are long time Camarillo residents. Dr. Amundsen enjoys spending time with his family and doing a variety of activities when not at the office. He is an active member at Camarillo Community Church and actively participates in their discipleship program.