Founded In 1964, Allred Family Eye Care Optometry Has Been Caring For Fullerton’s Eyes For Nearly 55 Years
Our history begins with our founding by Dr. Douglas L. Chase in 1964. Dr. Chase’s practice grew and flourished and added Dr. Robert T. Rice as a partner in 1984; we then became known as “Drs. Chase & Rice Optometry”. In 2000, Dr. Allred joined our practice and we became “Drs. Rice & Allred Family Optometry”. Today, as Allred Family Eye Care Optometry, we we have grown and matured as a practice. But we have always remained focused on one thing: providing the best possible personalized eye care to our patients, their friends, and families.For over 50 years we have been in Fullerton. Thank you for being part of our family!
Preventative Family-First Eye Care
What does “Family-First” Eye Care mean to you? It means that you can… … count on us to provide you clear, accurate information about your eyes. … expect us to stay on top of our ever-changing field. … come to us whenever you or your family needs an eye exam, a pair of glasses, or simply wants to come in and say “hi”. … trust us to provide the best possible medical care available today.
How We Help
Our understanding of the eye has evolved dramatically over the last few decades. Today, we are better able to detect developing eye diseases, repair retinal trauma, and correct refractive errors than ever before. We strive to remain leaders in our field and continuously improve our skills and study new technologies and techniques as they become available. Our dedication to our profession is part of how we showcase our care for our patients: we will always work to provide the best eye care available today.
Dr. Allred is the Chief of Pediatric and Vision Therapy Services at Ketchum University. In cooperation with Ketchum University, we treat many eye disorders and visual problems using vision therapy. Learn more about how vision therapy can help you.
Ocular Disease & Low Vision Experts
Dr. Alves is residency trained in ocular diseases and low vision rehabilitation from the Long Beach VA Hospital. If you or a family member are struggling with an eye disease or are learning how to adjust to life with low vision or partial sight, we can help.
Dr. Allred loves practicing Optometry, feeling humbled and fortunate to be able to live his passion every day. His enthusiasm for the profession shows in the long-lasting relationships he creates with his patients and their families.
With a passion for education, Dr. Allred is deeply involved in clinical education and believes that educating his patients on their eyes and eye health is key to a great doctor/patient relationship.
Dr. Allred has a special focus on pediatric eye care and vision therapy. In 2016 he was appointed Chief of Pediatric & Vision Therapy Service at the University Eye Center in Ketchum University.
His academic and professional achievements include:
Doctor of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry
Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University
Pediatric Eye Care Residency Training, Birmingham School of Optometry
Chief of Pediatric & Vision Therapy Service, University Eye Center
When out of the office, Dr. Allred spends time with his wife, Heather, and his four terrific children. Both he and his wife are active in the community and in church.
Long-time patients of our office may remember Dr. Alves before she became a doctor. Before becoming an Optometrist, Dr. Alves interned at Allred Eye Care while she pursued her undergraduate and graduate degrees. We count ourselves lucky that she chose Allred Eye Care when she graduated!
Dr. Alves has made a big splash since her return to our practice as an Optometrist. Her expertise in ocular diseases and low vision rehabilitation brings a breadth of experience to our patients.
Her academic and professional achievements include:
Doctor of Optometry, Western University College of Optometry
Bachelor of Science, California State University Fullerton
Recipient, Designs for Vision - Dr. William Feinbloom Low Vision Award (2015)
Ready for some interesting Allred Eye Care trivia? Here it is: Dr. Alves married her husband, Mat (who is also an Optometrist), after meeting him at our practice when they both worked as interns. That’s right- we can be your matchmakers, too!
Dr. Mathew Khamis is very familiar with the So-Cal area, born and raised right here in Fullerton. He was introduced to the field of Optometry at a young age when he received his first pair of glasses. He couldn’t believe the level of detail that his vision was missing without correction! Dr. Khamis owes quite a bit more than vision to the field of Optometry, as he met his wife as an optometric technician right here at Allred Family Eye Care! You may just recognize her, as she is none other than our own Dr. Amanda Alves! His academic and professional achievements include:
Doctor of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry
Recipient, Dr. Homer A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship to Orange County residents
Bachelor of Science, University of California Los Angeles
Clinical rotations completed at the Veterans Affairs Clinic (Bakersfield), University Eye Care Center (Los Angeles, Fullerton), and various private practices in Orange County.
Contact Lens fitting for several Major League Baseball teams, getting them to see even better than 20/20!
As his patient, you will enjoy both high-quality vision care as well as his sense of humor, which earned him the coveted “Class Clown” award in his Optometric class.
Karen has extensive expertise in most functions in our office and is a vital member of our team. Our current patients may remember her from the preliminary testing portion of our eye exams. In her new role, Karen is the face of our business and always greets our patients with a smile and a friendly “hello”.
Karen will help you schedule appointments, confirm your insurance benefits, and answer any questions you may have.
As our insurance biller, Linda ensures that your coverage is processed smoothly and without delay. She operates mostly in the back end behind the scenes. She is an invaluable and vital part of our team.
The other half of our Optician team, Rosa’s warm and caring personality help her find the right frames for our patients. She brings considerable experience to our team, and is especially experienced in caring for seniors.
Rosa is an expert in our optical lab and deftly performs most adjustments and repairs. She will also assist you in contact insertion/removal and fulfilling any contact lens orders you may have.
Wonderfully organized and always in the know, Niki has demonstrated her role as the “brains” behind our operation. Responsible for ensuring our office runs smoothly, Niki’s contribution can’t be understated.
Our savvy patients know to talk to Niki when they have a special request- because she’s Dr. Allred’s sister, she knows how to make things happen- you could say she’s got some leverage.