Dr Efrain Castellanos graduated with honors from Xochicalco University School of Optometry in 2003. He started Centro de Desarrollo Visual, an optometry practice focused on specialty services including Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Low Vision, and Specialty contact lens fitting.
He obtained his Fellowship from the College of Optometrist in Vision Development in 2004 (COVD) and he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He completed a Diplomate in Specialization in Vision and Development in 2006, earned a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2008, and a Ph.D. in education in 2017 where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Castellanos has served many leadership role positions including President of the College of Optometry in his Alma mater, president of the Baja California Optometric Association, President of the Mexican Council of Behavioral Optometry, Chair of the education committee for the Inland Empire Optometric Association, Chair Interinstitutional and International affairs for the Mexican Association of Faculties School, Colleges and Councils of Optometry (AMFECCO) and currently he is the president of the Latin American Association of Optometry and Optics (ALDOO).
He has been an optometric educator for 18 years in different disciplines with an emphasis in Pediatrics, Binocular Vision, Vision Therapy, Low Vision, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation.
He is currently full-time faculty at Western University College of Optometry where he serves as Instructor of record for Interprofessional Education and clinical preceptor in the Vision Therapy department.