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Dr. Merino grew up in Southern California and graduated from Kennedy High School in La Palma. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. As an O.D. candidate, he received many awards including the VSP Independent Practice Scholarship, the Professional Eye Care Associates of America Award, and induction into the prestigious Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. His extensive training includes clinical rotations at the Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton, the Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center for Veterans in Downtown Los Angeles, the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, and the Eye Care Center in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Merino strives to improve the quality of life of his patients by providing them with the best possible vision and eye care. For patients who are more comfortable communicating in Spanish, Dr. Merino is a fluent Spanish speaker.
Verified Patient Reviews
Both the doctor and staff are great. Doctor is personable, quick, thourough, and approachable.
Very personable. Everything was explained and I feel they did their best to meet my needs.
It was great- Dr. Merino is awesome!
The visit is always at the time scheduled with very little waiting. The eye exam/tests are done in a professional and reassuring manner.
Everyone is VERY friendly!
Dr. Merino was very kind and patient with my children. Once he realized that dilation was needed, he gave us the option to return on a different day for better timing--he sure knows kids well! We will definately be returning-- for the dilation and for more exams in the future! Thanks for a comfortable experience!
My visit was quick and simple. Arrived, signed necessary paperwork, and was seen imidiatly. Doctor was professional and still personable. The staff were personable and helpful when it came to picking out a new pair of glasses while staying in my budget. No pushing for an upgrade or trying to pitch accessories and new features for lenses, nice change of pace.
Dr Merino was very personable and did a thorough exam. His office staff was welcoming and helped me pick out the perfect frames to fit my face. I highly recomement this Optometrist!
Very thorough and professional
Speedy, efficient, great service, great location. We'll be back -- once a year!!
Great job, speedy.
This is second time going to this doctor which is only my second time to see an eye doctor. The office was kinda small and when I say small more than 3 people and you will be like sardines, but putting that aside it was like a demand for my co/pay!!!! Anyway time to find a new eye doctor
This was probably one of the best eye appointments I've ever encountered. As soon as I walked in the receptionist greeted me with a smile. She handled everything properly and answered any questions I had. She made me feel comfortable the whole time, even though I hate when anything touches my eyes (They numb your eyes with drops and touch them with their hi tech pen thingy to make sure your eyes are healthy). After the pre exam, the doctor gives you the wellness and/or contact exam. He was super patient, and made sure I got the best prescription possible. My prescription for contacts were in the middle of two of the contacts available, so I tried both on to compare, and picked the better of the two. Now I'm walking around looking all cute with my sparkly blues. All in all, they are amazing and friendly.
Definitely quick and easy. He's a wonderful doctor and very polite.
he was wonderful !
Appreciate that we did not have to wait, took us in at exactly our appointment time. Grear service, explained copay. Doctor was very informative.
Dr Jesus was very kind and helpful. Very professional and helpful in answering all my questions. I highly recommend him!
I really enjoyed coming in to my appointment. it was my first time here at this location and everyone was very helpful and kind. I felt like I was right at home and am definitely coming back! they do an amazing job!!
I really enjoyed Dr. Merino. He was really nice and knowledgeable and gave me tons of helpful information.
Fast, easy and smart guy!
Very kind staff and Dr. Merino gave us first rate latest quality care. Highly recommended. Participates in California Vision Foundation to provide pro bono services to low income families without insurance. Thanks!
Friendly yet professional
Dr. Merino was very kind and comforting and explained every step of my exam before beginning. It was a great experience.
He was through, willing to answer all of my questions and very professional. I have a new local eye doctor.
He and his team was very professional !
The doctor and Bobbi are great! Highly recommend!
He was very thorough and explained any questions I had.
I would like to have seen more designer choices, but really all one really needs is to improve your vision and the glassses I picked are just fine.
Always an excellent, easy going, yet professional atmosphere. I already recommend Dr. Merino to others. He is the best optometrist I have ever had.
I needed an appointment at short notice and though I have never visited him and he was fully booked, I was squeezed in that day itself. The doctor was very friendly and clarified all my queries with patience. I am very happy with the treatment.
Good. Knowledgeable. Professional. Friendly. Nothing much I can ask for a doctor.
We visited Dr. Ramon 2 times till now for my son .First visit was for annual checkup and second one for diagnosis on eye lid injury. Below are bullets of our experience . 1) Dr. Ramon is wonderful and genuine caring for patients . 2) Very cool and helped my son in answering all questions for diagnosis.Not an easy job dealing with little ones.The credit goes to Dr and the visit was a great experience for my son . 3) We are very glad to find Dr. Ramon and we shall be back for our kids next annaul visits.
It had been a long time since my last eye visit. Everything was explained to me. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Dr Merino and staff puts the P in professionalism. The office staff is second to none.
Very informative. I was late, so my wait time was long. However, that was due to my tardiness.
Everyone in the office is very professional and pleasant. I would highly recommend Dr. Merino to anyone.
I really liked the office space and the fact that they are open on Saturdays. Dr. Merino is very nice and easy to talk to. He is very thorough with his examination.
Jesus Ramon Merino was great!
He was very professional and kind.
Every experience I've had at Dr. Merino's office has been exceptional. He is very friendly and his staff is extremely helpful! :)
First visit and they were thorough. It helped immensely that I filled out forms online before hand so that my wait time was zero
Loved it! He was friendly, knowledgeable and very thorough. He listened to and address all of my concerns. His assistant, I think her name is Lillian, was also very friendly and helpful. She helped me pick out a frame and took her time to make sure I felt comfortable. I'm happy I've found my new Optometrist!