Robert Wendell Arnold , MD

Alaska Childrens Eye And Strabismus
3500 Latouche St Ste 280
Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 561-1917


Robert W. Arnold is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. In 1976, Arnold moved from Bellingham, WA to commercial fish in Cook Inlet and attend University of Alaska- Fairbanks. He was on the cross country running and ski teams. In 1984 he received an M.D. from Yale and then completed ophthalmology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He finished a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Indiana University before joining Ophthalmic Associates in 1989. Dr. Arnold consults and does surgery at Providence, Alaska Regional and ANMC and conducts regional clinics in Wasilla, Kodiak and in Koyukon Villages. Dr. Arnold served ten years as Eye Section Chief at Providence and he coordinates the Alaska Summer Ophthalmology Program. Dr. Arnold has research interests in amblyopia, strabismus surgery, anesthesia safety,OCR, ROP and ophthalmic instruments. He is Chief Concept Designer for Glacier Medical Software which has produced "ROP-Check" software to monitor premature infant retinal disease. With orthoptist Diane Armitage and capable research students, Arnold coordinates the Alaska Blind Child Discovery Project. He has served as Chair of the Vision Screening Committee at AAPOS and is on the editorial board of two journals. Curriculum vitae. With wife Koni and children Andrew and Elle, Arnold enjoys hiking, skiing and hunting as well as art, Bible Study and medical missions, more information available at https://www.burmavision.com/ .

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 38 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish



Hospital Affiliations

  • Alaska Regional Hospital

Education and Training

Medical School
Yale University School Of Medicine Graduated in 1984

Main Location

Fax: (907) 756-3537
Website: www.alaskachildrenseye.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Other Locations

Ophthalmic Associates
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 276-1617

Fax:(907) 726-4266
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri7:30 AM-5:00 PM

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO