Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Beachside Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Huntington Beach.
We, the staff at Beachside Optometry are dedicated to providing you and your children with the highest quality of eye care in Huntington Beach by committing to invest in the latest state-of-the-art technologies. Our goal is to make your visit memorable with our attention to details and our friendly atmosphere. We hope that we can create better visual outcomes for you and your family with our use of new technologies to better diagnose and treat eye conditions.
Kevin J. Germundsen, OD.
Dr. Germundsen graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1988. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University. He is a member of the California Optometric Association and American Optometric Association, Orange County Optometric Society and the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Germundsen is certified and licensed in the treatment and management of eye infections, inflammations and screenings for ocular effects from systemic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. He has been practicing in Huntington Beach since 1997. In 2013, he received his Board Certification as a Diplomate, American Board of Optometry, a certification based on high standards of knowledge and clinical skills. Also in 2013, he was honored by Goodwill of Orange County in appreciation of being one of their extraordinary people for outstanding contributions and significant impact towards their mission.
Dr. Arboleda, a Diplomate with the American Board of Optometry, attended the University of California, Irvine and majored in Biological Sciences. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1987 and graduated with Cum Laude distinction. She is a member of the California Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, the AOA Contact Lens Section, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society for academic excellence and Orange County Optometric Association. She is certified and licensed in the use of therapeutic agents to detect, treat, and manage many conditions such as ocular infections, inflammations, dry eyes, allergies, diabetes, and high blood pressure. She has been practicing optometry in Huntington Beach since 1997. Married to Dr. Germundsen since 1988, she was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan and Tehran, Iran. She has called Southern California her home since 1976. Along with her husband, she enjoys fun and adventure while traveling the world, especially with their daughters to create lifetime memories.
Janay Sekhon, O.D.
Dr. Janay Sekhon is glaucoma and TPA (therapeutic pharmacological agent) certified. She earned (with distinction) her Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary, Canada and received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors in 2007. Notable research achievements include several investigations into the effects of excessive levels of serotonin on the morphology of neurons. Dr. Sekhon’s clinical interests include contact lenses and ocular pathology. Dr. Sekhon enjoys the use of the advanced technology available at Beachside Optometry allowing for earlier detection and better management of complications associated with diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. When she isn’t chauffeuring her two boys to their various sports activities, in her spare time, Dr. Sekhon enjoys spending time with her husband and her two dogs. Her communication skills with children make them feel at ease and inquisitive about their vision. She thoroughly enjoys her profession and the positive impact it has on children.
Michelle Nguyen Kirk
Dr. Michelle Nguyen Kirk is a glaucoma certified optometrist who is a native to Southern California. She graduated with the highest honors and as valedictorian of her class at Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Kirk has earned several awards including the Art Optical Contact Lens Award and the Herbert McCracken Dixon Memorial Scholarship. She has also earned top recognition for her research in the area of glaucoma while at SCCO. Dr. Kirk has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. She is well versed in the most advanced imaging technologies used in the care of glaucoma and continues to stay on top of the field through her continued education. When not working, Dr. Kirk enjoys crafting, baking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Our front office staff will welcome you and help you with any questions you may have about our office or your insurance. From left to right: Thao, Tiffany, Lareina, and Meggie (not pictured: Brittany).
Our highly trained Optical Staff have been selected to provide you with professional knowledgeable care in a friendly atmosphere. Our patients consistently rate our staff as excellent in knowledge and service in independent surveys. From left to right: Carlos, Hilda, Yoomie, Anna, and Natali.
Our interns are currently enrolled in college and are considering the profession of Optometry. Working in our office allows them the see the profession in action. From left to right: Jaclyn Wek (junior UCI), Kristi Germundsen (sophomore UCI) and Madeline Nolde (freshman Pepperdine). If you have an interest in our intern program, please contact Thao Nguyen.
Our doctors look forward to providing quality vision care for you and your family. From left to right: Dr. Kevin Germunsen, Dr. Linda Arboleda, Dr. Michelle Kirk, Dr. Heidi Miller, and Dr. Janay Sekhon.