Along with his wife, pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Shuchi Shah, Dr. Arey is raising his three young children with a dual focus of both academic and athletic achievement, similar to how he grew up. Mikaela, Evan, and Daniela each compete in their own right around the state in a variety of competitive activities including soccer, basketball, baseball, karate, youth road races and triathlons, tennis, golf, and chess.
When time allows, Dr. Arey stays in shape himself by running and cycling, competing annually in the Gasparilla Distance Classic half-marathon. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), and the Tampa Bay Ophthalmological Society (TBOS). He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He regularly attends the annual meetings of the AAO and FSO and monthly TBOS events to stay current on the latest trends in ophthalmology and eye surgery. He is a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Tampa and serves as a Lector during Sunday Mass. He counts the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring and the One Love Foundation aimed at ending relationship abuse as important causes supported by him and his family