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Meet The Team

  • Dr.
    Eric T. Ikeda
    O.D., F.C.O.V.D., DPNAP

    Practice emphasis:  Primary care/contact lenses, vision therapy, neuro optometric rehabilitation

    Dr. Ikeda is the owner-president of Optometric Vision Care Associates, Inc.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside in 1982 and then earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry in 1986.  Dr. Ikeda earned his Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) in 1992.  He also completed his Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA) certification in 1996 and completed Levels I and II of the Clinical Skills Building Program of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.  He was inducted as a Distinguished Practitioner into the National Academies of Practice (Optometry Academy) in 2006, recipient of the Founder’s Award in 2010 by Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry, and was recognized as “Physician of the Year” by the Rehabilitation Nurses Society in 2012.

    Dr. Ikeda practices primary, behavioral vision care with an emphasis on providing the evaluation and management of patients from infancy through adulthood with developmental disabilities and acquired visual deficits.  He currently serves as the Program Director for the Neuro Optometry Clinic at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation (Pomona) and continues to provide clinical staff services at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Downey).  He also serves as consultant for Winways Transitional Living Center in Orange, Care Meridian (Artesia, La Habra Heights, Garden Grove, and Cowan Heights), and Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, San Pedro.  Dr. Ikeda also consults with several local school districts for children with visually related learning disabilities and children with special needs (autism, etc.)  He is Past-President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International and the San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society.  He currently serves as Vice President of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation.  He was also appointed Clinical Associate Professor of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry.  He has lectured locally and nationally and continues to provide in-services to various professional organizations and rehabilitation facilities.  Dr. Ikeda actively participates in community service.  

    He served as president of the Bellflower Noon Lions Club and had been honored by his club by being presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship.  He was also recognized as Cub Lion of the Year and more recently as Lion of the Year.  He also served as District 4 L-2 Zone chairman.  He was board chair and continues to serve on the Cerritos College Foundation board.  He had served as board President of Family Service of Long Beach, and assistant Scoutmaster of his son’s local Boy Scout Troop (Dr. Ikeda had earned the rank of Eagle Scout in his youth).  He was also elected onto the Bellflower Somerset Mutual Water Company board and served as president for 2014-15 and 2015-16.

    Dr. Ikeda enjoys fresh water and salt water fishing, hiking, and golfing with his family and friends.

  • Dr.
    Sarah E. Wolff
    O.D.

    Practice emphasis:  Primary care/contact lenses, ocular disease/glaucoma, low vision

    Dr. Sarah E. Wolff joined Optometric Vision Care Associates, Inc. in 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences, with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, from the University of California in Davis in 2001. After working for three years at the Center for Biostabilization she enrolled at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). She graduated from SCCO in 2008 with her Doctor of Optometry degree Magna Cum Laude. After graduating she completed a one-year residency program in Low Vision at the Center for the Partially Sighted, located in Los Angeles.

    As well as providing primary vision care to patients of all ages, Dr. Wolff performs in Low Vision evaluations and is certified to treat Glaucoma. She also works with Dr. Ikeda as a clinical staff member at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey. She has spoken at various senior and rehabilitation facilities about Low Vision and enjoys teaching the community about the numerous treatment options that aid people with limited vision.

    Dr. Wolff is past President of the Rio Hondo Optometric Society, as well as a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.  She was recognized as “Young Optometrist of the Year” in 2015.  Dr. Wolff has also been appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry. 

    Dr. Wolff enjoys baking, knitting, attending music and sporting events, and entertaining her friends and family.

  • Dr.
    Judy Cao
    O.D., F.A.A.O.

    Practice emphasis:  Primary care/contact lenses, vision therapy, neuro optometric rehabilitation

    Dr. Judy Cao joined Optometric Vision Care Associates, Inc. in August 2015.  She graduated from the Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry in 2014 and completed her residency in pediatrics, vision therapy, and neuro optometric rehabilitation at the Center for Vision Development Optometry in Pasadena, California, affiliated with the Marshall B. Ketchum University, Southern California College of Optometry.  She is a recipient of the COVD Award of Excellence in Vision Therapy, Dr. John Streff Scholarship Award, Dr. Robert Johnson Pediatric-Vision Therapy Award and the 2015 Optometric Extension Program Foundation “Optometrists Change Lives” writing competition.  She has a passion working in the area of pediatrics, special populations, and neuro optometry.  She was recently appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry.

    Dr. Cao enjoys scrapbooking, snowboarding and spending time with her friends and family, especially her niece and nephews.