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Under the leadership of Dr. Eric Ikeda, FCOVD, DPNAP and Dr. Connie Woo

If you’re looking for a clinic in Bellflower where all of your vision needs can be cared for in one place, no need to look any further. At Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach, formerly Optometric Vision Care Associates, patients visit us from Bellflower and the surrounding communities of Lakewood, Downey, Cerritos, Paramount, and Norwalk for all their routine eye care needs including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams, and a full service optical. We are also one of the leading specialty optometry centers in Los Angeles, providing a wide range of medical and specialty services including; medical eye care, emergency eyecare, vision therapy, neuro optometric rehabilitation, low vision, medical contact lenses, dry eye, and sports vision. Our optometrists, Dr. Eric Ikeda and Dr. Connie Woo, and every member of our team are devoted to providing top quality care to ensure that your eyes are properly looked after. Our cutting edge technology allows us to stay up to date with the best methods for providing you with the highest quality eye care. Our team would be honored to join your journey in achieving the best vision possible!

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Investing in our Patients With Advanced Technology

As part of our commitment to provide the best eye care to our patients, we are constantly enhancing our innovation edge by investing in cutting edge technology and offering only the best for our patients. At Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach, located in Bellflower, we have an advanced retinal camera to produce a high definition image of the inside of the eye. With retinal imaging we can better prevent and diagnose disease in a simple, quick and patient-friendly method. It is critical to evaluate the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. We have invested in some of the most advanced technology such as OCT, visual fields, meibomian gland treatment, and an ultra widefield camera for high definition images of the eye. Our office also has advanced technology for neuro optometric rehabilitation, vision therapy, and sports vision training. 

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We Provide Comprehensive Eye Care

Eye Exams

Comprehensive eye exams are essential at all stages of life, in order to give your eyes the care that they need.
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Eye Exams

Functional Eye Exams

Vision involves so much more than what meets the eye. Learn more about functional vision exams and how to ensure that your entire visual system is being cared for.
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Functional Eye Exams

Contact Lens Exams

If you want to wear contact lenses, it is essential to have a proper eye exam in order to ensure a comfortable, successful and safe contact lens experience. Our optometrist will evaluate your eyes to fit you with the best contact lenses for you.
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Contact Lens Exams

Eye Emergencies

Are you dealing with an eye emergency? It is so important to know what you should and should not do in this situation.
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Eye Emergencies

Dry Eye

The symptoms of dry eye can be very irritating and uncomfortable, but there is no need to suffer because we can help you. Learn more about the treatment options available to you.
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Dry Eye

Myopia Management

Does your prescription to correct your nearsightedness seem to keep getting higher? There are a variety of very effective ways to slow down the progression of your myopia.
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Myopia Management

Medically necessary contacts

Contact lenses can help you in more ways than providing clear vision. They can also be used for various conditions to contribute to effective and non-invasive treatment.
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Medically necessary contacts

School Screenings

School screenings are a small step in the process of caring for your vision, as approximately 75% of vision issues are missed in a standard school vision screening. Consequently, it’s essential to also take your children to your optometrist for a full comprehensive eye exam.
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School Screenings

Eye Allergies

If you are experiencing eye allergies, we can help you relieve the discomfort. Learn more about eye allergies, prevention and various treatment options.
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Eye Allergies

Low Vision

Are your visual limitations preventing you from accomplishing daily tasks and enjoying your day to day life? There is an entire field called low vision which is devoted to finding customized solutions that will enable you to achieve what you set out to do, despite your vision diagnosis.
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Low Vision

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Cataract and Low Vision

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If you want to wear contact lenses, it is essential to have a proper eye exam in order to ensure a comfortable, successful and safe contact lens experience. Our optometrist will evaluate your eyes to fit you with the best contact lenses for you.
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Diabetes and Low Vision

If you have diabetic retinopathy and it is preventing you from achieving daily tasks, we are here to help you. Low Vision care uses the vision that you do have in order to help you accomplish visual tasks, despite your diabetic retinopathy diagnosis.
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Around 50% of people who have glaucoma are not aware that they have it and therefore it’s so important to go for routine checks. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness globally and it affects approximately 3 million Americans annually.
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Glaucoma and Low Vision

Living with glaucoma can make visual tasks and activities challenging, but it doesn’t have to remain that way. We are here to provide low vision care to find solutions customized to your visual needs which will enable you to reclaim your independence.
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Glaucoma and Low Vision

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is extremely prevalent worldwide. Early detection is essential for maintaining functional vision.
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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration and Low Vision

If you have macular degeneration and are struggling in your daily life due to your visual impairment, we are here to help you. Low Vision is a field dedicated to finding customized solutions to help you maximize your remaining vision to achieve visual tasks, despite your macular degeneration diagnosis.
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Dr. Ikeda

Dr. Ikeda, FCOVD, is a leading optometrist in the field of neuro optometric rehabilitation and developmental optometry. He has made profound contributions to the field over the years and uses these expertise to provide the highest quality of eye care to his patients. He was Past-President of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) and of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). He received the “Founding Fathers Medal” for his continued service to NORA and he was recognized as “Physician of the Year” by the Rehabilitation Nurses Society. He is a clinical associate professor of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry and was inducted as a Distinguished Practitioner into the National Academies of Practice (Optometry Academy).
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Dr. Woo

Born and raised in La Habra, California, Dr. Connie Woo is an optometrist at our practice. After graduating from University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in science, Dr. Woo went to Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University and earned a doctor of optometry degree. She is also a therapeutic pharmaceutical agent (TPA) and is certified in lacrimal dilation & irrigation.
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Symptom Checklist

Blurred vision
Double vision
Dry or Watery Eyes
Red Eye
Difficulty Reading
Vertigo and Balance Issues

Blurred vision occurs when there is a lack of clarity in what you see. Objects do not appear to be sharp and it can be difficult to figure out what you’re seeing or reading. Very often this is caused due to a refractive error, which either means that you need glasses or contact lenses, but you haven’t been fit for them yet, or it could be a result of wearing an optical correction that is not suitable for you. There are other possibilities of conditions that can cause blurry vision, such as:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Side effect of medication
  • Macular edema
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Keratoconus
  • Retinal detachment
  • Migraine
  • Papilledema

If you have blurry vision, you may in fact be seeing double. You can take the Double Vision Symptom Assessment to have a better sense if you might have double vision. If you are experiencing blurry vision, please contact us today, we’ll be happy to help you achieve and enjoy clear vision.

Our visual system is a complex one, which involves our eyes, the brain and many different stations along the way including the cornea, eye muscles, and the nerves that transfer the visual information to your brain. If there is an issue at any point along the way, it can result in double vision. Some causes of double vision include, but are not limited to:

  • Convergence or divergence insufficiency
  • Corneal infection
  • Corneal scar
  • Refractive surgery
  • Cataract
  • Cranial nerve palsies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Grave’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Headaches/ migraine
  • Head injury
  • Brain tumor 

If you are unsure if you are experiencing double vision, we advise you to take the Double Vision Symptom Assessment which can help you zone in on the issue. Please contact our office today so we can help correct your double vision.

Our eyes have a drainage system which allows for an efficient and comfortable supply and flow of tears. There are times when our eyes feel very dry or too watery and there could be a variety of reasons for that, such as:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Hormonal changes
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Side effects from certain medications
  • Something preventing the eyelid from closing properly, such as Bell’s palsy
  • Sjorgen’s syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Conjunctivitis/eye infection 
  • Dry eye disease
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Foreign body in your eye
  • Corneal scratch
  • Eyelid problem such as entropion or ectropion
  • Issue with the eyelashes such as trichiasis
  • Stye in the eye
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction

To learn more about dry eyes, you can take the Dry Eyes Symptom Assessment. If you are experiencing dry or watery eyes, there is no reason to leave it untreated. Our staff is well experienced with providing treatment and solutions to relieve these symptoms.

Do you have what people refer to as bloodshot eyes? If your eyes are red, with what appears to be unusual blood vessels there could be a variety of reasons why. If you are experiencing discomfort and irritation in your eyes which leads you to excessively rub your eyes, it can cause redness. Other causes include, but are not limited to:

  • Contact lenses that have been overused
  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Dry eye
  • Stye in the eye
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage 
  • Acute glaucoma
  • Scleritis 

Due to the possibility that you may be experiencing redness of your eyes because of dry eyes, you can take the Dry Eyes Symptom Assessment to find out more about it. If your eyes are red, it is advisable to have your eyes checked by an optometrist. We are here to help you.

If you or a loved one are having difficulty reading, it could be attributed to a learning disability or a variety of other reasons, but one cause that must not be overlooked is that it could be due to an issue that is related to your vision. The good news is that if you are having difficulty reading and the cause is related to a visual problem, there are very effective and non-invasive ways to treat these issues so that reading can become an enjoyable activity. There are many different visual challenges that could lead to difficulty with reading, including:

  • Amblyopia
  • Strabismus
  • Accommodative dysfunction
  • Convergence insufficiency
  • Oculomotor dysfunction
  • Visual processing disorder
  • Post-concussion vision syndrome

If you are struggling with reading, it is recommended to seek professional help from an optometrist who can assess if the challenge is due to a vision issue which can effectively be corrected. You can take the Vision Symptoms Assessment and the Double Vision Symptoms Assessment to get a better sense if you might have an underlying issue related to your vision. We would be happy to help you with any questions you have.

Someone suffering from vertigo or balance issues would be likely to check a vast range of potential causes for these symptoms, but may overlook the possibility that there is a vision issue at the root of all of this. Any type of problem involving the visual pathway between the eyes and the brain can cause dizziness which can lead to vertigo. Additionally, the visual system helps synchronize the various systems involved with balance. If someone is not seeing well, it can cause them to fall and have problems with balancing. Some specific visual issues that can lead to vertigo and/ or balance issues, include, but are not limited to:

  • Incorrect prescription for glasses or contact lenses
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Eye strain 
  • Visual field loss
  • Post-concussion vision syndrome

You can use the Double Vision Symptom Assessment  to see if you might have double vision which could be one of the potential causes for the balance issues or vertigo. If you have vertigo or balance issues, it’s very important to get to the root problem and make sure you have the proper professional help. It is possible that there are vision problems that are causing these symptoms and in order to check, it is essential to be checked by an optometrist. We are here to help you.

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Eyeglasses and Lenses In Bellflower

At Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach, our experienced and caring opticians will help guide you in your selection of frames and lenses that are a perfect match to your style and budget. 

Our optical offers a wide selection of the latest designer frames and the highest quality lenses. Add a treatment or a coating to protect your glasses and vision from UV rays, scratches, and glare.

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I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.

Claire A.

Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.

Jim K.

My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!

Teresa S.

The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.

Joe M.

I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.

Kayla W.

This is not for the eye exam but for the frames selection portion. I brought my prescription from Kaiser here with my VSP insurance. The reception staff was very polite and professional.  Manny helped me to pick out frames and explain my coverage.  Very helpful and patient not like the individual at the other place I rated here on Yelp.  I was running late and he still helped me and was not bothered at all.  I am so glad I came here ..........very pleased.

Very professional staff and pleasant.

Daniel G.
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