Our Team

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Levi Zurcher OD, FCOVD

Dr. Zurcher, originally from Arizona, completed his Bachelor’s of Science from Northern Arizona University and graduated with a Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University, Oregon. He is a Fellow of COVD, board certified in developmental vision and vision therapy. He purchased the clinic in 2012 and has enjoyed providing top quality optometry care and exploring new ways to improve what we have to offer. For example, Dr. Zurcher wrote the vision therapy software that we use here at our clinic, along with the computerized eye chart used for exams and the retinal camera software. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as mountain biking and pursuing creative projects.

Our Doctors

We are on a lifelong quest to continuously be the best doctors that we can be for our patients

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Dr. Eric Ikeda, FCOVD, DPNAP

Dr. Eric Ikeda graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and then earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry in 1986. He is a leading optometrist in the field of neuro optometric rehabilitation & 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. 

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Dr. Sarah Wolff

As well as providing primary vision care to patients of all ages, Dr. Wolff performs in Low Vision evaluations. 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.

Our Staff

We are on a lifelong quest to continuously be the best doctors that we can be for our patients

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Pearl Ikeda

Office Administrator

Pearl is our office administrator and is from Southern California. She graduated from the Business and Marketing program at California State University, Fullerton. She enjoys meeting with the staff at the clinic, getting out of the house to go to work and hearing the patients’ success stories. Her greatest accomplishment is raising good kids. Some fun facts about her are that she collects bobble heads and enjoys watching Hallmark movies. Her hobbies include going to Dodgers games, wine testing and she loves animals. She’s a Dodgers and Angels fan and she used to play softball and basketball. Pearl enjoys almost every type of music except for opera.
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Cheryl Watanabe

Vision Therapist

Cheryl is our vision therapist and hails from Orange County, California. She graduated from UCLA’s Kinesiology program and is a certified occupational therapist after receiving her masters from the University of Southern California in Occupational Therapy. Cheryl’s favorite part of working at the practise is working with the patients and she enjoys learning about neuro-optometric rehabilitation. One of her most memorable moments of working in eye care was when one client who suffered a head injury came in because she was feeling very unbalanced, dizzy, had many headaches, and was unable to accomplish her academic goals. After the first treatment, the patient felt a lot of improvement with the headaches, and at the second treatment she whispered to her mom “I feel normal”.
Cheryl is married with a daughter in college and a 12 year old son. Her greatest achievement is raising great kids as she’s very passionate about her kids and providing support to them. Her ultimate goal is using the gifts she was created to use, and sharing those gifts to help others. Cheryl tries to go to the Sierra Nevada mountain range annually as she loves nature, the outdoors and fishing. Her other hobbies include reading and watching sports, as she is a fan of the Dodgers, UCLA basketball and college football. She enjoys listening to various genres of music such as classical, pop, rhythm & blues, jazz, and contemporary rock.
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Carolyn Mathews

Office Supervisor

Carolyn Mathews is our office supervisor and she grew up in California. She got her undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach and her graduate degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Laverne. She is certified in customer service and enjoys working at our small clinic, making it easier to connect with everyone on staff. Carolyn is passionate about helping others, making sure everyone is happy when they leave the office. She wears glasses and contact lenses. Her greatest achievement is buying her house and her ultimate goal is making a difference in customer service to help others.
Carolyn enjoys Christian and Jazz music. She’s an artist and can be found crafting and painting when she’s not at work. She is also a huge hockey fan and plays softball, basketball, golf, and volleyball. She is rooting for the New Orleans Saints, Lakers, and UCLA football.
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Oracio Ambriz

Optician

Oracio is an optician and is from Fullerton, California. He is passionate about helping our patients and his greatest achievement is working with the practise to make an impact. He wears glasses and contact lenses. He likes all types of music and is a DJ on the weekends. He is married and is a fan of Mexican soccer.
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Trisha Costas

Optician

Tricia is an optician from Lakewood, California. She loves working at the clinic because she enjoys working with the patients. The most meaningful part of working in the field of eye care is helping little kids that have trouble at school or at home. Providing the appropriate lenses makes such a difference in their lives and at school.
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Harmony Phuong

Coordinator of litigation and workers compensation

Harmony is from California and is our insurance coordinator and assistant to Dr. Ikeda. She graduated from University of Southern California’s Biology program on full scholarship and her goal is to become an optometrist. Her favorite parts of the job are the patient connections and getting to speak on behalf of the clinic to promote neuro optometric rehabilitation. Harmony wears Ortho-K contact lenses at night which allow her to see clearly without needing to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day (she’ll be happy to tell you more about it!). 
Harmony is passionate about helping out the growing clinic in any way possible. Her most meaningful part of working in the eye care field is working with the workers compensation patients; getting to know their background, understanding the diagnosis, and helping them with rehab therapy in a way that helps them function better in daily life.
She loves Tai Chi and volunteering to teach it to help others. She also has a hobby of growing various types of orchids. She’s a fan of the Lakers and enjoys listening to different genres of music including classical and modern.

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Heather Pistone

Receptionist



Testimonials


  • 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.

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