Dr. Wolff's affiliation with the California Optometric Association (COA)
March 11, 2022
Dr. Wolff has been an active member and leader of the California Optometric Association. The COA is a fantastic organization that is focused on furthering the profession of optometry for doctors of optometry in the State of California.
Dr. Sarah Wolff’s role in California Optometric Association
Dr. Sarah Wolff is an optometrist at Amplify EyeCare of greater Long Beach. She is currently on the board of the COA’s low vision rehabilitation section. She has had the privilege to serve in a variety of leadership roles in the COA including secretary/treasurer, vice chair and chair of the COA’s low vision rehabilitation section. She is currently a member at large and will be back again on the council soon.
What is COA?
COA represents more than 2,500 optometrists in the state, plus more than 1,000 students of optometry. The association is governed by its members who are doctors of optometry. Local society members convene annually at the COA House of Delegates meeting to represent their society membership and to conduct association business. (California Optometric Association)
The California Optometric Association provides continuing education, resources to optometrists, membership benefits, and networking opportunities.
One of the primary benefits of the association is its work with the legislature. In order to ensure that special interest groups do not harm the best interests of patients and doctors, it is very important to have statewide professional organizations that represent the doctors with state legislators. Currently the COA is actively working on legislature reform to allow optometrists to perform the full scope of care for their patients, which is currently limited in certain respects in the state of California.
What is the COA low vision rehabilitation section?
Established in 2009, the Low Vision Rehabilitation Section (LVRS) seeks to improve the quality of low vision rehabilitation services provided to the public and promote the professional development of COA member optometrists. (California Optometric Association)
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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