How our Las Angeles based low vision optometrist Dr. Wolff got into optometry

Published on
November 15, 2022

This blog is about our residency trained low vision optometrist Dr. Wolff and how she became an optometrist. Her interest in optometry was partly influenced by low vision care. An individual in her family had macular degeneration which is an eye condition that can result in loss of central vision. Her loved one struggled greatly with low vision when she was in high school. It affected her ability to do everyday chores. She hadn't considered optometry as a career at that time. She didn't realize that low vision was part of optometry when she decided to go into the field. When she was in optometry school and the low vision section came up, she realized how much she could help so many people suffering from low vision, and she thought back to the time her family member suffered from low vision. With years of experience in low vision optometry, she now practices low vision optometry at Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach in Bellflower.

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.

What is low vision?

Low vision is a medical condition characterized by impaired vision that cannot be corrected adequately by conventional methods such as glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Having low vision makes it difficult to perform everyday activities such as driving, reading, writing, or watching television.

These eye diseases and conditions may cause low vision:

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma 
  • Usher syndrome
  • Best disease
  • Juvenile retinoschisis
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 
  • Ocular Albinism
  • Strokes 

Schedule a low vision exam with Dr. Wolff

Dr. Wolff practices low vision optometry at Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach in Bellflower, California. Patients with low vision visit our clinic from all over California, and we are proud to be a leading provider of low vision services for patients from Bellflower, Long Beach, Lakewood, and Los Angeles. To schedule a low vision evaluation call our office at (562) 925-6591.

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.

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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