Vision Among Us

Vision Among Us in Bellflower

 

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More Than Meets the Eye

Things are not always what they seem to be, both for someone experiencing something, and those observing them.

For example, it’s hard to know if someone is suffering from a vision problem when looking from the outside. This is obvious. However, it’s not all that uncommon for someone who is having an issue to simply not realize that something is wrong and that they should mention it. For example, if a child is having double vision, they might assume that it’s completely normal.

Once, Dr. Ikeda was contacted by a parent after a lecture who said that while she was talking about the lecture to her kids, her son casually mentioned that he sometimes didn’t know which football to catch. It turned out he’d been intermittently having double vision and, assuming it was normal, just hadn’t mentioned it.

Not Just Kids

This isn’t a phenomenon restricted to children, however. An elderly person experiencing a vision issue might simply write it off as being natural, due to aging, when in fact it is something else entirely that is treatable.

Younger adults can do something similar, but from a different direction. Rather than assuming a minor issue is something normal, they might just decide that it’s not a big deal and not seek treatment. This can become a bigger issue down the line if said minor issue is an early sign of something larger. It’s always better to treat something early.

Not Just Kids
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If You Can’t See Something, Say Something

Don’t assume that something which is bothering you is normal or better off ignored. With children, parents should let them know that if something is troubling them, they should mention it. Just like with other problems a child might encounter in daily life, vision problems should be discussed and treated appropriately.

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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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