What is the American Optometric Association (AOA)?

Published on
March 14, 2022

Established in 1898, the American Optometric Association , is a national advocate for eye health and quality care, representing 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometry professionals, and students of optometry. In the United States, optometrists provide more than two-thirds of primary eye care.

 

What is the Vision Rehabilitation Committee of the AOA? 

Dr. Ikeda was appointed to the American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Committee and to the Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force.He is starting another term this year. His goal is to support fellow optometrists in their efforts to share information on what members of his committee do in terms of neuro optometric rehabilitation. In order to share the word of the work they do, he works alongside educators, clinical practitioners or private practitioners.

 

Mission of AOA

The AOA fulfills its missions based on the following goals:

  • Optometrists will be recognized as primary health care providers and the public will have access to the full scope of optometric services
  • In order to enhance and ensure competent, quality patient care, optometrists and other professionals look to the American Optometric Association for standards of professional conduct, research, and education leadership.
  • AOA provides reliable and current information about optometry, eye care, and health care policy to the public, optometrists, and other professionals.

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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.

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