In 2003, Dr. David Ardaya graduated as a Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University a while a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. Prior to his optometric education, Dr. Ardaya was awarded the President’s Scholarship given to the class valedictorian and was accepted into the honors college at the University of Arizona where he graduated in 1998 with a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Sciences.
Dr. Ardaya served as President of the Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS) and was recognized as Young Optometrist of the Year, 2009 by the largest optometric organization in the state, the California Optometric Association (COA). In addition, Dr. Ardaya is the chairman of the communications committee for the COA while serving as media spokes-doctor where he has been heard on radio promoting access to vision care for children. He also participates in governmental affairs as the treasurer of a political action committee (LSCOA-PAC) that promotes optometrists’ and patients’ legislative rights and is a member of the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Ardaya is also a published author in Optometry magazine and has appeared in various newspaper articles regarding optometric and vision issues. Additionally, he has served as principle investigator for contact lens studies and is a registered clinical lab director. In addition to seeing his beloved patients, Dr. Ardaya is currently a student, pursuing a Master of Health Administration through the University of Southern California.
Most importantly, Dr. Ardaya has an amazing family that includes Dr. Ivy Lin and two very funny and curious children. Although Dr. Ardaya has no spare time, if he did, he would enjoy playing his guitar a little more, checking out some live music, and taking advantage of his Eagle Scout skills in the great outdoors.
I love my profession and really enjoy helping my patients experience the difference that clear vision can make in their lives”
Dr. David Ardaya
- Pacific University
- University of Arizona
- Beta Sigma Kappa
- California Optometric Association
- American Optometric Association
- Orange County Optometric Society