David C. Ardaya, O.D., M.H.A.

David Ardaya, O.D., M.H.A. received his Doctorate of Optometry with distinction from Pacific University in 2003 as 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 recently continued his education and was awarded a Master of Health Administration from the University of Southern California in 2017.

Dr. Ardaya is a partner and the current president of Golden Optometric Group’s Whittier location. Through his leadership he strives to provide personalized and compassionate care to all patients.
Dr. Ardaya is a past 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 Health Care Delivery Systems Committee for the COA. 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 an active member of the American Optometric Association.

A published author in Optometry magazine who has appeared in various newspaper and online articles regarding optometric and vision issues, Dr. Ardaya also serves as principal investigator for numerous contact lens studies which allows him to be aware of new innovations in the field.

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
  • University of Southern California
  • Beta Sigma Kappa
  • California Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • Orange County Optometric Society

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