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Desireh Akhamzadeh, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. DesiDoctor of Optometry

Doctor Desireh Akhamzadeh, known as Doctor Desi by most, was born and raised in the West Los Angeles area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. During her undergraduate career, Dr. Desi worked as a vision therapist, an experience that ultimately solidified her decision to pursue a career in optometry. She went on to complete her optometry training at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, graduating in 2016. Dr. Desi has had extensive clinical experience at many institutions including Cedars Sinai Medical Group of Beverly Hills, John Wesley Community Health Clinic in Los Angeles, and the University Eye Center in Los Angeles. Following graduation, Dr. Desi completed a prestigious residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy at Marshall B. Ketchum University.

Upon completion of residency, Dr. Desi was offered the privilege of serving as adjunct clinical faculty for the Southern California College of Optometry. She currently serves as a clinical preceptor to fourth-year optometry students at Marshall B. Ketchum University’s clinic, University Eye Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Desi is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Optometric Society. She is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development as well as the California Optometric Association.

Dr. Desi is Glaucoma certified and is licensed in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents. Her passions include the diagnosis and management of pediatric and adult strabismus, amblyopia, and binocular vision conditions. During her residency, she served as an associate investigator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, a collaborative group of optometrists and ophthalmologists dedicated to answering important clinical questions through clinical trials.

Dr. Desi enjoys serving the community and continuing the tradition of excellent patient care as part of the Los Angeles Eyecare Optometry Group. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, hiking, cycling, drinking boba, and spending time with her friends and family.