Additionally, Dr. Ikeda is Director Trustee and Past-President of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF). Dr. Ikeda was inducted as a Distinguished Practitioner into the National Academies of Practice (Optometry Academy) in 2006. He was appointed Clinical Associate Professor of the Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry and the university awarded him with the Founder’s Award in 2010. Dr. Ikeda has lectured locally and nationally and continues to provide in-services to various professional organizations and rehabilitation facilities. He also serves as consultant for Winways Transitional Living Center at Care Meridian in Orange and Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, San Pedro. Dr. Ikeda consults with several local school districts for children with visually related learning disabilities and children with special needs.
Dr. Ikeda has been awarded the 2022 Skeffington Legacy Award by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation board. The award was given for his "leadership, insights, time and resources to guide us through key turning moments”.
When Dr. Ikeda is not at work, he enjoys freshwater and saltwater fishing, hiking, and golfing with his family and friends. He makes time to actively participate in community service. He served as president of the Bellflower Noon Lions Club and has received many awards there. He served as District 4 L-2 Zone chairman, was board chair and continues to serve on the Cerritos College Foundation board. He had served as board President of Family Service of Long Beach, and assistant Scoutmaster of his son’s local Boy Scout Troop. He was also elected onto the Bellflower Somerset Mutual Water Company board and served as president for two years.