Dr. Henry Kikunaga, Optometrist


Dr. Kikunaga is a knowledgeable and well-respected optometrist in the San Diego County area. He was born and raised in the South Bay Area in Northern California and attended the University of California at San Diego.


He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UCSD. Dr. Kikunaga then attended the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated with his Doctor of Optometry. He completed his professional externships at: the Hudson Valley VA Hospital near New York, NY, the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, IL., the Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute in La Jolla, CA and the Palo Alto VA Hospital near Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.


His expertise includes the fitting of all types of contact lenses, even for the difficult fits. Dr. Kikunaga not only treats the symptoms of the ocular conditions you may have, but educating patients about the prevention or management of the causes. He provides comprehensive eye care for the entire family and welcomes you to refer his practice to your friends and family.


Dr Kikunaga is a proud and active member of the: American Optometric Association , California Optometric Association , San Diego County Optometric Society , Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Chula Vista Kiwanis. He has served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego County Optometric Society and the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce. 


In his free time, Dr. Henry Kikunaga, teaches and coaches the martial art of Kendo here in San Diego. Dr. Kikunaga is currently 5th-Dan, (equivalent of) a 5th-Degree Black Belt in Kendo, and at present, is Head Instructor of the San Diego Kendo-Bu Dojo and also is advisor to the UCSD Kendo Team and helps coach in preparation of their intercollegiate tournaments. In the past, Dr. Kikunaga has placed 3rd in the Junior Division at the United States Kendo Championships and has numerous titles and placings in tournaments across the Western Region.