Allison Summers O.D., F.A.A.O., M.C.R.

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Faculty profile

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (329 Ratings, 92 Comments)


  • Optometry

Special focus on

  • Optometry


  • B.S., University of California, Davis, Davis California 1993
  • O.D., Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove Oregon 1998
  • M.S., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon 2014
  • Fellowship:

    • American Academy of Optometry, 2010
  • Certifications:

    • Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, 2011


Allison Summers, O.D. graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1998. After practicing in the community, she joined our clinic in 2005. 

She is married and has two daughters. At work, she enjoys seeing children from birth through young adulthood and interacting with her Spanish-speaking families. In her leisure time, she enjoys running, traveling, and trying new ethnic recipes.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Portland Metropolitan Optometric Society

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (329 Ratings, 92 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Dr. Summers takes her time to listen and understand our sons needs. She's kind and patient and very open with all of our options.

  • Nov 03, 2019

    My daughter is disabled. This is the first totally comprehensive eye exam we have ever had. Dr. Allison Summers should have 100 instead of 10. She is excellent, excellent, excellent. And I thank her so much for the time, and the hard work she did, trying to get appropriate answers for my daughter to check her vision.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    She was very understanding when she learned that our son did not want to have contact lenses fitted She provided tips to help ease anxiety She was happy for our son to try again at another date

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Dr. Summers is excellent with children. I wouldn't want to take them anywhere else for their eye exams.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Great! Explained everything very well and was quick and thorough.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Very very nice very good doctor. Very helpful. She take my daughter very sweet and very well. We are very happy with her.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    We have always had great experiences with Dr. Summers. My daughter has seen her for about 6 years now and we would and have recommended her to others. She is kind and gentle and very competent and very reassuring to her patients.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Dr. Summers is really great! She takes time to explain everything to both my son and I.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    The doctor was great she addressed information that had never been brought up with other providers.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    The doctor is very kind and took good care of my son.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Dr. Summers is one of the kindest dearest people I've ever met and dealt with made me feel so welcome and warm I just love them.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    check in is slow. wait for more than 10min. and then wait for doctor for 30min

  • Aug 18, 2019

    She was very thorough, patient and kind.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    My issues were addressed and the appointment scheduled quickly.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Hi, I was very impressed by the students, they were both very smart with such an interesting process. The doctor was great, I felt like they all were very thorough and knew what they were doing, and that was comforting. It was just a little long of a visit. The visit was very long just waiting after seeing the students for a long time. So that's hard with 3 kids and a busy life, but I feel very good about what you guys are doing. So, thank you. Okay, bye bye.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    It is a privilegeret to be dr. Summer’s patient

  • Jul 27, 2019

    My son has been seeing Dr. Summers now for several years, and we drive 6 hours round trip just to see her, because she's such an amazing doctor.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    They were good.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Allison Summers is great. We just wish she had more availability in her schedule.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, approachable, friendly and explained the diagnosis as well as the plan. Feel safe in hands of OHSU

  • Jul 24, 2019

    The provider was friendly, thorough, knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    We really enjoyed our appointment. I felt like the doctors are really thorough. We were seen 15 minutes late, which I feel like added tot eh anxiety of our first appointment, but it wasn't that late. But yeah, it was a very good facility and we felt very informed. That's it.

  • Jul 20, 2019

    Dr. Summers did an excellent job with customer service and educating us and answering any questions that we had.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Great in general. Talks to parent clearly and communicates with child too.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Dr. Summers is amazing, she works well with kids and spends as much time as you need answering questions.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    very useful .

  • Jun 27, 2019


  • Jun 21, 2019

    Dr.Summers is amazing! She has always been great with our daughter and very knowledgeable. Always great seeing her!

  • Jun 20, 2019

    She's very knowledgeable and good listener. She was able to answer all our questions and give us good advise. She was also very patient with my child.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Dr. Summers is a physician who quite frankly is very interested in making sure that she has done a good job for the patient and that the patient is satisfied. I have found her to be wonderful to work with

  • May 22, 2019

    Very thorough, explained things so my daughter understood

  • May 21, 2019

    It was a very nice experience. Was given lots of information. Happy with the apt.

  • May 18, 2019

    Dr. Summers is wonderful and very patient.

  • May 01, 2019

    She was kind, worked well with my daughter, and explained things in a way we could understand.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Everything was fine with the doctor. I liked how she explained it to me. It was a new experience with her, it was the first time with that doctor. What I did not like very much was that I had to wait more because I arrived before the time it was. That's what I did not like but everything else with the doctor very good.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    She was most helpful, and answered all my questions directly. This is important because I have a condition which I have not experienced before, and so I'm looking for information.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    I think the wait time was bad.I think they need to higher more female providers to cover the ones that get sick, so clients aren't waiting over an hour for the provider.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    very good

  • Apr 17, 2019

    She is always patient and kind.

  • Apr 15, 2019

    My experience was very pleasant.

  • Apr 14, 2019

    Allison Summers is the best.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    She is great - friendly and personable!

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Dr summers is amazing!

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Yes, this is.....this is the parent of [Name] [Name] and I would like to say that Dr. Summers is wonderful, and she has done wonders for my kids, and I enjoy going to her every time. She's very kind and gentle and I would recommend her to anybody. In fact, I have told other people, if they have a problem, they should go to her. Thank you.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    We've worked with Dr Summers since my son was much younger. She is professional, personable and thoroughly versed in her practice

  • Mar 10, 2019

    very pleased. very knowledgeable.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Very comfortable & knowledgeable my son was never uncomfortable .

  • Feb 22, 2019

    She is warm, explains clearly what she is doing and what it indicates

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Dr Summers is always good at listening to my concerns and explaining things to myself and my son.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Dr. Summers is friendly, thorough, and professional. It is always a pleasure to see her and discuss my eye health, now and future.