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

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (276 Ratings, 83 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 (276 Ratings, 83 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

  • 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.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr. Summers is wonderful with my 3 year-old. She always takes plenty of time to answer all of my questions too.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    Dr Summers is a great provider, very communicative and involves patients and guardians in the care plan.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr. Summers is always friendly, professional and kind.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    She was knowledgable, compassionate, and has always provided excellent care to my 12 y/o son. Dr Summer has treated my son for many years. She has always had our best interests in mind, and has been an integral part of my son's overall vision care, going above and beyond what is expected. She deeply cares about her patients. We will greatly miss seeing Dr Summer as she has referred us to a specialist to continue my son's vision treatment.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Pleasant, medically solid, great clinical expertise, time despite loaded clinic achedule.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    We have always had a great experience with this provider (INAUDIBLE) seen for 10 plus years, and I wouldn't change it for the world.

  • Dec 24, 2018

    Only issue, had to wait 30 minutes from time of scheduled appointment (9:30am), to see Dr. Summers (at 10:00am).Terrific doctor! Very capable and great personality!

  • Dec 13, 2018

    We have seen Allison Summers now for 1 1/2 years and she has been great every time. Explains things well and always makes us feel valued.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    She is very knowledgeable, approachable, great with kids.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    I had an exceptional experience with Allison. She worked me into a very busy schedule before she was leaving to go to (INAUDIBLE) because I was having a problem that couldn't wait. She's always so accurate. So pleasant to work with, so professional. I just want to give her my highest recommendation.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    Dr. Summers was extremely professional, empathetic, and just a joy to have an appointment with. Thank you.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    She was very nice and explained her answers to me regarding my son and his needs.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    I liked how they cared for my daughter.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Dr. Summers was very thorough, took plenty of time to explain things. Took a great history from me. I've never had any eye doctor be as thorough. I really enjoyed my visit with her and I would very highly recommend her. She was very professional and very clear in her explanations and very good at answering any questions I had. I was extremely pleased with my visit. Thank you for asking.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    I think she's amazingly good and it was a wonderful meeting. She was very thorough, very clear, made sure I understood. And this was after having a very bad day already because there had been a wreck on the freeway and she was running behind and surely must have been tired, but she never acted that way. I can't say enough about how fine I think Dr. Summers is.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    We love Dr. Summers. She's absolutely amazing with all five of my children and I have special needs children. She goes out of her way to make us comfortable and we have appointments grouping the children all together and they give us a large room and we get to stay in there all together, which is very helpful for the kids and myself.