Welcome to University Optometry – Est.1971

Quality Eye Care in Silicon Valley & the San Francisco Bay Area

Dr. Dennis E. Ratinoff and Dr. Manjeet K. Mann take pride in offering every patient the absolute best in vision care. It is our mission and passion to remain on the cutting edge of our profession by utilizing the latest eye care technology.

Our highly trained team offers out-of-sight eye exams, personalized styling, and unique eyewear collections. It is important to us to establish relationships and create strong patient loyalty by educating each patient to understand all aspects of their vision and importance of preventive eye and health care.

We invite you to refer your family, friends and co-workers to our practice. Our patients come to us from Silicon Valley and The San Francisco Bay Area, including residents from Palo Alto. Please feel free to request an appointment online, call us at (650) 329-1600 or contact us at

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Blue Light

We spend our workday in front of a screen, some of us notice the symptoms of fatigued eyes, trouble sleeping, and dry eyes. Our Optometrist specialize in solutions that will not only improve your quality of life by removing these symptoms, they will also guard your eye from long term damage due to damage from blue light on your retina.

Your Optometrist will recommend you a solution that works with your lifestyle such as:

  • Computer glasses
  • Blue light lens filtering lens coatings
  • Blue light reducing contact lenses
  • Screen protectors that block blue light

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In our continued efforts to bring the most advanced technology available to our patients we are excited to offer our patients.

The Optomap the benefits are:

  • A scan to confirm a healthy eye or, to detect the presence of disease.
  • A map of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view that can’t be achieved by other means.
  • View and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your Eye Doctor to make important comparisons in the future.

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Children’s Blue light

Our children are becoming exposed to blue light in greater amounts then ever before. And while we are aware of the dangers to our kids eyes from the sunany people are not aware of the dangers of blue light on our children’s eyes.

  • Blue light causes damage to the retina which is attributed to many long terms issues with vision.
  • Blue light has been shown in a recent study by Harvard University to effect sleep and overall health.
  • Computer screens, tablets, and phones contain blue light.
  • Blue light can be blocked through specialized lens coatings, glasses, and screen protectors.

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Great Eyewear and Eye Care in Palo Alto, CA

With an office in Palo Alto, University Optometry serves our neighbors from nearby communities in the Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area. Schedule an appointment today. And if you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with our practice.

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Dennis E. Ratinoff, OD

Doctor Ratinoff’s primary interest in optometry centers upon preventative eye care. He has extensive experience in comprehensive eye exams, managing eye health conditions, co-managing pre- and post- operative Lasik and cataract patients. He also has a special interest in difficult-to-fit contact lens cases as well as computer vision testing. He’s...

Manjeet K. Mann, OD

Doctor Manjeet Mann graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Genetics. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Doctor Mann has acquired clinical experience dealing with comprehensive eye exams, fitting contact lenses and the diagnosis, treatment, and...

Eye Exams for Children 6+


We love seeing children, as they leave with their new pair of glasses, better vision, renewed confidence in school, and a big smile on their face. Dr. Ratinoff and Dr. Mann along with our whole team make sure that every childs visit is extra special.

In addition to our kid friendly eye exam for children over the age of 6, we offer a wide array of kids frames.

The latest addition to our collection of childrens eye glasses frames is Tomato Glasses, click the image for more information on this great new brand.

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University Optometry
725 University Ave, Ste A
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Phone: 650-329-1600


Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:30pm

8:30am-2:00pm (Second Saturday of the Month)