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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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Our Patients Say It Best!

I've been going here for about 8+ years, and am always overly pleased with the great service from the desk staff. They're extremely helpful, knowledgable and honest about their products. Plus, the selectikn is pretty dope. Cazal has been my go-to for frames these past few years, and they always have the dopest styles in stock, which sometimes surprises me as Cazal is more of a urban brand and this is Palo Alto lol. More importantly Dr Ratinoff is the real deal. He genuinely cares and is stern because he has to, but you can tell its out of concern for his patient. His feedback is real, and I always leave out of there knowing I just received first class service.
- Elijah W.
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Everyone is extremely helpful, accommodating, and nice. Doctor took the time to explain everything in depth and I really appreciated his time. I would recommend to anyone.
- Shawna K.
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An exceptional team! I have had poor eyesight most of my life and have had many eye doctors. Dr. Ratinoff is the best I have experienced, including fitting me with the right prescriptions for both glasses and contacts. I also have a couple risk areas for my eyesight, which he takes great care to monitor. His team is highly personable, responsive and efficient. Glasses and contacts arrive as expected. Getting fitted for glasses is fun and most importantly they have a 100% success rate for providing glasses that my wife approves of.
- dave w.
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Staff is gracious and welcoming providing the best professional optometry services you can receive anywhere in the Bay Area. Everyone is gracious and most accommodating . I highly recommend their services for a prompt appointment and deligent eye care.
- shahnaz N.
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Great experience from start to finish. The staff was helpful finding a time that worked for me, always returning my emails and giving me lots of options. In person, everyone was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. Couldn't ask for better. Will go again for my next eye exam. Oh and cute frames to choose from.
- Alessandra A.
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University Optometry provides a very good service.
- F M.
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Stellar doctor, super nice staff!!
- Brandon K.
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Map University Optometry


Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday


Phone: 650-329-1600


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...

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