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University Optometry
Est. 1971

Serving Silicon Valley & The San Francisco Bay Area

Our Eye Doctor, Dr. Dennis E. Ratinoff has been practicing eye care for over 47 years. At University Optometry, we take pride in offering to every patient the absolute best in vision care in a state of the art facility. 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) 666-2191
or contact us at info@universityoptometry.com.

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What If...?

…your reading issues are an eye not aligning properly?
…your children’s learning difficulties are due to their sight?
…sudden variations in vision are other health problems?
…your child sitting so close to the TV is a vision problem?
…your vision issues are due to medications you are taking?

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul but they are also the windows to early detection of eye and systemic disease like; stroke, diabetes, etc.

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