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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!

Thank you!

Everyone was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful during my time here. Thank you!...
- Verified Patient, Palo Alto, CA


Great team and and great service!...
- R.O., Palo Alto, CA

Love everyone and everything they do for me!

Love everyone and everything they do for me! Everyone is always attentive to my needs, always professional and at the same time making me feel like part of the family. Cheers!...
- R.C., Palo Alto, CA

Great Experience

Great experience! Caring, friendly & warm atmosphere! Great Eye Exam with the most efficient staff too!...
- M.S., Palo Alto, CA

Friendly and Professional

Thank you for the friendly and professional experience....
- Verified Patient, Palo Alto, CA

Customer Service

The customer service is by far my favorite part of your practice....
- Verified Patient, Palo Alto, CA


Received excellent help while looking at new frames....
- Verified Patient, Palo Alto, CA


I always know I can count on University Optometry for excellent service and friendly staff....
- Verified Patient, Palo Alto, CA


Great experience & friendly doctor and staff members....
- Verified Patient, Palo Alto, CA


I love coming to university optometry! The support staff is awesome; it feels like family. Picking out a new frames with one of the support staff's feels like having one of your own girlfriends there....
- Verified Patient, Palo Alto, CA

Best Progressive Glasses

University optometry makes the best progressive glasses ever!...
- S.M., Palo Alto, CA


Very friendly and professional....
- A.A., Palo Alto, CA


The service was great in every way!...
- B.O., Palo Alto, CA

Now I have two new glasses that I absolutely love!

Amazing experience at University Optometry Palo Alto. I needed new glasses and was considering getting prescription sunglasses as well. Andrea and Ariana helped me and were awesome! I didn't know what kind of style and color I wanted or liked, so I must of tried on a million pairs. They...
- Victoria F. Palo Alto CA

I would definitely recommend if you need frames, contacts, or any optometry appointments

Ariana and Andrea helped me and they were amazing. Super patient and diligent, they gave me a lot of options of frames to pick from. They have great feedback, and their honest opinion on how the frames looked on my face. I would definitely recommend if you need frames, contacts,...
- Cassie K. Palo Alto CA

The doctor and optometrists are all a pleasure to work with....
- Henry R. Palo Alto CA

After years of going to the "family" optometrists, I finally branched out and discovered this place. This was the first time I've ever needed glasses and these people were extremely helpful and compassionate! I will continue going there for as long as I need to see!!...
- Meredith C. Los Altos, CA

I've been fortunate enough to be able to call this office my home for all things related to my eyes for 20+ years.  They go the extra mile with eye health care, not just "can you see the big E" and sell you a pair of glasses.  I have recommended...
- Jan T. Freemont, CA

Everyone is very personable and helpful!  Thorough examinations and great glasses selection....
- Meg G. Mountain View, CA

University Optometry is handsdown the best !!!I have had to use glasses and contacts for over 40 years.  I have had many visits with other clinics and offices.  By leaps and bounds Dr. Ratinoff, Donna, Andrea and their new addition Stacy has proven to be, by far, the best eye...
- TheDonger D. Palo Alto, CA

I've been going here for 22 years. The service is excellent and the people are friendly and knowledgeable. Great selection of frames, too....
- Thomas M.

You have a lot of choices in regards to where you purchase your glasses or contacts from. I choose to get mine here and I've been doing so for the past 10 years or so. Even after moving almost all the way to Morgan Hill I still come here because...
- Jeff T.

I have had my optometric needs met at University Optometry for decades with unfailing excellence of service. The staff has been unfailingly polite and professional over the years. Consideration of my needs has always been the watchword at University Optometry. I consider Dr. Ratinoff, his wife Donna, and the friendly...
- William W.

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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...

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... compress image 22

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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Great Eyewear in Palo Alto

With an office in Palo Alto, University Optometry's Optical serves our neighbors from nearby communities in the Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area.

We offer a great selection of designer frames, sunglasses, contact lenses and lens coatings in our modern Optical. Our optical has some really amazing frames such as Kuwahara, Gold & Wood and Tom Davies.

We constantly receive feedback on how amazing our optical team was in helping them choose the perfect pair of glasses.

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