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We are near the corner of University Ave and Middlefield Road in Palo Alto



Our Hours

  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Meet Our Optometrist

Dr Ratinoff C

Doctor Ratinoff’s primary interest in optometry centers upon preventative eye care. He has.....

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Welcome To University Optometry – Est.1971 Silicon Valley & The San Francisco Bay Area

What Makes University Optometrist the best place for Eye Care in Palo Alto?

Our Palo Alto Eye Care Center

  • Our practice is knowledgeable we bring years of experience and a focus on education
  • We are invested in our patients well-being and education about their eye health and eye wear use with glasses or contacts
  • We analyze and tailor every solution to individual needs
  • We take our time with every patient and are diligent about providing the best possible care.

Our Eye Doctor:

  • Caring and patient focused eye doctor in Palo Alto
  • Thorough exams and explanations
  • Experience with computer vision care
  • We provide 5 star restaurant service not fast food service

Our Specialties:

  • Hiring exceptional staff, we believe our staff is the cornerstone of excellent eye care.
  • We have vast experience with contact lens fitting
  • Refractionist
  • We specialize in the treatment of many medical eye issues
  • Our optometrist is Glaucoma certified
  • 20+ years of advanced technology to treat/diagnose computer vision syndrome or computer vision problems

Our Patients Say it Best…

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  • All complicated curvatures, astigmatisms, Synergeyes (hybrid), gas permeable, custom contact lenses


  • Prio Tester- We may be the only Optometrist in the area that uses the PRIO tester which evaluates your eyes focusing ability on a computer screen.
  • Optomap- we are one of the few optometrists in the area that have the ultra-wide field imaging device from Optos


  • We are told by our patients that they see us as a place where people know they are visiting a friendly office that is going to provide the best care in vision and eye health by utilizing the latest and best technology. Our patients know that they can rely on the fact that the staff and doctors are always available for any questions they may have. We are supportive, well-educated and professional.


  • We are unique with our services to help patients with personalized service in the selection of frames and lenses.

We are a balanced office that treats medical issues and provides a personal service in frame and lens selection.

  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye infections
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Keratoconus

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Dear valued patients:

We love our patients and the work we do so very much. While we are sad to think we will have to miss seeing your beautiful smiles for the next few weeks, protecting the health and safety of our patients, staff and the members of our community is of the utmost importance.

In response to recent recommendations from the California Optometric Association and the local government for limiting the spread of COVID-19, our office will be closed for three weeks, effective today – Monday, March 16 – at 4pm. All regularly scheduled routine eye appointments will be cancelled. Our team will reach out to those impacted to reschedule.

If you need assistance with ordering or picking up CLs/glasses, please email us at or text us at 650-766-6655. We will be checking both emails and texts throughout the day, but please be patient with us in getting back to you. If you are experiencing an eye emergency, please text us at 650-766-6655. We will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner. If you do not hear back within 30 minutes, please go to the local urgent care or the emergency room.

Thanks for your patience with us as we try to work through this. Stay tuned for updates via email.

Stay safe and healthy! We look forward to seeing you all back in a few weeks. Thanks, Your Friends at University Optometry