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Eye Care Center for Menlo Park, CA

beach piggyback backgroundOur friendly and professional eye care team is pleased to serve Menlo Park, CA, and the greater Bay Area with a full array of eye care services. When you need an optometrist near you, our eye doctors, Dr. Dennis E. Ratinoff and Dr. Manjeet K. Mann, will provide your entire family with everything needed for crisp vision and healthy eyes.

Eye Exams for All

Everyone – no matter your age – needs regular eye exams, and we are your local experts for Menlo Park. Our eye doctor will inspect your eyes for any signs of a health problem, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. We will also test your visual acuity thoroughly and issue precise vision prescriptions, so that you enjoy the best vision possible. Using the latest diagnostics and high-tech equipment, we can also test for irritating eye conditions such as dry eye syndrome and computer vision.

Time to purchase new eyewear? Stop by our office, located only a short drive away from Menlo Park, to look at our outstanding optical collection. We feature a stylish range of eyeglasses and sunglasses, as well as an extensive selection of quality contact lenses. Be sure to bring your current vision prescription and our staff will help you decide upon the perfect frames for your face and sight.

From the Menlo Park Station we are a seven minute drive:

Gaze Upon the Sites of Menlo Park

After your eye exam at University Optometry, it’s time to explore the sites of Menlo Park with your clear 20/20 vision. Bordered by San Francisco Bay and Palo Alto, this neighborhood has loads of quaint charm, less than a half hour away from the electric energy of San Francisco. You can relax your body and mind with a stroll through the green fields of Bedwell Bayfront Park. Climb to the top of one of the grassy hills to gaze upon a magnificent view of the bay.

From University Optometry to Bedwell Bayfront Park:

Head northeast on University Ave toward Fulton St. Use the right lane to take the ramp onto US-101 N and take exit 406 for CA-84 E/Marsh Rd. Get in the 2nd from the right lane to turn right onto CA-84 E/Marsh Rd. Drive straight onto Marsh Rd and then turn right to stay on Marsh Rd. You have arrived!

Cultural Gems

A legendary intellectual and cultural hotspot in Menlo Park is Kepler’s Books. Founded in 1955 by Roy Kepler, a memorable peace activist, this bookstore features an eclectic array of reading materials. Popular literary events are also hosted here regularly. Another Menlo Park nook for book lovers is Feldman’s Books, with a quirky collection of over 50,000 books. This shop is housed in the oldest house in the neighborhood, complete with a picturesque courtyard for you to rest and skim your reading options.

Once you’ve had your fill of the written word and are in the mood to watch a film instead, visit The Guild. This historic local theater dates back to 1926, and much of the original décor survived. You can catch an indie film or cult favorite at this retro venue.

Fans of more contemporary culture should be sure to stop by the original Facebook Headquarters, located in Menlo Park. Don’t miss a photo op next to the huge thumbs-up sign.

Funky & Fabulous Food

Menlo Park has a number of fun places for foodies. Grab a burger with your choice of 12 beers on tap at The Dutch Goose. For more fancy fare, head to the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, where you can enjoy a cozy meal on soft leather seats next to a brick fireplace. After the sun sets, The Refuge is a trendy nighttime hub that serves sandwiches (pastrami is a specialty!) in a homey, feel-good atmosphere.

To see the best of Menlo Park, be sure to schedule an eye exam at University Optometry with your friendly optometrist near me!


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