Types of Clinics
Serving the Bay Area and Beyond
Berkeley Optometry’s network of campus, satellite and affiliated clinics is vast, extending from our own campus, to the greater Bay Area and beyond. These are the facilities where our doctors and students see patients. All told, these clinics experience approximately 220,000 patient visits per year.Click on the image above to see a larger version.
There are two busy clinics on the Berkeley campus. The Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center — which is located adjacent to Minor Hall, home of Berkeley Optometry — and The Tang Eye Center, which is located within the University Health Services building, known more familiarly as the Tang Center. Faculty and students provide a full range of services from primary eye care to the diagnosis and management of vision problems caused by diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetes. We also have an eyewear center with over 1,000 different frames to choose from.Patient visits: 80,000 per year.
Berkeley Optometry manages ten satellite clinics around the Bay Area, with plans to add a few more in the coming years. These clinics are managed and staffed by Berkeley Optometry ODs and students. Locations include: Rohnert Park, Novato, San Rafael, Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland (2 locations), Hayward, Fremont, and Santa Cruz.Patient visits: 92,000 per year (includes externships at external training sites)
VA Affiliated Clinics
VA affiliated clinics are residency programs where attending doctors have Berkeley Optometry faculty appointments. Berkeley Optometry’s residency director has educational oversight of the program but typically the curriculum is determined by the local program/residency coordinator. Residency programs are one-year post-doctoral clinical training program designed to provide advanced competency in clinical skills and scholarly development for recent optometry graduates within the multidisciplinary clinical setting of a medical center.Locations include: Fresno, Livermore, Monterey, Palo Alto, Reno, San Francisco, and San Jose.
External Training Sites
An external training site is a location where our 4th year students do externships. This can be a VA, Kaiser, tertiary care center, etc. There are over 20 such sites located across the country.Visit our Externship page for details.
The following types of clinical services are offered to patients at our clinics. Note: not all service types are offered at each clinic.
Primary Eye Care
Electrophysiology and Vision Functions
Digital Health (telemedicine)
Special Visual Assessment