Dr Don Robinson
Graduated in 1975 and returned to Millbrae,Ca to start practice.
Over the years he has opened practices and consolidated them in
the two locations he has now: South San Francisco (in the
and Redwoodshores (in the Provident building near EA and
Education has been Dr Dons number one priority. Education
reduces poverty. To that end he has mentored OD grads and his
staff to become clincally trained. Many previous associates and
staff have moved on to open their own businesses. His charities
and community involvement also involve education. He has
supported the Child Abuse Prevention Society, Hunger Project,
Seva, and his latest charity of choice Optometry Giving Sight
(go to optometrygivingsight.org). He has coached at all levels
of baseball, softball and soccer. He sponsors the Park Boosters,
Melodrama group, and softball, baseball, and soccer teams of his
family. Over the years the office has donated over $120,000 to
causes local and abroad.
In the late eighties he was instrumental in the rapid changing
face of contact lenses. He coined the name "frequent replacement
contacts" in 1987.
Dr Don travels extensively as a hobby (12 weeks a year) and to
seek different education venues. He takes about 80 hours of
continuing education yearly. When home, you will find him
working 7 days a week.
He has designed and imported eyewear and ran a company, it
Eyewear for over 12 years until 2010.
In 2004, he was asked to be the Bay Area administrator for
Vision Source!, a network of 2700 doctors nationwide who
communicate on how best to care for patients and how best to
work with laboratories.
That has afforded him the opportunity to become a beta test
sight for many companies. One company, Synergeyes contact
lenses, asked him to be on the advisory panel to help design a
fitting guide more user friendly for doctors..
He is married with three grown children and 3 grandchildren.