Dr. David Grisham has served as a Clinical Professor and Senior Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Optometry for over 30 years. He has taught courses in Binocular Vision Diagnosis and Management, Strabismus (eye turns) and Amblyopia (lazy eye), Pediatric Optometry and Learning Disabilities. For 20 years he was Chief of the Binocular Vision and Visual Skills Clinic at UCB. Dr. Grisham has distinguished himself by publishing over 30 research articles and coauthored a major internationally recognized textbook, Binocular Anomalies: Diagnosis and Vision Therapy, 4th edition. A recognized expert in Binocular Vision and Vision Related Learning Problems, he is a Diplomate in Binocular Vision and Perception with the American Academy of Optometry and an Associate with the College of Optometry in Vision Development. Dr. Grisham believes that an academic in a clinical science should also serve patients to stay connected with real patient needs. He has maintained a part-time clinical practice in San Francisco for several years, but has now relocated and expanded his private practice, Rising Star Optometry, in San Rafael. He believes that many people of all ages need improved visual skills to successfully meet the visual demands of modern life. With colleagues, he also has founded a company, Gemstone Educational Management LLC, and has authored an internet-based visual skills training program for use around the world in the classroom, at home, and in doctor’s offices. Throughout his career Dr. Grisham has devoted substantial time and resources to helping those less fortunate in the developing world. Early in his career he was chosen to represent UC-Berkeley in India teaching and developing optometry in several schools throughout the country. Through the VOSH program (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) he has organized, supervised, and participated in service projects in the Philippines, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Thailand, and recently Chile.
We provide specialized, personal eye care based on cutting-edge science and years of clinical experience. We help patients achieve their highest potential by managing many eye conditions that are not addressed in standard optometric or ophthalmologic exams. This includes many learning-related vision problems such as strabismus, convergence insufficiency, tracking, and dyslexia.
Our practice is designed to provide a relaxed, positive, and nurturing atmosphere. We ensure plenty of time to answer your questions. Dr. Grisham has spent over 40 years in the field of binocular vision and learning-related vision problems. Additionally, Dr. Shumaker manages the full spectrum of eye conditions and utilizes the most advanced lenses and contacts to find you the right corrective solution for work, sport, and leisure.
We welcome patients of all ages to our practice, which is equipped with the latest technology to ensure a truly comprehensive eye exam.
Dr. Grisham does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Grisham's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of California
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
University of California
Medical School | Graduated 1969
University of California
Other Education | Completed 1977
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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