Dr. David Grisham, OD

Dr. David Grisham, OD

Pediatric Optometry  |  
Dr. David Grisham, OD is a pediatric optometrist in San Rafael, CA and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from University Of California in 1969 and specializes in pediatric optometry, optometry, and more.Read his story

361 3rd St Ste C

San Rafael, CA 94901

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(415) 459-2020

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Dr. Grisham's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Grisham "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. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Grisham "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. "


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  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Optometry
  • Vision Therapy

Board Certifications

Dr. Grisham does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Strain
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Low Vision
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Presbyopia
  • Severe Myopia
  • Watering Eyes


  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • University Of California
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • University Of California
    Other Education | Completed 1977

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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