L. Bruce Mebine, O. D., owner
Dr. Bruce Mebine grew up in San Francisco in the Sunset District. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He took the practice over from his father, Dr. Loran Mebine, in 1969.
Dr. Mebine has been a clinical professor at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry since 1983.
Dr. Mebine has served as president for the San Francisco Optometric Society, the Bay Area Optometric Council and the California Optometric Association. He is currently past Chair of the Board of Directors for Vision Service Plan.
Dr. Mebine was named Optometrist of the Year in 1991 by the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry and Optometrist of the Year in 1998 by the California Optometric Association.
In his spare time Dr. Mebine enjoys his five grandchildren, fencing, photography, and sailing.
Vivian Look, O.D.
Dr. Vivian Look received her bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. She then earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. Her clinical experience includes rotations through the Portland and San Jose Veterans Affairs Hospitals and the primary care and sub-specialty clinics at the Meredith Morgan eye Center. She has also had the opportunity to work with underprivileged populations at Novato's Marin Community Clinic and the West Oakland Health Center.
Dr. Look enjoys giving back to the community - she has worked as a vision volunteer for San Francisco's Project Homeless Connect and performed vision screenings in rural Panama.
In her free time, Dr. Look enjoys urban and portrait photography, redwood hikes, and Southeast Asian cuisine.
Marilyn - Office Manager
Marilyn Overbay was born and raised in San Francisco. Dr. Bruce Mebine is her brother. She has worked in the Optometric field for over 50 years.
Marilyn graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. She received all her initial training from her father Dr. Loran Mebine.
She has 4 grandchildren and enjoys doing activities with them. She enjoys reading, baking and knitting.
Marc - Optician
Marc, our Optician, was born and raised in New York. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from City University of New York. Marc moved to San Francisco 11 years ago. He has spent 30 years in the optical industry, including managing both retail and wholesale operations. Marc's extensive experience provides him with a unique perspective when ordering new frames for inventory and selecting appropriate lens styles for patients.
Marc particularly enjoys helping patients integrate their visual needs with fashion. His hobbies are reading, tennis, and traveling.
Angela - Optician
Angela is our full time optician and assistant frame buyer. As a buyer she likes to keep up to date with all new eye wear styles for our patients. Angela also helps patients during their initial contact lens fitting by training them on insertion and removal and care of contact lenses.
Grisel - Front Desk Receptionist
Grisel graduated from the Art Institute of SF, CA where she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Interior Design Architecture. Grisel applies her passion for interior, graphic, & fashion design into our frame consultations, marketing, and advertisement.
Rosie - Front Desk Receptionist
Rosie has been part of our administrative department for over 7 years and is very familiar with the industry.