Vision Optical Clinic

Vision Optical offers comprehensive exams, including glaucoma and cataract screening, as well as vision correction with glasses and contact lenses. We carry the latest in contact lenses as well as high-quality fashion frames and sunglasses, including products from Calvin Klein, Nike, Oakley, Lacoste, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prodesign, Koali, Nautica, Lightec, Miraflex and more.

This optometry location serves patients with VSP insurance, UCSF graduate students with Blue View insurance and self-pay patients. Patients with other insurance plans are seen at our other optometry locations.

Please call the number below to make an appointment.

Getting Here

Vision Optical
500 Parnassus Ave., Level I
San Francisco, CA 94143-0234
Phone: (415) 476–3100
Fax: (415) 476–3102

Hours: Monday to Friday,
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional Locations
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Optometry Clinic

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This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

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Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation


UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit,

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes