A student from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry smiles as she washes a beautiful Black Lab guide dog at the annual Dog Wash at LightHouse.

Optometry Clinic

The LightHouse, in partnership with the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, offers low vision examinations every week at our San Francisco office. This service includes an hour-and-a-half-long low vision evaluation by a board-certified low vision optometrist and a follow-up visit with a LightHouse Rehabilitation Training Specialist.

If you are unsure whether you are a candidate for a low vision exam, speak with your primary eye care professional or give us a call. Our staff will be happy to guide you through the process.

For more information or to schedule an exam, contact the UC Berkeley Optometry School at 510-642-5726, or for questions about low vision, email the LightHouse’s Debbie Bacon at dbacon@LightHouse-sf.org.

General Health Eye Appointments

The LightHouse Eye Center is a satellite clinic of the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry located on the 10th Floor of the LightHouse Building in downtown San Francisco. The clinical staff includes a U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry graduate and residency trained doctors of optometry and senior optometry interns.

The clinic is located in our state-of-the-art building just adjacent to the Civic Center BART stop. With the same quality service and expertise found at UC Berkeley, the LightHouse Eye Center operates right in the heart of San Francisco, providing primary eye care such as glasses and contact lens prescriptions with thorough ocular health examinations as well as low vision services for the visually impaired. The eye clinic now serves both people with low vision and fully-sighted family members and friends, and anyone else interested in a regular optometric checkup.

With vision insurance, primary care eye exams typically cost between $10 and $20 copayment (Accepted providers include Blue Shield of California, Vision Service Plan, Eyemed, March Vision, Medi-Cal, Medicare). We do not have an optical center on site, but can order contact lenses and at the completion of your exam you will receive a copy of your prescription, which can be filled at your local optical retailer.

Call (510) 642-5726 or click here to schedule an appointment, and select “LIGHTHOUSE SAN FRANCISCO” as the exam type for online scheduling.

About Dr. Jill Lobingier

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Dr. Jill Lobingier is originally from the Pacific Northwest. She received her bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Whitman College and then moved to Seattle to work as a certified optometric vision therapist. Dr. Lobingier graduated with honorsfrom University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 2016. While in optometry school, Dr. Lobingier received the RobertGreer Smiling headshot of Dr. LobingierExcellence in Low Vision Award and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Binocular Vision Award. Following graduation Dr. Lobingier completed a residency at the San Francisco VA Medical Center where she received extensive training in ocular disease and evidence-based medicine. With her diverse background, Dr. Lobingier enjoys seeing patients of all different ages and optometric needs.