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Our Eye Doctor

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye works and the diseases and conditions that affect your vision, many of which do not have obvious symptoms.  By identifying the particular risk factors affecting one's vision over time, our optometrist can recommend the benefits and features of corrective lenses-eyeglasses and contacts-for addressing each patient's individual needs.

Dr. Eliot Kaplan takes the time to listen to your concerns and needs, will explain the results of your eye exam, and describe the appropriate options for you to consider.  Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information as this is vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.


Dr. Eliot Kaplan

Developmental Optometrist

Dr. Kaplan is a 1978 graduate of the New England College of Optometry.  He is highly skilled in Contact Lens design and prescription glasses which, in addition to your eye health, address your work requirements and lifestyle.  Dr. Kaplan has received extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of vision-related learning disabilities.  He is a renowned practitioner of "Vision Therapy", an approved treatment program for binocular vision and visual perception problems.

Active in the community, Dr. Kaplan has provided vision education for teachers and parents while offering "Vision Screening" for local schools and summer camps.  He works closely with health care professionals and learning specialists who are dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities.  He is an associate of the Optometric Extension Program (O.E.P.) and College of Optometrists in Vision Development (C.O.V.D.). Both are national organizations that provide continuing education for developmental optometrists.

 “Vision is our dominant sense. We need good eyesight and vision to comprehend the world around us. Imbalances in our visual system can affect learning, behavior, attention, and concentration.  We provide Developmental Vision Exams, which identify vision problems for infants, toddlers, and adults. Vision is a learned skill that can be improved at any age. Optometric Vision Therapy helps one develop good visual skills that we need to function efficiently at school, work and play.”

Dr. Eliot Kaplan, O.D.


To the Patients of Mill Valley Optometry

Due to “shelter in place” and in accordance to the California Optometric Association, our office will be closed at least through April 7th. We expect this situation may extend through April. However, we will be able to receive calls and make future vision appointments.

You may reach us through email at or leave a message at 415-381-2020.

If you have an urgent or emergency eye care need, please call me directly at 415-250-3925. I will arrange a referral or decide if it is appropriate for me to see you at my office.

During this time, it is important to remember to focus on things we can control. Taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is important for the welfare of our staff, patients, and community. For information and updates on COVID-19, we recommend reviewing the information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here:

Thank you for your support of Mill Valley Optometry.

Dr. Eliot Kaplan, OD