Dr. Robinson Graduated in 1975. Over the years, he has opened practices and consolidated them in the 2 locations he has now: South San Francisco and Redwood Shores.
Education has been his number one priority, as it reduces poverty. To that end, he has mentored OD grads and his staff to become clincally trained. Many previous associates and staff have moved on to open their own businesses. His charities and community involvement also involve education. He has supported the Child Abuse Prevention Society, Hunger Project, Seva, and his latest charity of choice Optometry Giving Sight. He has coached at all levels of baseball, softball and soccer. He sponsors the Park Boosters, Melodrama group, and softball, baseball, and soccer teams of his family. Over the years the office has donated over $120,000 to causes local and abroad.
In the late eighties, he was instrumental in the rapid changing face of contact lenses. He coined the name "frequent replacement contacts" in 1987. Dr. Don travels extensively (12 weeks a year) as a hobby and to seek different education venues. He takes about 80 hours of continuing education yearly. When home, you will find him working 7 days a week.
He has designed and imported eyewear and ran a company, it Eyewear, for over 12 years until 2010.
In 2004, he was asked to be the Bay Area administrator for Vision Source!, a network of 2,700 doctors nationwide who communicate on how best to care for patients and how best to work with laboratories. That has afforded him the opportunity to become a beta test site for many companies. One company, Synergeyes contact lenses, asked him to be on the advisory panel to help design a fitting guide more user friendly for doctors.
He is married with 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. …