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About Dr. McBride

For over 35 years, Dr. Deborah McBride has been providing vision care to Silicon Valley. Dr. McBride graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 1978. Following this early training, she completed a residency program at the University of Utah and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. After her residency, she served as clinical professor at the New England College of Optometry in Boston Massachusetts. Even though New England was charming and her family was in New Mexico, her heart was in California. She moved back to California to teach at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. During this time, she volunteered her optometric services in humanitarian aid missions to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. McBride joined her previous professors, Dr. Edwin Mehr and Dr. Wayne Zimmerman, in private practice in Santa Clara in 1984. It was a perfect match where all were committed to excellence in patient care, optometric education, and community service. Now as the senior partner, Dr. McBride continues to be passionate about optometry and enjoys her many loyal patients and their families.

Awards & Recognition

Early in her career, Dr. McBride received the Santa Clara County Young OD Award and the California Young Optometrist of the Year Award for her outstanding dedication to the profession and the community. She earned a fellowship in the prestigious American Academy of Optometry and is a lifetime member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the California Optometric Association (COA).

Activities & Involvement

When not practicing optometry, Dr. McBride has been active in the community and has enjoyed volunteering for various school committees and activities. She served as president of Soroptimist International of Santa Clara and more recently as president of the Catala Club of Santa Clara University.