Dr. Deborah McBride has retired as of December 2021. Read her departing remarks below:

Dear Friends and Patients,

After 38 years at Silicon Valley Eyecare, I have decided to retire. I had planned to retire in 2023 and to give everyone plenty of notice. Unfortunately, last month, I had major surgery and it became obvious that the recovery to regain my health and strength would take months. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience my sudden retirement announcement has caused. The doctors and staff at SVE are eager to help with your eyecare during this transition.

The doctors at SVE are excellent and you will be in good hands. My wonderful partners, Dr. Lou Ann Alexander and Dr. Raymond Chin, will keep the practice thriving. I have the utmost confidence in their abilities as optometrists, partners and friends to continue SVE’s high level of patient care. Many of you have met my daughter, Dr. Jenna McBride, who has been with us full time for 3 years. I could not be more proud of her! Not only is she a competent, compassionate, and hardworking optometrist, she is my rock… my support system that I am eternally grateful for.

Our long-time associates Dr. Michael Chen and Dr. Patricia Sha will continue to provide excellent care to our patients. In addition, we have a new full time optometrist Dr. Jacqueline Lim, who graduated from Marshall B. Ketchum South California College of Optometry. Dr. Lim has a strong passion for optometry and is eager to join a vibrant private practice in her home community.

I have so many good memories of patients who have become friends. I will miss hearing about your families and your life experiences. Being an optometrist has been a good fit for me. It has been very rewarding to meet all kinds of people, of all ages, and all backgrounds while helping with their unique vision problems. I have so many people to thank that played a role in my career and it is my greatest hope that our paths, however long and winding, will cross again.
Thank you for your trust and support over the years. It has been my pleasure and good fortune to be your optometrist.

There is a silver lining to retiring early. I look forward to enjoying many of the activities that have been put on hold: traveling, walking, reading, volunteering and even arts and crafts projects.