Optical Illusions Optometrists

William Steiner, O.D.


Dr Steiner is a Bay Area native. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Economics. He went to the Southern California College of Optometry where he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree with Honors. In 1982 he moved to San Mateo and Optical Illusions was born. Dr. Steiner's personal approach to patient care has built a large following over the past 27 years.

He is past president of the San Mateo County Optometric Society, and served many years on the Board of Directors of the SMCOS. He volunteers time at the Samaritan House, providing eye care service to the local community.

Michael Gatschet, O.D.

Dr. Gatschet grew up in Southern California and received a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from U.C. Riverside and U.C. Berkeley. His Doctor of Optometry degree is from the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry.

Associated with Optical Illusions for more than 20 years, Dr. Gatschet has enjoyed providing exceptional service and quality eye care to Silicon Valley patients throughout his career. At Optical Illusions he specializes in prescribing glasses and contact and providing pre-LASIK and post-LASIK care for patients.

Dr. Gatschet has also participated in “flying doctors” volunteer vision clinics for the poor in Mexico, Belize, Fiji, Kenya, Tanzania, Ecuador and Guatemala.

In his free time, Dr. Gatschet enjoys going to the gym, snow skiing, golf, hiking, camping, whitewater rafting and is an avid reader. He travels when he can, mostly to warm places where he can snorkel, scuba dive, and enjoy the sun.

David Sabbah, O.D.

Dr. Sabbah received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of California at Berkeley after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, also from UC Berkeley. In addition to being a excellent clinician, he is a board-certified optician, having attended one of the prestigious opticianry schools in France before relocating to the United States in 2001. He is fluent in French and can converse Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing tennis and soccer.