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Richard W. Baker, O.D., F.A.A.O.

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Dr. Richard Baker practiced at Lamorinda Optometry for 34 years prior to retiring this year. Dr. Baker is recognized in the Bay Area and beyond as one of the premier practitioners of fitting challenging contact lens cases. A clinical professor at UC Berkeley for many years, Dr. Baker has helped educate and shape a generation of optometrists. Between his patients, students and fellow optometrists, Dr. Baker has had a tremendous positive impact on many peoples’ lives. He will continue to be a part of Lamorinda Optometry and the optometric community. Lamorinda Optometry remains committed to his legacy of excellence in optometric care.

June 23, 2017

Dear Patients

After practicing Optometry in Lamorinda for the past 34 years, I have decided it is time to retire.  As of August this year, I will no longer be seeing patients at Lamorinda Optometry.  I am very grateful for all the years I have practiced Optometry in Lamorinda, and thankful for the wonderful patients I have had the opportunity to serve.

I’m excited to be able to spend more time traveling, sailing, biking and most of all to share more time with my wife, children and grandchildren.  I am also saddened to not be able to continue to see my patients and care for their eye health and vision.  Thank you for the trust that you have placed in my hands over the years, I have enjoyed taking care of your eyes and getting to know you.

Dr. Nathan Orr was my associate for over 7 years and purchased my practice in 2014.  I am confident that Dr. Orr will continue to practice Optometry with the highest regards for your eye health and vision needs and that you will have as much confidence in him as you have shown to me all of these years.

Best wishes

Richard W. Baker

Hello Patients,

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this incredibly challenging situation. Starting 3/18, we are going to be open from ~9-5 for ordering contact lenses as well as dispensing glasses and contact lens orders we have received. No patients will be coming in to the office tomorrow, and our doors will remain locked during business hours. If you are having an ocular emergency, please contact the office at 925-283-8502 and we will be happy to assist you.

We are going to be doing "zero interaction" contact lens and glasses dispensing. If you have been notified that your eyewear or contacts are ready, please call the office for instructions on picking them up. Since we are closed to the public, we are dispensing contacts and glasses by appointment only. We are doing this to maintain social distancing and keep you safe!

Finally, on a personal note, if you need contact lenses or have flex spending you need to utilize, please think of our office first. We can directly ship items to you, no need to leave your house. We truly appreciate your support.

Best regards,

Nathan Orr, O.D.

Hello Patients,

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this incredibly challenging situation. Starting 3/18, we are going to be open from ~9-5 for ordering contact lenses as well as dispensing glasses and contact lens orders we have received. No patients will be coming in to the office tomorrow, and our doors will remain locked during business hours. If you are having an ocular emergency, please contact the office at 925-283-8502 and we will be happy to assist you.

We are going to be doing “zero interaction” contact lens and glasses dispensing. If you have been notified that your eyewear or contacts are ready, please call the office for instructions on picking them up. Since we are closed to the public, we are dispensing contacts and glasses by appointment only. We are doing this to maintain social distancing and keep you safe!

Finally, on a personal note, if you need contact lenses or have flex spending you need to utilize, please think of our office first. We can directly ship items to you, no need to leave your house. We truly appreciate your support.

Best regards,

Nathan Orr, O.D.