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Dr. Stephen Anderson (Retired)


Dr. Stephen Anderson was born and raised in Bend, Oregon and graduated from Pacific University with BS and OD degrees in 1964. He was the first optometrist to serve in Vietnam. Steve settled in Los Altos and started Los Altos Optometric Group in 1969, making 2009 his 40th year practicing in The Village. Dr. Anderson sold his interest in the practice in 2006 to long time partner Sam Pesner and became fully retired in December 2011.
Steve and his wife Cathy have three daughters, JJ, Brooke & Jordan, a great son-in-law, Tim Elliott and the two most beautiful grandchildren, Miller Grace and Lincoln Roland Elliott.
Dr. Anderson served the Santa Clara County Optometric Society as president, El Camino YMCA as chairman of the board, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce on the board of directors and the Rotary Club of Los Altos as president. In retirement he has devoted more of his time to another passion, the environment, by joining the Environmental Commission of Los Altos and serving as chair.