Kaiser Permanente - Department of Optometry

3553 Whipple Rd
Union City, CA 94587
(510) 675-2023
On Angie's List Since: 8/22/2013
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-12:30 PM & 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Licensed: UNKNOWN
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