The Doctors of Brookside Optometric Group

Dr. Craig Hisaka

Dr. Craig Hisaka

Dr. Craig Hisaka was born and raised in Stockton. Graduating as one of the top students from Edison High School, he played basketball, was quarterback of the varsity football team and was named All-Conference in baseball.

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Dr. John Demshar

Dr. John Demshar

Dr. John Demshar has been in practice in Stockton since 1979 after earning his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977.

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Dr. Robert Melrose

Dr. Robert Melrose

Dr. Robert Melrose has been in practice with his wife, Rosemary, in Stockton since 1982. In addition to his practice in Stockton, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry for 10 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

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Dr. Rosemary Melrose

Dr. Rosemary Melrose

Dr. Rosemary Melrose has practiced optometry in Stockton with her husband, Robert, since 1982. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University and, as a student at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Melrose performed vision research linking color vision loss to diseases such as glaucoma and diabetes.

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Dr. Kurt Skinner

Dr. Kurt Skinner

Dr. Kurt Skinner was born and raised in Iowa, and received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry.

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Dr. Linda Hsu

Dr. Linda Hsu

Dr. Linda Hsu has been practicing general optometry in Stockton for over 25 years. She received her BS in Visual Sciences and her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1987 along with her husband, Dr. Kurt Skinner.

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Dr. Richard Vanover

Dr. Richard Vanover

Dr. Richard Vanover is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. He lives in Stockton and has practiced here since 1994.

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Dr. John Fujii

Dr. John Fujii

Dr. John Fujii was born and raised in Stockton and graduated from Lincoln High School. He then attended the University of California, Davis, and the University of Houston, College of Optometry.

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Dr. Josephine Vo Laurel

Dr. Josephine Vo Laurel

Dr. Josephine Vo Laurel started practicing at Brookside Optometric Group in 2009. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her Biomedical Engineering B.S. degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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Dr. Leila Chow

Dr. Leila Chow

Dr. Leila Chow is a 1990 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. Shortly after graduation from optometry school, Dr. Chow began her practice of optometry in Oakland, CA.

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Dr. Jonathan Loo

Dr. Jonathan Loo

Dr. Jonathan Loo brings almost forty years of experience in optometric practice to the Brookside Optometric Group. Born in San Francisco, Dr. Loo's family moved to Stockton when he was only one-year old.

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Dr. Yolanda Scheer

Dr. Yolanda Scheer

Dr. Yolanda Scheer was born and raised in Northern California. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.

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Dr. Jim Winnick

Dr. Jim Winnick

Originally from Upstate New York, Dr. Winnick completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University. He received his doctorate from the State University of New York, College of Optometry in Manhattan.

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Dr. Vikram Girn

Dr. Vikram Girn

Dr. Vikram Girn is a Stockton native with a focus on complete and personalized vision care. He graduated from Franklin High School’s International Baccalaureate program as one of the top students of his class.

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Dr. Syvester Nguyen

Dr. Sylvester Nguyen

A Northern California native and UOP graduate, Dr. Nguyen is passionate about forming lifelong relationships with his patients while addressing all of their eye care needs.

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