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About Brookside Optometric Group

In 1998, three of the largest optometric practices in Stockton combined to become Brookside Optometric Group. This merger allowed us to provide extended hours, acquire some of the industry’s most technologically advanced diagnostic and testing equipment to care for our patients, and offer one of the largest frame inventories in the Central Valley.

Why did we do this? We did it because “we get it.” We get it that people live busy lives and need appointments that are not necessarily between the hours of 9:00 and 5:00 Monday through Friday. We get it that people hate having to endure long waits for their doctor only to be seen by a technician followed by a brief 3-minute meet and greet by their doctor. We get it that people want answers to their questions instead of a simple pat on the head as they are being handed a prescription.

We get it that the honor is that people allow us to see them, not for them to be allowed to see us.

Brookside Optometric Group offers our patients:

Technologically Advanced Testing Equipment

Over 70 years combined teaching experience at UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Extensive Frame Inventory

Routine Eye Exams

Advanced Specialty Care

A Strong Commitment to Our Community

The Doctors of Brookside Optometric Group

  • 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 Optom...
  • 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 Calif...
  • 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 Opto...
  • 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. Dr. Skinner brought the values of his rural Midwestern upbri...
  • 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. Dr. Vanover is able to do exams in Spanish a...
  • 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 Engineer...
  • 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. She began working in a p...
  • Dr. Jonathan Loo

    Dr. Jonathan Loo brings over forty years of experience in optometric practice to the Brookside Optometric Group. Born in San Francisco, Dr. Loo moved with his family to Stockton when he was one-ye...
  • Dr. John Fujii

    Dr. John Fujii was born and raised in Stockton. He is a graduate of Lincoln High School and completed his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis. He then recei...
  • 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,...

    Dr. Craig Hisaka Practice and Business Management Fund

    Craig Hisaka, O.D.,M.P.H, F.A.A.O. was our founder and our friend. To honor his legacy, a named fund was created at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry to enhance students' learning experience especially in the business and management side of the practice. The fund will support both a scholarship and efforts to promote and strengthen Practice and Business Management.

    Learn more about Dr. Hisaka, his life, and his legacy at Brookside Optometric Group.

    Giving Back

    Community Involvement

    Brookside Optometric Group doctors are committed to you and your eye health, and to the community we share. From college scholarship contests for local high school seniors to medical mission trips around the globe, we believe in giving back and making a difference.

    As part of our ongoing goal to give back, we want to celebrate all that makes Stockton a thriving community. We are proud to be part of this city, and excited to provide you with an incentive to get out and enjoy the amazing opportunities Stockton has to offer.

    • 2021 Community Events

      Child holds stuffed animal

      Sports Equipment and Stuffed Animal Drive

      During the month of June, our office collected sporting equipment and stuffed animals from our generous staff and patients. All items were donated to the police department to use to sooth kids in crisis.

      Ports Field

      Stockton Ports Tickets Giveaway

      Brookside Optometric Group hosted a giveaway for Stockton Ports baseball tickets. The winner received a 4 pack of tickets to see the Ports play vs the San Jose Giants on May 15th. Stockton has so much to offer and we are proud to help our fellow Stocktonians enjoy the city!

      2021 Scholarship Winner

      2021 Scholarship Contest

      Our 6th Annual College Scholarship contest featured eight outstanding local students who were nominated by teachers, youth leaders, and pastors. Based on feedback from the nominee’s friends and family, Brookside’s doctors selected Jayden Jones as the winner of the $1,000 college scholarship. Jayden was a student at Edison High School and will be attending Clark Atlanta University in the fall as a preferred football walk-on. He plans to major in Psychology and become an Athletic Counselor so he can help youth succeed not just in sports but in all aspects of life.

      BOG supports Denim Day

      Denim Day

      Brookside Optometric Group supported the Women’s Center by wearing jeans today for Denim Day in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

    • 2020 Community Events

      Giving Kids the Gift of Vision

      Giving Kids the Gift of Vision

      Brookside Optometric gave the Gift of Vision this Christmas by providing free eye exams and glasses to 10 children on December 20. Many families have been financially impacted by the pandemic this year and have either lost insurance or did not have the means to cover vision expenses for their children. Cheers to 20/20 vision in 2020!

      Santa Hands out Gifts

      Santa Hands out Gifts

      Our own Dr. Bob Melrose filled in for Santa with his Rotary Club as they handed out presents to kids whose parents are battling cancer during this holiday season.

      Animal Shelter Donations Drive

      Animal Shelter Donations Drive

      In December, we collected blankets, toys and more for the Stockton Animal Shelter to help animals in need.

      Virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

      Virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

      Dr. Bob and Rosemary Melrose participated in the Virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 17 and placed 3rd in Fundraising! Congratulations to them and thank you for all of your support!

      Market Tavern Giveaway Winner

      Market Tavern Giveaway

      We supported local restaurants during this pandemic with a gift card giveaway to Market Tavern.

      “Best in Mask” Contest Winner

      “Best in Mask” Contest

      We threw a “Best in Mask” contest with the winner receiving a Starbucks gift card.

      Puppy Rescue

      Puppy Rescue

      Dr. Bob went our with other members of the community and helped rescue puppies from a homeless encampment as well as helped provide food for both the owners and the other pets there.

      Health Careers Academy

      Health Careers Academy

      In March, we hosted students from the Health Careers Academy that are planning on going into some area of healthcare. They shadowed Dr. Bob and Dr. Vanover and were shown all of the specialized diagnostic equipment the office uses.

      Vision Clinic

      Vision Clinic

      In February, Dr. Demshar and five other Central Valley Flying Samaritans spent 3 days in San Felipe, Baja computerizing the eyeglass inventory for their clinics. This will greatly enhance both the accuracy and efficiency of dispensing glasses. With Lions in Sight he spent a week in Uriangato, Mexico and helped more than 1000 patients during the vision clinic!

      Basketball tickets winner

      UOP vs BYU Giveaway

      We supported the UOP men’s basketball team by giving away four tickets to the January 23 UOP vs BYU game.

    • 2019 Community Events

      Food Bank Collectors

      Emergency Food Bank

      Throughout the month of November, our office collected food for the Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin. Our office also chipped in to wear jeans and raised over $65 to support the Emergency Food Bank!

      Alzheimers Walk 2019

      2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

      Our office raised more than $130 to help further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Dr. Bob and Dr. Rosie Melrose represented Brookside at the Stockton Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 19 at University of the Pacific.

      Summerfest 2019

      Summerfest 2019

      The 8th annual Summerfest Fundraiser was held on Saturday, September 21! The event raised $15,119 for humanitarian efforts both locally and abroad. These funds support the St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter Medical Clinic, Lions In Sight of California and Nevada, The Central Valley Flying Samaritans and The Mother Lode Flying Samaritans.

      Summerfest Denim Day

      Summerfest Denim Day

      Our Summerfest supporters Denim Day raised $90 for Lions in Sight, Mother Lode Flying Samaritans, Central Valley Flying Samaritans, and St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter!

      Lions Eye Foundation

      Lions Eye Foundation

      Our July coin drive and Denim Day fundraiser raised over $165 to support Lions Eye Foundation! Our very own Dr. Chow serves on the board of the nonprofit organization which provides no cost eye surgery, medication, and other care to low income and uninsured individuals throughout Northern California.

      2019 Stockton Ports Ticket Winner

      Stockton Ports Ticket Giveaway

      We hosted a giveaway for Stockton Ports tickets, just in time for Independence Day. We gave away four tickets to the July 4th game and fireworks show! Stockton has so much to offer and we are proud to help our fellow Stocktonians enjoy the city!

      ALS Denim Day

      ALS Denim Day

      In June, the Brookside office chipped in to wear jeans to support the ALS Association. Thanks to their efforts we raised over $100 for ALS research!/p>

      2019 Scholarship Contest

      2019 Scholarship Contest

      We sponsored our fourth annual $1000 College Scholarship Contest for local San Joaquin County high school students. To be considered for the scholarship, Class of 2019 seniors were nominated by a teacher, counselor, coach, or youth leader for their commitment to service, leadership and character. Brookside Optometric Group doctors chose Mariana Rocha from Edison High School as the winner based on her outstanding character and work ethic. Mariana is the first member of her family to go to college and plans to attend Cal State Stanislaus to study to become a neonatal nurse.

      Denim Day

      Denim Day

      On April 24, the Brookside office wore jeans to recognize Denim Day. Our staff chipped in to wear denim to work and hosted a bake sale to support survivors and raise awareness about sexual assault. Brookside doctors matched all donations, for a grand total of $637.50!

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      We continued our ongoing partnership with Discovery Challenge Academy in Lathrop! Our doctors and staff provided free eye exams and glasses for the cadets from the spring class.

      World Autism Day

      World Autism Day

      In April, the Brookside office chipped in to wear denim to work and raised over $80 in support of Autism Speaks! The organization works to increase understanding and foster worldwide support for people living with autism.

      Friends in Sight Vision Clinic

      Friends in Sight Vision Clinic

      Dr. Demshar and two other Flying Samaritans flew to Ensenada, Mexico to participate in a Friends In Sight Vision Clinic. The doctors examined 750 patients and prescribed eyeglasses along with referrals for Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Diabetic and Hypertensive Retinopathy.

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      For the last four years, Brookside has been a rotation for the interns from the Optometry program at the UC Berkeley, School of Optometry. In March, a group of interns spent the week at Brookside, shadowing the doctors and learning more about the details of managing a private practice.

      MS Awareness Week

      MS Awareness Week

      The Brookside office chipped in to wear green and denim to work for St. Patrick’s Day and raised $100 to support multiple sclerosis research to create a world free of MS.

      UOP vs Gonzaga Giveaway

      UOP vs Gonzaga Giveaway

      We supported the UOP men’s basketball team by giving away two tickets to the January 25 UOP vs Gonzaga game.

      Child Life Program Denim Day

      Child Life Program Denim Day

      Our office chipped in to wear denim on Valentine’s Day and raised $100 in support of the Child Life Program at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento!

      Lions in Sight La Paz

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Dr. Demshar and a group from Lions in Sight of California and Nevada traveled to the La Paz/Cabo area for their first clinic mission of the year. The team examined more than 2,000 patients during the weeklong vision clinic.

      Dr. Bob and MLK Statue

      2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Run & Walk

      Dr. Bob participated in the 2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Run & Walk in Stockton. This annual event supports Health and Wellness programs in the Stockton/San Joaquin area.

    • 2018 Community Events

      Gift of Color Vision

      The Gift of Color Vision

      Christmas came early for a fire victim from Paradise. Doug lost everything in the fire, and by special arrangement with Brookside Optometric Group, Santa gave Doug the gift of seeing color for Christmas! Read Doug’s story here.

      Stockton Heat - Military Appreciation Night

      Stockton Heat - Military Appreciation Night

      We supported the Stockton Heat and gave away two tickets to Military Appreciation Night to a local U.S. Air Force Veteran. We asked the community to help us choose a winner by nominating a deserving veteran or active service member.

      Run & Walk Against Hunger

      Run & Walk Against Hunger

      Dr. Bob and Dr. Rosie kicked off their Thanksgiving morning by participating in the 14th Annual Run & Walk Against Hunger. This annual tradition benefits the Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin County.

      Stockton Kings Giveaway

      Stockton Kings Giveaway

      We supported the Stockton Kings by giving way two tickets to the November 19 Kings vs Santa Cruz Warriors game.

      Thanksgiving Food Drive

      Thanksgiving Food Drive

      Brookside Optometric collected food for the homeless for Thanksgiving. Thanks to the support of our generous patients, we were able to provide enough food for 20 families for the holiday, and all of the groceries were donated to the Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin County.

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      On November 1, Dr. Demshar along with 13 other doctors and 24 technicians from Lions In Sight of California and Nevada traveled to Tirana, Albania. The team set up 3 clinic sites in the capital city and 6891 patients were examined over the course of the week.

      Central Gift Card Winner

      Central Giveaway

      We supported Stockton’s local dining scene by giving away a gift certificate to Central!

      Rotary Cultural Exchange

      Rotary Cultural Exchange

      Dr. Bob Melrose traveled to Pakistan with his Rotary District and worked with local Pakistan Rotarians to vaccinate hundreds of children against polio.

      Dining in the Dark

      Dining in the Dark

      Drs. Bob and Rosie Melrose, Dr. Camille Weissenberg, and her husband Jacob sponsored the 2nd annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser to support Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

      2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's

      2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's

      Drs. Bob and Rosie Melrose participated in and donated to the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's. The event raised over $160,000 to help advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project Fundraiser

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project Fundraiser

      Drs. Bob and Rosie Melrose sponsored the One Under The Stars dinner to benefit and support the Red Rhino Orphanage Project. Founded by local Stocktonians, the group has made an amazing difference in the lives of many children in Kenya.

      Rotary Pins/Community Wins

      Rotary Pins/Community Wins

      Brookside had a great time at the third annual Rotary Pins-Community Wins fundraiser for Stockton Sunrise Rotary Club. Sponsored by Brookside Optometric Group, Dr. Bob Melrose, and Dr. John Demshar, the community event supports our local schools and military.

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      Brookside Optometric once again had the honor to help the cadets at the Discovery Challenge Academy by providing them with free eye exams and glasses.

      Stockton Symphony Tickets Winner

      Stockton Symphony Tickets Giveaway

      We supported the Stockton Symphony and gave away a pair of tickets to Classics 1 - The Sights and Sounds of Stockton.

      Summerfest 2018

      Summerfest 2018

      We supported Dr. Demshar’s 7th Annual Summerfest Fundraiser by selling tickets and collecting used glasses at the Brookside office. The event raised nearly $13,500 in support of St. Mary's Dining Room, the Central Valley Flying Samaritans, the Mother Lode Flying Samaritans, and Lions in Sight.

      Papapavlo's Gift Card Winner

      Papapavlo's Giveaway

      We supported Stockton’s local dining scene by giving away a gift certificate to Papapavlo's!

      Mobile Vision Clinic

      Mobile Vision Clinic

      Dr. Leila Chow and Dr. Bob Melrose volunteered at the Tzu Chi mobile vision clinic to help the residents of Boggs Tract with their vision care needs. The screening provided free exams and glasses for all of the patients.

      All City Rotary Peace Night

      All City Rotary Peace Night

      We sponsored All City Rotary Peace Night at the Stockton Ports in August. Dr. Bob Melrose participated in the formation of a giant peace sign with each member carrying one of 72 flags of each country that has an international project associated with Rotary District 5220.

      School Supplies Drive

      School Supplies Drive

      Throughout the month of July, we collected school supplies to help local students have a successful school year. At the start of the school year, we delivered bags of supplies to Mrs. Saporita-Jackson's second grade class at Victory Elementary School, and backpacks filled with school supplies to Cesar Chavez high school students.

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      From July 20-21, a group from Lions In Sight examined 1080 patients in the city of Jerez, Zacatecas Mexico. Dr. Demshar and his wife Debbie were joined by his brother and cousin, who brought along their own recycled glasses to dispense to patients. Four other doctors and four technicians from California and Nevada also participated.

      Stockton Ports Tickets Giveaway

      Stockton Ports Tickets Giveaway

      We hosted a giveaway for Stockton Ports tickets, just in time for Independence Day. We gave away four tickets to the July 3rd game and fireworks show!

      Leadership Lodi “Shine a Light” Fundraiser

      Leadership Lodi “Shine a Light” Fundraiser

      In June, we had the opportunity to help sponsor Leadership Lodi's "Shine a Light" fundraising dinner to support The Village Lodi. The Village is an upcoming adult developmental and community center that will provide programs, resources, enriching activities, and practical skills for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Downtown Lodi.

      Medical Missions - Flying Samaritans

      Medical Missions - Flying Samaritans

      Dr. Demshar and a group of Flying Samaritans from the Mother Lode chapter flew to San Quentin, Baja where Vision, Medical and Dental Clinics were held. The team saw 108 patients in the eye clinic, and all but three patients were dispensed eyeglasses.

      Summer Camp Scholarships

      Summer Camp Scholarships

      The Brookside office chipped in to wear denim to work and helped raise funds to send high school students to summer camp with Giant Step Programs. The Stockton nonprofit organization supports local high school teens to become well-rounded individuals and make a difference in the world.

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project

      Brookside Optometric is a proud sponsor of the Red Rhino Project in Kenya, Africa. The Red Rhino Project is an orphanage that was the dream of local Stocktonians who saw the need of the poorest abandoned children in Africa to have a safe place to grow up and find a family. This year, we supported their Kenya Walk-a-Thon to help bring awareness to their needs and help restore the surrounding community.

      2018 Scholarship Contest

      2018 Scholarship Contest

      We sponsored our third annual $1000 College Scholarship Contest for local San Joaquin County high school students. To enter the contest, class of 2018 seniors submitted a 100-word essay sharing what education has meant to their family. Arica Aninag from Lincoln High School received 1917 votes and submitted the winning 100-word essay to receive the $1000 scholarship award.

      Discovery Challenge Academy Students

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      We continued our ongoing partnership with Discovery Challenge Academy to provide free eye exams and new glasses to 10 high school students. Based in Lathrop, Discovery Challenge Academy (DCA) opened in January 2017 as a partnership between the California National Guard and San Joaquin County Office of Education. We are proud to partner with DCA as part of our commitment to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.

      Denim Day

      Denim Day

      We honored Denim Day on April 25 to help bring awareness that a woman’s clothes are never an excuse for sexual violence. Our staff chipped in to wear denim to work and hosted a bake sale to raise money for Women's Center-Youth & Family Services of San Joaquin County.

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      During the Lions in Sight medical mission clinic to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 980 patients were given free eye exams and glasses. A team of 5 doctors and 10 volunteers dispensed glasses during the two-day clinic, including Sharon, Erica, Dr. Demshar, Bev, and Dr. Grewal from Zeiter Eye. We all had a great experience!

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      Three years ago, we established the first-ever private practice rotation for UC Berkeley Optometry students. In March, several groups of students visited our practice to learn about private patient care. These young doctors are our future, and we are honored to give back to our profession through this ongoing project!

      St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter

      St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter

      Our staff collected donations of personal care items throughout the month of March and assembled 38 bags for men, women, and children to support St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter. Thanks to all of our wonderful patients for the generous donations!

      Rotary Cultural Exchange

      Rotary Cultural Exchange

      Dr. Bob traveled to the Philippines on a Rotary Cultural exchange. The group of 24 Rotarians toured the Quezon province, explored the country, and met with local Rotarians to assess their needs. The members of the team donated their own money to provide leg braces for a young man who was afflicted with CP, and made arrangements for him to see a doctor and receive treatment. We are proud of how our doctors look for ways to give back to our community and the world.

      Drs. Melrose at Awaken the Dream

      Stockton Chorale

      We partnered with the Stockton Chorale as a concert underwriter for the February “Awaken the Dream” performance honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      UOP vs Gonzaga Giveaway Winners

      UOP vs Gonzaga Giveaway

      We supported the UOP men’s basketball team by giving away four on-the-floor-tickets to the February 8 UOP vs Gonzaga game.

      Brookside's 20th Anniversary Open House

      20th Anniversary Open House

      We celebrated our 20th Anniversary as a practice in January and hosted an Open House to celebrate with our amazing patients, staff, and friends. It was a great evening of celebration, fun, food, and special giveaways. Thanks to all who joined us!

    • 2017 Community Events

      December Blanket Drive

      December Blanket Drive

      In December, we collected blankets, pet supplies, and dog and cat food from our generous staff and patients. The donations were delivered to our four-legged friends at Delta Humane Society and City of Stockton Animal Shelter.

      December Coat Drive

      December Coat Drive

      Throughout the month of December, we collected coats at the office to donate to the homeless. Our elves loaded up the many warm coats donated by our wonderful patients and delivered them to local shelters to keep many people warm throughout the holiday season.

      Stockton Symphony Holiday Pops Winner

      Stockton Symphony Holiday Pops

      We supported the Stockton Symphony during the holiday season and gave away two tickets to the December 10 Holiday Pops Concert. To enter the giveaway, participants shared their favorite Christmas activities with us.

      Mamma Mia Tickets Winner

      Stockton Civic Theatre - Mamma Mia

      We supported the Stockton Civic Theatre and gave away two tickets to the opening weekend of Mamma Mia. To enter the giveaway, participants shared a photo of their best Halloween costume.

      Making Strides Again Breast Cancer/Brookside Goes Pink

      Making Strides Again Breast Cancer/Brookside Goes Pink

      Our staff participated in the Making Strides breast cancer walk at Nelson park and wore pink to raise support for breast cancer research. We raised $200 in support of the American Cancer Society—thanks to all who generously supported our team and partnered with us in the fight against cancer.

      Discovery Challenge Academy Cadets

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      Our doctors and staff provided free eye exams and glasses for the cadets from the fall class from Discovery Challenge Academy in Lathrop. The DCA is an amazing group of people making phenomenal changes in the lives of the cadets they serve, and we are honored to have a small part in the program.

      Summerfest 2017

      Summerfest 2017

      Summerfest 2017 raised almost $11,000 for three nonprofit Humanitarian Eyecare Groups that Dr. Demshar volunteers his time with to provide eye exams and glasses. The annual event supports the St. Mary's Homeless Shelter Medical Clinic, the Central Valley Flying Samaritans, and Lions in Sight.

      American Flag Photo Contest Winner

      American Flag Photo Contest

      We hosted an American flag photo contest between Flag Day and Independence Day, and we invited the community to submit their best flag photos to win a pair of tickets to a Stockton Ports game and an American Flag.

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      A group of four doctors (including our own Dr. Demshar) and seven technicians from Lions in Sight examined 700 patients during a weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This was Dr. Demshar’s 111th clinical mission.

      Brookside staff Denim Day

      Denim Day

      We wore jeans for Denim Day on April 26 to support survivors and raise awareness about sexual assault. Our staff organized the event to raise funds to fight spousal abuse, and our doctors matched all contributions made in the office.

      Stockton Ports

      Stockton Ports Tickets Giveaway

      We hosted a giveaway for Stockton Ports tickets, just in time for the start of spring baseball season. Three winners received a pair of tickets to two Stockton Ports baseball games.

      2017 Scholarship Contest Winner

      2017 Scholarship Contest

      We sponsored our second annual $1,000 College Scholarship for a local student to help defray some of their costs when attending college. To enter, San Joaquin County high school seniors submitted a selfie with an influential teacher or coach, and shared about their vision for the future.

      NCAA Women’s Basketball Tickets Winners

      NCAA Women’s Basketball Tickets Giveaway

      Brookside Optometric sent a few lucky winners to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship regional semifinal games in March.

      Stockton Heat Tickets Winner

      Stockton Heat Tickets Giveaway

      We supported the Stockton Heat hockey team during the 2017 season by giving away two tickets to a February home game.

      Teddy Bear Drive

      Teddy Bear Drive

      We collected Teddy Bears for the Stockton Heat’s annual Teddy Bear Toss in January. All bears were donated to United Way of San Joaquin County.

    • 2016 Community Events

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      Brookside Optometric Group was selected as the first-ever private practice clinical rotation for fourth year interns at the Optometry School, giving students valuable insight and exposure. This is a joint project between the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, VSP, and Brookside Optometric Group. This is the first agreement of its type in California.

      Coat and Blanket Drive

      December Coat Drive

      We gave back during the holiday season by collecting coats and blankets to donate to the homeless and our four-legged friends at the Delta Humane Society.

      UOP Men’s Basketball Tickets Winner

      UOP Men’s Basketball

      We supported the UOP men’s basketball team during the 2016 season by giving away a pair of tickets to the UOP versus Wyoming men’s basketball game.

      Brookside Goes Pink

      Brookside Goes Pink

      In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our office staff wore pink on October 14 to stand together, united against breast cancer, and to raise money for breast cancer research.

      Making Strides Again Breast Cancer

      Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

      Brookside Optometric Group staff participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 8. Our office matched all donations made to the American Cancer Society in support of our team and the fight against cancer.

      Stockton Symphony Tickets Winner

      Stockton Symphony Tickets Giveaway

      The Stockton Symphony celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2016. We joined the celebration by giving away two tickets to the opening night performance.

      Medical Missions - Flying Samaritans

      Medical Missions - Flying Samaritans

      Dr. Demshar flew with the Flying Samaritans to two health care clinics in San Felipe, Mexico and one in San Quintin, Baja to provide eye care for thousands of people in need. This pushed Dr. D’s humanitarian trips to well over the 100 mark.

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project

      Drs. Bob and Rosie Melrose were proud to once again be a Gold Sponsor at the St. Mary's Walk-a-Thon for the Red Rhino Orphanage Project. Red Rhino is an orphanage in Kenya founded by local Stocktonians. Bob and Rosie have supported a child at the orphanage for many years, and had the opportunity to finally meet her in person when they traveled to Kenya in June.

      2016 Scholarship Contest

      2016 Scholarship Contest

      We sponsored our first annual $1,000 College Scholarship for a local student to help defray some of their costs when attending college. To enter, San Joaquin County high school seniors submitted a 90-second video describing one way they made a difference in their community.

    • 2021 Community Events

      Stockton Ports Field

      Sports Equipment and Stuffed Animal Drive

      During the month of June, our office collected sporting equipment and stuffed animals from our generous staff and patients. All items were donated to the police department to use to sooth kids in crisis.

      Ports Field

      Stockton Ports Tickets Giveaway

      Brookside Optometric Group hosted a giveaway for Stockton Ports baseball tickets. The winner received a 4 pack of tickets to see the Ports play vs the San Jose Giants on May 15th. Stockton has so much to offer and we are proud to help our fellow Stocktonians enjoy the city!

      2021 Scholarship Winner

      2021 Scholarship Contest

      Our 6th Annual College Scholarship contest featured eight outstanding local students who were nominated by teachers, youth leaders, and pastors. Based on feedback from the nominee’s friends and family, Brookside’s doctors selected Jayden Jones as the winner of the $1,000 college scholarship. Jayden was a student at Edison High School and will be attending Clark Atlanta University in the fall as a preferred football walk-on. He plans to major in Psychology and become an Athletic Counselor so he can help youth succeed not just in sports but in all aspects of life.

      BOG supports Denim Day

      Denim Day

      Brookside Optometric Group supported the Women’s Center by wearing jeans today for Denim Day in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

    • 2020 Community Events

      Giving Kids the Gift of Vision

      Giving Kids the Gift of Vision

      Brookside Optometric gave the Gift of Vision this Christmas by providing free eye exams and glasses to 10 children on December 20. Many families have been financially impacted by the pandemic this year and have either lost insurance or did not have the means to cover vision expenses for their children. Cheers to 20/20 vision in 2020!

      Santa Hands out Gifts

      Santa Hands out Gifts

      Our own Dr. Bob Melrose filled in for Santa with his Rotary Club as they handed out presents to kids whose parents are battling cancer during this holiday season.

      Animal Shelter Donations Drive

      Animal Shelter Donations Drive

      In December, we collected blankets, toys and more for the Stockton Animal Shelter to help animals in need.

      Virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

      Virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

      Dr. Bob and Rosemary Melrose participated in the Virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 17 and placed 3rd in Fundraising! Congratulations to them and thank you for all of your support!

      Market Tavern Giveaway Winner

      Market Tavern Giveaway

      We supported local restaurants during this pandemic with a gift card giveaway to Market Tavern.

      “Best in Mask” Contest Winner

      “Best in Mask” Contest

      We threw a “Best in Mask” contest with the winner receiving a Starbucks gift card.

      Puppy Rescue

      Puppy Rescue

      Dr. Bob went our with other members of the community and helped rescue puppies from a homeless encampment as well as helped provide food for both the owners and the other pets there.

      Health Careers Academy

      Health Careers Academy

      In March, we hosted students from the Health Careers Academy that are planning on going into some area of healthcare. They shadowed Dr. Bob and Dr. Vanover and were shown all of the specialized diagnostic equipment the office uses.

      Vision Clinic

      Vision Clinic

      In February, Dr. Demshar and five other Central Valley Flying Samaritans spent 3 days in San Felipe, Baja computerizing the eyeglass inventory for their clinics. This will greatly enhance both the accuracy and efficiency of dispensing glasses. With Lions in Sight he spent a week in Uriangato, Mexico and helped more than 1000 patients during the vision clinic!

      Basketball tickets winner

      UOP vs BYU Giveaway

      We supported the UOP men’s basketball team by giving away four tickets to the January 23 UOP vs BYU game.

    • 2019 Community Events

      Food Bank Collectors

      Emergency Food Bank

      Throughout the month of November, our office collected food for the Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin. Our office also chipped in to wear jeans and raised over $65 to support the Emergency Food Bank!

      Alzheimers Walk 2019

      2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

      Our office raised more than $130 to help further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Dr. Bob and Dr. Rosie Melrose represented Brookside at the Stockton Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 19 at University of the Pacific.

      Summerfest 2019

      Summerfest 2019

      The 8th annual Summerfest Fundraiser was held on Saturday, September 21! The event raised $15,119 for humanitarian efforts both locally and abroad. These funds support the St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter Medical Clinic, Lions In Sight of California and Nevada, The Central Valley Flying Samaritans and The Mother Lode Flying Samaritans.

      Summerfest Denim Day

      Summerfest Denim Day

      Our Summerfest supporters Denim Day raised $90 for Lions in Sight, Mother Lode Flying Samaritans, Central Valley Flying Samaritans, and St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter!

      Lions Eye Foundation

      Lions Eye Foundation

      Our July coin drive and Denim Day fundraiser raised over $165 to support Lions Eye Foundation! Our very own Dr. Chow serves on the board of the nonprofit organization which provides no cost eye surgery, medication, and other care to low income and uninsured individuals throughout Northern California.

      2019 Stockton Ports Ticket Winner

      Stockton Ports Ticket Giveaway

      We hosted a giveaway for Stockton Ports tickets, just in time for Independence Day. We gave away four tickets to the July 4th game and fireworks show! Stockton has so much to offer and we are proud to help our fellow Stocktonians enjoy the city!

      ALS Denim Day

      ALS Denim Day

      In June, the Brookside office chipped in to wear jeans to support the ALS Association. Thanks to their efforts we raised over $100 for ALS research!/p>

      2019 Scholarship Contest

      2019 Scholarship Contest

      We sponsored our fourth annual $1000 College Scholarship Contest for local San Joaquin County high school students. To be considered for the scholarship, Class of 2019 seniors were nominated by a teacher, counselor, coach, or youth leader for their commitment to service, leadership and character. Brookside Optometric Group doctors chose Mariana Rocha from Edison High School as the winner based on her outstanding character and work ethic. Mariana is the first member of her family to go to college and plans to attend Cal State Stanislaus to study to become a neonatal nurse.

      Denim Day

      Denim Day

      On April 24, the Brookside office wore jeans to recognize Denim Day. Our staff chipped in to wear denim to work and hosted a bake sale to support survivors and raise awareness about sexual assault. Brookside doctors matched all donations, for a grand total of $637.50!

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      We continued our ongoing partnership with Discovery Challenge Academy in Lathrop! Our doctors and staff provided free eye exams and glasses for the cadets from the spring class.

      World Autism Day

      World Autism Day

      In April, the Brookside office chipped in to wear denim to work and raised over $80 in support of Autism Speaks! The organization works to increase understanding and foster worldwide support for people living with autism.

      Friends in Sight Vision Clinic

      Friends in Sight Vision Clinic

      Dr. Demshar and two other Flying Samaritans flew to Ensenada, Mexico to participate in a Friends In Sight Vision Clinic. The doctors examined 750 patients and prescribed eyeglasses along with referrals for Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Diabetic and Hypertensive Retinopathy.

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      For the last four years, Brookside has been a rotation for the interns from the Optometry program at the UC Berkeley, School of Optometry. In March, a group of interns spent the week at Brookside, shadowing the doctors and learning more about the details of managing a private practice.

      MS Awareness Week

      MS Awareness Week

      The Brookside office chipped in to wear green and denim to work for St. Patrick’s Day and raised $100 to support multiple sclerosis research to create a world free of MS.

      UOP vs Gonzaga Giveaway

      UOP vs Gonzaga Giveaway

      We supported the UOP men’s basketball team by giving away two tickets to the January 25 UOP vs Gonzaga game.

      Child Life Program Denim Day

      Child Life Program Denim Day

      Our office chipped in to wear denim on Valentine’s Day and raised $100 in support of the Child Life Program at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento!

      Lions in Sight La Paz

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Dr. Demshar and a group from Lions in Sight of California and Nevada traveled to the La Paz/Cabo area for their first clinic mission of the year. The team examined more than 2,000 patients during the weeklong vision clinic.

      Dr. Bob and MLK Statue

      2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Run & Walk

      Dr. Bob participated in the 2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Run & Walk in Stockton. This annual event supports Health and Wellness programs in the Stockton/San Joaquin area.

    • 2018 Community Events

      Gift of Color Vision

      The Gift of Color Vision

      Christmas came early for a fire victim from Paradise. Doug lost everything in the fire, and by special arrangement with Brookside Optometric Group, Santa gave Doug the gift of seeing color for Christmas! Read Doug’s story here.

      Stockton Heat - Military Appreciation Night

      Stockton Heat - Military Appreciation Night

      We supported the Stockton Heat and gave away two tickets to Military Appreciation Night to a local U.S. Air Force Veteran. We asked the community to help us choose a winner by nominating a deserving veteran or active service member.

      Run & Walk Against Hunger

      Run & Walk Against Hunger

      Dr. Bob and Dr. Rosie kicked off their Thanksgiving morning by participating in the 14th Annual Run & Walk Against Hunger. This annual tradition benefits the Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin County.

      Stockton Kings Giveaway

      Stockton Kings Giveaway

      We supported the Stockton Kings by giving way two tickets to the November 19 Kings vs Santa Cruz Warriors game.

      Thanksgiving Food Drive

      Thanksgiving Food Drive

      Brookside Optometric collected food for the homeless for Thanksgiving. Thanks to the support of our generous patients, we were able to provide enough food for 20 families for the holiday, and all of the groceries were donated to the Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin County.

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      On November 1, Dr. Demshar along with 13 other doctors and 24 technicians from Lions In Sight of California and Nevada traveled to Tirana, Albania. The team set up 3 clinic sites in the capital city and 6891 patients were examined over the course of the week.

      Central Gift Card Winner

      Central Giveaway

      We supported Stockton’s local dining scene by giving away a gift certificate to Central!

      Rotary Cultural Exchange

      Rotary Cultural Exchange

      Dr. Bob Melrose traveled to Pakistan with his Rotary District and worked with local Pakistan Rotarians to vaccinate hundreds of children against polio.

      Dining in the Dark

      Dining in the Dark

      Drs. Bob and Rosie Melrose, Dr. Camille Weissenberg, and her husband Jacob sponsored the 2nd annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser to support Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

      2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's

      2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's

      Drs. Bob and Rosie Melrose participated in and donated to the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's. The event raised over $160,000 to help advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project Fundraiser

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project Fundraiser

      Drs. Bob and Rosie Melrose sponsored the One Under The Stars dinner to benefit and support the Red Rhino Orphanage Project. Founded by local Stocktonians, the group has made an amazing difference in the lives of many children in Kenya.

      Rotary Pins/Community Wins

      Rotary Pins/Community Wins

      Brookside had a great time at the third annual Rotary Pins-Community Wins fundraiser for Stockton Sunrise Rotary Club. Sponsored by Brookside Optometric Group, Dr. Bob Melrose, and Dr. John Demshar, the community event supports our local schools and military.

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      Brookside Optometric once again had the honor to help the cadets at the Discovery Challenge Academy by providing them with free eye exams and glasses.

      Stockton Symphony Tickets Winner

      Stockton Symphony Tickets Giveaway

      We supported the Stockton Symphony and gave away a pair of tickets to Classics 1 - The Sights and Sounds of Stockton.

      Summerfest 2018

      Summerfest 2018

      We supported Dr. Demshar’s 7th Annual Summerfest Fundraiser by selling tickets and collecting used glasses at the Brookside office. The event raised nearly $13,500 in support of St. Mary's Dining Room, the Central Valley Flying Samaritans, the Mother Lode Flying Samaritans, and Lions in Sight.

      Papapavlo's Gift Card Winner

      Papapavlo's Giveaway

      We supported Stockton’s local dining scene by giving away a gift certificate to Papapavlo's!

      Mobile Vision Clinic

      Mobile Vision Clinic

      Dr. Leila Chow and Dr. Bob Melrose volunteered at the Tzu Chi mobile vision clinic to help the residents of Boggs Tract with their vision care needs. The screening provided free exams and glasses for all of the patients.

      All City Rotary Peace Night

      All City Rotary Peace Night

      We sponsored All City Rotary Peace Night at the Stockton Ports in August. Dr. Bob Melrose participated in the formation of a giant peace sign with each member carrying one of 72 flags of each country that has an international project associated with Rotary District 5220.

      School Supplies Drive

      School Supplies Drive

      Throughout the month of July, we collected school supplies to help local students have a successful school year. At the start of the school year, we delivered bags of supplies to Mrs. Saporita-Jackson's second grade class at Victory Elementary School, and backpacks filled with school supplies to Cesar Chavez high school students.

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      From July 20-21, a group from Lions In Sight examined 1080 patients in the city of Jerez, Zacatecas Mexico. Dr. Demshar and his wife Debbie were joined by his brother and cousin, who brought along their own recycled glasses to dispense to patients. Four other doctors and four technicians from California and Nevada also participated.

      Stockton Ports Tickets Giveaway

      Stockton Ports Tickets Giveaway

      We hosted a giveaway for Stockton Ports tickets, just in time for Independence Day. We gave away four tickets to the July 3rd game and fireworks show!

      Leadership Lodi “Shine a Light” Fundraiser

      Leadership Lodi “Shine a Light” Fundraiser

      In June, we had the opportunity to help sponsor Leadership Lodi's "Shine a Light" fundraising dinner to support The Village Lodi. The Village is an upcoming adult developmental and community center that will provide programs, resources, enriching activities, and practical skills for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Downtown Lodi.

      Medical Missions - Flying Samaritans

      Medical Missions - Flying Samaritans

      Dr. Demshar and a group of Flying Samaritans from the Mother Lode chapter flew to San Quentin, Baja where Vision, Medical and Dental Clinics were held. The team saw 108 patients in the eye clinic, and all but three patients were dispensed eyeglasses.

      Summer Camp Scholarships

      Summer Camp Scholarships

      The Brookside office chipped in to wear denim to work and helped raise funds to send high school students to summer camp with Giant Step Programs. The Stockton nonprofit organization supports local high school teens to become well-rounded individuals and make a difference in the world.

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project

      Brookside Optometric is a proud sponsor of the Red Rhino Project in Kenya, Africa. The Red Rhino Project is an orphanage that was the dream of local Stocktonians who saw the need of the poorest abandoned children in Africa to have a safe place to grow up and find a family. This year, we supported their Kenya Walk-a-Thon to help bring awareness to their needs and help restore the surrounding community.

      2018 Scholarship Contest

      2018 Scholarship Contest

      We sponsored our third annual $1000 College Scholarship Contest for local San Joaquin County high school students. To enter the contest, class of 2018 seniors submitted a 100-word essay sharing what education has meant to their family. Arica Aninag from Lincoln High School received 1917 votes and submitted the winning 100-word essay to receive the $1000 scholarship award.

      Discovery Challenge Academy Students

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      We continued our ongoing partnership with Discovery Challenge Academy to provide free eye exams and new glasses to 10 high school students. Based in Lathrop, Discovery Challenge Academy (DCA) opened in January 2017 as a partnership between the California National Guard and San Joaquin County Office of Education. We are proud to partner with DCA as part of our commitment to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.

      Denim Day

      Denim Day

      We honored Denim Day on April 25 to help bring awareness that a woman’s clothes are never an excuse for sexual violence. Our staff chipped in to wear denim to work and hosted a bake sale to raise money for Women's Center-Youth & Family Services of San Joaquin County.

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      During the Lions in Sight medical mission clinic to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 980 patients were given free eye exams and glasses. A team of 5 doctors and 10 volunteers dispensed glasses during the two-day clinic, including Sharon, Erica, Dr. Demshar, Bev, and Dr. Grewal from Zeiter Eye. We all had a great experience!

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      Three years ago, we established the first-ever private practice rotation for UC Berkeley Optometry students. In March, several groups of students visited our practice to learn about private patient care. These young doctors are our future, and we are honored to give back to our profession through this ongoing project!

      St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter

      St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter

      Our staff collected donations of personal care items throughout the month of March and assembled 38 bags for men, women, and children to support St. Mary’s Homeless Shelter. Thanks to all of our wonderful patients for the generous donations!

      Rotary Cultural Exchange

      Rotary Cultural Exchange

      Dr. Bob traveled to the Philippines on a Rotary Cultural exchange. The group of 24 Rotarians toured the Quezon province, explored the country, and met with local Rotarians to assess their needs. The members of the team donated their own money to provide leg braces for a young man who was afflicted with CP, and made arrangements for him to see a doctor and receive treatment. We are proud of how our doctors look for ways to give back to our community and the world.

      Drs. Melrose at Awaken the Dream

      Stockton Chorale

      We partnered with the Stockton Chorale as a concert underwriter for the February “Awaken the Dream” performance honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      UOP vs Gonzaga Giveaway Winners

      UOP vs Gonzaga Giveaway

      We supported the UOP men’s basketball team by giving away four on-the-floor-tickets to the February 8 UOP vs Gonzaga game.

      Brookside's 20th Anniversary Open House

      20th Anniversary Open House

      We celebrated our 20th Anniversary as a practice in January and hosted an Open House to celebrate with our amazing patients, staff, and friends. It was a great evening of celebration, fun, food, and special giveaways. Thanks to all who joined us!

    • 2017 Community Events

      December Blanket Drive

      December Blanket Drive

      In December, we collected blankets, pet supplies, and dog and cat food from our generous staff and patients. The donations were delivered to our four-legged friends at Delta Humane Society and City of Stockton Animal Shelter.

      December Coat Drive

      December Coat Drive

      Throughout the month of December, we collected coats at the office to donate to the homeless. Our elves loaded up the many warm coats donated by our wonderful patients and delivered them to local shelters to keep many people warm throughout the holiday season.

      Stockton Symphony Holiday Pops Winner

      Stockton Symphony Holiday Pops

      We supported the Stockton Symphony during the holiday season and gave away two tickets to the December 10 Holiday Pops Concert. To enter the giveaway, participants shared their favorite Christmas activities with us.

      Mamma Mia Tickets Winner

      Stockton Civic Theatre - Mamma Mia

      We supported the Stockton Civic Theatre and gave away two tickets to the opening weekend of Mamma Mia. To enter the giveaway, participants shared a photo of their best Halloween costume.

      Making Strides Again Breast Cancer/Brookside Goes Pink

      Making Strides Again Breast Cancer/Brookside Goes Pink

      Our staff participated in the Making Strides breast cancer walk at Nelson park and wore pink to raise support for breast cancer research. We raised $200 in support of the American Cancer Society—thanks to all who generously supported our team and partnered with us in the fight against cancer.

      Discovery Challenge Academy Cadets

      Discovery Challenge Academy

      Our doctors and staff provided free eye exams and glasses for the cadets from the fall class from Discovery Challenge Academy in Lathrop. The DCA is an amazing group of people making phenomenal changes in the lives of the cadets they serve, and we are honored to have a small part in the program.

      Summerfest 2017

      Summerfest 2017

      Summerfest 2017 raised almost $11,000 for three nonprofit Humanitarian Eyecare Groups that Dr. Demshar volunteers his time with to provide eye exams and glasses. The annual event supports the St. Mary's Homeless Shelter Medical Clinic, the Central Valley Flying Samaritans, and Lions in Sight.

      American Flag Photo Contest Winner

      American Flag Photo Contest

      We hosted an American flag photo contest between Flag Day and Independence Day, and we invited the community to submit their best flag photos to win a pair of tickets to a Stockton Ports game and an American Flag.

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      Medical Missions - Lions in Sight

      A group of four doctors (including our own Dr. Demshar) and seven technicians from Lions in Sight examined 700 patients during a weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This was Dr. Demshar’s 111th clinical mission.

      Brookside staff Denim Day

      Denim Day

      We wore jeans for Denim Day on April 26 to support survivors and raise awareness about sexual assault. Our staff organized the event to raise funds to fight spousal abuse, and our doctors matched all contributions made in the office.

      Stockton Ports

      Stockton Ports Tickets Giveaway

      We hosted a giveaway for Stockton Ports tickets, just in time for the start of spring baseball season. Three winners received a pair of tickets to two Stockton Ports baseball games.

      2017 Scholarship Contest Winner

      2017 Scholarship Contest

      We sponsored our second annual $1,000 College Scholarship for a local student to help defray some of their costs when attending college. To enter, San Joaquin County high school seniors submitted a selfie with an influential teacher or coach, and shared about their vision for the future.

      NCAA Women’s Basketball Tickets Winners

      NCAA Women’s Basketball Tickets Giveaway

      Brookside Optometric sent a few lucky winners to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship regional semifinal games in March.

      Stockton Heat Tickets Winner

      Stockton Heat Tickets Giveaway

      We supported the Stockton Heat hockey team during the 2017 season by giving away two tickets to a February home game.

      Teddy Bear Drive

      Teddy Bear Drive

      We collected Teddy Bears for the Stockton Heat’s annual Teddy Bear Toss in January. All bears were donated to United Way of San Joaquin County.

    • 2016 Community Events

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      UC Berkeley Student Rotations

      Brookside Optometric Group was selected as the first-ever private practice clinical rotation for fourth year interns at the Optometry School, giving students valuable insight and exposure. This is a joint project between the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, VSP, and Brookside Optometric Group. This is the first agreement of its type in California.

      Coat and Blanket Drive

      December Coat Drive

      We gave back during the holiday season by collecting coats and blankets to donate to the homeless and our four-legged friends at the Delta Humane Society.

      UOP Men’s Basketball Tickets Winner

      UOP Men’s Basketball

      We supported the UOP men’s basketball team during the 2016 season by giving away a pair of tickets to the UOP versus Wyoming men’s basketball game.

      Brookside Goes Pink

      Brookside Goes Pink

      In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our office staff wore pink on October 14 to stand together, united against breast cancer, and to raise money for breast cancer research.

      Making Strides Again Breast Cancer

      Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

      Brookside Optometric Group staff participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 8. Our office matched all donations made to the American Cancer Society in support of our team and the fight against cancer.

      Stockton Symphony Tickets Winner

      Stockton Symphony Tickets Giveaway

      The Stockton Symphony celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2016. We joined the celebration by giving away two tickets to the opening night performance.

      Medical Missions - Flying Samaritans

      Medical Missions - Flying Samaritans

      Dr. Demshar flew with the Flying Samaritans to two health care clinics in San Felipe, Mexico and one in San Quintin, Baja to provide eye care for thousands of people in need. This pushed Dr. D’s humanitarian trips to well over the 100 mark.

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project

      Red Rhino Orphanage Project

      Drs. Bob and Rosie Melrose were proud to once again be a Gold Sponsor at the St. Mary's Walk-a-Thon for the Red Rhino Orphanage Project. Red Rhino is an orphanage in Kenya founded by local Stocktonians. Bob and Rosie have supported a child at the orphanage for many years, and had the opportunity to finally meet her in person when they traveled to Kenya in June.

      2016 Scholarship Contest

      2016 Scholarship Contest

      We sponsored our first annual $1,000 College Scholarship for a local student to help defray some of their costs when attending college. To enter, San Joaquin County high school seniors submitted a 90-second video describing one way they made a difference in their community.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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