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 upbringing to Stockton when he arrived with his wife and partner, Dr. Linda Hsu, in 1987. They are proud parents of two young men now college students attending UC Irvine.
The cornerstone of Dr. Skinner’s career in eye care is inspired by his own experiences with contact lenses and later, LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Skinner’s passion is demonstrated through a dedication to specialized contact lens fitting and by having served on the Board of the Pacific Laser Eye Center. He uses every patient encounter to build a special relationship obtaining the best possible correction for vision capabilities and demands, whether it is a child’s reading comprehension, a musician or athlete’s performance, a workstation requirement for a computer operator, or a truck driver navigating in the dark.
Drs. Skinner and Dr. Hsu have embraced Stockton and their lives are fulfilled by balancing the activities and interests of their children with the church, school, and community involvement they are fortunate to experience and participate in.