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. For 17 years after that, Dr. Melrose was affiliated with Griffin and Reed Eye Care where he specialized in the screening and postoperative care of over 25,000 LASIK refractive surgery cases. He rejoined the teaching faculty at UC Berkeley in 2011 where he operated the Refractive Surgery Clinic alongside his dear friend and colleague Dr. Kathy Tran. Dr. Melrose retired from teaching in 2015.
“The gift of sight is precious and to be able to help people with their contact lenses, glasses and LASIK needs is an honor and a privilege,” says Dr. Melrose.
Dr. Melrose is quite active in the Stockton community. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Community Blind Center and is a graduate of the Leadership Stockton program. Dr. Melrose is a member of the Stockton Sunrise Rotary Club where he served as President in 2002 and 2016 and is their first Major Donor to the Rotary International Charitable Foundation. He has travelled to Chile, South Korea, and the Philippines with Rotary as well as Pakistan where he helped immunize children against polio. Dr. Melrose is the 2020 co-chair of The Walk to End Alzheimer's in Stockton and the 2021 Chairperson for the Walk. Dr. Melrose is a CTA Ambassador for the city of Stockton and serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Both the Drs Melrose are strong supporters of the Stockton based Red Rhino Project Orphanage project in Kenya, Africa. Dr Melrose is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
When the Drs. Melrose aren’t busy with their adult children and grandson, they both enjoy world traveling and looking forward to their next adventure.