Dr. Rosemary Melrose
Dr. Rosemary Melrose practiced optometry in Stockton with her husband, Robert, from 1982-2022. 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. She served as an Assistant Clinical Professor on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry and developed an academic course to teach interns how to apply their knowledge to address patients’ needs. Dr. Melrose cares for patients of all ages from the very young to the very old, and especially enjoys working with families.
“As a child, I watched my mother struggle with her vision until she was fitted with some of the earliest contact lenses made in the 1950’s. Her happiness and improved vision inspired me to bring that same kind of relief and excitement to my own patients,” says Dr. Melrose. After 40 years of caring for patients, she retired in 2022.
Dr. Melrose has been active in civic and women’s business organizations, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She volunteered extensively for her children’s athletic teams and in the classroom, serving as president on Site Councils at each school. Dr. Melrose travels frequently to the central Coast to care for relatives. The Melroses have college-age twin sons.