Drs Bob and Rosie Melrose represented Brookside Optometric at the 2022 UC Berkeley, Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science practice emersion program this year. The program is designed to give interns at the school a familiarity as to what they will encounter when they graduate and enter the world of patient care away from the academic environment.
Dr. Bob Melrose recently interviewed our 2021 Scholarship winner, Jayden Jones. Dr. Bob and Jayden discussed Jayden's community involvement, high school sports career, academic achievements, and plans for the future. All of these elements were considered as we selected a scholarship recipient for this year, and Jayden was an excellent example in all of these areas.
My name is Jayden Jones and I was the recipient of the 2021 Brookside Optometric Group Scholarship.
Every January we write a year in review for the Brookside Optometric Group. The year 2021 was an interesting year for us as it was for everyone else.
The Covid pandemic impacted our professional lives just as it impacted the personal lives of each of our patients. While we did not have to shut down in 2021 as we did the year before many aspects of our care were impacted. We had to decrease our hours in the evenings as well as have one less doctor in each day to allow for social distancing which protected our patients, staff, and our doctors from Covid-19.
Kendra emailed us last week with a question: would we be willing to help a young man who had lost everything in the Paradise fire? Doug, the boyfriend of Kendra’s daughter, was downhearted, like all the fire victims in Paradise. Despite his personal losses, as a heavy equipment operator he will be helping to clean up the devastation his friends and neighbors have experienced as well. Doug has had poor color vision his whole life, and Kendra wanted to do something spectacular to raise his spirits.
My name is Elyse Glover, and I was the 2020 Brookside Optometric Scholarship winner. This scholarship really changed my life and has helped me better prepare for college. I aspire to become an OBYN and come back to my community and give back to our community to provide service. I was given this opportunity being a winner of this scholarship. Brookside Optometric Group believed in my abilities, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity and how this scholarship has helped me with some of my college cost and expenses.
Congratulations to the winner of our 2020 Scholarship Contest, Elyse Glover! Elyse is graduating from Lincoln High School, and will be attending Sacramento State University in the fall, majoring in Biology. Elyse plans to become an OB/GYN and return to Stockton to practice after completing her education.
Learn more about Elyse, including her background, educational and career goals in this video interview!
Brookside Optometric Group is proud to partner with Discovery Challenge Academy to provide free eye exams and new glasses to local 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.
Brookside Optometric Group is proud to support the outstanding San Joaquin County High School seniors in our community with our annual scholarship contest! Here's an update from Arica Aninag, our 2018 winner.
I had the opportunity to travel to the country of Pakistan in October. My Rotary District had set up a trip for us to go on to help immunize children for polio in this country. In 1985, Rotary International made the commitment to eradicate polio worldwide by immunizing every child in the world against this disease. At that time, more than 375,000 children a year were becoming more paralyzed by the disease every year. Since 1985, rotarians have traveled the world and now only two countries in the world still present with new cases of polio: Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Lions Eye Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving sight by providing no cost eye surgery, eye medication, and other medical eye care to low income people without medical insurance living in Northern California and Nevada. All services are provided in San Francisco at the Lions Eye Clinic/Sutter CPMC Department of Ophthalmology. Hotel lodging is also provided for those patients who need an overnight stay in San Francisco.