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Thanks for voting us Best of San Joaquin!

We’re proud to announce that Brookside Optometric Group has been voted the best optometry office in Stockton! It is with great pleasure that we thank our patients for voting Brookside Optometric Group as The Record’s “The Best of San Joaquin". This award is especially meaningful to us because it is based on your feedback and recommendations. This year marks our 14th consecutive win (with the exception of last year when we were mistakenly left off the ballot!) and we couldn’t be more honored to have such a loyal group of patients who consistently trust us with their vision care needs. You have shown your support by continually voting us into the top of The Record’s “Best Eye Care” category as well as San Joaquin Magazine’s annual Best Of voting in both Eye Care and Optometrist categories. As you can imagine, competing against other eye care professionals in our area is no...

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Health and Safety Changes

The next time you visit Brookside Optometric for your eye care needs, some things will be different. As we reopen to deliver a full range of essential eye health and vision care, the health and safety of our patients, staff, and the members of our community remains our top priority.

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In Memory of Dr. Craig Hisaka

On June 12, 2019 our beloved Dr. Craig Hisaka peacefully passed away. Dr. Hisaka was a Stockton native, graduated as one of the top students from Edison High. He was a 3-sport athlete playing quarterback on the varsity football team, basketball and was named All-Conference in baseball. Dr Hisaka then went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating from the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in the 1970’s, he went on to earn a Master’s in Public Health from Cal. He then returned to Stockton to practice Optometry. Within a few short years he brought in a partner, Dr. Judy Prima and soon after that Drs. Robert and Rosemary Melrose and we became the San Joaquin Optometric Group. In 1998 he had a vision to merge the 3 largest optometry practices in Stockton. Dr. Demshar, Dr. Vanover, Dr. Skinner and Dr. Hsu joined the practice...

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2016 Best of San Joaquin

Thanks for once again voting us “Best of San Joaquin” in 2016, for the 6th year in a row! We appreciate your ongoing support, and we are honored to have you all as our patients. Since 1998, we’ve been committed to caring for our community by providing the highest level of optometric vision care. Thanks for thinking so highly of us, and for choosing our experienced doctors and our professional and compassionate services as the best in San Joaquin County.

Scholarship Opportunity

This month I have the distinct honor to write about the Brookside Optometric Group’s latest project. My husband and I moved to Stockton in 1982 to begin our professional life here as optometrists. We joined Dr. Hisaka and Dr. Prima as partners. At that time we were impressed with their professional values but also with their community values. They taught us that when a community is good to you, you need to be good to the community.

Over the years our practice grew and in 1998 we combined our practice with two other practices in Stockton (and have since added a third) to form Brookside Optometric Group. We looked for other doctors who shared our concern for patients but also for our town as a whole.

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