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Dr. Kurt Skinner

Eye health tips and information about glasses, contact lenses, Lasik, and more from the doctors of Brookside Optometric Group.

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 busy teenage boys. 

Back to School Eye Care and Eyewear Tips

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It’s hard to believe that here, in the peak of summer, some school districts will be resuming classes in July, and the rest will go back to school in August. For many students, there may be almost as much demand on their vision when they are off during the summer. With summer preparation requirements for AP and Honors Classes, possibly increased periods of intense video-gaming, or even more extreme summer exposure to sun, wind, and sports—a student’s eyes get a work-out all year long!

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Your Vision Check: More Than Meets the Eye

Your Vision Check: More Than Meets the Eye

Sometimes the eye doctor is the only doctor people see with any regularity — especially some of us guys. Therefore it is comforting to know that there is a lot your eye doctor can tell you about your general health by examining your eyes. When you think about it, the back of your eye is the only place on your body that you can actually look at the blood vessels themselves. And the optic nerve is really a kind of cable extension from your brain. Hypertension and high cholesterol levels cause observable changes to your blood vessels.

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