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 and we became The Brookside Optometric Group. Since then Dr. Fujii, Dr. Laurel, Dr. Loo, Dr. Chow, Dr. Scheer, and Dr. Girn have all joined our group.