Pat manages the in-house finishing lab at Brookside Optometric Group. As bench optician, he produces prescription eyewear for patients, solves problems with difficult prescriptions, and assists the retail staff.
Brookside’s optical lab is the only lab in the state that can complete 99% of the work in-house. The optical lab is able to handle complicated prescriptions that other labs aren’t qualified to handle, and can often make glasses overnight, or even while patients wait in emergency situations.
Pat’s favorite aspect of the job is knowing that his product is important and essential to providing quality sight to so many people, and he enjoys working with Brookside doctors and staff who appreciate his knowledge and experience.
He started his career at Martin Optical Services in Modesto from 1974-1979 as a certified bench optical technician before opening Coleman Optical in Stockton. In 2000, Pat merged his wholesale lab with Brookside, and his decision to team up with Brookside doctors has been beneficial to all.
A native of Stockton, Pat and his wife Melody have been married for 42 years and have three children who graduated from Bear Creek High School. When he’s away from the office, Pat enjoys spending time with his wife and family, and riding his motorcycle.