VSP Ventures Acquires Stockton’s Largest Optometric Practice, Brookside Optometric Group


RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., December 27, 2019 – VSP® Ventures announced today the acquisition of Brookside Optometric Group in Stockton, Calif. Founded in 1998 by the late Craig Hisaka, OD, Brookside Optometric Group was established after the five largest optometric practices in Stockton merged together.  

Under Dr. Hisaka’s leadership, the practice grew steadily for more than two decades and today employs 13 Doctors of Optometry and more than 40 staff members. Dr. Hisaka passed away in June 2019, but left an incredible legacy of patient care, which the practice continues to carry forward in his memory.

“Dr. Hisaka set an amazing example of delivering personalized eye care to all who entered our practice,” said Rosemary Melrose, OD, and partner at Brookside Optometric Group. “We’re proud to carry his vision forward, including his wish to partner with VSP Ventures and extend the practice’s work into the future.”  

Brookside Optometric Group will continue to operate under its existing name and all doctors and practice staff will remain in their roles.

“We’re honored that Dr. Hisaka and his partners chose to partner with our team, as we are aligned perfectly with their care-focused philosophy,” said Steve Baker, president of VSP Ventures. “Doctors throughout the country continue to show great interest in our offerings which provide unique transition options that preserve the business they’ve built, instead of a model of purchasing and reselling.” 

The practice specializes in a wide array of services and offerings, including specialty contact lenses and LASIK. Many of the practice’s doctors have also served as faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, and remain active in giving back to the local community as well as international charitable organizations.

VSP network doctors interested in learning more can visit VSPVentures.com.


About VSP Global

VSP Global is a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. Our industry-leading businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for 88 million members through a network of over 40,000 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services, providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software; VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels, and VSP® Ventures, which offers care-focused, customized choices for doctors looking to transition their practice.




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