Dr. G. Barnard Wilson, OD
Dr. Barney Wilson, OD was born in Alexandria, Virginia and grew up in Stockton, California. He graduated from Stagg High School with Honors in 1964, then attended Delta Jr. College from 1964-1966. He then transferred to University of California, Berkeley in 1966. He graduated from UC Berkeley's School of Optometry in 1971 with Honors.
Dr. Wilson has been in private practice since 1971. He served as Clinical Director of the Student Vision Center in Victorville, California from 1971-1973. In 1973, Dr. Wilson settled to Modesto and started a branch office in Stockton in 1974. Dr. Wilson has been President of the San Joaquin Optometric Society three times (twice in the 1990's and in 2002) and served on the Symposium Board of the San Joaquin Optometric Society from 2000 to 2007. He also serves as the Vision Trainer for the Head-Start Vision Screeners in San Joaquin County.
Dr. Wilson enjoys his encounters with patients for general optometry, Lasik consultation, contact lens fittings, medical eye disease problems, and special needs patients.
On a personal level, Dr. Wilson enjoys some golf, home projects with his wife and family, and attending the numerous activities his 12 grandchildren and now 4 great-grandchildren participate in. He is a big fan of sports and Drum and Bugle Corps. Go Berkeley Bears!
We have two offices, one in Modesto and the other in Stockton. Our staff is professional and knowledgeable, with some of our team members who have been with us for over 13 years. Patients love us because we know them and their family members. Our Modesto office includes
Claudia - Manager, Administrative Assistant - Our long-time team member, Claudia, is who you'll likely talk to when you call us. Her memory is amazing. She can answer any questions about scheduling, billing, ordering contacts, and nearly anything you might have questions about. Se habla Español.
Vannessa - Optometric Assistant, Frame Stylist - This is who you may have questions with regarding insurance co-pays and referrals. She works closely with Dr. Wilson and other staff members to communicate information directly with patients and the doctor. If you need a frame in a particular color or size, she can get you what you need.
Ferlyn - Frame Stylist, Dispensing - If you are picking out glasses for the first time or the hundredth time, Ferlyn has a ton of experience to help you choose something fashionable and trendy. She also speaks Tagalog.
Sylvia - Optometric Technician - Sylvia is quick and precise with getting your pre-testing taken care of. She will likely be the person using our iCare device for glaucoma screenings or our retinal camera when you get your eyes dilated. Sylvia also speaks Assyrian.
Angela - Optometric Technician, Dispensing - If you need your glasses adjusted, Angela does a great job with nose pad adjustment or if your glasses feel slightly crooked! You can find her in the lab checking on orders, or in the frame room helping patients select new frames. Our Stockton office includes
Hien - Manager, Optometric Dispenser - A longtime employee of Dr. Wilson's office, Hien is knowledgeable in frame styling and insurance benefits among a ton of optical information.
Veronica - Optometric Dispenser - Veronica has been working in our Stockton office for several years. She can help you pick out new glasses, sunglasses, and contacts - anything you need for your visual needs.
Linda - Pretester, Optometric Technician - Linda is the newest member to join our Stockton team. She is likely the person you will meet before your eye exam, neutralizing your glasses so we can see what prescription you are currently using and taking some readings of what you might be needing.