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The Doctors of Monte Vista Optometry

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Monte Vista Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Turlock.

Trevor K. Irish, O.D.

Dr. Irish was raised in Concord, CA and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Biopsychology. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Southern California College of Optometry. He was co-founder of the SKY vision charity program at the Southern California College of Optometry providing children from low-income families with durable, impact-resistant glasses free of charge.

He completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry where he was trained extensively in the treatment of ocular disease, surgical management, glaucoma and the fitting and design of specialty contact lenses.

He has worked as a clinical professor with UC Berkeley supervising optometric residents and interns at Castle Family Health Center in Atwater, CA. He is a member of the afternoon Turlock Rotary Club serving in the past as Chair of the Service Projects Committee, American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Irish’s interests include travel to new and unknown parts of the world, scuba diving and many outdoor sports. He enjoys exploring the Central Valley and Sierra foothills with his wife Jessica, son Kellan and their dachshund Cooper.

Melanie Chiesa, O.D.

A life-long resident of our neighboring town of Hughson, she pursued her undergraduate degree at CSU Fresno, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Functional Biology and Food Science. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and is a lifetime member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Sigma Kappa.

Dr. Chiesa continued her graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry. There she received an additional B.S. degree in Visual Science and later her Doctor of Optometry degree. During school she received the prestigious Gold Retinoscope Award, which goes to the most outstanding graduate student. She was also selected for the B&L “Excellence in Academic Achievement Contact Lens Award”.

During her studies, Dr. Chiesa received extensive training in therapeutic management, pediatric vision, low vision, binocular vision, and contact lenses. She worked as a clinical extern in North Carolina where she received in-depth training in treatment of ocular diseases and primary care optometry. She currently sits on the board of the Stanislaus Community Foundation and is a trustee for the Gallo Center for the Arts.

Thomas Lucas IV, O.D.

Dr. Thomas Lucas is happy to be back at home in Stanislaus County and the newest member of Monte Vista Optometry to provide patients with expertise and compassionate care. He was born and raised in Modesto, received his bachelors degree from Oregon State University in Biohealth Sciences and earned his optometry degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry. During his training with UC Berkeley, Dr. Lucas worked as an extern through several renowned clinics around the country including the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – Pediatrics, VA Monterey Bay, Kaiser Permanente and California School of the Blind.

He rotated through several specialty care clinics at UC Berkeley eye center including Binocular Vision, Myopia Control, Sports Vision and School Vision Screenings. He has a particular interest in binocular vision (how our eyes work together effectively), sports vision, post-concussion syndrome, and pediatrics. In his free time, he loves spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, traveling, sports, and fitness.