Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Lemon Grove Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Lemon Grove.
Dr. Paul Wesling
Dr. Wesling received his doctorate in optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Missouri St. Louis. For the past fifteen years, he has been in private practice in the Lemon Grove area and has also worked part-time with the San Diego VA Healthcare System. He is a member in good standing with the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association and the San Diego County Optometric Society. He is also a member of the San Diego Vision Source Group and the Lemon Grove Historical Society.
Dr. Wesling met his wife, Dr. Usha Hari, while attending the Southern California College of Optometry. They have been in practice together for the past fifteen years and have two wonderful children. Besides practicing optometry, Dr. Wesling enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team, surfing and camping with his family.
Dr. Usha Hari
Dr. Hari is a native Californian who grew up in the East San Francisco Bay Area. A first generation Indian-American kid, whose parents are from Southern India, she maintains a love for very spicy Indian food.
She attended the University of California at Davis, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology. During her undergraduate studies, she developed a particular interest in eye-brain connections, which prompted her to pursue Optometry. She attended Southern California College of Optometry and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree (OD) in 1997. Wanting to further delve into the field of ocular disease, she completed a residency in Primary Care/Hospital-Based Optometry at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Sepulveda, CA. Her progressive move down the California coast landed her in San Diego, where she spent more time in the VA system and in refractive surgery centers.
After having two premature babies who are thankfully in good health, she was inspired to learn about nutrition as it relates to gut health and sensory integration. In her spare time, Dr. Hari likes to volunteer at her children’s school, craft, read, and spend priceless quality time with her family.
April – Optician and Frame Specialist
April joined our team in 2011. She is highly skilled in frame selection, contact lenses, and adjusting or repairing frames. April has found her niche helping patients find the best eyewear for their fashion, occupational, and recreational needs. We appreciate the way she cares for people and the warmth she brings to our office. In her spare time, April is a big Chargers fan and enjoys hiking with her dog, Allie, camping, and snowboarding.
Barbara – Office Manager/Insurance Specialist
Barb is no stranger to the Vision Source network. She is a recent transplant from the Oklahoma City Vision Source office and has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. Barb brings with her nearly a decade of experience in the optical industry and is cross trained in all areas of the office. Her work behind the scenes as the office manager for Lemon Grove Optometry has created an atmosphere of efficiency and harmony. She is enthusiastic and committed to providing our patients with compassionate care. When away from work, she loves going to the beach and exploring all that San Diego has to offer with her husband Nick and their two boys, Gabe and Niko. Barbara had her nearsightedness and astigmatism corrected with LASIK in 2007.
Mayra Carranza – Patient Care Coordinator
Mayra has been a valuable and loyal member of the Lemon Grove Optometry team since 2006. She is a wealth of knowledge on any aspect of the office. She is always willing to help wherever and whenever she is needed to make every experience for our patients pleasant. She is a great asset to our office because of her great attitude and positive energy. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, dancing salsa, and spending quality time with her family.
Janina Gaytan – Patient Care Coordinator
Janina is the newest addition to our Lemon Grove Optometry family. She brings with her over 16 years of experience in the eye care industry and is cross trained in all areas. Her kindness and great sense of humor will put anyone at ease. No question is too silly, and any concern is seen with care. She has been happily married to her husband, Sergio, since 2003. They have 2 children, Sergio and Joseph. In addition to spending time with her family, Janina enjoys running, hiking, and walking her dogs Sammy and luke.
Ruby Leon – Lead Eye Health Technician
Ruby is our Lead Eye Health Technician and Insurance Coordinator. She assists our doctors with patient pre-testing, verifies insurance, and oversees front desk functions as needed. She has been with Lemon Grove Optometry since early 2016 and is brand new to the eye care industry. Although she is new to the field, she has taken the knowledge from over the years to improve patient satisfaction. Ruby’s hobbies include hiking, going to the gym, and spending time with her family and friends.