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. Mark was born and raised in San Francisco. During his time at UCLA as a psychobiology major, he spent many hours shadowing various optometry offices. These offices demonstrated the unique and close knit patient-doctor relationships forged in optometry that were unlike any other profession. Optometrists have the privilege to engage with patients frequently, allowing eye care providers to intricately care for and become well-acquainted with each patient. His newfound passion fueled him to attend the Southern California College of Optometry, where he graduated in May of 2018 with Summa Cum Laude Latin Honors. While he enjoys working with patients from all different backgrounds and ages, he particularly loves working with children to aid in the proper development of their eyes. He strongly believes that intervening at an early age can ignite the drive in children which will allow them to reach their highest potential.
In his spare time, Dr. Mark loves partaking in various outdoor activities in San Diego, from hikes with his girlfriend to long walks on dog beach with his Goldendoodle. He looks forward to serving the people of San Diego by enhancing their vision.
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.
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.