Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
The story begins with the late Dr. Phillip Serrins, who began serving Visalia and Hanford with vision and eye care since the 1970’s. Dr. Steven Serrins took over our Hanford office circa 1990 and opened his own practice in Visalia in 1994. Dr. Phillips Serrins continued to provide eye care in the Visalia Mall for decades before retiring. Dr. Jonathan Serrins is proud to follow their footsteps and to continue the legacy of compassion and excellence synonymous with the title of Dr. Serrins. Serrins Valley Vision strives to provide the best service possible to all of our patients. We are here to help and serve you for all of your vision and eye care needs.
Dr. Steven Serrins is a 2nd-generation Optometrist. His father Phillip had a practice in the Visalia Mall. His grandfather worked as an Optician, which Dr. Serrins also did for 12 years prior to becoming an eye doctor. Dr. Serrins graduated from Pacific University, College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Dr. Jonathan Serrins received his Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley. He also received a Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz, where he majored in Community Studies. Prior to pursuing a career in optometry, Dr. “J” Serrins ran mentorship programs for 4 years in high schools and middle schools in Crenshaw, South Los Angeles, CA. It was during a mission trip to India when he was inspired to pursue optometry to help people in need. He is proud to follow the footsteps of his father, Dr. Steven Serrins, and his late grandfather, Dr. Phillip Serrins.
Dr. Jonathan Serrins completed primary care and ocular disease rotations at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Fresno, CA and Monterey, CA and is certified to diagnose and treat glaucoma. He is conversational in Spanish and is studying to become fluent.
He enjoys listening to and making music, traveling, and playing and watching sports.
Dr. Gloria Young is a therapeutic and glaucoma certified optometrist. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. Further training included clinical internships at VA West Los Angeles Medical Center, California Eye Specialists Medical Group, Castle Family Health Center, and Ketchum Health.
Dr. Young is specially trained in all aspects of primary eye care including contact lenses from soft to hard. She has a passion for managing and following glaucoma patients as well as performing diabetic eye exams.
She is happy to call Visalia her new home after moving from Southern California. In her free time, she enjoys bicycling, board games, and playing guitar.
Dr. Harrison Van der Linde was born and raised in San Diego. He received his Bachelor of Science from UC Davis in 2013 and majored in neurobiology, physiology, and behavior. Driven by an interest in health care, he joined the UC Davis Global Medical Brigades team, which traveled to Honduras following graduation to provide medical care to underserved rural communities.
Dr. Van pursued a career in optometry inspired by a bond created with his own optometrist that began when he got his first pair of glasses at 8 years old. Twenty years later, he received his Doctorate of Optometry from UC Berkeley in 2019. During his final year of optometry school, he completed a 6 month externship at Miami VA, where he gained experience and developed a passion for managing diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and other ocular diseases. He is a therapeutic and glaucoma certified optometrist and his other interests include pediatrics and keratoconus.
A competitive swimmer since age 6, Dr. Van went on to swim at Davis in addition to joining the school’s triathlon team. Growing up the son of a 3rd grade teacher, Dr. Van has always loved children, and has spent many summers as a youth competitive swim coach and many school breaks helping out in his mom’s classroom. He is a big sports fan and also enjoys playing guitar when he’s not writing glasses prescriptions.