About Us


About Us

Optometrist in Fargo, ND

At Eyecare Associates P.C. in Fargo, ND our entire staff works together to provide a comprehensive suite of eye care services. In addition, we always keep our patients informed about their eye care and assist them to the best of our ability.

Our History

Eyecare Associates P.C. was founded by Dr. Lyle Melicher and later passed down to his son Dr. Kevin Melicher. Eyecare Associates has always been family owned and continues to be one of the only private optometry practices in the FM area. It is currently owned by Dr. Barbra Brookshire and Dr. Mason Wilner, who took over ownership in 2012.

Our Team

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to provide the highest quality of service to our patients and community. Our opticians have years of combined experience fitting and dispensing eyeglasses. From scheduling an appointment to choosing the perfect pair of glasses, all of our staff stands ready to assist you with your eye care needs.

Dr. Kevin Melicher is a Fargo native who has been practicing for over 35 years. He has an interest in contact lenses, sports vision and refractive surgery. He is a graduate of NDSU and Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Melicher is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. He is the team optometrist to the NDSU Bison. Dr. Melicher is board certified with the American Board of Optometry and also serves on the North Dakota Higher Education Board. Dr. Kevin and his wife are very active in the community and also enjoy time at their lake house with their children and grandchildren.
Dr. Barbra Brookshire joined the Eyecare Associates team in August 2006. She is from Hawley, MN and lives there with her husband and two children. Dr. Brookshire received her bachelors degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She completed her doctorate at Illinois College of Optometry in 2005. Dr. Brookshire has received many clinical honors and awards from pediatrics to ocular disease. Dr. Brookshire is an adjunct clinical professor of Optometry for Pacific University and also Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Brookshire is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the North Dakota Optometric Association. She serves as a board member on the Lend A Hand committee through the Dakota Medical Foundation.
Dr. Mason Wilner joined the Eyecare Associates staff in 2010. Dr. Wilner graduated from NDSU and completed his doctorate of optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Wilner has also served as the clinical director for TLC Laser Eye Center and has a special interest in corneal disease and refractive surgery. Dr. Wilner enjoys fishing, hunting, boating and spending time with his growing family.
Dr. Jordan Jangula is a recent addition to the Eyecare Associates staff. He is an Edgeley, North Dakota, Native and graduated from Jamestown University. Dr. Jangula received his Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2014. Dr. Jangula has a special interest in Ocular diseases with an emphasis on retinal disorders. He is also skilled at fitting regular and specialized contact lenses. Dr. Jangula enjoys spending time with his wife and children, he likes to travel, read, and is active in his local church.

Awards & Recognition

High Five Award from the Dakota Medical Foundation
Dr. Kevin Melicher 2014 Optometrist of the Year
2014 Best Optometry Practice in the Red River Valley

We know that you have a choice when it comes to Fargo optometrists, so we strive to provide the best in comprehensive eye exams, a great selection of glasses, and personalized care. To learn more about our staff or services, please feel free to give us a call today!