Dr. Shelby Cusick-Riley is a Denver native who earned her undergraduate degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She then went on to attend Southern California College of Optometry where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Cusick-Riley was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Fraternity and was awarded the Dr. William Feinbloom Low Vision Award, the Nick Meneakis Memorial Award for Ocular Pharmacology and the Dr. Frank A. Brazelton Memorial Endowed Scholarship while at SCCO. Upon graduation, she completed her residency training in Ocular Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Low Vision Rehabilitation at VA Long Beach Health Care System. Most recently, she has been working in private practice providing traumatic brain injury evaluations and fitting specialty and therapeutic contacts. She was also an adjunct professor/attending doctor at Southern California College of Optometry one day per week. Dr. Cusick-Riley has finally made her way back to Denver and is eager to begin her next chapter at Hellerstein and Brenner Vision Center, PC.
Dr. Cusick-Riley is passionate about providing thoughtful and excellent care to her patients with an emphasis on eye health and wellness. She has a particular interest in ocular disease, specialty (scleral and rigid gas permeable) and therapeutic contact lenses, traumatic brain injuries and mentoring optometry students. She is an active member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association and Colorado Optometric Association. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, watching the Denver Broncos, and playing with her dog, Petey.
Dr. Cusick-Riley is a second generation Optometrist, as her mother is Dr. Tricia Brenner. Can you see the resemblance?