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. She then worked in private practice in California fitting specialty and therapeutic contacts for those with keratoconus, corneal abnormalities, and severe dry eye.
Dr. Cusick-Riley finally made her way back to Denver in 2021 and joined Hellerstein and Brenner Vision Center. She is passionate about providing thoughtful and excellent care to her patients with an emphasis on eye health and wellness. Dr. Cusick-Riley has a particular interest in ocular disease, scleral contact lenses, 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?