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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Shelley Eye Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Las Cruces`.

2011 Pictures 005Brent E Shelley, O.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

Dr. Brent Shelley is a native of Indiana, but proudly makes his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico with his son. His mantra is “I come from Indiana, but New Mexico is my home.

Dr. Shelley is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he earned many awards, but most proudly the Navy Achievement Medal. After his voluntary service to his country, he attended Indiana University where he majored in Biology and then attended the Indiana University School of Optometry where he excelled in ocular disease. He served as Graduate Assistant instructor for three years in Ocular Anatomy and Physiology under the supervision of Dr. Elaine Rivron. His efforts culminated in his being the first graduate student to receive the Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition Award

After graduation Dr. Shelley joined a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice where he expanded his knowledge of eye disease and treatment, as well as managed the practice’s refractive surgery unit.  In August 2006 construction began for the forthcoming Shelley Eye Center, which opened on January 2, 2007.

Offering glasses, contacts, laser refractive surgery and ocular disease treatment, Dr. Shelley operates the area’s most progressive primary eye care practice using the profession’s latest and most technologically advanced equipment.

Dr. Shelley is honored to be entrusted with the visual health of the citizens of southern New Mexico and practices by the motto “If I were on trial for being a good optometrist, would there be enough evidence to convict me?” He was the 2009 recipient of the New Mexico Optometric Association’s “Optometry in Action” award, and the 2010 New Mexico Optometric Association’s “Young Optometrist of the Year” award.

Dr. Shelley is a Past-President of the New Mexico Optometric Association, former executive board member of Southwest Council of Optometry, a clinical skills examiner for both the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the New Mexico Board of
Examiners of Optometry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and a member of the American Academy of Procedural Medicine.

A committed father and outdoors enthusiast, Dr. Shelley’s hobbies include photography gardening, tinkering in his garage, snow skiing, SCUBA diving and traveling.