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Dr. Brent Shelley is a native of Indiana, but proudly makes his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico
with his wife and children.
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
In 2003 Dr. and Mrs Shelley decided to return to her native Las Cruces. 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. and Mrs.
Shelley operate a progressive medical optometry practice using the same cutting edge
technology that he employed in his ophthalmology practice.
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 President-Elect for the New Mexico Optometric Association and Vice-President of
Southwest Council of Optometry, and is a clinical skills examiner for both the National Board of
Examiners in Optometry and the New Mexico Board of Examiners of Optometry.
A committed father and husband, Dr. Shelley's hobbies include gardening, tinkering in his
garage, snow skiing, and vacationing with his family.
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