Benjamin S. Threlkeld, O.D.
Dr. Ben Threlkeld has extensive experience in primary vision care, including comprehensive eye examinations, precision fitting of contact lenses and glasses, and the diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye conditions and diseases. On numerous occasions he has performed the annual vision screening for the 49ers professional football team, and currently provides on-going eye care for the players and coaching staff. Dr. Threlkeld is also an expert in the pre- and post-operative care of refractive surgery patients, with a specialty in laser vision correction (with more than 10,000 LASIK cases to his credit).
Dr. Threlkeld was on the Clinical Faculty at UC Berkeley School of Optometry, where he taught in the Contact Lens and Primary Care clinics. He also regularly delivered lectures to practicing optometrists as part of the profession's continuing education program. Dr. Threlkeld is a member of the Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (VOSH) organization, and also teaches an annual workshop on ocular anatomy for children in Oakland.
Dr. Threlkeld completed his undergraduate work in biochemistry at UCLA, and then earned his Optometry degree from UC Berkeley, during which he conducted research at the UC San Francisco Beckman Vision Center on the IntacsTM ocular ring for myopia correction.
Cindy H. Threlkeld, O.D.
Dr. Cindy Threlkeld received her Doctor of Optometry degree from University of Houston College Optometry in 1999. She then completed her training in pediatric optometry at UC Berkeley School of Optometry in 2000, where she later served as a clinical instructor in the Infant-Toddler Clinic. Besides extensive experience in primary vision care, Dr. Threlkeld has years of experience performing vision screenings for children in schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. She was also involved in the National Eye Institute supported Vision In Preschoolers study.
Dr. Threlkeld has had opportunities to travel to Honduras with Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (VOSH) and to Mexico with Flying Doctors to provide eye care to those who have great difficulty receiving eye care. She hopes to have more of such opportunities in the future.
Matthew P. Snider, O.D.
Dr. Matthew Snider completed his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. He completed his clinical rotations within the Portland VA and Tucson VA Healthcare Systems, in addition to a private practice in Broomfield, Colorado. During his four years of optometric training, he received multiple awards and scholarships, including the Ming Pow Low PSSF award, the Robert B. Greer PSSF award, and the Marchon award for Excellence in Ophthalmic Optics and Practice Management.
Dr. Snider grew up in Redwood City, and was a patient at Cambridge Optometry for many years. Prior to becoming an optometrist, Dr. Snider worked at Cambridge Optometry as an optometric technician throughout his undergraduate training. It was here in our office where Dr. Snider first discovered his passion for optometry and patient care! He is thrilled to have rejoined Cambridge Optometry as an optometrist and has been enjoying reconnecting with existing patients as well as welcoming new patients!
Dr. Snider's professional interests include contact lens fitting, dry eye management, and pediatric exams. In his free time, Dr. Snider enjoys cooking, gardening, and hiking.