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Brian Snyder was born in a sod hut on the outskirts of the prairie frontier. Well not actually. He was born in a hospital in Des Moines, IA, the third of four boys. After surviving childhood he left one big city for another, Chicago. Brian completed an undergraduate degree in history at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. It was on the windy shores of Lake Michigan that he met a nice St. Paul girl named Molly who convinced him to marry her (or maybe it was the other way around) and she also first brought up the idea of becoming an optometrist. Both decisions have paid great dividends.
After graduating with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Snyder was selected to complete a year long post-graduate training program in the Twin Cities. He was happy to be working with some of the best ophthalmic surgeons in the Twin Cities and Molly was happy to be back in St. Paul.
Some of Dr. Snyder's other accompishments include earning fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry, being among the first in the nation to be recognized as a Diplomate by the American Board of Optometry, and of course, father, cub scout leader and chauffeur to his three sons (queue theme music).
When weekends and holidays allow, the Snyder family likes to spend time on Minnesota's north shore (somewhere between Tofte and Lutsen) throwing rocks in the lake, hiking and riding the alpine slide.