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Cambridge Office

Now Open!

Lifetime Eyecare is the leading provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services in Cambridge.

  • Dr. Melinda Kennel

    Dr. Kennel brings 16 years of experience to our office, expanding our services and care with her expertise in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy and Contact lenses. She is excited to bring her knowledge to our McCook office and our new location in Cambridge this fall.

    Dr. Melinda K (Wells) Kennel was born in Broken Bow, Nebraska. After graduating from high school in 1994, she attended Hastings College majored in Music and Pre-Optometry and then transferred to Wayne State College to focus her studies on Pre-Optometry. She was a member of the Chi Omega Psi sorority and Delta Lambda Delta honorary science fraternity. In 1998, she was accepted into Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science in Ocular Science in 1998, and graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree in May of 2002.

    Dr. Kennel joined the Army in April of 2000 and served as a Captain in the Army until June of 2006. She served as the Chief of Optometry at Ft. Leavenworth then as the Doctor in Charge at The Eye Doctors in Marysville, Kansas. Dr. Kennel worked in Broken Bow, Nebraska at Prairie EyeCare Center, PC for 11 years before joining Lifetime Eyecare. She has worked extensively in Laser vision correction and focuses her practice on pediatrics and contact lenses. Dr. Kennel is certified in Vision Therapy and has educational presentations about the advantages of Vision Therapy.

    Dr. Kennel is a member of the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion, Lions Club, and the Nebraska Optometric Association. She has two girls, Teagan and Quinlyn.