Local optometry celebrates 92 years with Chamber

Dr. David Snyder, left, and his son, Dr. Harlan Snyder, provide a variety of vision care services at Snyder Optometry.

In October of 1929, Dr. George Morrison opened an optometry business on Main Street in Alhambra. No sooner had he set up shop than he joined the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, which began a tradition that continues to this day. He even became the Chamber’s president in 1935. His son Donald and his granddaughter would follow him into the business.

In July of 1971, the Morrison family sold the business to a young optometrist named David Snyder. This month, Dr. Snyder celebrates his 50th anniversary of doing business in Alhambra. During all that time he has maintained his membership in the Chamber of Commerce. Between the Morrisons and Snyders, that is 94 years of continuous membership. Like his predecessor Dr. Morrison, he served as president of the Chamber. That was in 2003, the year the Chamber celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Dr. Snyder has been very active in service to Alhambra. He has served on the board of the West San Gabriel Valley YMCA and served as chairman of the fund raising efforts to build the current “Y” building at 401 E. Corto St. He has also served as president of the Alhambra Rotary Club and supports their charitable fund raising efforts.

In 1984, Dr. Snyder bought a duplex at 22 S. Chapel Ave. and converted it into the office where he still practices. In 2006, he welcomed his son Harlan into the business, and they now share the office. Dr. Harlan Snyder also works part time at the VA hospital.

Reach them at 626-282-8493. Check out their 5-Star YELP reviews at https://www.yelp.com/biz/snyder-optometry-alhambra.

Their hours are:

Monday 9 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 a.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (every first and third Saturday)

Sunday closed.


Dr. SnyderAlhambra Chamber of CommerceDr. George Morrison94 years

Oct 2021


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