About Dr. Jenna McBride

Dr. Jenna McBride received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Santa Clara University, and then went on to graduate with her optometric doctorate from UC Berkeley School of Optometry. Dr. McBride was awarded membership of Beta Sigma Kappa, the optometric honor society. She completed her optometric internships at Crow/Northern Cheyenne Indian Health Services Hospital in Montana, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. McBride has great experience in contact lenses, and enjoys working with children. She has a special interest in myopia management for children and specialty contact lenses for corneal disease. Dr. McBride is a therapeutically licensed optometrist, trained to diagnose, manage, and treat many binocular vision conditions and ocular diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. She is Paragon CRT Certified and Glaucoma Certified.

Awards and Recognition

In 2022, Dr. McBride was awarded Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry, which required extensive research on ocular disease and an oral exam. Dr. McBride is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the California Optometric Association (COA) , and the Santa Clara Optometric Society (SCCOS). In 2021, she joined the Board of Trustees for the Division of Public Affairs for the Santa Clara County Optometric Society. She is a committee member of the MCT Vision Screening program through SCCOS, which aims to provide vision screenings for school age children in Santa Clara County. During her time in optometry school, Dr. McBride was the membership coordinator for the student branch of AOA and regularly volunteered her time with vision screenings in San Francisco. Dr. McBride has participated in medical volunteer trips to Ghana. Outside of optometry at UC Berkeley, Dr. McBride served as the director of the Graduate Women’s Project, working towards connecting all UC Berkeley graduate women to the support systems available on campus and advocating on their behalf at the campus and community level.

Activities and Involvement

In her free time, Dr. McBride enjoys hiking and camping, as well as spending time with her family and Siamese cat.