Robert Melendez, MD, MBA

Robert Melendez, MD, MBA
(800) 579-7692
Robert Melendez, MD

6401 Holly Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

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Albuquerque LASIK With Dr. Robert Melendez

Robert F. Melendez, MD, is the LASIK and SMILE surgeon Albuquerque trusts for quality and compassionate care. He has a long history of offering the finest surgical and medical solutions to common vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Dr. Melendez has helped countless patients with refractive errors achieve freedom from contacts and glasses through LASIK vision correction. Along with his knowledgeable, friendly team, the laser eye surgeon goes above and beyond to make every patient interaction positive and productive.

LASIK in Albuquerque

Dr. Melendez offers LASIK and SMILE laser vision correction using the latest and safest technology. He personalizes every treatment plan to the unique needs of the individual patient, taking into account their eye anatomy and goals of surgery. He was the first doctor in Albuquerque to offer SMILE laser surgery, a smaller incision and flap-free technique similar to LASIK.

During LASIK surgery, Dr. Melendez creates a flap in the outer layer of corneal tissue. Gently folding it back, he applies excimer laser energy to the underlying tissue to carefully reshape the cornea’s curvature. This improves the eye’s focusing power — often to the extent that glasses or contacts are rarely (if at all) needed after surgery. Once Dr. Melendez is happy with the newly shaped cornea, he restores the flap to its previous position and it heals on its own.

In addition to changing patients’ lives with LASIK, Dr. Melendez is known for his expertise treating eye diseases such as cataracts, dry eye and glaucoma. He speaks English and Spanish.

For more information about LASIK with Dr. Robert Melendez, please call (800) 579-7692.

More About the Albuquerque LASIK and SMILE Surgeon

Robert Melendez, MD, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of New Mexico. While in medical school, he was awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence. Dr. Melendez completed his residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center, where he was named Chief Resident and voted Resident of the Year. He returned to the University of New Mexico to complete a Master of Business Administration degree.

Dr. Melendez is a lieutenant colonel and flight surgeon for the United States Air Force and the New Mexico Air National Guard. He also belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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