Andrew J. Velazquez

Better Vision for Life

Overview

Dr. Andrew Velazquez is a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in blade-free all laser Custom LASIK laser vision correction, "no stitch" cataract laser and surgery, refractive lens exchange with bifocal implants, phakic IOL surgery and advanced corneal transplantation surgery.

Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Biography

He was born in Orange, CA and raised in Atlanta. He completed an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida and a Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Duke University. Most recently he served as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Cornea and External Disease and Director of Refractive Surgery at The Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Clinical Assistant at the Eye Hospital.

Dr. Velazquez and his wife Romney stay busy raising their two daughters, Sydney and Lauren. He enjoys swimming, cooking, golfing and biking.

Education

B.S. Auburn University
M.D. University of South Alabama School of Medicine (1998)
Internship, Baptist Medical Center (1998-1999)
Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Florida (1999-2002)
Fellowship, Cornea, Duke University School of Medicine (2003-2003)
LASIK certification by VISX, Intralase femtosecond laser, YAG

Professional Achievements

Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology, Board Member
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
American Board of Ophthalmology, Board Certification 
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Fellow
Callahan Eye Hospital, Former Director, Clinical Assistant Professor

Professional Articles

September 2008  Dry Eye Syndrome
April 2004   UAB Ophthalmology Faculty Profile
June 2004  “New Dendritic Adhesives for Sutureless Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures”

Practices

Hospitals

Services

Bladeless iLASIK 
Cataract Surgery 
LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) 
Glaucoma Laser Treatment 
Bifocal Implants 
Implantable Contacts
Cornea Transplant (DSAEK)