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. 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.
Education and Training
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
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
September 2008 Dry Eye Syndrome
April 2004 UAB Ophthalmology Faculty Profile
June 2004 “New Dendritic Adhesives for Sutureless Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures”
Dr. Velazquez and his wife Romney stay busy raising their two daughters, Sydney and Lauren. He is a triathlete who enjoys swimming, cooking, golfing, and biking.
Alabama Vision Blog
Dr. Andrew Velazquez has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to 2014. Compiled by Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc., the Best Doctors in America® database is the result of an exhaustive survey of more than 40,000 physicians in the United States. Only those doctors recognized in the top 3% of their specialty earn this prestigious honor of being named one of the Best Doctors in America®
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