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At Juliette Eye Institute, Dr. Melendez and his staff are dedicated to exceptional patient care and a boutique eye care experience.

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Why Choose

Juliette Eye Institute

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Personalized Care

Your care will be tailored specifically to your unique needs.

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Almost 20 years of Ophthalmology Surgical Experience.

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Our Board Certified Ophthalmologist treats each patient like family and provides only the highest level of care.

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First in Albuquerque, New Mexico

to offer All Laser Cataract Surgery, ZEISS SMILE and EVO ICL

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Vision Correction for All Ages


There's now an option for people who are not candidates for LASIK but want clearer vision. RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) replaces the natural lens of the eye with an intraocular lens, providing clear vision. By replacing the natural lens, you will never get cataracts!

Refractive Lens Exchange

There are a variety of refractive surgeries that can improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear. Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a vision correction procedure that is intended for people aged 40 or older. The purpose of the procedure is to reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses.


As we age the natural lens of the eye can become clouded and reduce the quality of your vision. Cataract surgery replaces the natural lens with an intraocular lens restoring clear vision. With many lens options now available, you can not only have clearer vision, but eliminate your need for glasses all together.

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At Juliette Eye Institute, you have options when it comes to laser vision correction. With all-laser LASIK surgery, the cornea is reshaped with bladeless technology to provide you with clearer vision. This process is precise and customized to your unique needs. Dr. Melendez and his team will walk you through your options and help you make the right decision for you.

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All-Laser Cataract Surgery

Juliette Eye Institute is proud to offer All-Laser Cataract Surgery for the comfort and peace of mind of our patients. All-laser cataract surgery is a more precise and accurate procedure than the earlier blade cataract surgery options, in addition to being a new option for patients dealing with astigmatism.

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PanOptix® Trifocal Lens

The PanOptix Trifocal Lens provides cataract patients the option to not only remove their cataracts, but be able to see at all distances (near, intermediate, and far) without glasses. Traditional monofocal lenses only allow one distance, so you may still need reading glasses after surgery. The PanOptix lens reduces your need for glasses and gives you clear vision for all distances.

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Robert F. Melendez, MD

At Juliette Eye Institute we provide compassionate eye care with education to all our patients. Dr. Melendez is proud to offer the latest in advanced technology to his patients so they can achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Undergraduate School: the University of New Mexico, B.S. in Biochemistry
Medical School: the University of New Mexico, Faculty Award for Excellence, 2000

Internship: University of New Mexico Hospital

Residency: University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Chief Resident and Voted

Resident of the Year, 2004; Masters in Business Administration (MBA), UNM Anderson School of Management


Top Docs, Albuquerque The Magazine 2020 (2006-Present), 2018 UNM Zia Award, Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 2017, Secretariat Award American Academy of Ophthalmology 2017.

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Robert F. Melendez, MD
Lobos Preferred LASIK Provider

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