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Dr. James Melzer, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

James Melzer, OD treats Colorado Ophthalmology Associates patients at both our Denver and Lakewood offices. Dr. Melzer is a second-generation Colorado native. After completing his undergraduate studies at Colorado State University, he pursued graduate studies at the University of North Dakota and Washington State University. Following three years of post-doctoral research on the effects of radiation on genetic material, Dr. Melzer moved his family to Buffalo, New York to teach biology and genetics at Canisius College. After five years of teaching, Dr. Melzer returned to school at the Michigan College of Optometry, where he graduated as valedictorian in 1999. Dr. Melzer joined Colorado Ophthalmology Associates in 1999. He specializes in contact lens fitting as well as primary eye care. Specialty contact lens fitting for people with keratoconus (irregular corneas) or post-surgery defects is one of Dr. Melzer's favorite and most rewarding jobs. In addition to this, Dr. Melzer works extensively with patients who suffer from dry eye syndrome. Dr. Melzer lives in Littleton with his wife and two children, and is very glad to be back in Colorado. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, and gardening.

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Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Ferris State University, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • Colorado Optometric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1295774248

Office locations

Colorado Ophthalmology Associates

11750 W 2nd Pl, St. Anthony Hospital, Medical Plaza 1, Suite #235

Lakewood, CO 80228

Colorado Ophthalmology Associates

1666 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80210

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The staff were all nice and helpful and Dr. James Melzer was nice, knowledgeable and explained the reasoning why I needed the certain prescription. Very good experience and will come back again.
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Friendly clinic! Very professional
Less than 6 months ago
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I have been seeing Dr. Melzer for nearly 30years - usually at 2 year intervals. He has always been consistently thorough and responsive. The office staff is efficient and friendly.
Less than 6 months ago
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The staff was very friendly and professional.I didn't have to wait they were right on schedule. I really liked Dr Melzer he performed my eye exam and explained everything to me. I would recommend this office.
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The initial doctor I went to see at this office had a bit of a gruff personality, but was fortunate enough to schedule an appt with James Melzer, OD, when the I had difficulty adjusting to the prescription from my initialvisit. I really appreciate his patience and kind personality and did not have any problems with the new prescription.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional and personable. Staff was exceptional.
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Quick and efficient!
Less than 1 year ago
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The office staff is pleasant and efficient. I have been going to him for years and wouldn't go anywhere else!
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Awesome !!
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Best optometrist I've ever been to. Super thorough and answered all my questions. Turns out I've had the wrong Rx for awhile even after going to 2 other optometrists. Left the office seeing more clearly than I have since I was a kid. Highly recommend!
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Friendly, quick, and efficient. The office is quiet and tucked away so you don't feel like you're in a busy waiting room. Real quick and easy!
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Very succinct and straightforward!
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Very satisfied
More than 1 year ago
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Staff was courteous. Service was great, very knowledgeable. Wouldn't mind them doing some upgrades so I don't need to get my pupils dilated.
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Amazing Doctor but not so nice front of the house staff. Very uncoordinated and rude. There was a lady there as well with fake red hair that looked like a clown. This is not professional for a docs office. The doctorwas amazing and very sweet! I'll be back to see him.
More than 1 year ago
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The technican and doctor were very thorough. Took time to explain diagnosis.
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Entire office personnel were professional, friendly and efficient. I was very pleased. Would be very happy to recommend Dr Melzer and his staff.
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He was very nice and knowledgeable.
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Excellent care.
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I'm a new patient with Dr. Melzer and I was impressed by not only the man himself but the staff. They were courteous. Answered my pressing questions and were very accommodating. Dr. Melzer himself is a complete gentleman and was willingto help me out and give a thorough examination. He was great to speak with and the process was efficient and painless. They explained everything in great detail and it was a very good experience. I'm glad to have found this office and will be a long time patient. Recommended to all.
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The wonderful thing about this office is not only Dr. Meizer, but also all the staff. Ryan was extremely helpful and knowledgeable with me today. Dr. Meizer is a fantastic listener and I never feel rushed while at my eye appointments.
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Really good doctor, would recommend if you have any eye pain or problems. He helped me a lot.
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Very knowledgeable and good at sharing the exam information with me.
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Cool dude! Helpful, nice, and I can see great!
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Dr. Melzer is very professional, knowledgeable, and punctual. Top marks.
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Very professional and thorough.
More than 1 year ago
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Technicians cover the basics before seeing the doctor. Zero wait time and very fast service. Overall, very professional and enjoyable.
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First time there. Office staff was very friendly and so was the doc. Very pleased with the knowledge of MS and vision.
More than 1 year ago
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Staff were very friendly and helpful.
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Very professional. Master of His craft. The office and whole staff was wonderful.
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Very nice guy and very helpful
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Thorough, professional and though Medicaid does not pay for the infraction i had to have they were very koid to offer to bill me. I Love loved Dr Melzer!! We had more laughs in that short time than would be thoughtpossible.! Great place to go and easy to find, easy parking ..
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Very easy to talk with and feel like he really cares
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I dealt with 4 people. All were courteous. Dr. Meltzer was thorough and attentive. His assistant was very friendly and knowledgeable. And I received friendly help choosing my new glasses.
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Did not honor zocdoc appointment times. Called twice to reschedule. Not convenient.
More than 1 year ago
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I actually saw Dr Ammons and the visit was amazing.
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My eyes have been having a very very nice time since I met Dr Melzer who prescribed me new Maxim lenses...
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My first time visiting this doctor and would definitely recommend him. He was thorough and knowledgeable about an eye disease I had when I was younger that I thought might be coming back.
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I had a wonderful visit to the office of Dr. Melzer! He was extremely nice and did a very thorough exam.
More than 1 year ago
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Great care, attention and advise given. I felt Dr Meizer was attentive and understanding of my circumstances. Great guy!
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Beautiful office. The doctor was friendly and professional. Took care of everything himself and answered all questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Melzer greeted me in the waiting room and quickly performed the exam. Explained things thoroughly.
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I really enjoyed the visit and how thoroughly he covered my risks, treatment and prevention.
More than 1 year ago
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Staff very friendly and helpful. Routine checkup went quickly.
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Great experience all around. I squeezed in my appointment before work so was delighted when I was in and out in less than 45 minutes. Dr. Melzer was upbeat, positive, even cracked a few jokes and his staff were very friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Highly recommend. From the initial phone contact, interaction with the office staff and then James Melzer. I was treated with care. I was very appreciative of the office staff taking the time to explain the process and fit me in so quickly. Professional and kind. Can't ask for much more.
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He was so professional!!
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He was awesome we will be back for sure!!
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The receptionist was unable to correctly process my insurance information.
More than 1 year ago
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He was wonderful. He took his time and explained things to me very throughly. I'd definitely go back to him.
More than 1 year ago
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