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1666 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO, 80210
11750 W. 2nd Pl., St. Anthony Hospital, Medical Plaza 1, Suite #235, Lakewood, CO, 80228

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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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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 doctor was amazing and very sweet! I'll be back to see him.

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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 willing to 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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Very knowledgeable and good at sharing the exam information with me.

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Dr. Melzer is very professional, knowledgeable, and punctual. Top marks.

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Cool dude! Helpful, nice, and I can see great!

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Very professional and thorough.

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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.

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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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Very easy to talk with and feel like he really cares

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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 thought possible.! Great place to go and easy to find, easy parking ..

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 awesome we will be back for sure!!

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He was so professional!!

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The receptionist was unable to correctly process my insurance information.

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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.

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Best I've ever seen.. Thank you!

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The staff was great and very helpful! Excellent customer service.

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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.

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Dr Melzer is competent and compassionate. I have seen him for years and highly recommend is care

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It was excellent! Had a very courteous and friendly staff. The doctor saw me right away. He had great bedside manner. I scheduled my next appointment before I left.

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Great staff and super friendly. The Dr. Melzer was prompt, efficient, and very helpful.

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