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

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”

Personal

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

     

Dr. Andrew Velazquez has been elected by his peers for the inclusion in the Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to 2013. 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®