Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Buffalo Eye Clinic the leading provider of vision care products and services in Buffalo
Rodney A. Melgard, O.D.
Rodney A. Melgard, O.D.
Photo of Rodney A. Melgard, O.D.Dr. Melgard received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in Los Angeles, CA. Clinic rotations included primary care, pediatric, contact lenses, low vision and geriatric care. Clinic services were located at the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, Indian Health Services, Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Las Vegas Rehabilitation Services, March Airforce Base and East L.A. School Screenings.
Prior to Optometry School, Dr. Melgard earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Cloud State University. Upon graduation from Southern California, Dr. Melgard started his first private practice in the fall of 1980 in Buffalo. “It has been wonderful to experience growth and changes in the office to our current location.
Dr. Melgard has been involved in Buffalo and Wright County soccer for many years. He also provides vision care to non-English speaking patients without access to health care and is a member of Buffalo Rotary Club since 1981.
Dr. Melgard enjoys snow skiing with his grown daughters Ana and Ali in Park City, Utah and water skiing at his home on Lake Pulaski.
Warren Stoltman, O.D.
Warren Stoltman, O.D.
Warren J. Stoltman, O.D.Dr. Stoltman grew up in Brainerd, MN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN and then his Doctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. While at Ohio State he was president of Beta Sigma Kappa, an optometric honor society, and earned the William Feinbloom Low Vision Award for his class. Dr. Stoltman is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Minnesota Optometric Association.
“I love being an optometrist. During my day I can help a 6 month old see their parents clearly for the first time, discuss diabetic concerns with a patient’s eye, help a teenager with their first prescription for contact lenses or help a patient understand how cataract surgery can improve their vision while reducing their need for wearing glasses. No day is ever the same. Helping people with their visual and ocular health needs has been a very rewarding profession.”
Dr. Stoltman enjoys being a part of the Buffalo community. He is involved in the Buffalo Rotary Club and has served as the club president. While he has enjoyed volunteering for local community projects he has also spent time internationally volunteering to provide visual and ocular health needs with other local medical providers through Mission Jamaica.
Dr. Stoltman is married to another optometrist, Dr. Amanda Stoltman. They have 2 teenage boys and a British Lab named Brutus. In his spare time Dr. Stoltman enjoys many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, shooting and golfing.
Jeffrey P. Sanderson, O.D.
Jeffrey P. Sanderson, M.D.
Photo of Jeffrey P. Sanderson, M.D.After finishing his Medical Doctorate, Dr. Sanderson completed a comprehensive medical and surgical internship at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He received his formal residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, and sub-specialized in cataract and corneal surgery and disease management at the prestigious Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Sanderson has had extensive training on all of the newest intraocular lenses used to both treat vision loss from cataracts and restore functional reading vision without the need for glasses. He offers a full repertoire of corneal and lens-based surgical solutions for vision correction including the latest in personalized wavefront guided laser treatment.
Through his comprehensive practice, Dr. Sanderson provides comprehensive Ophthalmology care for patients with glaucoma, diabetes, lid disorders, dry eyes, and a variety of ocular diseases.
Dr. Sanderson strives to offer his patients the most technologically advanced treatment for ocular disease and surgical management. He has been involved in FDA clinical trials in Ophthalmology and has performed research in the areas of glaucoma, cataract surgery, LASIK, and diseases of the eye.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Sanderson has also been published in medical journals and has presented at national meetings.
Alex Austing, O.D.
Alexander austing, o.d.
Alexander Austing, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana, in 2021 and earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Dr. Austing also completed clinical rotations in the treatment of ocular diseases and dry eye management.
Specializing in the management and treatment of dry eye, Dr. Austing found that a career in optometry allows him to connect with the community, get to know his patients and have a direct impact in their lives. “The reason I love what I do is that in the span of one day, I am able to connect with and talk to a variety of patients ranging from young to old. The greatest joy in my day is when my patients leave the office seeing and feeling better than when they came in,” said Dr. Austing. In his free time away from the office, Dr. Austing likes to spend time outdoors and especially enjoys hunting and fishing.
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