Melanie Frogozo, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Dr. Melanie Frogozo is an optometrist who is residency trained in the treatment and management of anterior segment disease through medically necessary contact lenses. Originally from Houston, she completed college at the University of Texas at Austin and optometry school at the University of Houston. After graduation in 2008, she practiced within a commercial optometry setting in Kansas City, MO and it was during this time she became interested in advancing her knowledge in eye disease and specialty contact lenses. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue a residency in cornea and contact lens at the University of Houston where she also completed a rotation at the PROSE clinic at Alkek Eye Center at the Baylor College of Medicine. After residency, she took a faculty position with the prestigious University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences where she continued to develop her specialty. In 2013, she returned to Texas and opened The Contact Lens Institute of San Antonio.
Dr. Frogozo’s expertise is managing very complex corneal and anterior segment cases with specialty rigid and soft gas permeable contact lenses such as keratoconus, pediatric aphakia, sjogrens syndrome, and graft versus host disease. She also enjoys fitting soft and hard bifocal contact lenses and contact lenses for myopia control such as orthokeratology. Her additional professional interests include dry eye syndrome, meibomian gland dysfunction, and custom scleral and corneal lens fitting based on impressions and software design. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society, an advisory board member for the Gas Permeable Lens Institute, a committee member for the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association, an associate member of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists, and a member of the Texas Optometric Association. Also, she is a adjunct faculty member for the University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry, a contributing columnist for the leading contact lens information source Contact Lens Spectrum, and a consultant for CooperVision and Visionary Optics.
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Frogozo enjoys spending time with her husband Jon and daughter Teal, and their two cats Ilsa and Mr. Big. She also enjoys practicing ashthanga yoga and ballet. Additionally, she volunteers at Haven for Hope’s I care San Antonio. She is a recipient of the 40 under 40 award San Antonio 2017.