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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.

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. His family includes his wife Sheila, who is a teacher in special education and two children Ana and Ali. His hobbies are water sports at the cabin, skiing, and coaching the girls soccer teams.


Warren Stoltman, O.D.

photo of 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.

“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 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.


Joseph J. Allen, OD, FAAO

Photo of Joseph J. Allen, O.D.

Dr. Joseph Allen is committed to bringing you and your family an exceptional level of care. “My Vision is to make your experience the most memorable and comprehensive it can be.”

Dr. Allen received his doctorate degree with high honors and graduated Salutatorian from the Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, and performed a hospital-based residency in ocular disease through the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Through this program Dr. Allen received advanced training in managing various eye diseases including uveitis, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and corneal infections. He was also trained in the pre- and post-operative management of refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and eyelid surgeries.

Dr. Allen is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Minnesota Optometric Association, as well as a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. He contributes to his areas of expertise by presenting to professionals and peers, and is a published author on the topics of retinal disease and glaucoma.

Dr. Allen is also the host of the YouTube channel Doctor Eye Health. A channel offering high quality education about eye health, ocular disease, and vision products. You can Subscribe to his channel at http://www.youtube.com/doctoreyehealth

He generously gives his time back to the community by hosting seminars, free eye health screenings and participates yearly in local health fairs. Additionally, he has participated in missions to third world countries who are underserved in eye care.

Dr. Allen encourages you to discuss your eye care questions with him, knowing that he’ll give you informed, caring answers to help you address your individual vision care concerns.

When he is not in the clinic, Dr. Allen enjoys biking, rock climbing, video games, painting, cooking, and staying active with his family.

Dr. Allen is now accepting new patients.


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.