Dr. Melissa Burton attended the University of Michigan where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Mathematics. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, she attended Eastern Michigan University where she played Division I women’s golf for two years. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, she worked in a high-paced ophthalmology office where she discovered her love of optometry. Dr. Burton then made the big move to Chicago to attend the Illinois College of Optometry.
As a student at ICO, she was active in many clubs, tutored underclassman, and participated in free vision screenings for under-privileged youth in Chicago. As part of her clinical internships, she received training in specialty contact lens fitting, pediatric and special needs exams, low vision evaluation and device training, and the management of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye and diabetic eye disease.
After graduating magna cum laude and with clinical honors, she received her Doctorate of Optometry in 2015. She then completed an additional year-long residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois Eye Institute. After completing her residency in 2016, Dr. Burton moved to Colorado where she enjoys spending time outdoors golfing, hiking, running and skiing. She is an active member of the Colorado Optometric Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.