Melissa Engle, OD
Instructor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • OD, New England College of Optometry, NECO (2016)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Auburn University (AL) (2012)
Internships:
  • Veterans Administration Hospital, White River Junction, VT (2015)
  • Santa Fe Indian Hospital (2015)
  • Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program (2014)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Optometry (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Optometry (2017)
  • American Academy of Optometry, Optometry (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Instructor, Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Optometrist
  • Assistant Director of Pediatric Optometry Specialty Care Residency Program
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinical Informaticist

Recognition & Awards

  • Ponzio Research Accelerator Award, Center for Children's Surgery at Children's Hospital Colorado (2018)

Research Interests

Myopia control

Teaching

  • Instructor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Pediatric Optometry
  • Assistant Director of Pediatric Optometry Specialty Care Residency Program (2018)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow
  • American Optometric Association, Member
  • Colorado Optometric Association, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Children's Colorado Health Pavilion
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80111
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Optometry, Board Certification (2016)
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Optometry Specialty Care, Children's Hospital Colorado, Specialized Training (2017)
  • Fellow of American Academy of Optometry, Specialized Training (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Optometry
  • Eyes and Vision - Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include primary pediatric optometric eye care, treatment of amblyopia and strabismus, diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions associated with systemic diseases, myopia control, aphakic contact lens fits, and other medically necessary specialty contact lens fits.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide exceptional and thorough comprehensive eye exams that exceed expectations of my patients and their families. I make sure to provide the most up-to-date treatment options and extensive education. I feel it is important to collaborate with multiple specialties to provide the best care for my patients. I greatly value the relationships I build with my patients and their families from birth through adulthood.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, hiking, and biking with my husband, playing with my adorable cockapoo, and watching Auburn University football games! War Eagle!

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • OD, New England College of Optometry, NECO (2016)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Auburn University (AL) (2012)
Internships:
  • Veterans Administration Hospital, White River Junction, VT (2015)
  • Santa Fe Indian Hospital (2015)
  • Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program (2014)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Optometry (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Optometry (2017)
  • American Academy of Optometry, Optometry (2017)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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