Dr. Melvin Friedman received his OD degree from the Southern College of Optometry. He completed an externship in Family Practice through St. Joseph Hospital East and a residency in Optometric Medicine and Primary Health Care. Throughout the years, Dr. Friedman has received multiple awards and recognitions, such as, the Dean’s List at the University of Tennessee and Southern College of Optometry, Outstanding Young Man in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Optometry. He was also voted one of the top Optometrists in the nation by the Consumer Research Council of America.
Dr. Friedman has presented and continues to presents at numerous conferences across the nation. He speaks on topics such as glaucoma, dry eyes, contact lenses, infectious diseases of the eye and the role of optometry in Primary Health Care. He is a national consultant for several contact lens and pharmaceutical companies and even specializes in hard to fit contact lenses, medically necessary contact lenses, and ocular disease.
He is an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and is currently located at a private practice in Memphis, TN called For Your Eyes Only.