Dr. Melissa Burton is a licensed optometrist and joined the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado in January 2021. Dr. Burton will provide comprehensive eye care at our Longmont and Lafayette offices. She enjoys focusing on ocular disease, co-management with our Lasik/Cataract/Retinal surgeons, and comprehensive ocular health exams for patients of all ages. Dr. Burton graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 2015, followed by a residency in primary care and ocular disease and a fellowship in 2016. Her undergraduate degree was obtained at the University of Michigan studying Biochemistry and Mathematics. Prior to UofM, she attended Eastern Michigan University and played Division I women’s golf for 2 years. She has been practicing locally in Louisville since 2015 and is excited to join the team at ECCNC. Dr. Burton resides in Arvada with her husband Josh and newborn son, Peter; and their two energetic dogs, Rain and Marshmallow, altogether keeping them on their toes. They also enjoy skiing, golfing and hiking.