Joe Michael Salazar, O.D., is a therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist at Baybrook Modern Eyecare with over 20 years of exceptional eye care service to the Bay Area community. He has grown up in the area and loves being a part of the community. Prior to co-founding Baybrook Modern Eyecare, he had the privilege of working with one of Houston’s top refractive surgery centers specializing in primary eye care and co-managing LASIK and cataract surgeries.
As a primary eye care provider, Dr. Salazar conducts comprehensive eye exams, prescribes glasses and contact lenses for common vision problems. He treats an array of ocular infections, ocular allergies and dry eyes. In addition, he offers management and detection of ocular diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Also, Dr. Salazar administers pre-operative and post-operative care for laser vision correction and cataract patients.
Dr. Salazar received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors from the University of Houston and earned a Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He is trained in specialty eye care including cataract and laser vision correction surgery co-management, ocular disease management, pediatric and geriatric optometry. During his optometric training, Dr. Salazar received several prestigious awards including the Bausch and Lomb Contact Lens Pathology Award and Most Outstanding Student in the Texas Optometry Opportunities Program.
Dr. Salazar is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. Moreover, he is active in community service programs such as the Gift of Sight Mission through the Luxottica Foundation.
Dr. Salazar loves spending time with his family, traveling and enjoys an active lifestyle, swimming, biking and skiing.