Dr. Melisa Hockett is a native of New Mexico, graduating from St. Pius X High School. She completed her Bachelors of Administration in accounting at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. While at NSU, Dr. Hockett worked as an intern in the Contact Lens Clinic of Northeastern’s College of Optometry. She continued her graduate studies to earn her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. She was the recipient of several contact lens awards including the American Optometric Association Cornea and Contact Lens Section Student Research award.
After earning her Optometric degree, Dr. Hockett practiced at a specialty contact lens private practice in Florida. Dr. Hockett is hand trained to fit specialty contact lenses for patients with keratoconus, post surgical irregular corneas, bifocal or high astigmatism contact lenses. She is also a certified Paragon CRT orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia control.
Dr. Hockett is also a dry eye specialist, providing patients with expertise in treating and managing dry eye. She is the leading LipiFlow® provider in the state of New Mexico.
Dr. Hockett is an active member in the American Optometric Association, New Mexico Optometric Association and Albuquerque Lion’s Club.
She and her husband, Jeromy, enjoy attending activities with their children, Griffin and Sterling.