About Dr. Snyder


Robert W. Snyder, MD, PhD

Dr. Snyder is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained corneal surgeon with a special interest and expertise in cataract and laser vision correction surgery. He performs the most advanced techniques of "Custom Cornea" surgery using the Epi-LASEK or LASIK procedures.

"I really enjoy performing LASIK and LASEK surgery and seeing the joy and excitement this brings to my patients," Dr. Snyder said. "I am a perfectionist, and I enjoy doing things right and embrace the challenge to continuously improve our techniques, reduce the risk to our patients, and obtain the best results I possibly can. I feel blessed to be able to perform eye surgery, and find the same enjoyment in performing microsurgery now that I first experienced 23 years ago."

Dr. Snyder has been selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America" and as one of the "Best Docs" in Tucson. Dr. Snyder is active as an educator, frequently speaking on his surgical and research interests in the United States and internationally. Dr. Snyder provides volunteer services for the Lions and other organizations. For his work, he has received numerous awards for the prevention of eye diseases, including the Lions distinguished "Humanitarian of the Year" award for the state of Arizona.

The National Eye Institute and private industry have funded Dr. Snyder's research. He has over 75 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts. His professional activities include a leadership role as past President of the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, services as Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, membership and regular participation in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Snyder has lived in Tucson for 19 years, and he is currently a tenured Professor of Biomedical Engineering and served as the Head of the Department of Opthalmology for many years. Besides eye surgery, Dr. Snyder enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He is an avid fisherman and skier, and he enjoys playing tennis, and rooting for the Wildcats.


PhD, Microbiology
University of Utah -- 1977

Wayne State University -- 1983

Ophthalmology Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin -- 1987

Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease
Medical College of Wisconsin -- 1988

American Board of Ophthalmology -- 1989

Professor and Head, Department of Ophthalmology University of Arizona -- 1989-2004

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
University of Arizona -- 2003-Present




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