Alexander D. Blanford, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with a special focus in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He sees patients at Center for Advanced Eye Care, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Dr. Blandford completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Florida where he served as Chief Resident and was elected the Resident of the Year. He completed a two-year fellowship approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS) at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. While a fellow at the Cleveland Clinic he was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award and the Knights Templar Research Award by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Dr. Blandford has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers and has served as a reviewer for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on oculofacial plastic surgery.
Dr. Blandford’s clinical interests include cosmetic and reconstructive surgery around the eyes and face. This includes upper eyelid surgery (eyelid lift and blepharoplasty), lower eyelid surgery (cosmetic removal of bags under eyes and reconstructive), brow/forehead lifts, cheek lifts, cancer removal and reconstruction, tear drainage system surgery, orbital surgery, and non-surgical treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, and skin treatments.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons and the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the Florida Society of Opthalmology.