Dr. Robert Snyder is committed to providing exceptional eye care for his patients in Tucson, Green Valley, and surrounding areas of southern Arizona.
Robert W. Snyder, MD, PhD, PC
Dr. Snyder is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained eye surgeon with expertise in modern cataract surgery, glaucoma screening, diagnosis and treatment, as well as macular degeneration screening and grading. He was one of the early surgeons to perform Laser Vision Correction and LASIK and now prefers to operate on the surface of the eye without cutting a “stromal flap.”
“My main goal in life is to use the talents God has given me to serve others. I strive to do things right and embrace the challenge to continuously improve my techniques, reduce the risk to my 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 as I first experienced 27 years ago.”
Dr. Snyder is currently recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and as one of the “Best Docs” in Tucson and has been recognized as such since 1998. He has been active as an educator to medical students, residents, Ophthalmology fellows, and primary care doctors. He has lectured on 4 continents on cataract surgery, laser surgery, and preventing and treating infections of the eye.
He set up an eye bank in Sinaloa Mexico and currently provides volunteer services for the Lions clubs 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.
Dr Snyder is also active in research. He has been funded by the NIH and industry. He is the co founder of SnyderBiomedical and the S2C (Science to Cure ) Research Foundation. He has over 75 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts and 2 patents. 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 22 years, and he is currently a tenured Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona. In the past, he served as the Head of their Department of Ophthalmology for 14 years. Besides eye surgery, Dr. Snyder enjoys spending time with his wife and family — particularly his grandchildren. He is an avid fisherman and skier, he enjoys playing tennis and golf, and roots for the Wildcats and Badgers.