She has spent 19 years learning, training and applying her skills while gaining experience in private practice as well as working with some of the leading Lasik and Cataract surgeons in the country. Dr. Giannamore also served as Advisory Board Member of TLC Laser Eye Centers of Atlanta and was CEO of Atlanta Cosmetic and Laser Eye Center, and is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Georgia Optometric Association. Dr. Melissa Giannamore is one of the first optometrists in the country to obtain an ABO Board Certification. The American Board of Optometry’s process of board certification and maintenance of certification demonstrates to patients that the optometrist is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a rigorous, voluntary commitment to lifelong learning. Board certified optometrists will be able to demonstrate their competence beyond entry level. With 40,000 optometrists in the US and Canada, approximately 400 are board certified with only 26 in the state of Georgia.