Robert G. Alexander, MD

Dr. Alexander

First and foremost, Robert G. Alexander, M.D., is a medical doctor, trained to respond to the total health of a person.

Early diagnosis of eye disease is key to successful treatment. The road to good eyesight and an independent lifestyle begins with your decision to have regular eye examinations. Dr. Alexander has helped thousands of patients maintain their best possible vision well into their senior years.

Dr. Alexander's continuing interest in state-of-the-art eye care reflects a passion for medicine and a love of people. Always curious, he never stops asking and learning.

He earned a B.A. in 1967 from Boston University, a Master of Public Health from Yale University in 1969, and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1974 at Boston University. He performed an Ophthalmic Residency at the Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and the University of West Virginia, Morgantown. He continues to further his skills with training in glaucoma and diabetic eye care, cataract, cosmetic, and laser surgery.

He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the AMA, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is affiliated with HallmarkHealth/Melrose-Wakefield and Lawrence Memorial Hospitals, and North Shore Cataract and Laser Center.

He established his office in Stoneham in 1979. A native of Medford, Massachusetts, he resides in Winchester with his wife and family.

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Dr. Alexander

Our goal is to provide you with the very best eye care and to help you and your family make informed decisions about your eye health.

Over age 55, make an appointment

Roberta Bono

Ophthalmic Assistant–Surgical Coordinator

Roberta Bono - Ophthalmic Assistant–Surgical Coordinator

Roberta Bono, Ophthalmic Assistant, may be found in the office performing any task but, if you are a candidate for eye surgery, she will coordinate your surgical arrangements.


Roberta meets with surgical candidates after they have been counseled by Dr. Alexander. She explains and coordinates pre-operative testing and instructions, schedules with the surgical center and answers questions pre- and post-surgery. Her goal is to make the surgical experience pleasant and smooth.

Roberta is a 1993 graduate of Medford High School. She has worked with Dr. Bob Alexander since 2003. Prior she worked for a multi-physician practice in Boston.

Most surgical patients come to her "scared and worried" and return for a post-op visit "relieved and happy," she said. When she sees patients for their second cataract operation, there is a distinct attitude change. "They appear confident that they will sail through and are eager to get on with it."



What is an Ophthalmic Assistant?

What is an Ophthalmic Assistant?

An ophthalmic assistant is a person who works with an ophthalmologist to provide patient care by performing many different eye-related clinical functions. Ophthalmic assistants help ophthalmologists care for patients by taking histories, performing various informational tests and preparing patients for their examinations with the doctor. Their work provides the ophthalmologist with important information to help diagnose and treat patients.

Office Staff



Terry and Kathy will manage the billing and collection of your medical claim. They are available to answer questions about your health insurance coverage and may contact you if they require information to process your claim. Feel free to contact them with questions regarding your coverage prior to your appointment.