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Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, is a world-renowned key opinion leader recognized for her expertise in specialty and scleral lenses, dry eye disease, keratoconus and presbyopia. She has authored more than 275 articles and books, serves on several industry boards, and delivered over 300 lectures. Her work has been featured in medical journals, professional magazines, as well as consumer publications such as Bloomberg, Prevention Magazine and Good Housekeeping.

She is energized by her passion for helping people improve their lives by optimizing their vision, health and wellness with a customized approach. Dr. Barnett is most proud of being awarded the inaugural Theia Award for Excellence for Mentoring by Women In Optometry and was granted the Most Influential Women in Optical from Vision Monday.

Dr. Barnett is the Director of Optometry at the University of California, Davis, and is the host of the Clearly KC podcast. She advocates for elevating eye care through technology and her influence on the profession.

Area(s) of Specialty:

Anterior Segment Disease, Specialty Contact Lenses, Keratoconus, Presbyopia

My Interests Outside of Optometry:

Yoga, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family




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