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Thomas B. Barnes

Clinical Interests

Thomas Barnes' research interests involve high-resolution imaging of the retina, postsurgical aberrations of the eye's optics, and optic atrophy in glaucoma. Clinical interests include dry eye, ocular rosacea, allergic conjunctivitis, diabetic retinal screening and Plaquenil screening. Barnes is a lecturer in optics, refraction and contact lenses.


Senior Optometrist




Ophthalmology and Vision Science



Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Ophthalmology Clinic-Eye Center
4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-6602
Phone: 916-734-0171

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


O.D., F.A.A.O., UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Berkeley, California, 1978
M.S., Nova Southeastern School of Optometry, Ft. Lauderdale, 2005
Certificate, UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Berkeley, California, 1995
B.S., UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1974

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Optometry
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
California Academy of Optometry
International Society for Imaging in the Eye
Optical Society of America
Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society

Select Recent Publications:

Awwal A, Baumann B, Gravel D, Olivier S, Jones S, Silva D, Hardy JL, Barnes T, Werner JS. (2003) Characterization and operation of a liquid crystal adaptive optics phoropter. Proceedings of SPIE, R. Tyson, & M. Loyd-Hart (Eds.) Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications. Vol. 5169, 104-122.

Wilks, S.C., Thompson, C.A., Olivier, S.S., Bauman, B.J., Flath, L., Silva, D., Sawvel, R., Barnes, T., Werner, J. (2001) A test-bed for vision science based on adaptive optics. Proceedings of SPIE. R.K. Tyson, D. Bonaccini & M.C. Roggemann (Eds.) Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology II. (Vol. 4494), pp. 349-356.

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