Melissa Barnett Erickson, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Ocular Surface Disease
Medically Necessary Contact Lenses
- Principal Optometrist
Philosophy of Care
I believe that my patients deserve excellent care for their vision, eye and systemic health, which are all intertwined. By listening and working with my patients and discussing various options, we can accomplish optimal results. I use my skills, experience, advancing and new technologies to benefit my patients each day.
Dr. Barnett's clinical interests include anterior segment disease, dry eye, Sjögren's Syndrome, contact lenses, keratoconus, scleral lenses, multifocal contact lenses and specialty contact lenses.
Current research studies are on the progression of dry eyes in Sjögren's Syndrome and scleral lenses for normal corneas.
O.D., F.A.A.O., UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Berkeley CA
American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry,
American Academy of Optometry
American Optometric Association
California Optometric Association - Spokesperson
Scleral Lens Education Society
Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society
Honors and Awards
President, Scleral Lens Education Society,
Secretary of the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry,
Board Member of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute,
Board Member Women of Vision,
Select Recent Publications
Pecego, M, Barnett, M, Mannis MJ, Durbin-Johnson, B. Jupiter Scleral Lenses – The UC Davis Eye Center Experience. Eye & Contact Lens. 2012 May;38(3):179-82.
Barnett M, Mannis MJ. Contact Lenses in the Management of Keratoconus. Cornea. 2011Dec;30(12):1510-6.
Barnett, M. Multifocal Scleral lenses. A look at available lenses that can help our presbyopic patients. Contact Lens Spectrum. December 2015.
Barnett, M, Lien, V, Li, JY, Durbin-Johnson, B, Mannis, MJ. Use of Scleral Lenses and Miniscleral Lenses After Penetrating Keratoplasty. Eye Contact Lens. 2015 Jul 24.
Barnett, M, Lien, V, Li, J, Durbin-Johnson, B, Mannis, M. Use of Scleral Lenses and Mini-Scleral Lenses Following Penetrating Keratoplasty. Poster at GSLS. January 2015.