Thomas Barnes, Certificate, M.S., O.D.

Thomas B. Barnes, Certificate, M.S., O.D.




  • Senior Optometrist
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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.



Center/Program Affiliation

Eye Center


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.