Dr. Barbara Marcussen, OD

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Dr. Barbara Marcussen, OD
Dr. Barbara Marcussen graduated from the Ohio State University College of Optometry. She then completed a residency in Ocular disease at the Columbus VA Hospital. She has an avid interest in improving her patient's lives by treating dry eyes. She is also one of only a few select optometrists in the state of North Carolina which are certified wave designers in the treatment of myopia. She has been doing the Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS) on hundreds of her patients for well over 10 years. She enjoys giving her patients great vision without daytime use of glasses or contacts without refractive surgery.Dr. Marcussen is also the only optometrist in the Charlotte Metro area fitting scleral contacts with the Wave Design System to treat eye conditions such as Keratoconus, post corneal transplant surgery, severe dry eyes and other eye diseases. She is very excited about how well scleral contacts she fits correct astigmatism and how good her patient's vision is with scleral bifocal contacts. Dr. Barbara Marcussen is the mother of two precious girls Kristina and Katelin. She enjoys running, tennis, and traveling. She is involved in Gaston County on several local boards and is a member of the American Optometric Association, The Orthokeratology Academy of America and The American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control.

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Dr. Marcussen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Marcussen to family and friends
5.0
based on 12 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Marcussen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Charlotte, NC |
My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Marcussen for several years. The office staff and technicians are always so friendly and helpful! Dr. Marcussen is up to date on all the newest technology and we feel our eyes are in great hands. We feel as if we are treated like family in this office!
in Lake Wylie, SC |
You will never find a more caring, thorough, friendly eye care provider - PERIOD! Not only is she AWESOME, every one in the office is friendly, helpful and just great bunch! I HIGHLY recommend!
in Clover, SC |
I have been with Dr. Marcussen for 13 years now and I highly recommend Dr. Marcussen because she is professional, knowledgeable ,very caring, and respectful with her patients and quite funny! She is well aware of my eye care history and provides excellent recommendations based upon my vision needs.
Charlotte, NC |
Super nice. Very knowledgeable and professional. This is the first time I've opted to continue seeing the same eye doctor.
Mount Holly, NC |
I've recommended her to my friends in the past and I will keep on doing so. She's probably my favorite Doctor of any that I see. :)
Mount Holly, NC |
I would highly recommend Dr. Marcussen because she is professional, knowledgeable and personable. She provides excellent information about vision care based upon her knowledge as well as personal experience. She is well aware of my eye care history and provides excellent recommendations based upon my vision needs. I think Dr. Marcussen is an excellent optometrist!
in Lincolnton NC |
She cares about her clients by treating them with respect and trying to help them in every way possible. I appreciate her as a person and professional. Friendly and down to earth.
in Gastonia, NC |
I appreciate you and your wonderful staff. The entire staff treats everyone with courtesy and care.
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Dr. Marcussen says...

Dr. Barbara Marcussen graduated from the Ohio State University College of Optometry. She then completed a residency in Ocular disease at the Columbus VA Hospital. She has an avid interest in improving her patient's lives by treating dry eyes. She is also one of only a few select optometrists in the state of North Carolina which are certified wave designers in the treatment of myopia. She has been doing the Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS) on hundreds of her patients for well over 10 years. She enjoys giving her patients great vision without daytime use of glasses or contacts without refractive surgery.Dr. Marcussen is also the only optometrist in the Charlotte Metro area fitting scleral contacts with the Wave Design System to treat eye conditions such as Keratoconus, post corneal transplant surgery, severe dry eyes and other eye diseases. She is very excited about how well scleral contacts she fits correct astigmatism and how good her patient's vision is with scleral bifocal contacts.

Dr. Barbara Marcussen is the mother of two precious girls Kristina and Katelin. She enjoys running, tennis, and traveling.

She is involved in Gaston County on several local boards and is a member of the American Optometric Association, The Orthokeratology Academy of America and The American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control. 

Dr. Marcussen says...

Dr. Barbara Marcussen specializes in comprehensive eye exams, eye disease diagnosis and management, contact lens fittings, and orthokeratology.  She also specializes in hard-to-fit contact lenses, including scleral contact lenses for keratoconus, dry eye, and other eye diseases or complications.  Dr. Marcussen is Complete Eye Care's specialist in diagnosing and managing dry eye disorders.

Dr. Marcussen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Optometry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Sanctions

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Board Certifications

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  • Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia

Education

  • Undergraduate School
    Ohio State University / College Of Optometry

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Optometry
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Cornea & Contact Management

Procedures Performed

  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Orthokeratology
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses