Dr. Gary Barker is a Board Certified Optometric Physician. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Departmental Honors in Biology, at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry, where he was awarded the Pediatric Clinician of the Year award. After graduation from UHCO, Dr. Barker served as a Research Optometrist at the University of Texas Medical Science Center-Houston in the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS), one of the first studies of laser treatment of diabetic eye disease. He then returned to his native state of Florida, where along with his wife, Dr. Sandra Barker, he co-founded the Eye Associates of Winter Park in 1985. Dr. Barker examines the pediatric patients of the practice. He is well known for his patience, compassion, and warmth with young children, many of whom have declared that Dr. Barker is "fun to see"! Although Dr. Barker's specialty is pediatric optometry, he provides medical eye care for patients of all ages, including diabetic patients, patients with glaucoma, and patients with other ocular and systemic diseases. Dr. Barker is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the Central Florida Society of Optometric Physicians, the Florida Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. He is a past President of the Florida Optometric Association. Well-respected by his peers, Dr. Barker is a past recipient of the Florida Optometrist of the Year. Dr. Barker is an active member of his church, currently serving as a member of the Diaconate. He and his wife, Dr. Sandra Barker, are the proud parents of their son, who is currently a college junior. In their spare time, Dr. Barker and his wife love to travel.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barker to family and friends is 4.2 out of 5