Dr. Gary Barker, OD

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Dr. Gary Barker, OD
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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Dr. Barker's Care Philosophy

Providing Central Florida with Professional Quality Eye Care for the Entire Family The Board-Certified Optometric Physicians at Eye Associates of Winter Park are committed to providing the highest level of professional, technologically-advanced eye care possible through the ongoing education of our patients, our staff and our eye doctors, while maintaining our personal, "family practice" attention to each patient.

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Dr. Barker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barker to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Barker'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 (2)
in Winter Park, Florida |
I receive exceptional care from Dr. Barker. Caring, competent, thorough. He took the time to ask and answer questions. I couldn't be more pleased. The office staff are also very nice, professional, timely. No issues with my insurance, beautiful, well-equipped and convenient offices. I highly recommend Dr. Barker and Eye Associates of Winter Park.
in Winter Garden, FL |
Very thorough & friendly practioner. I've been a patient of Dr. Gary Barker for 20 years. He always takes the time to answer my questions & he provides an an excellent, comprehensive eye exam.
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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.

Dr. Barker's Care Philosophy

Providing Central Florida with Professional Quality Eye Care for the Entire Family

The Board-Certified Optometric Physicians at Eye Associates of Winter Park are committed to providing the highest level of professional, technologically-advanced eye care possible through the ongoing education of our patients, our staff and our eye doctors, while maintaining our personal, "family practice" attention to each patient.

Dr. Barker says...

Dr. Barker was awarded the Pediatric Clinician of the Year award. After graduation from UHCO. Dr. Barker worked at the University of Texas Medical Science Center-Houston as a ResearchOptometrist in the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS), one of the first studies of laser treatment of diabetic eye disease. He co-founded Eye Associates of Winter Park in 1985. Dr. Barker is active in his state professional association, having chaired many committees in the Florida Optometric Association. He is a past President of the Florida Optometric Association. Dr. Barker is well respected among his peers, receiving the Florida Optometrist of the Year in 1996. Dr. Barker volunteers his time in providing eye care to indigent patients through the Jeppesen Foundation, as well as patients referred in by Prevent Blindness and local schools.

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

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

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Houston / College of Optometry

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Miami

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Optometry
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Retinal Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eyelash Epilation
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Retinal Testing
  • Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens Treatment
  • Soft Contact Lenses