In 1976, after obtaining her degree and becoming an Optometrist in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Barnes spent five years in Switzerland and obtained a certification in Orthoptics from the School of Medicine Opthalmology Faculty in Geneva, Switzerland.
As an orthoptist, Dr. Barnes is skilled in performing and interpreting a variety of diagnostic procedures where underlying ophtamological conditions exist. She uses her extensive experience in administering eye examinations, strabismus, amblyopia, and other treatments related with binocular vision problems She has diagnosed and successfully treated hundreds of patients in optometric practices including university and hospital settings in Bogota, Colombia.
After teaching orthoptics for several years at La Salle University School of Optometry in Bogotá, Colombia, Dr. Barnes returned to Europe to take part in research relating to prism therapy at La Riboisiere Hospital in Paris, France. When she completed her research, she brought that training home with her to begin training optometric students (through internship), in her own office in treatment procedures in Bogotá, Colombia.
Continuing her Optometric education and career, Dr. Barnes received certification as an Optometric Physician in the United States. She gained the admiration and respect of fellow colleagues and worked in 2 different U.S. Optometric practices before establishing her own successful practice which has been in business now for 4 years.
Dr. Barnes is also fluent in 3 languages: Spanish, English and French.
At Barnes Talero Eyecare, we care about your vision, and use the best equipment possible to diagnose your eye-related condition. Whether you need a stronger contact prescription, new glasses, or are interested in vision therapy treatment, we can help you. We never cut corners and always do what's best for you and your vision. You can trust that Barnes Talero Eyecare will take care of you.