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The eye doctor and staff at Barnes Talero EyeCare have been providing Nashville with quality eye care for many years. Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing this care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of eye care through continuing education utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology, contact lens, and eyewear products.

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Dr. Maria Barnes

Dr. Maria Barnes

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 since 2008.


Dra. María Barnes Biografía: 

En 1976, después de obtener su título y convertirse en optometrista en Bogotá, Colombia, la Dra. Barnes pasó cinco años en Suiza y obtuvo una certificación en Ortóptica de la Facultad de Oftalmología de la Facultad de Medicina de Ginebra, Suiza.

Como Optometrista, la Dra. Barnes se especíalizó en realizar e interpretar una variedad de procedimientos de diagnóstico donde existen condiciones oftalmológicas subyacentes. Utiliza su amplia experiencia en realizar de exámenes oculares, estrabismo, ambliopía y otros tratamientos relacionados con problemas de visión binocular. Ha diagnosticado y tratado con éxito a cientos de pacientes en prácticas de optometría, incluidos entornos universitarios y hospitalarios en Bogotá, Colombia.

Después de enseñar ortóptica durante varios años en la Escuela de Optometría de la Universidad La Salle en Bogotá, Colombia, la Dra. Barnes regresó a Europa para participar en la investigación relacionada con la terapia con prismas en el Hospital La Riboisiere en París, Francia. 

Cuando la Dra. Barnes llegó a Estados Unidos, se certificó como doctor en optometría en Tennessee. Se ganó la admiración y el respeto de sus colegas y trabajó en 2 prácticas diferentes de optometría de en Nashville. UU. antes de establecer su propia práctica exitosa que ha servido a la comunidad desde el 2008.


Barnes Talero EyeCare in Nashville

Barnes Talero EyeCare provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Nashville. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Barnes Talero EyeCare aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.