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retina specialist, thomas barnard

Thomas A. Barnard, MD


Bachelor of Science, Stetson University
Doctor of Medicine, University of South Florida
Internship, St. Luke’s Medical Center
Ophthalmology Residency, St. Luke’s Medical Center
Chief Resident, St. Luke’s Medical Center
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship
West Virginia University


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

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Doctor Barnard holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Stetson University and earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

He completed an internship and ophthalmology residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Ohio. Following residency training, Dr. Barnard completed a fellowship in retina at West Virginia University.

Doctor Barnard enjoys running, golfing and reading, in addition to spending time with his wife and their three children. Doctor Barnard joined Florida Retina Institute in July, 1998.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon
Beta Beta Beta
Chemistry Honorary Society
Biology Honorary Society
John F. Conn National Award for Chemistry Research, 1988

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
Central Florida Society of Ophthalmology
Florida Society of Ophthalmology
Florida Medical Association (FMA)
Schepens International Society
Seminole County Medical Society
Florida Hospital, Altamonte
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Halifax Medical Center
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Volusia County Medical Society

  1. I was out of my home area at Disney World when eyesight changed drastically. My doctor in Dothan, AL referred me and you took me the next day. Outstanding medical support. You and your staff did excellent. Thank you.

  2. Frances R.March, 2017

    So very impressed with staff and doctor. Made a stressful visit very comfortable. Such a great staff and facility. Thank you!

  3. Thank you all for such great service!

  4. Jacqueline F.October, 2016

    They are great doctors and very well respected.

  5. Everyone was so polite and very nice. It was a pleasure visiting this office. I would definitely recommend this office to others.

  6. Luella M.June, 2016

    In the two years we have been in FL, this office was the only one that from when we walked in until going out was professional, pleasant voice tones, clean, and moved through steps in an organized way.

  7. Gudny S.May, 2016

    Can’t say enough nice things about Dr. Barnard and staff. I have bene taking my mom to a different doctor for several years and this time was the first time macular degeneration was explained to us. From the time I scheduled the appointment, which was easy, to the reminder/confirmation call, which was great — explaining to bring a sweater as the office is kept cold, (we found it very comfortable) was terrific. Once we got there everyone from the front desk to the techs and doctor were great. Very informative, wonderfully patient with my mom who is hearing impaired and caring. We won’t be switching doctors again!

  8. Eugenio M.March, 2016

    The staff was very caring and excellent. We were looking for people like you all. Looking forward to my next appointment.

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Dr. Barnard with a Patient

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