Dr. Melissa Barnett is an internationally recognized key opinion leader who lectures globally and publishes extensively. Dr. Barnett offers expertise is many specialties including dry eye disease, specialty contact lenses, novel technologies and wellness.





Dr. Barnett earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry from Smith College. She received her Doctor of Optometry and completed a clinical teaching fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. With almost two decades of clinical experience, Dr. Barnett is passionate about helping people improve their lives by optimizing their vision, health and wellness with a customized approach. She enjoys challenging cases and obtains referrals for specialty contact lenses, dry eye and Sjogren’s syndrome. Dr. Barnett is honored to serve as an adviser and speaker for a multitude of eye care, technology and ocular aesthetic companies. Her clinical experience, passion for delivering excellent care and using advanced and new technologies are a winning combination for optimal results.



This is the only book solely dedicated to scleral lenses. Drs. Melissa Barnett and Lynette Johns wrote and edited the book with the unique perspectives and contributions of international experts.

Featured Publication: Scleral Lens Success


The Clinical Guide to Scleral Lens Success is the perfect guide to achieve success with scleral lenses by Melissa Barnett and Daddi Fadel.

This guide is available in English, Italian, Russian and Spanish.



Doctor, Author, Speaker, and Mentor

Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, British Contact Lens Organization

  • Full Member, International Society of Contact Lens Specialists

  • Theia Award for Excellence for Mentoring by Women in Optometry

  • Board Certification in the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry

  • Fellowship in the Scleral Lens Education Society

  • Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry

  • Young Optometrist of the Year, California Optometric Association

  • Past President, Scleral Lens Education Society

  • Board Member Women of Vision

  • Board Member of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute

  • Board Member of the American Optometric Association, Contact Lens & Cornea Section

Nominated as One of 2019 Most Influential Women in Optical 



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