Melissa A. Barbor, OD has extensive experience and training in contact lens fitting, post-surgical care, and ocular disease treatment. She received her doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she graduated with honors. As part of her extensive training process, she completed multiple internships. Dr. Barbor trained at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta, Georgia, where she focused on treatment of ocular disease. She also completed an internship in pediatric eye care at The Eye Institute at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Finally, Dr. Barbor studied in a contact lens internship under the direction of Dr. William Morrison, a leader in contact lens technology.
Dr. Barbor has acted as an investigator for medical clinical trials including pharmaceutical formulations, new laser technologies and intraocular lens implants. Currently, she serves as a consultant for research sites who are participating in clinical trials related to Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Dry Eye treatment. Dr. Barbor has served as a Clinical Examiner for The National Board of Examiners in Optometry. She has also held workshops at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on the fitting of contact lenses and evaluation. Additionally, Dr. Barbor stays active in her field as a reviewer for the Council on Practitioner Education. She is a specialist in contact lens fitting, dry eye treatment and management and primary care of ocular disease.
She has recently relocated to North Carolina from Washington, DC. She has a daughter in college and is looking forward to living closer to the beach. Travel, hiking and gardening are her favorite activities outside of the office.