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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. Great experience. I went to two other Doctors prior to FRI and was HIGHLY disappointed. Your staff was beyond courteous and answered all my questions. My appointment was less than an hour and included a procedure. Keep up the AMAZING work!

  2. You took what could have been very scary (retina tear) and relieved my mind - thank you!

  3. I’ve spent hundreds of hours in Dr.’s offices, in hospitals - traveled hours for expert services for both my parents - I know and appreciate professionals - thank you!! I’m also knowledgeable and expect respect - thank you! Could not have had a better first encounter! Wow!! Such an awesome team!

  4. Came for 2nd opinion. Thank you for helping me out of panic but I had been told each flash was my retina tearing and the other doctor wanted to do unnecessary laser on the good eye. I was worried so many people scheduled prior to July 4th but you did explain to me what I needed to relax.

  5. All staff and especially techs @ initial visit and secondary visit have gone above and beyond to reassure me. Respecting care - your staff has it.

  6. Amazing experience! Anna and Abby greeted us warmly and set me right up. Sandy helped me relax as she took all my info and got me ready to see the doctor. Mike put me at ease while taking the first set of pics. Dr. Barnard was excellent as he explained things and prepped me for the next series of tests and explained everything to us. Big shout out to Rachel or Cynthia she was amazing. Super sensitive to light and she was so awesome with me. Kept me relaxed and laughing, able to push through and get it done! Outstanding experience!

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Dr. Barnard with a Patient

dr, barnard, with a patient