Dr. Melissa Barnett, an optometrist and internationally recognized key opinion leader, discusses the recent availability of VUITY™ (pilocarpine HCI ophthalmic solution) 1.25%, the first and only FDA-approved prescription eye drop to treat presbyopia or age-related blurry near vision in adults.
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 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.