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Dr. Melissa Barbor, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Barbor graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1992. During her training she completed an internship in ocular disease at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta, Georgia, a pediatric internship at The Eye Institute at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry and a contact lens internship with Dr. William Morrison, one of the pioneers in soft contact lens technology. Dr. Barbor has been practicing in the DC metro area for the past 18 years. She has extensive experience in managing and treating ocular disease, post-surgical care and contact lens fitting. She has served as a clinical investigator for clinical trials ranging from new pharmaceutical formulations to intraocular lens implants. She is currently a trainer for research sites participating in trials for the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema and Age-related Macular Degeneration. The National Board of Examiners in Optometry appointed her a clinical examiner in the year 2000 and she has served consistently over the past 11 years. She has conducted workshops at Georgetown University on contact lens fitting and evaluation. She is a reviewer for the Council on Practitioner Education and a member of the international Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society. She and her husband and daughter have lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland for the past 6 years. They love going to the movies and riding bikes in Rock Creek Park. Every year they manage to fit in some skiing and some time at the beach. Dr. Barbor welcomes you to her practice and urges you to contact her with any questions or concerns.

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Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry

Education and training

  • Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • Optometric Council on Refractive Technology
  • Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society

Awards and publications

  • Presidential Who's Who - Eye Care Professional of the Year (2011).

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1477589042

Office locations

Eye Doctors of Washington

1016 16th Street NW, Lower Level 100

Washington, DC 20036

Eye Doctors of Washington

2 Wisconsin Cir, Suite 230

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Best managed medical practice I have ever used. Dr. Barbor and the staff were thorough, competent and had a great touch. Can not say enough and I recommend this practice to anyone.
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Dr Barbour is great. The office is very pleasant and intake is very efficient. We were seen right away. The eye exam was very thorough and Dr. Barbour is charming. No hesitation recommending Dr. Barbour to anyone needing an optometrist.
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Except for an unexpected fee the visit went very well. Dr. Barbor responded to my issues and concern very well
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Very helpful and explained prescription use.
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She was great and the initial assistant that preps you for the dr was one of the best I have met.
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There is no better eye doctor than Melissa Barbor. The is kind, toughttul, gentle, a great listener, and an excellent problem solver. I wish every physician could be like her!
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I liked Dr. Barbor a lot. Personable and thorough.
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She is one of the best professional people I have ever dealt with. She is smart, an excellent communicator and always respectful of everyone. Absolutely superb!!
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Dr. Barbor and Daniel are so great! I was a little nervous about my appointment, but was quickly put to ease by how everything was explained to me in full detail before being done. I will definitely be a returning patient. The location is also very convenient.
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I was so pleased with Dr. Barbor and with EDOW. She and the staff were courteous, professional and efficient. I am so happy with my new contact lenses, and she was extra patient with my 12y old son as he gothis new contact lenses (no easy feat -- he frustrates easily). Highly recommend!
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I like her because she explains everything thoroughly, and I understand what she says.
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My visit with Dr. Barbor was positive. She was attentive to my minor concerns and used machines and her experience to investigate them. She recommended certain reasonable steps to deal with them. Dr. Barbor inspires confidence in her judgment and I recommend her highly.
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Very helpful
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Love the customer service. Always nice to be there.
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Dr. Barbor was very thorough and professional. I would feel very comfortable being treated by her in the future!
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I feel very comfortable talking to her and she fully answers my questions. I am very happy with this eye doctor.
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She was professional and listened to my concerns. My situation was complex and she took the time to give me information that made the situation clearer. I prefer a doctor who considers best results come when patient and Doctor work together. Dr Barbor fulfilled my hope for clarity.
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Dr. Barbor Melissa is an excellent professional.
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Dr. Barbor was very professional and answered all questions.
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Everyone in the office this morning was polite, patient and helpful. Melissa was professional and intent on fully explaining our situations. We left knowing our vision situations clearly.
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I LOVE the way this office is set up, and the fact that everything is done on the computer -- no paper forms for the patient to fill out.
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They were quick! Staff was absolutely amazing.
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very pleasant and professional. I felt as though Dr. Barbor listened to my concerns and was responsive.
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She showed patience and understanding, She answered all my questions. Very professional.
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Very professional, communicative, warm and friendly.
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Office staff very friendly and helpful. Dr Barbor was great…very thorough and thoughtful.
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Impressive and felt she provides excellent care.
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Dr. Barbor is very efficient, knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk with during the appointment.
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This was my first visit to this visit and I could not have been happier. I was greeted in the waiting room by Dr. Barbor, and everything went very smoothly. She was great at explaining her wait through the appointment andanswered all of my questions. I was a little nervous about the computerized check in (I thought i would miss the personal touch) but the whole staff was great.
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Excellent as always.
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She is very patient with children.
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Easy, quick visit. Very friendly staff all around. No complaints.
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Nothing spectacular as far as the service from the staff goes. The front desk had several people in line, so it didn't seem like they wanted to take the time to give each patient their full attention. The technician didn't havegreat bedside manner and actually seemed a bit stressed and dismissive in order to move through the patient queue. Dr. Barbor herself is great. She takes the time to explain eye health and preventative care very thoroughly. If it wasn't for her good bedside manner and upbeat attitude, this would be just another typical doctor's office.
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Friendly and professional.
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Very professional knowledgeable and pleasant.
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She's been my eye doc for maybe 5-6 years now.
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Both the tech and Dr. Barbor were great. Thorough work, never felt rushed, all questions answered.
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I appreciate Dr. Barbour and the staff at Eye Doctors of Washington.
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It was very wonderful! She listened to me and answered all my questions.
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Head and shoulders above your average OD.
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Everything was great except the wait time, but long waits are not typical of this office.
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Routine annual exam, very thorough and complete. Have been seeing Dr. Barbor for many years.
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I would see Dr. Barbor again. She took the time to explain things to me and to make sure I understood. I would recommend her to anyone needing eye care.
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I wish you had called me about your change in policy. Charging just to write a prescription feels excessive. It's not a good use of your customers' time to not let them know in advance that there's been a change. Iwould absolutely recommend Dr Barbor herself, but not this new practice.
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Very possitive experience, they take their time to address your needs and listen to you.
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So annoyed when doctors run late! She was over 30 minutes late, which has seriously messed up my appointments today.
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Intelligent, thoughtful and thorough. dr. Barbor listened carefully, addressed my concerns and was both helpful and efficient. Briana, who assisted, was also excellent in every regard.
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Self- checkin kiosks are a plus. Staff and doctor were extremely personable and efficient. Everything was explained in detail and all questions were answered.
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I like her and the staff, but waited about 45 minutes between my intake evaluation and actually seeing the doctor, which is really unacceptable with no explanation or apology.
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Dr. Barbor is highly competent and has an excellent memory for patient detail. I trust her recommendations completely.
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