Valerie Barnett

Hey, I'm Dr. Barnett, OD a therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist serving McKinney and Frisco Texas.

Dr. Valerie Barnett

Dr. Valerie Barnett has earned distinction at all levels of academic advancement, including valedictorian (Farwell High School), Magna Cum Laude (Texas A&M University) and Summa Cum Laude (University of Houston College of Optometry).

Inspired by her own optometrist, Barnett attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where she graduated 2nd in her class. Her training included clinical rotations in pediatrics, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, low vision and more.
After completing her education, she worked for an ophthalmology group in East Texas for 9 years where she cared for patients of all ages, providing a wide variety of care including pre- and post-operative care, diabetic and pediatric exams and glaucoma co-management.

Prior to joining the Texas Vision & Laser Center, Barnett had the honor of serving veterans by working in the ophthalmology department at the Veterans Hospital, and volunteering with a local mission team that provides eye care to people in need around the world.

Barnett is a native West Texan. When she’s not busy caring for patients, she enjoys running and spending time with her husband and daughter.


BS – Biomedical Science: Texas A&M University (Magna Cum Laude)
OD (Doctor of Optometry):
University of Houston College of Optometry
(Summa Cum Laude / Graduated 2nd in her class)


American Optometric Association
Texas Optometric Association (former pre-optometry committee chair)
Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: licensed by the Texas Optometry Board

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December 26
As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too much screen time. But does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage? Should […]
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December 14
Inside the eye, there is a clear lens which is made of protein. Muscles inside the eye react to what we look at and adjust the shape and thickness of the lens in a way that focuses the light reflected off the image we are viewing, onto the tissue lining the inside and back of […]
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December 14
Frisco, TX, September 4, 2019 – The first intraocular lens implant that provides an exceptional combination of near, intermediate and distance vision received FDA approval August 27, 2019, and Dr. Jason D. Bullajian, founder of Texas Vision & Laser Center performed one of the first implantation of the device on a patient in the Dallas Metroplex […]
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