Board-certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Patrick D. Barker joined the Beach Eye Care team following a prodigious medical career with the U.S. Military. A 2002 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Barker followed his undergraduate work with medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and with multiple Military Medical training opportunities in Bethesda and Pensacola, Florida, where he excelled in Military Tropical Medicine and trained as an Aeromedical Officer. Dr. Barker served as a Naval Flight Surgeon with Carrier Air Wing ONE at NAS Oceana prior to completing his ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2014. Dr. Barker continued his career as an ophthalmologist and Director of Refractive Surgery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Department Head at US Naval Hospital Guam. Dr. Barker joins the practice with expertise in General Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, LASIK and ICLs, as well as the medical and surgical management of Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy. Licensed and board-certified, Dr. Barker’s dedication has earned him a host of medical and military Commendation and Service Medals, as well as “Best of the Best” care provider awards.