Dr. Dwight Barnes

Dr. Dwight Barnes is originally from Wilson, NC. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002.

While in optometry school, he participated in a medical mission trip to Costa Rica where he provided eye examinations and glasses to an underserved population.

Dr. Barnes completed a residency in primary care optometry and ocular disease at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Boston, MA.

In addition to routine vision care Dr. Barnes has a passion for myopia control and orthokeratology. He is certified in ortho-k treatment using several different products. Dr. Barnes has been awarded fellowship in the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, which is the highest level of certification for specialists in Myopia Control. He is currently the only fellow of this academy in the Triangle and one of only 124 in the world. He is the director of Cary Family Eye Care’s Myopia Control Clinic.

Dr. Barnes enjoys traveling with his family and is an avid runner. You can often see him on Saturday mornings out of the American Tobacco Trail. He is a member of 519 Church and the West Cary Rotary Club.


Dr. Kelly Barnes

Dr. Kelly Barnes is originally from Reading, Pa. She is also a graduate of Southern College in Memphis, TN with a Doctor of Optometry degree. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelors of Science in both Biology and Spanish from University of Scranton in Scranton, PA.

While in college she participated in a semester abroad program in Segovia, Spain.

Dr. Barnes completed her residency training at Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, MA. Dr. Barnes is currently accepting English and Spanish speaking new patients.

Drs. Dwight and Kelly Barnes reside in Cary with their two children. Their son, Nathan, was born in 2006, and their daughter, Ella, was born in 2009. They are members of 519 Church in Cary, NC.

“We consider ourselves blessed to be able to do something we enjoy, and improve our patients’ quality of life at the same time. Cary Family Eye Care is not a chain; it is a family practice in every way. We are absolutely committed to providing state of the art eye care.”