Robert M. Barton, Jr., O.D. has been practicing optometry for 42 years. Dr. Barton specializes in comprehensive eye exams including prescribing eyeglasses, contact lens, as well as, diagnosing and treating ocular infections. He is skilled in foreign body removals, specialty contact lens fittings and glaucoma detection.
He attended Southwestern University from 1966 to 1969. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1971 from Southwest Texas State University. He received an additional Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973 from the University of Houston and in 1975 received his Doctorate of Optometry Degree. In 1992 he received his post graduate degree from the University of Houston in Ocular Therapeutics Certification. In December of 2000 he became certified as a Glaucoma Specialist in the State of Texas.
Dr. Barton has been part of the Texas State Optical network since 1979 and has been practicing in Portland since 1982. He is an active member of the community. He volunteers to provide eye care in conjunction with various groups such as the Lion’s Club and Taft educators. He takes great pride in supporting the local high school, and has been a member of the Gregory Portland Booster Club since 1995. Dr. Barton’s desire to help others stretches beyond the borders of Texas. He has traveled to Guatemala and Mexico to provide eye care to poverty-stricken areas and was awarded Amigos de las Americas (Friends of the Americas) for his time and contribution.
Voted Corpus Christi’s Best of the Best Eye Doctor in 2006 and Portland’s Best of the Best Eye Doctor in 2015, Dr. Barton has developed a reputation for his gentle bedside manner and commitment to providing excellent eyecare. He has dedicated his career to building strong relationships with his patients and taking a genuine concern in their vision needs and overall ocular health. He is grateful to all his patients for their continuing support over the years.
In his free time, Dr. Barton enjoys fishing, kayaking, and spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife for 40 years. They have a son and daughter, and now proud grandparents to two grandchildren.