Melissa Barnett Erickson, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Melissa Barnett Erickson, OD, FAAO, FSLS



Ocular Surface Disease

Contact Lenses

Medically Necessary Contact Lenses


  • Principal Optometrist
To see if Melissa Barnett Erickson is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Cadillac Drive Facility

77 Cadillac Dr., Suites 101 & 120
Sacramento, CA 95825
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe that my patients deserve excellent care for their vision, eye and systemic health, which are all intertwined. By listening and working with my patients and discussing various options, we can accomplish optimal results. I use my skills, experience, advancing and new technologies to benefit my patients each day. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Barnett's clinical interests include anterior segment disease, dry eye, Sjögren's Syndrome, contact lenses, keratoconus, scleral lenses, multifocal contact lenses and specialty contact lenses. 

Research/Academic Interests

Current research studies are on the progression of dry eyes in Sjögren's Syndrome and scleral lenses for normal corneas.




O.D., F.A.A.O., UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Berkeley CA

Board Certifications

American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

California Optometric Association - Spokesperson

Scleral Lens Education Society

Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society

Honors and Awards

President, Scleral Lens Education Society,

Secretary of the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry,

Board Member of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute,

Board Member Women of Vision,

Select Recent Publications

Pecego, M, Barnett, M, Mannis MJ, Durbin-Johnson, B. Jupiter Scleral Lenses – The UC Davis Eye Center Experience. Eye & Contact Lens. 2012 May;38(3):179-82.

Barnett M, Mannis MJ. Contact Lenses in the Management of Keratoconus. Cornea. 2011Dec;30(12):1510-6.

Barnett, M. Multifocal Scleral lenses. A look at available lenses that can help our presbyopic patients. Contact Lens Spectrum. December 2015.

Barnett, M, Lien, V, Li, JY, Durbin-Johnson, B, Mannis, MJ. Use of Scleral Lenses and Miniscleral Lenses After Penetrating Keratoplasty. Eye Contact Lens. 2015 Jul 24.

Barnett, M, Lien, V, Li, J, Durbin-Johnson, B, Mannis, M. Use of Scleral Lenses and Mini-Scleral Lenses Following Penetrating Keratoplasty. Poster at GSLS. January 2015.