Physicians

Dawn Barkan, O.D.

Dawn Barkan, O.D.

Dawn Barkan, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Although primary care is Dr. Barkan’s focus, she has a special interest in the patient with contact lenses. She has conducted graduate studies involving contact lenses and has received numerous awards in the fields of rigid and soft contact lenses.

Her three years of clinical training at Ohio State included primary care, binocular vision, pediatrics, low vision treatment, contact lenses, and management of eye disease. She received additional special training in the Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus and completed a 12-week externship in a surgical referral center.

Dr. Barkan joined Kellis Eye Center in 1999. Her practice has grown to include the eye care of numerous families and patients of all ages. She is known throughout the community for her vast experience and warm personality. Prescription reading glasses, computer glasses, driving glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, and contact lens fittings are all available through Dr. Barkan at Kellis Eye Center. Her expertise allows her to fit most patients with contacts, even finding success with difficult cases or those patients who have experienced previous failures. In addition, she actively screens candidates for refractive surgery. Dr. Barkan remains current in the latest research and is an active participant in her professional organizations.

A native Ohioan, Dr. Barkan and her husband Scott raise their four children in Northeast Ohio. In her spare time, she attends her children’s numerous sporting events and is active in the Kenston School system. Dr. Barkan is currently accepting new patients and welcomes the opportunity to meet her patients’ eye care needs at Kellis Eye Center.