Barbara C. Andree, O.D. specializes in expert contact lens fitting and low vision correction. She has been certified in therapeutics and glaucoma treatment, and has been serving Main Line patients since 1986. Prior to starting her optometric practice in Pennsylvania, in association with Francis Ely, optician, Dr. Andree also passed state board examinations and practiced in Texas and Illinois.
Dr Andree earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston, where she served on the college admissions committee. She also did several years of post-graduate work at the University of Minnesota as a NIH Fellow in Behavioral Pharmacology. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology is from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Andree has trained residents at the University of Chicago Eye Clinic in the fitting of both soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia, amblyopia, dry eyes and keratoconus. She is also prepared to help patients with vision loss due to macular degeneration, inoperable cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. She has a complete line of high quality magnification aids from Eschenbach Optik, including hand-held, stand, illuminated and pocket magnifiers, head-borne telescopic and microscopic systems, plus video and non optical magnification aids.
Prior to devoting all her time to her private practice in Wayne, Dr. Andree worked with Opthalmology Associates in Hatboro, Pa for 17 years. She had the opportunity to provide pre-operative and post-operative care for many surgical patients, including LASIK, and continues to co-manage the care of cataract, blepharoplasty, and refractive surgery patients.
Dr. Andree welcomes referrals by other eye care professionals and primary care physicians. Her patients are treated with respect, dignity and compassion. She provides personal attention and counseling, and unhurried evaluation of all her patients, and enjoys working with all ages.
When she is not in the office, Dr. Andree likes to travel and spend family time with her husband, two children and two grandchildren. She also enjoys opera and listening to classical music.