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Your experience at our office is more than just your vision correction with Dr. Maloney, Dr. Shamie, or Dr. Hura. From careful and thorough candidacy testing, to gentle and expert post-op care, these doctors will make certain that your experience with MSVI is first class in every respect.
At the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, Dr. Kristin Barnes specializes in the preoperative evaluation and postoperative care of patients. Dr. Barnes received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. She then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to receive her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree. While in optometry school, Dr. Barnes served as the President of Nova Optometric Practice Management Association (NOPMA) and President of the national Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLutioN). Due to her compassion and dedication to private practice, she was awarded with the VSP & AAOF Practice Excellence Scholarship and was the recipient of the Marchon Practice Management Award of Excellence of her graduating class. She was inducted into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, which is awarded to the top 10% of each class that demonstrates outstanding professional and ethical attitude through leadership and service to their class, college and profession.
During her clinical rotations, she completed externships at a multi-subspecialty ophthalmology private practice and a VA hospital, all of which encouraged her to pursue a residency in ocular disease after graduation. She completed a 13-month Residency in Ocular Disease at Aran Eye Associates in Miami, FL, where she worked extensively with each ophthalmology specialist and experienced a high-volume of diverse patients.
She gained valuable experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, and pre- and post-operative management of surgical patients. In addition, she performs light treatments for our Light Adjustable Lens patients. During her spare time, Dr. Barnes enjoys riding her peloton, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband and their golden retriever puppy.
Dr. Brenda Luu specializes in the preoperative evaluation and postoperative care of patients at Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute. Dr. Luu earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She then graduated from New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA with her Doctor of Optometry degree. With the goal of serving diverse patient populations, her clinical externships included the Veterans Affair Hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA, the Indian Health Service in rural Bethel, AK, Boston Foundation where she focused on anterior segment disease management with BostonSight PROSE devices, and several community health centers in the greater Boston area. She then completed a residency in Ocular Disease at Woolfson Eye Institute in Atlanta, GA. During her spare time, Dr. Luu likes to explore national parks, play music and crocheting.
Dr. Kristine Park earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at Western University of Health Sciences after receiving her Bachelor of Sciences from University of California San Diego. During her last year of optometry school, she completed her externships at Tsehootsui Medical Center in Arizona, Orlando Veterans Affairs Hospital in Florida, Eisner Health and ChapCare clinics in Los Angeles, and South Coast Eye Care Center in Laguna Hills. After graduation, she expanded her knowledge and clinical skills by completing a residency program at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in Primary Eye Care, emphasis in Ocular Disease. During her residency, she presented a poster case called “Chronic Hemi-retinal Vein Occlusion with Macular Edema, Secondary to Methamphetamine Use” at American Academy of Optometry meeting in Orlando and also wrote a case report called “Digging Deeper- Ocular Albinism”. In addition, she performs light treatments for our Light Adjustable Lens patients. Dr. Park enjoys playing with her little corgi, trying new food places, traveling around the world, and playing golf.
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