Dr. Houde

Barbara Houde, O.D., M.Sc.


Glaucoma, Optometrists


Cincinnati Eye Institute

Get to Know Dr. Houde

Barbara Houde O.D., M.Sc., joined the Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) to assist in the glaucoma and retina clinics. After 13 years of working in the retina clinic, she transitioned her focus solely to the glaucoma clinic. Dr. Houde earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Montreal in 1994 and went on to complete a Primary Care Residency at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She then received her Master’s Degree in Vision Science from the University of Montreal with Dean’s list of honors. Following, a one-year glaucoma fellowship was obtained at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Houde has served as a clinical instructor at the University of Montreal and at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She has been involved in many research projects relating to glaucoma. She also went to teach clinical optometry to optometrists around the world including Germany, South Africa and Israel. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish. For the past few years at CEI, Dr. Houde has been actively involved in Clinical Research for glaucoma therapies, allowing early access to innovative medications and devices for her patients.

Dr. Houde lives in Loveland with her husband Kevin, also an optometrist, and their son Julian.

  • Education & Training
  • Memberships & Affiliations
Education & Training
  • Doctoral Degree
    University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
  • Residency
    Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA
  • Master’s Degree in Vision Science
    University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
  • Fellowship
    University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Memberships & Affiliations
  • University of Montreal
    Former Clinical Instructor
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
    Former Clinical Instructor
  • vInternational Board of Examiners

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