Charles F. Barer, M.D., Emeritus

  • Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon, Retired 2013
  • Clinical Professor for the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota

As a Captain in the United States Air Force, Dr. Barer served as a Flight Surgeon and Commander and Director of Base Medical Services at the USAF Hospital Tainan, Tainan Air Base, Republic of China. He received the USAF Commendation Medal, a National Defense Service Ribbon and was distinguished as Honorary Flight Surgeon, Chinese Air Force, Republic of China. After a long and successful medical career, including being instrumental in the growth of Edina Eye’s business and reputation, Dr. Barer retired from practice in 2013.

Dr. Barer is also a Clinical Professor for the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota.

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • Hennepin County Medical Association


  • Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Medical Degree: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Internship: Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York