Barbara K. Tylka, O.D.

  1. Optometrist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Barbara Tylka, O.D., is a board-certified optometrist specializing in the treatment of eye disease and peri-operative care. She has a special interest in dry eye management. She also sees patients in consultation for cataract surgery and is involved with their post-operative care. Dr. Tylka speaks fluent Polish and intermediate Spanish.

Dr. Tylka completed an additional year of specialized training after optometry school in Ocular Disease at the VA of Northern Indiana Health Care System in Fort Wayne, IN. She graduated Cum Laude from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

  1. 2016
    Associate Resident - Ocular Disease and Primary Care Veterans Administration
  2. 2015
    OD - Optometry Illinois College of Optometry
  3. 2011
    Bachelor - Molecular & Cellular Biology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  1. 2021
    OptometryAmerican Board of Optometry

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    Magna Cum LaudeIllinois College of Optometry

Professional memberships

  1. 2011 - present
    American Optometric Association
  2. 2011 - present
    American Academy of Optometry