Brooke M. Harkness, O.D., M.S., FAAO

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
  • Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine


Brooke Harkness, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., studied neurobiology at the University of California, Davis before moving to the Portland area to work in neuroimmunology research. Dr. Harkness then earned a master's degree in vision science and a doctorate of optometry with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry, where she was recognized for excellence in academics, research, and stewardship. She has received multiple honors, including the 2015 National Board of Examiners' (NBEO) Norman E. Wallis award for the highest national score on the NBEO applied basic science examination, the Pacific University College of Optometry's Dean's Award, and Beta Sigma Kappa honor society's chapter award for outstanding research.

Dr. Harkness completed a clinical fellowship in medical contact lenses with the OHSU Casey Eye Institute in 2017, then returned as faculty in 2019. Her research interests include ocular surface pain, dry eyes, and corneal nerve dysfunction. Dr. Harkness cares for patients with the Corneal & External Eye Diseases/Refractive Surgery service as well as the Medical Contact Lens service.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2008, University of California
    • O.D., 2016, Pacific University College of Optometry
    • M.S., 2016, Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Fellowship

    • Medical Contact Lenses, OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Memberships and associations:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • The Association for Research in Vision Science and Ophthalmology (ARVO)


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