Brooke M. HarknessO.D., M.S., FAAO

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine


  • Optometry

Special focus on

  • Contact Lenses (Adult) - Optometry
  • Contact Lenses (Medical)
  • Optometry

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Brooke Harkness, O.D., M.S., FAAO, was raised in California and studied neurobiology at the University of California, Davis before moving to the Portland area to work in neuroimmunology research. She soon found a special interest in the physiology of the eye, and decided to pursue optometry. Dr. Harkness earned a master's degree in vision science as well as 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.
After graduating, Dr. Harkness completed a fellowship in medical contact lenses with Casey Eye Institute. She has particular interest in fitting specialty contact lenses and caring for patients with conditions such as keratoconus, severely dry eyes, corneal scarring, high refractive error, and other conditions for which standard treatments and conventional contact lenses have failed. Dr. Harkness enjoys volunteering with the Casey Eye Institute Outreach team, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her family.


  • 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

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