Elise Harb, OD, PhD, FAAO



Pediatric Optometrist who Cares for Children of All Ages

Dr. Elise Harb is a pediatric optometrist who cares for children of all ages. She assesses their visual development and ensures they have the vision needed to learn in school. She is particularly interested in understanding how the environment plays a role in a child's developing the need for glasses. Harb's research investigates how a child's habits – including near work (activities such as reading), use of electronic devices and outdoor play – influence the development of myopia (nearsightedness). She makes use of wearable technologies to capture accurate information on children's normal daily activities and how they affect vision.


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