Elise Harb

OD, PhD (Vision Science)

Harb is a clinical faculty member at The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry and Vision Science at UC Berkeley. She is a pediatric optometrist with an emphasis in myopia control and also holds a clinical faculty appointment at the UC San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital. She completed her OD at the New England College of Optometry and her MS (Epidemiology) and PhD (Vision Science) at UC Berkeley. Her research is focused on better understanding the role of the visual environment (e.g. outdoor/indoor activity, nearness of objects in visual scene, spectral composition, spatial content, etc) in myopia development and progression in children. Her work is unique in that it capitalizes on novel pediatric friendly wearable technologies to more objectively capture and characterize the dynamics of a child’s habitual visual environment. She currently is the Principal Investigator for an NEI funded Childhood Activity and Myopia Study. She is the Chair of the Research Committee of the American Academy of Optometry.  

Email: harbe@berkeley.edu

Website: UC Berkeley Myopia Research Group