Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Laurel R. Harris, who serves patients in Washington.
Dr. Harris is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C. with offices in University Place and Puyallup, Washington.
Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C. is a combined medical practice of ophthalmology, dermatology, and plastic surgery employing board-certified physicians and surgeons, physician assistants, and optometrists. They provide general eye and skin care as well as comprehensive subspecialty services including LASIK (laser vision correction), cataract surgery with intraocular lenses, glaucoma surgery, medical and surgical treatment of the retina, PRK laser eye surgery, medical and cosmetic dermatology, MOHS skin cancer surgery, skin pathology services, and a full realm of plastic surgery procedures.
Dr. Harris is a graduate of Texas Christian University, earning degrees in both geology and pre-medicine, where she was honored as T.C.U.’ s most outstanding graduate for 1985. She earned her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, interned at Georgia Baptist Medical Center, and completed her residency in ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society for outstanding academic performance in college, and was then elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, in recognition of excellent academic, clinical, and ethical performance at Emory University School of Medicine.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctor is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America.
Since 1996, Dr. Harris has served on the grievance committee of the Pierce County Medical Society, an advisory board of physicians and community leaders charged with resolving disputes between patients, physicians, and insurers, often advocating for the patient’s rights. In 2002, she was also elected to the Board of Trustees of Pierce County Medical Society, the governing board for the physicians of Pierce County. In 2004, she was then elected Secretary of Pierce County Medical Society.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, retinal, and corneal surgery.
An authority in her field, Dr. Harris is among a prestigious few to be selected by the Consumers’ Research Council as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” for 2002-2003, then again for 2004-2005, and for 2006-2007.
Outside of the office, her interests include camping and hiking with her husband and three young children, riding horses, playing classical piano, and enjoying the unsurpassed beauty and wonderful people of the Pacific Northwest.
Learn More about Dr. Laurel R. Harris:
Through her findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2143126-Laurel-Harris-ophthalmologist-Puyallup-WA-98371 or through Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C., https://www.cascadeeyeskin.com/eye-doctors/
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