Dr. Paul Alan Harris is a 1979 Graduate of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry in practice in Baltimore, MD. His accreditations include Fellowships in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (1984), the Australasian College of Behavioral Optometry (1993), and the American Academy of Optometry (1999). He has published two series for the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), an organization that he currently serves as a Director/Trustee.
The Optometric Editor’s Council voted his series, “Unique Services and Your Success”. Dr. Harris also authored the award winning Journal of Optometric Vision Development article, “Toward a Unified Theory of Vision”. Dr. Harris is a researcher and teacher. In the late 1980’s he published, "The Prevalence of Visual Conditions in a Population of Juvenile Delinquents" in the Journal of the American Optometric Association and currently serves as the chief investigator of a program looking at vision therapy in the Baltimore City Public Schools. In 1991 Dr. Harris founded the Baltimore Academy for Behavioral Optometry (BABO) to help expand the quantity and quality of behavioral optometric care available to the public. These courses are now part of the clinical offerings of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) and are known as the OEPF Clinical Curriculum. These courses provide hands-on small-group post-graduate clinical education in the field of behavioral vision care. Over 750 optometrists in the US and abroad have taken part in one or more of these course offerings.