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Brooke M. Harkness, O.D., M.S.

Brooke Morris Harkness, O.D., M.S.

About me:

Area of Expertise:


Barnes Road
Phone: 503-227-2020

Brooke M Harkness OD, MS was raised in Northern California and received a B.S. in neurobiology from the University of California, Davis. She moved to the Portland area to work in neuroimmunology research at Oregon Health and Science University before ultimately deciding to pursue optometry. Dr. Harkness graduated with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry with her Doctorate of Optometry and Master of Science in Vision Science degrees, and received the Dean’s Award, National Board of Examiners in Optometry Norman E Wallis Award for Excellence, and Beta Sigma Kappa Chapter Award for Exceptional Research, among other honors.

Dr. Harkness also completed a post-graduate fellowship in corneal disease and specialty medical contact lenses at Casey Eye Institute. She has developed a passion for fitting these lenses for children and adults with keratoconus, severe ocular surface disease and dry eyes, corneal transplants, corneal scars after eye injuries, aphakia, and many other conditions for which conventional contacts fall short. In both primary eye care and specialty contact lenses, she respects every patient’s unique journey and enjoys finding innovative, personalized solutions for each individual.

Dr. Harkness spends her free time exploring the outdoors with her husband and dog, practicing yoga, dancing ballet, and rock climbing. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, and regularly presents research or case reports at meetings of the American Academy of Optometry.


Dr. Alan Bengtzen - MD


Doctor of Optometry
Master of Science, Vision Science

Pacific University College of Optometry
Forest Grove OR, May 2016

Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
University of California, Davis
Davis CA, Sep 2008


Medical Contact Lenses and Corneal Disease
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland OR, Jul 2016 to Jul 2017



Portland Veterans Administration Health Care System
Ocular Disease
Portland OR, Feb 2016 to May 2016

David Grant Medical Center
Travis Air Force Base
Primary Care
Fairfield CA, Nov 2015 to Feb 2016

Pacific University/Washington State School for the Blind
Low Vision & Ocular Disease
Forest Grove OR/Vancouver WA, Aug 2015 to Nov 2015

Vancouver Vision Clinic
Contact Lenses & Primary Care
Vancouver WA, May 2015 to Aug 2015

Internship, Pacific University College of Optometry

Contact Lenses, Beaverton OR, Spring 2015

Primary Care, Cornelius OR, Spring 2015

Pediatrics & Vision Therapy, Portland OR, Fall 2014

Primary Care, Forest Grove OR, Fall 2014

Ocular Disease & Special Testing, Beaverton OR, Summer 2014

Primary Care, Portland OR, Summer 2014


OD Class of 2016 Council
Pacific University College of Optometry, Feb 2013 to May 2016

Student Liaison
American Board of Optometry, Feb 2013 to May 2015


Teaching Assistant
Vision Science Seminar
Vision Science Graduate Program
Pacific University College of Optometry, May 2015 to Feb 2016

Teaching Assistant
Clinical Procedures III, IV
Pacific University College of Optometry, Aug 2014 to May 2015

Geometric and Physical Optics I, II
Vision Science Graduate Program- International Student Cohort
Pacific University College of Optometry, Aug 2014 to Dec 2014

Teaching Assistant
Geometric and Physical Optics I, II
Pacific University College of Optometry, Aug 2013 to May 2014


Health Care Provider BLS/CPR
American Heart Association, Jun 2016

Precision Technology BE Retainer
Orthokeratology Practitioner Certification, Sep 2014

Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy
Orthokeratology Practitioner Certification, Sep 2014


Dean's Award
Pacific University College of Optometry, May 2016

BSK Chapter Award for Exceptional Research
Pacific University College of Optometry, May 2016

VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship
VSP Global & American Optometric Foundation, Aug 2015

Norman E Wallis Award for Excellence
National Board of Examiners in Optometry, May 2015

J Pat Cummings Award
American Optometric Foundation, Spring 2015

Class of 2016 Student of the Year
American Optometric Student Association
Pacific University College of Optometry, May 2014

Beta Sigma Kappa
International Optometric Honor Society, Spring 2013 to May 2016

Dean's List
University of California, Davis
College of Biological Sciences, Winter 2008

Practice Locations:

Northwest Office
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
Phone : (503) 227-2020

Tigard Office
15298 SW Royalty Parkway
Tigard, OR 97224
Phone : (503) 227-2020p

Barnes Road Office
9555 SW Barnes Rd., #201 (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97225
Phone : (506) 227-2020

Preparing for your Visit:

Prior to Your Appointment: Please complete and print the Patient history, HIPPA and payment policy forms even if you are an established patient. Once you have completed the forms, please bring them with you on the day of your appointment. Due to privacy issues, please do not attempt to send these forms to our office via e-mail.

Please check with your insurance company(s) to verify your “vision care” coverage for routine eye examinations by calling the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card. You may also call this same number to verify “medical” benefits for medically necessary visits and procedures.

The Day of Your Appointment:
Bring your current medical insurance card(s) with you.

  • The co-pay amount listed on your insurance card will be collected at the time of your visit.
  • For charges not covered by your individual insurance plan, payment is due at the time of service. Prompt pay discounts are available on certain services. Please ask at the front desk.

As part of your examination with us today, your pupils may be dilated. With dilation, most people experience light sensitivity and difficulty with near vision (such as reading). Some individuals also have difficulty seeing in the distance. The effects of the dilation can last several hours.

Patient Forms:

Patient History


Payment Policy

Request an Appointment:

503 227-2020

Patient Accounts:

If you have questions about your account or insurance, please call our patient accounts representatives at: 503-344-5115.



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