About Dr. Harmon

Dr. Harmon’s practice provides a full spectrum of eye care services for general ophthalmology with a specialty in cataracts and glaucoma. Dr. Harmon and his team of professionals use state-of-the-art technologies and equipment. He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital. If surgery is required, it is performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, the premier hospital in Manhattan for eye surgery, on an out-patient basis.

Many eye conditions can be treated with medications, such as drops. Early detection is the best way to prevent an eye condition from becoming a serious problem. Get your eyes examined!

Specialist in Cataract Surgery

  • Multifocal and Toric IOLs
  • Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: CATALYS™ Precision Femtosecond Laser

For those patients who require cataract surgery, there is an array of options available to you for replacement lenses. Technological advances in lens implants have improved the outcomes. Dr. Harmon specializes in these advanced lenses.

Specialist in Glaucoma

  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
  • Laser Therapy: Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Glaucoma is often referred to as the “sneak thief of sight” because it usually has no symptoms before a loss of vision occurs. There are a number of risk factors that predispose an individual to glaucoma. Testing is the best defense. As Chairman of The Glaucoma Foundation, based in New York, Dr. Harmon is involved not only in the care and treatment of glaucoma patients but also in research and public awareness campaigns. View an interview on ABC News recorded during World Glaucoma Week in March 2010.

Current Work

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Weill Medical, College of Cornell University
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital


  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • New York Glaucoma Society


American Board of Ophthalmology

Member, Board of Directors

World Glaucoma Patient Association

Chairman of The Board of Directors

The Glaucoma Foundation

The Glaucoma Education and Research Fund

Created in 2008, this fund supports education in the area of glaucoma for both patients and medical personnel. The fund’s primary goal is to advance our understanding of glaucoma in all ways. Research and scientific studies that help further this understanding are key.

Donate now to The Glaucoma Education and Research Fund

Medical Training

Board Certified – American Board of Ophthalmology

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
Degree: B.A.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

New York, NY
Degree: M.D.

St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital

New York, NY
Internship (PGY1): Internal Medicine

The New York Presbyterian Hospital

Weill Medical College, Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Ophthalmology
Fellowship: Glaucoma

Author of “What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Glaucoma”

Dr. Harmon’s book with Nancy Intrator with a foreword by Kitty Carlisle Hart is available at book stores. It is also available in paperback and Kindle format. The book provides detailed information about glaucoma, this book is a good source of information. You can preview the book at Google books.