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Larry Eugene Harris

Larry Eugene Harris, American optometrist. Named Optometrist of the Year Heart of America Contact Lens Society, 1990.


  • Harris, Larry Eugene was born on July 13, 1939 in Chanute, Kansas, United States. Son of Paul Neal and Velma Ellen (Anderson) Harris.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Chanute Junior College, 1959. OD, Illinois College Optometry, 1962.


    • Optometry officer United States Army, 1962-1967, advance through grades to captain, 1967. Private practice Topeka, since 1968, Valley Falls, since 1969. Apartment consultant optometry Kansas Medicaid Program, 1969-1978, Medicare, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Kansas, since 1987.

      President Northeast Kansas Health Systems Agency, 1976-1978. Secretary-treasurer Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry, 1991-1994.


    Chairman Capitol Region Health Planning Council, 1974-1975. Active vision guidelines committee Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, 1983, 89. Chairman administration board 1st United Methodist Church, Topeka, 1992-1993.

    Member American Optometric Association (federal relations advisory committee 1982, 85-88, executive committee education and manpower division 1983-1985, chairman medicare reimbursement project team 1986-1987, chairman resolutions committee 1987, credentials committee 1988), Kansas Optometric Association (board directors 1978-1984, legislation committee 1982-1987, president 1982-1983, named Optometrist of the Year 1986, third party care committee).



    Computers, photography, reading, music, politics.


    • Children: Donna Lorraine, Amy Leigh, Daniel Patrick.
    • father: Paul Neal Harris
    • mother: Velma Ellen (Anderson) Harris
    • children: Donna Lorraine Harris
    • Amy Leigh Harris
    • Daniel Patrick Harris
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    Born July 13, 1939