Alexander R. Harris MD

Alexander R. Harris MD
Slocum-Dickson President


Dr. Alexander R. Harris operates out of the Griffiss Surgery Center in Rome, NY.

I believe in continuing to provide state-of-the-art eye care treatments to our community.  I am committed to remaining at the forefront of ophthalmology, providing the highest level of care for my patients and their families.

Specialty Services

Comprehensive state-of-the-art surgical eye care.  Providing treatment for all eye conditions including cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye and more.

Education and Qualifications

Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology Residency, SUNY Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Chief Resident, SUNY Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse
Doctor of Medicine, The Commonwealth Medical College of Pennsylvania, Scranton, PA

Professional Organizations

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Why I chose medicine?

As the son of an ophthalmologist, the decision was easy.  I grew up fascinated by discussions with my father and knew early on that patient-centered eye care is what I am meant to do.

Hobbies and Special Interests

Fitness, Adirondacks, Music, Piano, Guitar

Quotes from Patients

“Friendly, thorough and energetic.”
” I was very impressed by Dr. Harris and the effort and concern he puts into his work”
“The world needs more doctors like Dr. Harris”
“The care you gave me was beyond professional, and the personal time and care following surgery is incredible.”

Appointments available at the following locations:

New Hartford

First in Oneida County

Light Adjustable Lens from RXSight

  • First Intraocular Lens to allow physicians to optimize vision after cataract surgery.
  • Ability to adjust and preview vision to meet your desire.
  • Light treatment procedures take a few minutes.
  • Lens power is permanently locked in once optimal vision is achieved.
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