Amy Harper, O.D.
East Carolina University: BS Biology University Honors – Magna Cum Laude
Pennsylvania College of Optometry: BS Visual Sciences and Doctor of Optometry
Specialty / expertise
Primary Care Optometry and Pediatrics
When did you know that you wanted to be an optometrist?
I have known since third grade when I received my first pair of glasses. The instant gratification of helping patients improve their vision reminds me how dramatically seeing clearly changed my life. I still love watching a child’s face as they see details they have missed before.
Favorite part of being an optometrist
I love the intimate ways I get to know my patients, what is going on in their lives and families. I love living with a sense of community- everyone helping one another using their own gifts and talents. Life changes if you can’t see and helping preserve vision is incredibly rewarding for me!
I love the beach! Hearing the surf instantly lowers my blood pressure, and it’s the place where I feel closest to God. Really anywhere with my family is fine with me!
Favorite concert you’ve been to
I enjoy listening to Christian music, so most recent concerts have included Natalie Grant, New Song, And Mark Shultz
Do you have any pets?
We had the best dog, “Pickle”, a Boston Terrier who was named after me!
On a middle school field trip, we visited a Pizza Inn buffet, and I was challenged to a pizza eating contest; I smoked my competition finishing 24 pieces of pizza.