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About Luxme Hariharan, MD, MPH


Dr. Luxme Hariharan (aka Dr. Lux) is a pediatric ophthalmologist. As an accomplished global researcher and child health advocate, Dr. Hariharan has a passion for international health that is deeply rooted in her own background.

Dr. Hariharan earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania/Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine/Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Hariharan then pursued an additional fellowship in pediatric cornea, cataract and glaucoma with an emphasis on international health at the University of Southern California (USC) Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She also holds a Master of Public Health with an emphasis on global and child health policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

Recent Blog Posts

Keeping Your Child’s Vision in FOCUS This School Year and Beyond

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. That means that it is the perfect time to have your child’s eyes and vision checked so they can be ready to start the new school year. Studies have shown that better vision leads to improved academic performance in children. Parents need to remember that they have the best chance of detecting vision problems and taking action by getting their children’s vision checked. Learn more about the guidelines for yearly vision screenings and the vision problems to look out for in your children.

Keeping Our Children’s Eyes Healthy During Prolonged Use of Electronic Devices

We all have had to make several adjustments during this new era of COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing. One of the most significant and unique impacts on our children in particular has been the transition to virtual schooling and an increased use of computers and electronic devices. Children in South Florida, across the country and around the world have been attending school virtually for the past two months with no clear end in sight.