Dr. William Harrison
Dr. William Harrison is internationally known for his pioneering work in Sports Vision Science. His prolific and successful work with amateur and prominent professional athletes throughout the world has placed him in the forefront of his profession. He was educated at the University of California at Berkeley, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Optics and Doctorate in Optometry from the School of Optometry. He founded Laguna Eyes Optometry in 1977. After receiving his doctorate in optometry, Dr. Harrison did pioneering research in contact lenses as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He continued his research as a partner with internationally famous ophthalmologist Albert Sarraill, M.D. of San Francisco.
A hallmark of Laguna Eyes Optometry has been the continuing provision of cutting edge technology in terms of eye examination methods and vision care methods and related products. Dr. Harrison maintains that his requirements for the high level care of high profile athletes has had a direct positive impact on the range of modes of eyecare provided by Laguna Eyes Optometry
Dr. Bill Harrison currently consults with the San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays as well as numerous professional and Olympic athletes. He has also done some consulting for the US Government and Military Services. He has frequently appeared nationally in major magazines, newspapers and on major radio and television networks.
In the early 1970's, Harrison studied the sensory-motor attributes of premier athletes and developed a protocol for selecting young athletes with great potential for developing into baseball players. In 1977, he developed the protocol of Visual Focus testing and enhancement training programs for the Sports Medicine Committee of the U. S. Olympic Training Centers.
As a Sports Performance Specialist since 1972, Dr. Harrison has been involved in the behind the scenes changes and performance development of several organizations including championship years with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Royals in the 1970's, the U.S. Hockey Team in 1979-80, the Los Angeles Rams in 1980, the San Diego Padres in 1984, the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1989 and the Atlanta Braves in the 1990's, and most recently, the 2010 San Francisco Giants. His client list reads like an athletic hall of fame. They include Baseball-George Brett, Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn and expected future inductees Edgar Martinez, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine; Softball-Jennie Finch, Crystl Bustos, Lisa Fernandez; Football-John Brodie, Len Dawson, and Jim Johnson; Golf-John Cook, Jim Colbert, Billy Casper, Nick Faldo and Carol Mann; Hockey-Grant Fuhr; Ice Skating-Scott Hamilton, Linda Frattiane; Coaches-Bill Snyder, Herb Brooks, Ari Selinger, Jack McKeon, Whitey Herzog, Dick Nolan, Bobby Cox and the 1980 U.S. Gold Medal winning hockey team.
More recent sports clients included MBL baseball's Jason Giambi, Jack Cust, Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney, Mike Stanton and Carlos Quentin; NHL hockey's Dan Ellis, Chris Mason and Tim Thomas; PGA golf's John Cook, Jim Colbert, Ray Carrasco and Cleveland Golf; AVP volleyball's Matt Fuerbringer, Flo Hyman, Patti Dowdell; BMX racing's Kim Hayashi and Lisa Sher; motorcycle racers Niki Hayden and Heath Voss, professional tennis's Alexa Glatch and Abby Spears.
Dr. Alicia Harrison
Dr. Alicia Harrison strives to provide each of her patients with the kind of care she expects for herself and her family. She is committed to providing the highest quality eye care and customizes her treatments to each patient's needs and lifestyle. Her patients often express the appreciation they have for this personal approach and the value they feel it provides in the rush of everyday living.
Dr. Alicia M. Harrison earned her doctorate in optometry at the world-renowned University of California at Berkeley. She also earned a bachelor's degree in Physiology and Neurology from the University of California at San Diego. Her clinical training included several specialized internships: surgical/ocular disease at The Barnet-Dulaney Eye Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where she assisted in the care of cataract and refractive surgery patients; contact lenses, pediatrics and low vision at The Meredith Morgan Eye Clinic in Berkeley, California: primary care/ocular disease at the Rosebud Indian Health Services Hospital, South Dakota and La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland, California. In addition, she was selected for special training at the Vistakon/Acuvue Headquarters in Florida and the Alcon Pharmaceutical Headquarters in Texas and the 2000 Varilux/Essilor Academy in Vancouver, British Columbia for special training in progressive multifocal lenses.
At UC Berkeley, Dr. Harrison had many leadership roles. Her peers selected her to be the American Optometric Student Association Trustee, for which she organized a student conference for the three West Coast Optometry Schools and represented the UCB student body at the national conventions for the American Optometry Association. She was also the Alumni Association Student Liaison for 2 years. Both the California Optometric and Alameda-Contra Costa County Optometric Associations honored her in 2000 with awards for her leadership qualities and community involvement.
Dr. Harrison was Valedictorian at Dana Hills High School, where she was honored as a member of the DHHS Dolphin Wall of Fame for her excellence in athletics. As a teenager, she was also very involved in the community with the National Charity League and club athletics. She is now very involved with her own children and their athletics.