Richard A. Harper, M.D.

Richard A. Harper, M.D., is an ophthalmologist at the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  He is also a professor for the Department of Ophthalmology in the UAMS College of Medicine.  He serves as the Residency Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the low vision service.  Dr. Harper is the inaugural recipient of the Sally Boreham Endowed Chair.

A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Harper received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and completed his Ophthalmology residency at UAMS.

Dr. Harper is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Arkansas Ophthalmological Society and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Harper's clinical interests include low vision rehabilitation and comprehensive ophthalmology, including routine eye exams and eye surgery.

Dr. Harper sees patients at the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Professional Certifications and Education

  • Ophthalmology, 1991
  • University: M.D. DEGREE: University of Oklahoma, 1984
  • Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


  • Ophthalmology

Conditions/Diseases Treated

UAMS doctors treat a broad range of conditions some of which may not be listed below.

  • All diseases of the eye
  • Cataracts, Cataract surgery
  • Low vision rehabilitation

Additional Links

Patient story - Comprehensive Eye Care Under One Roof
Patient story - The Drive to Maintain Independence
Patient story - Ten Years of Blindness Ended 

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Clinic Location

Type of Doctor

  • For Adults

Institute Affiliations

Academic Appointment

  • Professor and Residency Program Director
    Department: Ophthalmology

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