Dr. Harout Khanjian was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts and raised in Pasadena, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at California State University Northridge. He then attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry, in Pomona, California where he earned his doctorate degree in Optometry in 2013. During this time period he received several scholarship, including Walmart Project Foresight and HOYA Vision.
Dr. Khanjian has authored numerous publications in various fields, particularly Glaucoma, and presented at multiple national conferences, notably, the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, Experimental Biology and the American Society for Cell Biology. Since 2014, Dr. Khanjian has served as the adjunct clinical preceptor for Western University of Health Sciences and has been awarded “Excellence in Teaching” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. His commitment to advancing the arts and sciences of vision through research earned him the prestigious “America’s Best Optometrist” award for 2015 and 2016 by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. In 2018, Dr. Khanjian has the honor of being recognized as one of the “Top Doctors” in Los Angeles by Pasadena Magazine. Currently he sponsors his annual “Dr. Harout Khanjian Scholarship Award” that is awarded to a WUHS student that demonstrates academic excellence while maintaining a balance between personal and professional commitments.
Since 2008, Dr. Khanjian has appeared on his own weekly live television program on USArmenia Worldwide Television Network, maintaining and growing his large following in the Armenian community. This live program focuses on educating the community about various eye conditions, diseases, disorders and its links with the human body. He has hosted world-renowned physicians and specialists relative to the weekly show topic. He has also made guest appearances on “Good Morning Armenia”, Best Television, and the Armenian American Broadcast Channel (AABC). Through his outreach, Dr. Khanjian provides a valuable community service to educate the public on the importance of ongoing vision care. Patients continually travel from across the world to seek his medical care/advice prior to making any vision related decisions. Dr. Khanjian, his wife and two daugthers live in Pasadena, CA. He enjoys spending time with his family, international traveling, teaching, and gardening.