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Ophthalmology and Optometry

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Why choose Ochsner Health for your ophthalmology and optometry care?

At Ochsner Eye Center, our eye doctors – that's ophthalmologists and optometrists – are all about keeping your eyes healthy in a way that's focused on you. We do regular check-ups, take care of eye problems through surgery if needed, and treat all sorts of eye conditions right here in one spot.


Our eye experts use the newest findings and top-notch technology to make sure you get the best eye care in the area. With help from the Ochsner family, like the Laser Vision Center and Ochsner Vision Centers, our team at Ochsner Eye Center offers complete eye services tailored just for you.

At our clinic, we're on a mission to help you see the world more clearly and confidently. Our team of eye care heroes - ophthalmologists and optometrists - are here to tackle all sorts of eye conditions. Whether it's regular check-ups to keep your eyes in tip-top shape or getting to the bottom of something that's been bugging your vision, we've got your back.

We handle everything from the sneaky eye conditions that creep up on you without warning, to more familiar foes like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and the adventures of dealing with contact lenses or glasses. And if there are bigger challenges to face, like cataracts or glaucoma, we’re equipped with the latest technology and the sharpest skills to take them on.

  • Glaucoma — high eye pressure can damage the optical nerve and lead to blindness

  • Macular degeneration — eye tissue thinning due to the body's natural aging process, that causes vision loss over time

  • Eye cancer (ocular oncology) — treatment is available for cancers that develop within the eye or on the eyelid

  • Pediatric ophthalmology and optometry — Ochsner experts treat patients of all ages, including children

We're not just about fixing problems. We're about guiding you through your eye care journey with confidence, armed with knowledge and innovation, every step of the way. Trust us to be by your side, ensuring your vision stays as brilliant as your future.

We use the latest and greatest technology to make sure you get the best care possible. Our goal isn't just to fix what's bothering you today, but to look after your vision for the future. With our help, you can see the world more brightly and face everything with confidence. Trust us to take good care of your eyes, every step of the way.

  • Canaloplasty — a type of glaucoma procedure that helps relieve eye pressure by enhancing the eye’s natural drainage system

  • Cataract surgery — replacement of your eye’s natural lens with a clear artificial lens if cataracts develop

  • Cornea transplant — part or all of the eye’s outer later (the cornea) is replaced with donated cornea tissue

  • Dry eye treatment — if your eyes don’t make enough tears to stay wet, your ophthalmologist or optometrist may recommend over-the-counter or prescription drops, tear duct plugs or surgery

  • Laser vision treatment — vision correction surgery, including blade-free LASIK and corneal cross-linking (strengthen collagen in the cornea), can improve eyesight

  • Low vision services — these treatments can help when patients lose vision clarity or sharpness

  • Oculoplastic surgery — this type of surgery is performed on the eyelid, eye socket, face or tear ducts

Vision insurance provides additional coverage for routine eye care including eye exams, prescription eyewear, contact lenses and other vision services. While some medical insurance may provide coverage for eye disease or injury, this coverage is separate from vision insurance. For assistance with vision insurance or to review coverage, call us at 504-842-3995.

FAQs

An optician is a technician who fits eyeglasses and contact lenses.

An optometrist can perform an eye exam and also diagnose and treat some conditions of the eyes.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who can diagnose eye conditions and provide medical or surgical treatment for those problems.

Unsure which eye care professional is right for you? Call us at 504-842-3995.

It is recommended to visit an eye doctor regularly to ensure your vision remains in top condition and to identify any potential issues early. For most adults, seeing an eye doctor every one to two years is advised. However, if you have existing eye conditions, wear glasses or contact lenses, or have a family history of eye problems, more frequent visits may be necessary. It's vital to follow the guidance of a professional eye care provider who can tailor recommendations based on your individual health needs and risk factors. Consistent eye examinations are a key part of maintaining not just your vision, but your overall health, demonstrating a proactive approach to well-being and medical care.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Ophthalmology and Optometry

Ophthalmology and Optometry Locations

Ochsner Vision Center – Ochsner Medical Complex - Clearview
4430 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed daily for lunch: noon-1 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Complex - Clearview
4430 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Eye Center at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
401 St. Julian Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
2390 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Acadia General Hospital
1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
Crowley, LA 70526
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Vision Center – St. Charles Parish Hospital Medical Office
13100 River Road
Destrehan, LA 70047
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed Daily for Lunch: noon-1 p.m.
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center
4864 Jackson St.
Monroe, LA 71202
  • Open 24/7
St. Charles Parish Hospital Medical Office
13100 River Road , St. Charles Parish Hospital Medical Office
Destrehan, LA 70047
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Slidell Campus Bldg. 2
105 Medical Center Drive, North Shore Two Bldg.
Slidell, LA 70461
Ochsner Vision Center - Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove
10310 The Grove Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Vision Center - Ochsner Health Center - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed Daily for Lunch: noon-1 p.m.
Ochsner Vision Center - Ochsner Health Center - Metairie
2005 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
  • : 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Vision Center - Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 2nd Saturday of the Month: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Center for Primary Care and Wellness
1401 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Denham Springs South
139 Veterans Blvd.
Denham Springs, LA 70726
  • Primary Care: Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Baptist Napoleon Medical Plaza
2820 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Therapy & Wellness: Mon – Fri: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Slidell Memorial Hospital East
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Slidell
2750 East Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Prairieville
16220 Airline Highway
Prairieville, LA 70769
  • Primary Care: Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Lapalco
4225 Lapalco Blvd.
Marrero, LA 70072
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal
16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Metairie
2005 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
  • Mon: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tues–Fri: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
2700 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.