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Vision Center

Why choose Ochsner Health for your vision needs?

Each Ochsner Vision Center location in Louisiana offers personalized vision care from certified opticians. Our vision specialists customize your optical needs to find fashionable eyeglasses and accessories to fit your prescription. The Ochsner Vision Center provides concierge service to patients of all ages with affordable eye care that’s close to home.

Because our Ochsner Vision Center locations share space with Ochsner Eye Centers, patients can get more than just a great selection of frames, contact lenses and prescription sunglasses. Our on-site team of dedicated, knowledgeable optometrists can handle many of your vision care needs. Even advanced vision conditions, such as corneal disease, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, can be managed by Ochsner Eye Center’s ophthalmologists, who have the training necessary to provide a speedy diagnosis and effective treatment.

Our complete eye exam includes tests for:

  • Cataracts — clouding of the lens
  • Corneal diseases — conditions that impact the cornea (the outer layer of the eye)
  • Diabetic retinopathy — diabetes-related damage to the eye’s blood vessels
  • External eye disease — conditions, such as dry eye, pink eye and allergies, that affect the surface of the eye
  • Glaucoma — a term applied to any condition that develops when high eye pressure damages the optic nerve, leading to vision loss
  • Intraocular tumors — tumors that begin in the center layer of the eye
  • Orbital diseases — conditions that impact the eye socket
  • Tear function — which can show whether eyes produce the right amount and quality of tears to keep eyes healthy

Each patient’s customized experience at the Ochsner Vision Center sets our services apart. By combining function and fashion, our certified vision specialists handcraft each pair of glasses to meet your vision needs. All our designer frames have the option to be fitted with Essilor and Varilux lenses along with Crizal anti-glare. With great brand names, the hottest new looks and prices you’ll love, Ochsner Vision Center is a one-stop shop for eyeglasses, sunglasses and contacts.

Brands we offer:

  • Coach
  • Costa del Mar
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Gucci
  • Kate Spade
  • Krewe
  • Maui Jim
  • Nike
  • Prada
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Ray-Ban
  • Silhouette
  • Ted Baker
  • Vogue

Contact lenses we offer:

  • Acuvue Oasys
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Biofinity
  • Dailies
  • Johnson & Johnson

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The Ochsner Vision Center is committed to finding the most affordable options for your vision needs. Patients who complete an eye exam and order contacts from Ochsner are eligible for a rebate. We also accept most major vision insurances, including:

  • AlwaysCare Vision
  • Community EyeCare
  • Davis Vision
  • Eyemed
  • Humana Gold Plus
  • Humana-Ochsner Network

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The American Optometric Association recommends that children get eye exams at 6 to 12 months, and at least once between ages 3 and 5. Children should also receive eye exams before first grade and then annually. Adults with an average risk for vision issues should receive eye exams at least every two years from ages 18 to 64, and then annually after that. Adults at high risk should have eye exams at least annually.

During an eye exam, an optometrist or ophthalmologist will perform tests to find out how well you see and examine your eyes for signs of disease. In addition to determining if you need glasses or contacts — or if you need your prescription updated — the optometrist or ophthalmologist may perform screenings for conditions like glaucoma and cataracts. A full, comprehensive eye exam may take about an hour.

Your prescription for glasses or contacts could change every year or two, which is why regular eye exams are so important. If your prescription needs change, your optometrist will recommend a new prescription and you will need to get new lenses. You should replace your contact lenses monthly, weekly or daily based on the type you use and the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Kids mature at different ages, and parents and caregivers need to determine when their child is ready for the responsibility. Eye care providers usually recommend contacts for children 13 and older, but studies have shown that children as young as 8 can safely use soft contacts.

An optician is a technician who fits glasses 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 conditions.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Vision Center

Vision Center 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.
Eye Center at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
401 St. Julian Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 Vision Center - Baptist
4429 Clara St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed Daily for Lunch: noon-1 p.m.
Ochsner Vision Center – O'Neal
16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed Daily for Lunch: noon-1 p.m.
Ochsner Vision Center - Ochsner Health Center - Slidell
105 Medical Center Drive, Ste. 202
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed Daily for Lunch: noon-1 p.m.
Ochsner Vision Center - Ochsner Health Center - Lapalco
4225 Lapalco Blvd.
Marrero, LA 70072
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed Daily For Lunch: noon-1 p.m.
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