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Vision Center

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Woman putting eye contacts in

Why choose Ochsner Health?

At The Ochsner Vision Center, we believe your eyesight is as special as you are. We're committed to giving you eye care that perfectly matches what you need. The minute you walk in, we're all about finding what works best for your eyes and making sure it fits your unique style. Whether you need an eye exam, new glasses or a new set of contact lenses, we've got you covered.

We understand that the right fit goes beyond just a prescription; it's about giving you a better quality of life while making you look and feel your best. At The Ochsner Vision Center, our expert team will guide you through our large range of options to find the perfect match for both your eyes and your style. With a sharp eye for detail and a love for making things perfect, we ensure that every piece of eyewear not only corrects your vision but also fits perfectly into your life. Because here, we're not just about seeing better – we're about living better.

Our Ochsner Vision Center locations share space with Ochsner Eye Centers providing access to our experienced optometrists who can handle many of your vision care needs. Ochsner Eye Center's ophthalmologists can quickly diagnose and effectively treat complex eye conditions like corneal disease, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Our eye exam includes tests for:

  • Cataracts — clouding of the lens
  • Corneal diseases — conditions that impact 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 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 — when eyes produce the right amount and quality of tears to keep eyes healthy.

At the Ochsner Vision Center all our frames have the option to be fitted with Essilor and Varilux lenses along with Crizal anti-glare.

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

Save time and money when you buy your contacts online.

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 ecommends 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.

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 to change, your optometrist will recommend a new prescription and you will need to get new lenses. It would be best to 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 must 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 eight can safely use soft contacts.

An optician is a technician who fits glasses and contact lenses. An optometrist can perform an eye exam and 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.

Low vision means someone's eyesight isn't as good as it needs to be for everyday things. When someone has low vision, they might get a special check-up to find tools that can help them see better.

After performing a check-up for low vision, we have several tools that can help patients see better. These tools can be strong glasses, things that make objects look bigger, tiny telescopes, special lenses, sunglasses that help with glare, and even gadgets that turn words on a page into something you can see on a screen. This kind of check-up is really useful for people dealing with eye problems like macular degeneration, glaucoma, issues caused by diabetes in the eyes, retinitis pigmentosa, and eye conditions they were born with. After this check-up, patients with low vision find they can read again and do everyday things much easier.

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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