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Eye Care

Look no further than North Oaks Eye Care Clinic for complete eye care. North Oaks Eye Care Clinic covers a full spectrum of services related to the eye. We want to help you achieve and maintain clear vision for years to come. Our providers include both an ophthalmologist and optometrist who offer an array of care to patients in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes. Should you need corrective lenses, we also have certified opticians to help you select the best choice for you from the latest trends in eyewear.

The North Oaks Eye Care Clinic is open and can fill orders for contact lenses or emergency eyewear. Patients will need a current prescription, can pay by credit card via telephone and will be provided curbside delivery Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information on contact lenses or eyewear, call (985) 230-7093. For urgent infections or eye injuries, call the clinic at (985) 230-EYES (3937).

So, when it's time to "get your eyes checked," you will want to see the right eye care professional to meet your needs. Although each plays an important role in your eye care, the levels of training and expertise are different for these providers.

What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy, physiology and disease of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a doctor of medicine who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are considered to be both surgical and medical specialists.

Our ophthalmologist, Daniel J. Dodson, MD, specializes in small incision cataract surgery to promote faster healing and better results. He also has broad experience with lens implants.

Dr. Dodson provides patients of all ages an array of care, including:

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Tearing
  • Glaucoma
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract assessment and surgery with intraocular lens implantation
  • Laser surgery.

What is Optometry?

Optometry is the health care profession concerned with examining the eye for defects and faults of refraction, with prescribing corrective lenses or eye exercises, with diagnosing diseases of the eye and with treating such diseases or referring them for treatment. An optometrist is not a medical doctor, but receives a doctor of optometry (OD) degree after completing four years of optometry school, preceded by three or more years of college.

From performing annual eye exams for adults and children of all ages to prescribing eyewear and medications, optometrist Addie Smith, OD, offers complete vision care to her patients. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Contact lens and specialty fits, such as Rigid Gas Premeable, scleral and multifocal.
  • Custom sport tinted lenses.
  • Diagnosis, management and therapeutic treatment of ocular diseases, including, but not limited to diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and eye infections
  • Pediatric eye care for infants and beyond.

In addition to the services provided by Dr. Dodson and Dr. Smith, our certified opticians are trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses and other devices to correct eyesight. Whether you need your first pair of eyeglasses or contacts, a new prescription or the latest fashion in sunglasses, they can help you find the right choice from our clinic's large selection.

North Oaks Eye Care Clinic has the hottest trends in eyewear, including Banana Republic, Coach, Gucci, Guess?, Kate Spade, KREWE, Liz Claiborne, Marc Jacobs, Maui Jim, Oakley, Ray Ban, Saks Fifth Avenue, Versace and more.

    Schedule an appointment today at (985) 230-3937 [EYES].