The Plaquemine Office
The Baton Rouge Office
Thank You for taking the time to visit our site. We offer quality eye care services with professional optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, and a well trained staff. Our full service clinic provides eye health and vision examinations.
Southern Eye Centers have been in business for over 36 years and we pride ourselves in offering a friendly, helpful environment with the highest level of care.
Please feel free to contact us at either the Plaqumine or Baton Rouge office with any questions, or to set up an appointment.
Dr. Roger F. Shaw, III
Dr. Roger Shaw earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas and received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has been a member of research and development teams for numerous contact lens companies, lectured nationally and internationally, and is a published author of articles for professional journals and a coauthor of the textbook The Fitting Guide for Contact Lenses.
Dr. Shaw has served as an adjunct professor with the University of Houston College of Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and Southern College of Optometry. He has also served as the Chair of the American Optometry Association's Contact Lens Section and President of the New Orleans Contact Lens Society.
Dr. Ann Hardin Shaw
Dr. Ann Shaw earned her Bachelor's degree in International Business from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia while also completing pre-medical course work. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Shaw completed externships at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C. and in Plano, Texas with D. Charles Shidlofsky, who specializes in vision care for autistic children and severely brain damaged patients.
Dr. Ann also holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition from Louisiana State University. She believes this degree will be extremely beneficial to her patients because modern nutritional research shows a strong correlation between personal nutrition and eye health, especially when dealing with macular degeneration. Dr. Ann is currently a member of the Optometric Nutrition Society.
Southern Eye Centers provide thorough eye health and vision examinations for glasses and contact lenses, as well as laser vision correction (LASIK) treatment and management. We examine your corneal and retinal health, treat dry eyes, eye injuries, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and diagnose cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and hypertension retinopathy.
Because of Dr. Roger Shaw’s extensive involvement with contact lens research and development for major contact lens companies, Southern Eye Centers attract hard-to-fit and special needs contact patients. We fit soft contact lenses, bifocal contact lenses, hard contact lenses, and specialty contact lenses such as keratoconus lenses. Contact lenses are considered a medical device, therefore they require a medical prescription. Contact lenses must be properly fitted and prescribed by an eye care professional.
It is highly recommended that patients undergo health and vision eye examinations yearly because many eye conditions may lead to permanent vision loss if not detected early. Our comprehensive exam varies depending on the age of the patient. We examine patients from less than one year old to elderly adults. Generally the examinations include the following:
- extensive medical history
- testing entrance vision
- visual screening (peripheral vision)
- assessment of muscle balance
- depth perception
- color vision
- ocular health (pictures of the retina are also available)
- slit lamp examination (to examine the front of the eye)
- internal pressure of the eye
The Opticals at Southern Eye Centers offer designer frames and sunglasses as well as sports and safety glasses. See the Optical section for more details.
One of our newest instruments is the Retinal Thickness Analyzer (RTA). The RTA is an ophthalmic imaging device used for the mapping and quantitative measurement of retinal thickness and disc topography.
The RTA is able to detect the leading causes of irreversible blindness such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Early detection is important because many of these diseases do not present with signs or symptoms.
The GDX is a nerve fiber analyzer that is necessary for early detection of glaucoma. It is a non-obtrusive retinal scan that measures the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL). A change in the thickness of this nerve layer is an early risk factor for glaucoma.
A corneal topographer is an instrument that is used to detect irregularities on the corneal surface. It is very useful when fitting contact lens patients with corneal conditions such as keratoconus or irregular astigmatisms. It is also used to determine if a patient is a candidate for LASIK.
A corneal pachymetry is used to determine the corneal thickness of a patient. This information is necessary when determining the diagnoses for glaucoma and is needed to determine if a patient is a candidate for LASIK or cataract surgery.
The A-Scan is necessary to determine if a patient is a candidate for cataract surgery.
The Baton Rouge Optical
The Plaquemine Optical
Southern Eye Centers offer a state of the art optical department. Our trained opticians customize frame and lens choices for each individual patient. Because we have a full service optical lab, we ensure that patients receive well cut and coated lenses.
We carry a wide range of sport glasses, which are necessary for proper protection when playing sports. We provide safety glasses for many of the area’s chemical plants and industries. Some of the brands that we currently carry in ophthalmic frames and sunglasses are:
- Jimmy Choo
- Roberto Cavalli
- Just Cavalli
- Kate Spade
- Tom Ford
- Maui Jim
- Costa Del Mar
- Juicy Couture
- Marc Jacobs
- And many more...
We also offer new drivewear lenses. Drivewear lenses are capable of sensing and reacting to varying light conditions both outside and behind the car windshield. Drivewear lenses provide glare protection through polarization photochromics, which respond to both visible and UV light.
Other lenses and/or treatments available include: Transition lenses, Progressive Additional lenses, Polycarbonate lenses, High Index lenses, Anti-reflective coating, Scratch Resistance coating, Ultraviolet coating, Tints and Mirror coatings. Our opticians help design lenses that will enhance your vision for your lifestyle.
- Aetna Medical
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
- Humana Gold
- Eye Med
- State Group
- Benefit Management
- Conseco Health
- Sterling Option 1
- Starmount/ NVA
We accept cash, personal checks, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Please keep us in mind for your medical and visual needs. Our Doctors are providers for the medical and vision insurance companies listed on this page.
If you have any questions, or if you are unsure of your insurance provider, please do not hesitate to call our insurance coordinator at: (225) 687 - 4190
Dr. Ann's dog Steve
- 7587 Jefferson Hwy
- Baton Rouge, LA 70806
- Phone: (225) 923 - 0909
- Fax: (225) 923 - 0445
- Hours of operation:
- Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
- (Later times on Thursday available by request)
- Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
- (8:30am appointments on Friday avaiable by request)
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- 23855 Eden St.
- Plaquemine, LA 70764
- Phone: (225) 687 - 2026
- Fax: (225) 687 - 2000
- Hours of operation:
- Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
- Friday: 9am - 2pm
- (8:30am appointments avaiable by request
one Friday per month)
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