SOUTHERN EYE CENTERS provide comprehensive eye health and vision examinations for glasses and contact lenses. The doctors examine your corneal and retinal health and also, treat dry eye syndrome, eye diseases, injuries, infections, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, hypertension retinopathy and diagnose cataracts.


Comprehensive Eye Examinations:

It is highly recommended that patients have a comprehensive eye health and vision examination yearly because many eye conditions may lead to permanent vision loss if not detected early.  During an eye exam, our doctors not only determine the proper prescription for your vision correction, but also check your eyes for diseases.  With early detection, chances of successful treatment are much higher.  Our comprehensive eye examination varies depending on the age of the patient.  We examine patients from less than one year old to elderly adults.  Generally the comprehensive eye examinations include the following:

  •  Medical History Evaluation

  •  Visual Fields (Peripheral Vision)

  •  Assessment of Muscle Balance

  •  Depth Perception

  •  Color Vision

  •  Ocular health (pictures of the retina)

  •  Refraction

  •  Slit lamp evaluation

  •  Intraocular pressure

 If certain eye health problems are detected during the exam, other specialty tests may be performed.


Contact Lenses:

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 lens patients.  The doctors fit soft, hard or gas permeable, bifocal, color, astigmatic and specialty contact lenses such as keratoconus lenses and cosmetic lenses.

While it may not be apparent, our eyes are different sizes and shapes; therefore, one contact lens size doesn’t fit all eyes.   If the curvature of a contact lens is too flat or too steep for your eye’s shape, it could lead to discomfort or even damage to your eye.  During your comprehensive eye exam, our technicians and doctors will take measurements and determine the best contact lens size and design for your eyes.  Contact lenses must be properly fitted in order to be comfortable, provide the best vision and be safe.  They are considered a medical devise; therefore, contacts lenses require a medical prescription.



OCT - The Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an essential tool for  noninvasive analysis of retinal tissue. This instrument shows  cross-sectional, anterior segment and three dimensional (3-D) views of  the retina. This enables the doctors to diagnose glaucoma and retinal  diseases and monitor treatment efficacy.  

RTA - The Retinal Thickness Analyzer (RTA) is an ophthalmic imaging instrument used for mapping and quantitative measurement of retinal thickness and  disc topography. Information from this test help in the diagnose diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular  degeneration. Early detection is important because many of these diseases do not present signs or symptoms and can cause irreversible blindness.

GDX - 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.

Corneal Topographer - A Corneal Topographer is an instrument used to detect irregularities on the corneal surface. It is 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.

Corneal Pachymeter - A Corneal Pachymeter is an instrument used to determine corneal thickness. This information is necessary when determining the diagnosis 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.




Baton Rouge

7587 Jefferson Highway,

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone. 225-923-0909

Fax. 225-923-0445


23855 Eden St.,,

Plaquemine, LA 70764

Phone. 225-687-2026

Fax. 225-687-2000