Eye Health

Eclipse 2017: How to view safely

Monday, August 14, 2017
We have had quite a few questions recently regarding the upcoming solar eclipse. The first, best (and simplest) piece of advice I can give you is this: Do not look directly at the sun. Here is why: Solar retinopathy. That’s the technical name for when you burn a hole through a layer of the back of your eye. Looking directly at the sun without the correct eye protection - even for a short time - can cause permanent damage to your retina, the light-sensitive part of ..

Specialty Contact Lenses

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Okay-- can I brag about my wife for a minute? Dr. Lisa Mitchell has the most advanced training and expertise in contact lens fittings that I know of, and she has been specializing in difficult to fit and medically necessary contact lenses for nearly 12 years now. Fitting contact lenses on irregular corneas is no easy task, especially if an eye care practitioner has little to no experience fitting such patients. I know— I have done more fits in these types of lenses than most  ..

Blepharitis: Crusty eyelashes in the morning. "Sleepy" is not just a dwarf

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
"Sleepy" is not just a dwarf. You may have referred to it as "sleep," "crust," or even "eye boogers." My earliest memory of waking up with crusty eyelashes is as a very small child, and my mom telling me I had "sleepy" in my eyes. I'm not sure why she added the "y" to the end-- maybe to make it a little cuter-sounding to a 4 year old. So what is that crust that forms in the eyelashes, usually evident upon waking in the morning? Most likely, it is due to a chronic infectious condit ..

Welcome Dr. Lisa Mitchell and Check Out Our New Website!

Friday, September 12, 2014
Welcome to our new site! Our office has gone through so many wonderful changes this year, the most exciting of which is the addition of Dr. Lisa Mitchell. Dr. Lisa brings with her years of experience in ocular disease treatment and management, and in specialty contact lens fitting. Dr. Lisa previously had been working in Houma, and is happy to see so many of her previous patients finding her and willing to make the long drive to Thibodaux! Dr. Lisa will likely be practicing again in ..