The Eye Clinic, the region’s largest provider of comprehensive family eye care, has announced plans to break ground on a new main office in Lake Charles. The new location is at 1767 Imperial Blvd., just off of Nelson Road.
Michael Betzen, The Eye Clinic’s Practice Administrator, says construction is expected to take 12- 14 months. “The new office will give us a more modern, open design with new added features to enhance patient convenience.”
The new office will encompass over 18,300 square feet. Plans include 16 exam rooms, expanded diagnostic testing facilities, a LASIK suite, several minor procedure rooms, a centralized, enlarged retail optical shop, a dedicated Aesthetic Center with separate waiting area, and increased parking capacity with a covered patient drop-off. The new office will be conveniently located next to Imperial Calcasieu Surgical Center where the groups’ ophthalmic surgeons perform most of their outpatient surgical procedures.
The Eye Clinic first opened its doors in 1959 with just one physician. Since that time, the group has grown to include 13 doctors and five locations across Southwest Louisiana. The current Lake Charles office at 1717 Oak Park Blvd. opened in 1993, and Betzen says a smaller office will remain open in this area of the city after the new main office opens on Nelson Road.