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The Eye Clinic: Over 50 Years of Visionary Care

What began as the vision of one man in one small office in 1959 has grown into a multi-specialty practice with five locations, 12 physicians and over 100 employees. We are proud of our history and focused on a future in which we will continue to honor our unwavering commitment to providing Southwest Louisiana with the highest quality eye care.

The Eye Clinic’s Milestones

1959 D. Dale Archer, Sr., MD, opened The Eye Clinic in a small office on Oak Park Blvd. in Lake Charles

1963 opened Oak Park Optical (later became Optics Unlimited)

1965 moved to office on 18th Street, and Sam Emerson, MD, joined practice

1967 Don Blocker, MD, joined practice

1967 first intraocular eye magnet in SWLA

1972 moved to office on Aster Street

1976 first intraocular lens implant surgery in SWLA

1978 first Phaco Emulsifier for cataract surgery in Southwest Louisiana

1979 first Laser Teck in the U. S. for treatment of diabetic retinopathy

1981 first YAG laser in private practice in Louisiana

1989 satellite office opened in Sulphur

1993 moved to Lake Charles office at 1717 Oak Park Blvd.

1994 satellite office opened in DeRidder

1998 satellite office opened in Jennings

1997 first laser vision correction procedure in SWLA

1999 opened in-office laser suite for laser vision correction

2001 opened the Aesthetic Center

2004 first to use AquaLase capabilities for cataract surgery in SWLA

2005 first to implant ReSTOR multifocal lens during cataract surgery in SWLA

2009 50th anniversary

2010 satellite office opened in Moss Bluff

2016 iLASIK procedure introduced at The Eye Clinic

2017 1st Ave. office opens in Lake Charles; New main office location on Imperial Blvd. in Lake Charles opened

Lake Charles

1767 Imperial Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Ph: (337) 478-3810

The Retina Center at The Eye Clinic

2800 1st Ave., Suite C.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Ph: (337) 310-0762


720 Cypress St
Sulphur, LA 70663

Ph: (337) 625-8948


801 S. Pine St.
DeRidder, LA 70634

Ph: (337) 462-3937

First Avenue

2800 1st Ave., Suite A.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Ph: (337) 310-0767

Moss Bluff

277 Hwy 171 North, Suite 4
Moss Bluff, LA 70611

Ph: (337) 310-0775


1322 Elton Rd., Suite J.
Jennings, LA 70546

Ph: (337) 824-0040