Check out our selection of contact lenses that fit your needs
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Know what to expect
Blue Light Protection
A common problem for technology users
Pediatric Eye Exams
Children's eyes should be checked at certain stages of their development
We offer drop-in care
Seasonal Eye Issues
Dry Eye is particularly bad in the winter
NOTICE: Effective 3/18/2020 Our office will be closed due to the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. The safety of our patients and staff are our top priority. If there is an urgent need please email us at email@example.com. For emergency eye care, please call Gulf Eye Associates and schedule with Dr. Kennedy (504) 454-1000. If unavailable, please seek your closest emergency department. We will reopen as soon as it is appropriate to do so. Thank you for your understanding. Please be safe and stay well.
We welcome new and existing patients to our comfortable optometry office. Our kind and trusted staff strive to provide personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs. As a convenience, our optical has a finishing lab that can provide SAME DAY service on most single vision plastic and polycarbonate lenses.
Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health, vision care requirements change. In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options.
Expert Knowledge: Blue Light
We carry the latest designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials just to suit your style.
A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.
There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.
Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.
Please call our office at: 504-881-1242 for further instructions. We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.
- Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed