1801 Fairfield Ave Ste 207 Shreveport, Louisiana 71101 (318) 703-5655











Dr. Russ Van Norman has over 18 years of medical experience correcting vision in patients who suffer from Cataracts & Glaucoma. He is also an expert practitioner in using LASIK to correct the vision of hundreds of Shreveport/Bossier patients. Our specialized programs use the most advanced laser vision correction techniques to provide you with the best possible results. Maintaining the best eye care health is Dr. Van Norman’s number one priority with all of his patients.



LASIK (Laser in-Situ- Keratomileusis) is a specialized technique that reshapes the surface of the cornea with an excimer laser, rapidly correcting vision problems. LASIK is outpatient surgery performed in Dr. Russ Van Norman’s outpatient LASIK surgery is performed is his office & lasts approximately ten to fifteen minutes. Shreveport Eye Specialists is at the forefront of today’s LASIK revolution. We are equipped with a highly qualified team of eye care professionals, knowledgeable staff, and the latest in corrective vision technology. Our office provides a friendly and cooperative medical facility here in Shreveport designed to deliver patients the highest quality of care through each step of their LASIK surgical procedure. LEARN MORE



Glaucoma is a medical disease that affects the eye. It can occur after fluid builds up in the front part of the cornea. The pressure in the eye caused by this fluid buildup is what leads to damage in the optic nerve. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over 60 years old. Negative side effects, including blindness caused by glaucoma, can often be prevented using a course of early treatment – ask your ophthalmologist for more information. LEARN MORE



Cataracts start small, and initially they may only have a small effect on your vision. Things may seem a little blurry — like looking at a kaleidoscope or as if you were in an impressionist painting. The world may seem cloudy, blurry, or dim. These effects usually increase over time, until the patient becomes disoriented and in greater need of visual assistance. As cataracts become more advanced, they begin to darken with a yellow or brown tinge. This gradual process begins to affect night vision and will make some activities like driving more difficult. In fact, a study from Curtin University in Australia found that treating cataracts reduced the risk of car accidents by 13 percent. If you suspect you have cataracts, be very careful at night and don’t drive when your vision is compromised. LEARN MORE



Intraocular lenses (IOL) are small artificial lenses for the eye, typically replacing damaged lenses that have been removed during cataract surgery. There are several different types of intraocular lenses available to patients in Shreveport depending on the individual’s needs:

  • Monofocal intraocular lenses are tuned to only focus on a short, medium, or long range distance.
  • Multifocal intraocular lenses are tuned to focus on both short and long range distances, using different regions of the lens that must be focused on by the patient.
  • Accommodative, or premium, intraocular lenses are able to move and change shape within the eye to allow for a more natural visual experience that the patient is used to. LEARN MORE



The anterior segment of the eye can be damaged by trauma or sometimes during surgery for other problems like glaucoma or cataracts. Repairing these problems is within a very specialized range of procedures only offered by a few surgeons in the Shreveport – Bossier City area. Anterior segment reconstruction is the medical name for a set of specialized techniques that are used to repair damage to the pupil or the iris of the eye. These procedures are most effective when they are performed in conjunction with a corneal transplantation procedure. If performed this way, anterior segment reconstruction can prove to be a very effective and low-risk method to treat severe ocular trauma or the complications associated with a failed surgery, disease, or eye injury. LEARN MORE

Patient Testimonials


“My friend referred me to Dr. Van Norman after he performed her cataract surgery. I am very happy with the eye he did today. Everyone in both of their office’s are so helpful and nice, and I appreciate them very much!! I will be having the other Cataract removed next week, and I am so relieved to discover the difference in colors after just the 1st eye is done!!! I have only done the basic surgery.”

“Service was above my greatest expectations! I am so very pleased. Whole procedure from information gathering from Dr. Van Norman, to phone calls to Jennifer. Jo and staff ran like a well oiled machine. Again, I could not be more pleased! Thank you.”

“I would highly recommend Dr. VanNorman for any type of eye surgery. He did cataract surgery on both of my eyes and I came out with 20.20 vision on both eyes. His office and staff is very professional. Dr. VanNorman is very passionate and he wants to help you make the right decision for your eyes. You will have your surgery at the Eye Surgery Center. The staff is great and very friendly.”