Behind the Curtain with Dr. Van Norman
The “Why” Behind Shreveport Eye
With the launch of our new website, we knew people would get a good fresh look at WHAT Shreveport Eye Specialists is (general ophthalmology + laser vision correction medical practice). And if you drive by you can even see WHERE our practice is (8445 Line Avenue Suite 200, Shreveport, LA). One thing you won’t notice; however, is the most important thing about our wonderful practice – WHY we are here, and WHY we offer a truly unique patient experience.
Straight From The Doctor: “DO MY OWN THING, DO IT RIGHT”
For the real scoop, we want to go right to the source and hear from Dr. Van Norman himself on what drives him to offer the very best in outcomes and patient experience. When asked, this is what he had to say….
”When I started my own practice in 2017 I had a vision. I wanted to do my own thing and do it the right way. I am exceedingly qualified in my medical skills, and make sure I hand pick everyone on my staff. It’s because I want to guarantee my patients have the best experience from a service perspective. Period.”Dr. Russ Van Norman
Make Them Feel Good
To go above and beyond the usual patient experience Dr.Van Norman had to have a little bit of a different… vision? He KNOWS patients can have great outcomes, efficient scheduling/billing/etc, AND they can feel good too!! We know sometimes, coming to the eye doctor can maybe be a little stressful. Which is why you will find our staff supremely considerate and friendly. And why our building, inside and out, was designed to be pleasant to look at and to sit in. Come see the artwork for yourself!
And we would be remiss not to mention the real star of the show…. the lovely Iris! This beautiful piece of art was installed in 2020 and has become a local landmark as the 8’ wide anatomically correct eyeball can be seen clearly from Line Avenue. Read more about Iris here [The Birth of Iris].
And certainly not least, Dr. Van Norman is 100% Louisiana born-and-bred through and through! He loves this amazing state and the even more amazing people who live here. He was born in southern Louisiana, and between school and his medical career, he has been north to south and every beautiful place in between. He’s just a regular family guy who avidly loves doing anything outdoors. And as a sports nut he loves the fact his three sons keep life busy with full schedules in basketball, lacrosse, and football.
Just because this is at the end of the article doesn’t mean it’s not important. The fact is Dr. Van Norman is the most highly trained corneal specialist in the entire REGION. Let’s repeat… He is the most highly trained corneal specialist in the entire REGION. He spent two years training in a prestigious cornea fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. And of course is thoroughly versed in ophthalmic disease management and all leading cataract and Premium IOL procedures.
Dr. Van Norman has over 20 years in eyecare and has performed over 20,000 ophthalmic procedures in his career. He excels at procedures such as corneal cross-linking, MIGS, and of course LASIK and all cataract replacement techniques.
This means your eyes and vision are in the very best of care at Shreveport Eye Specialists. And it means we will do our very best to help you FEEL GOOD while taking great care of you at the same time. Visit our website to learn more about the practice, or call our Scheduling line at 318-771-7597 to setup your next visit!
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