Louisiana Externship Sites

Clinical training of fourth year optometry students typically includes off-campus clinical externship rotations where students see patients under the direct supervision of a licensed optometrist.  Clinic settings include institutional sites (e.g. military facilities, veteran administration hospitals, public health service hospitals, referral centers, etc.) and private practice sites.  These rotations are typically 8 to 16 weeks long, depending on the program, and many sites have areas of specialty such as contact lens or ocular disease.  A partial list of available externship sites in Louisiana is found below as of 2012, but each individual School or College of Optometry should be contacted for its most current list.  Additionally, many institutions allow sites to be added if a student knows of a particular location they would like to do an externship.  


SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY

Institutional Sites:


Ochsner Clinic,  Metairie            
Jeffrey Colegrove, O.D.       
http://www.ochsner.org/body.cfm?id=1092                

Steen-Hall Eye Institute, Shreveport                                                 
Stephen Lewis, O.D.          
http://www.steen-hall.com/                                   

Private Practice Sites:

Bond-Wroten Eye Clinics, Denham Springs, Hammond, Amite                              
Chris Wroten, O.D.         
http://www.bondwroteneyeclinic.com                                         
  
Bossier Family Eye Care, Bossier City                   
Christine Pastilong, O.D.      
http://www.bossierfamilyeyecare.com/              
  
EyeCare Associates , Metairie                
C. G. Stumpf, O.D.           
www.eyecareneworleans.com

 

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON


Private Practice Sites:
 

Dwayne Yeager O.D., West Monroe
Dwayne Yeager O.D.
3805 Cypress Street , West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 397-2772

Acadian Vision Center, Lafayette
Don Mizelle O.D.
http://www.acadianavisioncenter.com/

Heitmeier & Armani, Medical and Surgical Eye Care Center , Metarie, LA
David Heitmeier O.D.
3501 Holiday Dr Ste 201, New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 368-7081


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