Since the Caplan Eye Clinic was founded in 1938 by the late Dr. Harry B. Caplan, we have established a tradition of providing high quality eye care in a caring atmosphere. We are a “total” eye center offering adult and pediatric eye care. Our staff of Ophthalmologists and Optometrists diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions and disorders, including Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, and diseases of the Cornea, Retina and Eyelids.  We also fit contact lenses and perform medical eye examinations. Our specialties include: Custom Laser Vision Correction, and Cataract Surgery with Lifestyle Lens Implants.

Telehealth at Caplan Eye Clinic

Caplan Eye Clinic is pleased to announce that we are now offering telehealth appointments.

There are two easy ways to initiate a telehealth visit with one of our physicians.

  1. Simply call one of our receptionists at 504-888-2600. They will be happy to answer questions and initiate telehealth visit promptly.
  2. Please visit our website and click on the telehealth link on the right side of the main page. Follow the instructions and your virtual visit will be initiated promptly during regular office hours.

This service will be provided to existing patients of Caplan Eye Clinic only.

The Caplan Eye Clinic supports “The 15 White Coats”

15 coats“The 15 White Coats” is a group of 15 Tulane University medical students who created a series of photos of themselves in front of a slave cabin at the Whitney Plantation near New Orleans. These photos went viral and became an international phenomenon. “The 15 White Coats” organization was established by these medical students to affect positive change in the U.S.

They have since been guests on numerous national TV shows.

One of their goals is to place these photos in schools across the nation to serve as an inspiration to young African American children and others.

They are also providing grants to assist African-American students with the cost of educational materials to prepare for medical school admission exams and other costs associated with applying to medical school.

Dr. Russell Ledet, co-founder of “The 15 White Coats” once doubted that he had the ability to succeed in college. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence tech. His wife convinced him to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge LA where he graduated with high honors.

He then attended NYU where he earned a Master’s Degree in molecular oncology. He continued his studies at NYU to earn a PhD in molecular oncology. Russell is currently a 3rd year medical student at Tulane University Medical School where he is pursuing a combined MD & MBA degree.

Thank you to Dr. Russell Ledet for providing our clinics with these important and insightful photos. Click here to learn more about these inspiring individuals.

COVID Update

The Caplan Eye Clinic has your safety as our top priority, as we have remained open to service our patients and their medical providers with the very best in eye health and eye care in southeast Louisiana.

If you have any questions or concerns about your future appointment, we would be happy to discuss our COVID-19 policies with you. For those who would feel less anxious and more comfortable during this time, please remember the Caplan Eye Clinic has continued with offering Telehealth eye exam services.

Call 504-888-2600 to schedule an appointment.

“Big Chief” Alfred Doucette

New Orleans cataract surgery

Mardi Gras Just Got A Whole Lot Easier Thanks to Dr. Dan Caplan.

“Prior to having cataract surgery, I could no longer see the detail required to sew my Mardi Gras Indian suits. After Dr. Caplan did my cataract procedure, I can now see close up detail and more brilliant color which allowed me to get back to creating my costumes.”

“Big Chief” Alfred Doucette

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Barry Breaux: Owner of Breaux Mart

breauxmart “Dr. Brendon Sumich did my cataract surgery and I see wonderful now! I would recommend Caplan Eye Clinic and Dr. Sumich to everyone.”

Larry Katz: Owner of Dots Diner & Community Leader

New Orleans LASIK patient. “With my busy schedule & lifestyle, LASIK gave me freedom from glasses. My vision is great and I love not wearing glasses” .

Metairie LASIK technologies Dots Diners, “I’m not your Mama but you’re always at home at Dots Diner.”

Seeing Clearly with Custom Wavefront LASIK!

New Orleans LASIK

Dr. Jarret Brashear and wife Meghan

Meghan Brashear: “I knew that I was getting married soon and I wanted to have LASIK so I could walk down the aisle without worrying about glasses or contact lenses. As a surgical resident, Jarret wanted to be able to do surgery without the hassle of contact lenses or glasses. He also loves the outdoors; so he can now also enjoy fishing and hunting without the bother of dealing with contact lenses.”

The Late George Rodrigue (1944-2013), Blue Dog Artist

George Rodrigue, renowned “Blue Dog” artist, visited us at Caplan Eye Clinic… and even sketched a Blue Dog for us! Thank you, George. Another example of the amazing talent in this great city.

Former New Orleans Saint, The Late Tom Dempsey (1947 – 2020)

New Orleans cataract surgeryWorld Record Field Goal 63 Yards, November 8, 1970

“When it came time for me to look for cataract care, I called Caplan Eye Clinic. With their 70 plus years of outstanding results, I knew the Caplan Experience would be a winner for me. Now I have 20/20 vision!”

The Tradition Continues

Eye care for the Northshore - Retina disordered, glaucoma, cataract,  LASIK

Dr. Dan Caplan with long-time patient, Mr Warren Meyer. Mr Meyer began seeing the late Dr Harry Caplan in 1939 and has been a patient of Caplan Eye Clinic for over 70 years!