OUR PHYSICIANS

Little Rock Eye Clinic is driven by a highly trained staff of eye doctors

Little Rock Eye Clinic is driven by a highly trained staff of eye doctors who help our clients maintain general eye health and are experts at treating virtually any eye condition, including glaucoma and cataracts, strabismus, and eyelid disorders. The physicians at Little Rock Eye Clinic and their reputation for quality care result in referrals from other doctors all over the region.

The Little Rock Eye Clinic physicians practice at multiple locations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or refer a patient to the appropriate physician’s office location.

Lydia Lane, M.D.

Lydia Lane, M.D.

Glaucoma

Dr. Lane is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma. 

Learn More About Dr. Lydia Lane

Dr. Lane is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma. She completed her subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., in 2004, and has been practicing ophthalmology in Arkansas since then.

Dr. Lane attended Vanderbilt University where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University in St. Louis. After medical school, she remained at Washington University to complete a residency in ophthalmology and fellowship training in glaucoma.

During her residency she was the 2003 recipient of the Pepose Young Investigator Award and the DUAG (Deutsche Uveitis-Arbeitsgemeinschaft) International Award in Clinical Uveitis in Berlin, Germany, for her research on inflammation in the eye. She received the Golden Apple Award for residency training during her fellowship..

Lydia enjoys spending time with her twin sons, Caleb and Taylor, as well as boating, hiking and making candles.

Tiffany Brown, O.D.

Tiffany Brown, O.D.

Optometric Physician

Dr. Brown specializes in primary care optometry with emphasis in contact lenses and ocular disease.

Learn More About Dr. Tiffany Brown

Dr. Tiffany Brown is a native of North Little Rock, Arkansas graduating from North Pulaski High School. She attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Shortly, thereafter, she obtained her Master’s degree in Medical Sciences from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. After completing her undergraduate and Master’s degrees, Dr. Brown went on to receive her Doctor’s degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Externship opportunities were experienced at three locations, Lake City Veterans Hospital in Lake City, Florida, Little Rock Eye Clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas, and The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brown specializes in primary care optometry with emphasis in contact lenses and ocular disease.
When she has time, Dr. Brown enjoys hiking, painting, traveling, playing piano, and spending time with family and friends.

Andrew Perin, M.D.

Andrew Perin, M.D.

Glaucoma

Dr. Perin is a board-certified ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn More About Dr. Andrew Perin

Dr. Perin is a board-certified ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist. He grew up in Houston, Texas, and attended The University of Texas at Austin, earning a BS in Mathematics as part of the Dean’s Scholars Honors Program and graduating with high honors. He then received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, where he graduated with honors and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society by his peers and to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), followed by an ophthalmology residency at Jones Eye Institute at UAMS. During residency, Dr. Perin was selected as Resident of the Year and given the Academic Achievement Award and the Raymond and Mary Morris Ophthalmology Resident Award for recognition of accomplished research. After a year in practice at Jones Eye Institute with a focus in glaucoma, Dr. Perin completed a fellowship in Glaucoma at the prestigious Duke Eye Center. At Duke, he gained experience treating patients with complex eye disease requiring multispecialty care. During fellowship, he learned a wide variety of surgical techniques for management of glaucoma and how to tailor his treatment approach to each individual patient.

Dr. Perin is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the Arkansas Ophthalmological Society. He lives in Little Rock with his wife, Becca, and son, Max.

Tracy Baltz, M.D.

Tracy Baltz, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Baltz practices comprehensive ophthalmology, performing routine exams for glasses and contacts, and complete medical and surgical management of conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetes, eyelid disorders and strabismus.

 

 

 

Learn More About Dr. Baltz

Dr. Baltz is a native of Pocahontas in Northeast Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture. Dr. Baltz considered going to veterinary school but found he was drawn to “people” medicine.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where he completed a transitional internship and ophthalmology residency. Dr. Baltz is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Baltz practices comprehensive ophthalmology, performing routine exams for glasses and contacts, and complete medical and surgical management of conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetes, eyelid disorders and strabismus.

Tracy and his wife Kathy live in Little Rock and have two children, Nathan and Isaac. They are members of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church. The couple enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing and many sports.

Susan Blair, M.D.

Susan Blair, M.D.

Cornea Specialist / Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Blair’s main interest is in the medical treatment of cornea diseases and dry eyes, she also maintains a busy general ophthalmology practice of routine exams for glasses and contact lens (including difficult contact lens fits) and evaluation/medical treatment of diseases of the eyes, including glaucoma and diabetic eye exams.

 

 

Learn More About Dr. Susan Blair

After graduating valedictorian from Smackover High School in southern Arkansas, Dr. Blair initially pursued pre-veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State until she switched to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where she changed majors and received an associate degree in nursing.  She then worked as a nurse while completing a bachelor’s degree in microbiology at Fayetteville and then a medical degree from UAMS.  As an honor bestowed by her peers in medical school, she was awarded the Winston K. Shorey Award, which is given to the medical school senior who most fully demonstrates the qualities of an ideal physician.  She was also elected to the honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa in college and Alpha Omega Alpha in medical school.  Dr. Blair then completed her ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and went on to do further specialty fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Texas, Southwestern, in Dallas.

Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Blair was fortunate to return back to her native state of Arkansas where she has been in practice for nearly 25 years, first in her own practice at Pleasant Valley Ophthalmology and then at Little Rock Eye Clinic in their West office location.  While her main interest is in the medical treatment of cornea diseases and dry eyes, she also maintains a busy general ophthalmology practice of routine exams for glasses and contact lens (including difficult contact lens fits) and evaluation/medical treatment of diseases of the eyes, including glaucoma and diabetic eye exams.  She also does certain lasers of the eye, including laser vision correction.  While she no longer does cataract and cornea out-patient surgery, she manages both the pre-operative and post-operative care of these conditions.

She has been selected or been a finalist of the Best of the Best Award for Ophthalmology in Central Arkansas for 3 different years.  She is a board certified member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Blair finds it a joy to be able to improve a patient’s quality of life by improving or maintaining their vision.  She recently had a heart’s desire to be a mom come to pass with the adoption of her daughter, Sophia, from Bulgaria.  She has donated her time and resources to local outreach programs that provide ophthalmic care to those without means to access eye care.  Her faith is the foundation of her life and she enjoys attending Fellowship Bible Church, as well as her hobbies of traveling, photography, tea tasting, outdoor activities, developing friendships with international students through International Friendship Outreach and spending fun time with Sophia.

John Russell Burks, M.D.

John Russell Burks, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Dr. Burks practices comprehensive ophthalmology and provides medical and surgical care for a variety of eye conditions. He specializes in cataract surgery and is also trained in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

 

 

 

Learn More About Dr. John Burks

Dr. Burks was born in North Little Rock and grew up in Sherwood and Cabot.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  He then completed medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  Dr. Burks then went on to complete his internship and residency in ophthalmology in Oklahoma City where he trained at the renowned Dean McGee Eye Institute.

Dr. Burks practices comprehensive ophthalmology and provides medical and surgical care for a variety of eye conditions.  He specializes in cataract surgery and is also trained in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

Dr. Burks is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Arkansas Ophthalmological Society, and the Arkansas Medical Society.

He lives in central Arkansas with his wife, Ashley, who is a hospital pharmacist.  They enjoy spending time outdoors together with their dog, Samson.  In his spare time, Dr. Burks enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing, running, playing golf, and being outdoors.

R. Grant Morshedi, M.D.

R. Grant Morshedi, M.D.

Glaucoma

Dr. Morshedi’s clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts, as well as complex anterior segment surgery.  He also maintains an active interest in international ophthalmology, having completed educational and surgical mission trips to Nepal, Ghana, and Micronesia.

 

 

Learn More About Dr. Grant Morshedi

Dr. Morshedi is a board-certified ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist.  A native Arkansan, he graduated magna cum laude from Hendrix College in Conway with a BA in Chemistry.  He then received his medical degree from UAMS College of Medicine, receiving both the prestigious Roberts and Buchanan Key awards. He completed an internship in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, followed by an ophthalmology residency at the renowned John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.  He then completed a fellowship in glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgery at the John Moran Eye Center.

Dr. Morshedi’s clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts, as well as complex anterior segment surgery.  He also maintains an active interest in international ophthalmology, having completed educational and surgical mission trips to Nepal, Ghana, and Micronesia.

Dr. Morshedi is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Monica Hall, M.D.

Monica Hall, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Hall specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She has served as president of the Pulaski County Medical Society and is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society and Arkansas Ophthalmological Society.

Learn More About Dr. Hall

Dr. Hall was born and raised in Little Rock, Ark. She graduated co-valedictorian from Joe T. Robinson High School and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Duke University. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

During her medical school training, she became a recipient of the National Medical Association Ophthalmology Research Award and published in Archives of Ophthalmology. After earning her Doctorate of Medicine, she completed an internal medicine internship at UAMS. 

Following her internship, she began her residency in ophthalmology at UAMS and was the recipient of the Raymond and Mary Morris Annual Ophthalmology Resident Award in 2005. During her residency, which she completed in 2007, she was involved in research that resulted in publication.

Dr. Hall specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She has served as president of the Pulaski County Medical Society and is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society and Arkansas Ophthalmological Society.

In her free time, she enjoys vegetable gardening, running, and spending time with her two boys, Aiden and Eli.

Christian Hester, M.D.

Christian Hester, M.D.

Cornea and Refractive Surgery

In order to learn advanced subspecialty surgical techniques, Dr. Hester completed a fellowship in cornea, refractive (LASIK), and anterior segment surgery at the Cullen Eye Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. And he spent a month in Madura, India, to focus on manual small incision cataract surgery.

Learn More About Dr. Hester

After graduating as the valedictorian from Magnolia High School in Magnolia, AR, Dr. Hester attended Hendrix College in Conway, AR. There he served as president of the Student Senate and founded Arkansas EDU, an organization that united all 19 four-year colleges and universities in the state with the goal of advocating for higher education issues in the State Legislature.

He graduated from Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business and was awarded the Mosley Economics and Business Award — the highest academic award given to a Department of Economics graduate and Business. He also received the President’s Medal, which is the college’s highest academic honor awarded to one graduating senior.

Dr. Hester received his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he served as president of his medical school class. While at UAMS, Dr. Hester received numerous awards, including the Ethel Brickey Hicks Scholarship, Dean’s Office Scholarship, and was inducted into the national Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Hester completed an ophthalmology residency at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where he served as chief resident.

In order to learn advanced subspecialty surgical techniques, Dr. Hester completed a fellowship in cornea, refractive, and anterior segment surgery at the Cullen Eye Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Hester has served on the Arkansas Medical Society and California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Board of Trustees. He also held several leadership positions in the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hester is married to Tammy and they have two children, Catherine and Caroline.

Severin Pouly, M.D.

Severin Pouly, M.D.

Cornea and Refractive Surgery

As a cornea transplant, cataract, and refractive surgeon, he is able to provide comprehensive treatment for diseases of the surface of the eye including diseases such as keratoconus, Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy, and post-cataract corneal swelling. 

Learn More About Dr. Severin Pouly

After graduating from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2012, Dr. Pouly completed a residency in ophthalmology in 2016, and a cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery fellowship at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah in 2017.

He is excited to be moving closer to family, who live in North Little Rock, and joining the Little Rock Eye Clinic on August 1, 2017.  As a cornea transplant, cataract, and refractive surgeon, he is able to provide comprehensive treatment for diseases of the surface of the eye including diseases such as keratoconus, Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy, and post-cataract corneal swelling.

In addition, he has extensive experience performing routine and complex cases involving cataracts and the lens of the eye, astigmatism management, as well as ocular surface tumors such as pterygium, or ocular surface cancers.  He trained at one of the United States’ premier programs for cornea transplantation as well as refractive surgery, and has extensive experience in thoroughly evaluating and performing both routine and complex refractive surgeries such as LASIK and PRK surgery.

William Wooten, O.D.

William Wooten, O.D.

Optometric Physician

Dr. Wooten specializes in primary care optometry with emphasis in ocular disease and contact lenses.

Learn More About Dr. William Wooten

Dr. William Wooten grew up not too far from Little Rock, in the neighboring town of Conway. After graduating from Conway Christian High School, he went on to attend Ouachita Baptist University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Wooten received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He completed externships at both Hall Eye Care in Pine Bluff, AR and Woolfson Eye Institute in Atlanta, GA during his time in school. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Wooten specializes in primary care optometry with emphasis in ocular disease and contact lenses. Dr. Wooten fits a variety of contact lenses including Rigid gas permeable and Scleral contact lenses.

Dr. Wooten and his wife, Dr. Laura Wooten, live in Conway with their daughter Olivia. They are happy to be able to call Central Arkansas home once again. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and their beloved pug, Winston. He also enjoys playing tennis and the bass guitar at his local church.

Lauren Criswell, O.D.

Lauren Criswell, O.D.

Optometric Physician

Dr. Criswell specializes in primary eye care.                                                                                        

Learn More About Dr. Lauren Criswell

Dr. Criswell was born and raised an Arkansas Razorback. She grew up in Van Buren, AR and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Criswell then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. Before graduating, she completed externships with The Eye Center in Fayetteville, AR and Cool Springs Eyecare in Nashville, TN. She is an active member of the Arkansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Criswell specializes in primary eye care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Milo. She also enjoys hiking, cooking, and going to the lake.

Nathan DeClue, O.D.

Nathan DeClue, O.D.

Optometric Physician

Dr. DeClue provides routine primary eye care exams, prescribes glasses and contact lenses, and diagnoses and manages a variety of ocular diseases and visual issues.

 

Learn More About Dr. Nathan DeClue

Dr. Nathan DeClue grew up in North Little Rock and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. DeClue attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where he graduated summa cum laude. During Optometry school he completed clinical rotations at The Eye Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Coastal Vision Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He is an active member of the Arkansas Optometric association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. DeClue provides routine primary eye care exams, prescribes glasses and contact lenses, and diagnoses and manages a variety of ocular diseases and visual issues.

Dr. DeClue lives in Little Rock with his wife, Dr. Caitlyn DeClue, who he met while in optometry school. In his free time he enjoys, hiking, basketball, Olympic weightlifting, and reading.

Caitlyn DeClue, O.D.

Caitlyn DeClue, O.D.

Optometric Physician

              Dr. DeClue specializes in primary care optometry.            

 

Learn More About Dr. Caitlyn DeClue

Dr. Caitlyn DeClue is a Little Rock native. After graduating from Little Rock Christian Academy, she went on to attend John Brown University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. DeClue then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed externships at Coastal Vision Center in Fernandina Beach, FL and Vold Vision in Fayetteville, AR. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. DeClue specializes in primary care optometry.

Dr. Caitlyn DeClue and her husband, Dr. Nathan DeClue recently relocated back to Little Rock and are excited to call Little Rock home again. Dr. DeClue enjoys hiking with her husband at the Buffalo National River, CrossFit and trying new recipes in the kitchen.

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