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  • Dr. Mercy Elahi-Neal

    Dr. Elahi-Neal is an Optometrist in West Monroe providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.

    As a native of Monroe, Louisiana, Dr. Mercy Elahi-Neal is thrilled to be practicing back near her hometown. After graduating from the University of Louisiana - Monroe, previously known as Northeast Louisiana University, in 1996, she then attended optometry school in St. Louis, MO at University of Missouri - St. Louis. For the last 13 years, she practiced in Ruston, Louisiana in a commercial setting.

    Now, Dr. Elahi-Neal's 20+ years of optometric experience comes full circle back to West Monroe. In private practice, she not only continues to provide personal eye care for you and your family, but also offers glasses &/or contact lenses at her new location.

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    Healthy Vision Month

    Get ready for Healthy Vision Month by upgrading your vision habits. ...

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    Presbyopia eye drops

    Would you like to stop squinting when you look at close objects? A new kind of eyedrops can improve presbyopia, an age-related vision problem. ...

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    Dry Eye

    Sometimes your eyes don’t make enough tears or the tears evaporate too fast because they don’t have the right amount of compounds in them. This is called dry eye. Up to 5% of Americans complain of some form of dry eye. Individuals who wear contact lenses or have undergone LASIK or other types of ...

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    Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

    Similar to a bruise under the skin, a subconjunctival hemorrhage happens when a small blood vessel located between the sclera (white portion of an eye) and the conjunctiva (lining on the surface of an eye) breaks and covers the sclera with blood. Unlike broken blood vessels located under the skin which ...

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    Decorative (Plano) Contact Lenses

    Colored contact lenses allow you to temporarily change your eye color whether or not you need to correct impaired vision. In this way, you can create a more subtle eye appearance, wear a crazy design for special occasions, or just enjoy a new eye color. Will Colored Contacts Change the Way I See? Yes, ...

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    Wandering Eye

    A wandering eye is a type of eye condition known as strabismus or tropia, and it may be caused by damage to the retina or muscles that control the eye, stroke or brain injury, or an uncorrected refractive error like farsightedness. With a wandering eye, one eye deviates or wanders in a different direction ...

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    Reading and Writing

    For many adults, reading and writing come so naturally that they seem almost effortless. However, reading and writing are actually complicated skills that take significant effort to learn. For example, reading involves recognizing letters, associating letter combinations with their corresponding sounds, ...

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    Lazy Eye

    Lazy eye, also referred to as amblyopia, is a condition that develops in infancy or early childhood, and it typically starts when the focus in one eye is more enhanced than the other. The eye with less focus might be impaired due to a significant amount of farsightedness or astigmatism, or something ...

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    Dyslexia

    Dyslexia When a child has difficulty reading due to problems recognizing speech sounds and learning how they connect to words and letters, the condition is known as dyslexia, a learning disorder caused by genetic traits that disturb how the brain works. It affects areas of the brain dealing with language ...

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    Crossed Eyes

    Crossed eyes, also known as strabismus, refer to a condition in which both eyes do not look at the same place at the same time. Often times they both turn in, but may also turn out. What Causes Crossed Eyes? The six muscles attached to each eye, which control how it moves, receive signals from the brain. ...

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Fast,thorough, and a great selection on frames! Dr. Elahi is great and her staff isn't too bad either!"
    SARAH L. / WEST MONROE, LA

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Regular hours with mask requirements/temperature checks

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed