News & Updates



As you are probably aware, routine and elective surgeries and medical procedures have been heavily restricted. This is a necessary precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our patients, staff, and doctors. Unfortunately, as eye physicians, our work is vital to the well-being and quality of life of our patients.

At Azar Eye Clinic, we are here for all of Lafayette and Acadiana. We are here for all of our established patients, but also any new patients. If your eye doctor is not open and you are having an urgent problem, or you THINK you might be having an urgent problem, we are here to help you.

Because we are currently not allowed to see routine patients **in the office**, we will be expanding the ways we can see you. Azar Eye Clinic is now set up for Tele-Health visits for all patients, new or old. One of our eye physicians will evaluate your problem with our cutting-edge Tele-Health services and decide if your problem justifies a visit to our clinic, or if we are able to treat your problem remotely. Our Tele-Health services can also able to help you with contact lens refills, glaucoma medications refills, and other routine eye problems.

If you can use an internet browser on your phone or your computer then our Tele-Health service will work. We have our service password protected, so you will have to call the office to receive the password and instructions on how to log into our service.

If this is something that interests you, please call the Azar Eye Clinic at 337-235-7791 this week to schedule a Tele-Health appointment.

Dr. Azar’s Tele-Health Link:
Dr. Fred Hall’s Tele-Health Link:
Dr. Graul’s Tele-Health Link:
Dr. Sicard’s Tele-Health Link:
Dr. Keating’s Tele-Health Link:
Dr. Cheryl’s Tele-Health Link:

Azar Eye Clinic welcomes Dr. Cheryl Duong, Optometrist

Dr. Cheryl is from California and is currently caring for patients in Lafayette and the surrounding area. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of California – San Diego and received her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. Dr. Cheryl completed a residency at the Veteran Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center focusing on ocular disease and primary care.

Dr. Cheryl practices comprehensive Optometry for patients of all ages, contact lens care, and co-management of refractive and cataract surgery.

Now accepting new patients. Call for your appointment today! 337-235-7791.

Azar Eye Clinic is First to Implant Alcon PanOptix in Lafayette, LA and Acadiana

On September 24, 2019 Azar Eye Clinic in conjunction with the Laser and Surgery Center of Acadiana became the first facility in Lafayette, LA and Acadiana to implant the Alcon PanOptix Trifocal IOL. The surgery was performed by Dr. Edward Graul with excellent results. In the subsequent months all of our surgeons, including Dr. Fred Hall and Dr. Patrick Keating have implanted numerous Alcon PanOptix IOLs with very good outcomes.

The Alcon PanOptix IOL the only FDA approved Trifocal IOL available in America. An IOL is an artificial lens placed after a cataract is removed. The Alcon PanOptix IOL is an advanced trifocal IOL that provides clear vision at all distances (near, intermediate, and far) with little to no dependence on prescription glasses or reading glasses.

The PanOptix IOL has been available in Europe for over 4 years and delivered phenomenal vision for cataract patients. The U.S. FDA has *finally* approved this IOL for use in America and Azar Eye Clinic has the honor of being the first clinic in Lafayette, La and Acadiana to offer this IOL for our cataract surgery patients. At Azar Eye Clinic we pride ourselves on providing the best and most advanced technology for our patients. We offer Laser Cataract Surgery, bladeless LASIK, Eye Exams, Glasses, Contact Lenses, and more. Visit or call today to schedule a consultation, (337) 235-7791.


Azar Eye Clinic Now Offering Xen Gel Stent for Glaucoma Patients

Azar Eye Clinic in Lafayette, LA is proud to offer the latest surgical technology for patients suffering from moderate to severe glaucoma.

The XEN® Gel Stent is a surgical implant designed to lower high eye pressure in open-angle glaucoma patients where previous surgical treatment has failed and/or medications alone were insufficient (also known as refractory glaucoma).

The XEN® Gel Stent is placed in your eye during a short, and stand-alone procedure. The XEN® Gel Stent creates a small channel in the eye to drain fluid and help lower eye pressure. The XEN® Gel Stent is tiny—about the length of an eyelash—and it’s placed just under the conjunctiva, which is a clear membrane that covers the white of your eye.

For patients with combined cataract and open-angle glaucoma, iStent reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) by improving aqueous humor outflow. Please visit the the XEN® Gel Stent website for more information:

Azar Eye Clinic Now Offering iStent for Glaucoma Patients

Azar Eye Clinic in Lafayette, LA now offers the latest surgical advancements in Glaucoma Surgery for patients that also suffer from cataracts. iStent® is the first Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) device that improves your eye’s natural fluid outflow to safely lower eye pressure by creating a permanent opening in the trabecular meshwork.

iStent is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA. It is placed in your eye during cataract surgery and is so small that you won’t be able to see or feel it after the procedure is over. iStent is designed to create a permanent opening in your trabecular meshwork and works continuously to improve the outflow of fluid from your eyes to help control eye pressure.

For patients with combined cataract and open-angle glaucoma, iStent reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) by improving aqueous humor outflow. Please visit the Glaukos website for more information:


As part of the Lafayette, LA Dry Eye Center of Excellence we are pleased to announce that TrueTear is now available at Azar Eye Clinic!

If you feel like your eyes aren’t making enough tears, with the help of our Eye Care Providers, you can decide if TrueTear could be right for you. TrueTear is a device that uses state-of-the-art technology called neurostimulation to help your eyes temporarily make more of your own tears!

We are EXCITED to be among a select group of practices offering TrueTear. Contact our office today to schedule a TrueTear demo during your next appointment.


"My experience with the doctor and staff was so nice and pleasant and they always kept me in the loop." - Leslie Clark


"Been to all of the eye clinics in Lafayette LA and by far the professionalism and friendliness of the staff is awesome compared, I have become good friends with most of the staff there and would recommend Azar eye clinic over all the others I've been to." - Tim Hunt


"Fantastic service!!! Drs really care about your eyes and explain everything." - Terry Bourque


"Staff was awesome. Dr Keating was great. Looking forward to cataract surgery soon." - Kathy Johnson


"My husband had appointment this morning for exam, staff was very friendly. Was in and out within an hour. Dr. Sicard was very professional, informative and very nice. I would highly recommend Azar Eye Clinic. All around a great experience." - Jennifer Putnam


"To anyone needing cataract surgery I would highly recommend the Azar Clinic. They were so professional and courteous during my procedure. They even took time to call the afternoon of the surgery to check up on me. My surgeon was Dr Fredrick Hall. I'm glad I had it done there." - Nan Guidry


"Both of my parent's been coming here for years. This was my first time and the staff was awesome. What I really liked was the time they took to explain everything. I definitely would recommend more family and friends" - Mickie Francis


"My wife and I both had cataract surgery here. Great folks, highly recommend" - Larry Langlinais


"I am looking forward to visiting Azar Eye Clinic next week. Just from talking with Dr. Azar and his staff I feel comfortable and at home." - Kevin Courville


"They are the best, from the front office to the back. Friendly people." - Mary Touchet


"I love the staff. I felt like they truly cared about my well-being. I have already recommended Dr. Keating to a friend." - Linda Finley


"The Nurses, Staff, & Doctors are very polite & patient. Love the faculty." - Latricia Davis


"The staff was very kind and very knowledgeable." - Linda Dilley


"They are very nice and professional." - Linda Martin


"They are very professional." - Kristy Thompson


"I love my Doctor Graul!" - Charles Frederick


"Thank God for you, Penny and Dr. Paul Azar. Don't know what I would have done without Ya'll. Thanks so Much." - Harold Marks

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516 Saint Landry Street
Lafayette, LA 70506

Telephone: (337) 235-7791