Our Team

Matthew Bolton, MD

Matthew Bolton, MD

Dr. Matthew Bolton is a New Orleans native and graduate of Jesuit High School. Following undergraduate work at the University of Georgia, Dr. Bolton went on to medical school at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans where he was awarded membership into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed […]

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Clifford Hendricks, MD

Clifford Hendricks, MD

Dr. Clifford Hendricks is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in corneal transplants (DSEK), refractive surgery (LASIK) and refractive cataract surgery (Multi-focal implants).  Dr. Hendricks attended Tulane University where he fell in love with the people and culture of New Orleans.  He remained at Tulane for his Medical School and ophthalmology training.  Dr. Hendricks was accepted to […]

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Dr. Barry Leader, MD

Dr. Barry Leader, MD

Dr. Barry Leader was raised in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia and Tulane Medical School. After a one year medical internship, his three year ophthalmology training was at the Ochsner Clinic. Dr. Leader did an additional one year, advanced fellowship in the treatment of glaucoma and cataract surgery at LSU.

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Robert Balkan, MD

Robert Balkan, MD

Dr. Robert Balkan is a board-certified ophthalmologist with a special interest in children’s eye diseases and adult eye muscle disorders. He has over twenty-five years experience in ophthalmology. He is well recognized for using “magic” to calm and entertain children while obtaining the necessary exam information.

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Why Choose New Orleans Eye Specialists

New Orleans Eye Specialists is the only ophthalmology group in the New Orleans area where every doctor is fellowship trained.  A fellowship is an additional year of advanced medical and surgical experience under guidance of world-renowned experts. 

We Specialize in All your Eye Care Needs

From routine examinations, general eye care and wellness to delicate eye surgeries, Drs. Leader, Balkan, Hendricks and Bolton offer the following specialties:

  • LASIK/Vision Correction
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina, including macular degeneration and diabetes management
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

We are Board Certified and Experienced.

All of the doctors at New Orleans Eye Specialists are fully board certified and have been in practice for more than 20 years.

We Offer Advanced Technology

New Orleans Eye Specialists offer unsurpassed clinical judgment, which is enhanced with the most advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and educational equipment.  From custom LASIK equipment that corrects vision to premium cataract lens implants, Drs. Leader, Balkan, Hendricks, and Bolton are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment that offers their patients the best results.

We Offer Close Personal Attention

Patients frequently comment on the close personal attention they receive at each visit and in our full service optical shop and contact lens department. The doctors and staff place great emphasis on thorough communication in understandable, familiar language. Drs. Leader, Balkan, Hendricks, and Bolton want their patients to feel comfortable during their eye examinations and to understand any diagnoses and treatments that might result.

We are Your Doctor’s Eye Doctors

Many of the most prominent internists, optometrists and primary care physicians in the New Orleans area choose Drs. Leader, Balkan, Hendricks, and Bolton for the medical and surgical care of their own eyesight.

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