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OUR New Orleans OPTOMETRIC TEAM


Meet our optometric team in New Orleans, Louisiana. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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David Heitmeier OD

A lifelong resident of the West Bank, David Heitmeier is a Doctor of Optometry and owns and manages one of the region's most successful clinical practices. A 1979 graduate of Holy Cross High School, Doctor Heitmeier went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Biological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Completing his education with a doctorate in Optometry in 1987 from the University of Houston, he chose to work in the community he loves and founded Heitmeier & Armani - Medical and Surgical Eyecare. Doctor Heitmeier's commitment to hard work and innovation has...

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Hong Thuy Nguyen OD

Dr. Hong Nguyen provides comprehensive eye examinations to patients of all ages. She specializes in primary care, contact lens fittings, the treatment of Ocular Diseases, as well as pediatric eye care. Education   2006 - Tulane University - Bachelor of Science Management   2010 - Southern California College of Optometry - Doctor of Optometry...

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Ellen M. Nguyen OD

Dr. Ellen Nguyen is trained in diagnosing and managing Glaucoma, Keratoconus, dry eyes, as well as other anterior and posterior segment diseases. She also fits contact lenses for patients with various Corneal Diseases and trauma. Education   2005 - Loyola University - Bachelor of Arts Psychology   2010 - University of Houston - Doctor of Optometry...

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Henry P. Langhetee OD

Dr. Henry P. Langhetee has been serving the community as an Optometrist since 2000. He specializes in performing complete eye health assessments and treatments for all ages ranging from infants to senior citizens. He performs low vision evaluations, specialty contact lens fittings along with the treatment of Glaucoma and the management of diabetic Retinopathy. Education   1994 - Louisiana State University - Bachelor of Science Zoology   2000 - University of Alabama at Birmingham - Doctor of Optometry...


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John T. Frisbee MD

Dr. John T. Frisbee is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in the treatment of Retinal Diseases. He also performs Retinal and Vitreous Surgery, Laser Surgery and treats many other complications of the eye. Education  1999 - Cal Poly in California - Science Degree in Biochemistry and Physics  2001 - Cal Poly in California - Masters of Science in Biochemical Engineering  2007 - Southern Illinois University - Juris Doctorate Law Degree and Medical Degree...

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Bruce A. Germer MD

Dr. Bruce Germer is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology specializing in the treatment of Retinal Diseases, including Retinal Detachments, Retinal Tears and Vitreoretinal Diseases. He has worked at delivering specialized eye care to thousands of patients for nearly 40 years. Education   1977 - Boston University - Undergraduate   1983 - The Medical College of Pennsylvania - Doctor of Medicine...

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Glen C. Cangelosi MD

Dr. Glen Cangelosi is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology specializing in Cataract Surgery. He has preformed over 15,000 surgeries during his career and is widely known as a "Premier Cataract Surgeon" in the Greater New Orleans area. Education   1971 - Louisiana State University - Undergraduate   1981 - Louisiana State University Medical School - Doctor of Medicine...

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Jeff Vinet MD

Dr. Jeff J. Vinet is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist who specializes in treatment of ocular diseases, and performing cataract and laser surgery. Education · 2007 - Brother Martin High School · 2011 - Louisiana State University - Bachelor of Science in Biology · 2015 - Louisiana State University - Doctor of Medicine · 2019 - LSU/Ochsner Ophthalmology Residency...

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Danyetta Thomas OD

Dr. Danyetta Thomas is a residency-trained optometrist providing comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. She specializes in primary care, the treatment and management of ocular disease, pediatric eye care, and specialty contact lenses. Education · 2004 - Xavier University of Louisiana - Bachelor of Science · 2011 - Louisiana Tech University - Masters of Science · 2016 - Southern College of Optometry - Doctor of Optometry · 2016 - Residency in primary care optometry at Ochsner Health Center...

Heitmeier Eyecare in New Orleans

Heitmeier Eyecare provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around New Orleans. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Heitmeier Eyecare aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.