Southern Eye Center in Hattiesburg, MS with Reviews -
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By: Shannon M.
Eye Works
I have been a customer of Eye Works for several years. Bought glasses there several times and had eye exams. I went today to get an eye exam. Good experience. I went to the eyeglass shop next door. I am ordering a set of goggles online and needed my PD # that they have on file from my previous purchases. Whoever the tall dark headed lady that works there...well she's totally unsettling. She told me it would cost $50 for that information. I explained I'm a regular customer, she said it didn't matter...$50. Her attitude was border line confrontational. She really turned me off on the whole place. I saw the manager outside, who I've bought glasses from. He wanted to try and make it right but honestly, I just didn't want to go back inside and have to look at her miserable looking face. Someone needs to let her know that she really shouldn't be working with the public. Long story short, they lost a ling term customer today.
By: Philip L.
Heritage Vision Center Inc
Not very professional and very disorganized! I ordered contacts back in May from them and was told they would call me when my contacts arrived. A month passed and I never received a phone call so I called them in June to check the status of my order only to learn no one had submitted it?! I asked them to please order my contacts and if possible to request express shipping. After several weeks still no phone call so I called back again in July to check the status of my order only to learn (u guessed it) they still have not been ordered!! They require a hefty deposit to order a patient's contacts, they can keep the money and I will go somewhere else. They may seem convenient being in the same building as the eye doctor but they are not worth the aggravation. I urge everyone to stay away from this place!!!
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By: Joel M.
Heritage Vision Center Inc
Very rude people. After many years, I don't be back and urge my family and friends to not go back either
By: magnoliablossom
Ted Gene Harden Jr OD
Dr. Harden is the best eye doctor I have been to in in the 48 years that I have been using corrective lenses. I drive an hour and a half to go to him.
By: Ml M.
Hattiesburg Eye Clinic
Not a place to go if you want a well thorough eye exam!! Two very bad experiences here...Technicians weren't patient friendly and doctor seemed to rush me away! Will never come visit and wouldn't recommend anyone to be examined or treated here!
By: jthompson81
Retina Specialty Institute
The staff at Retina Specialty Institute were nice and courteous from the moment I walked in the door. The doctor spent time with me so I understood what was going on and he also gave me his cell phone in case I had any problems later on that I may want to call him about. Apparently, he gives every patient his cell phone which impressed me. I also like the fact that Dr. Lauten had well-informed brochures to give me that explained my condition in great detail. Overall, I had a good experience.
Tips & Advices
While the first appointment is the most comprehensive, the majority of appointments with an ophthalmologist begin with a basic eye exam followed by a refraction to test if glasses are needed. Other tests might include an eye muscle coordination exam, a check of pupil response and peripheral vision, slit lamp microscope test to look at the anterior segment of the eye, and an intraocular pressure assessment.
Most eye doctors will charge different amounts for their services, but a basic eye exam with an ophthalmologist can range from $50 to $300. Additional tests and treatment will add to the price.
Ophthalmology subspecialties include strabismus/pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, retina/uveitis ophthalmology, cornea/anterior segment ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic surgery, and reconstruction.
Ophthalmologists can diagnose macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, ocular albinism, vitreous traction, cataracts, astigmatism, myopia, retinoblastoma, and many more.
The most popular ophthalmology procedures are cataract, laser eye treatment, and glaucoma surgeries.

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