Meet our Doctors
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make LA Eye & Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services.
Dr. Claudette Smith-Boudreaux
Dr. Smith was born and raised in Church Point, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Church Point High, received a Bachelor’s of Science with a Concentration in secondary eduction from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and received her doctorate of Optometry from University of Houston.
Dr. Smith is licensed in both Louisiana and Texas. In Louisiana, she is licensed as an Optometric Physician with Advanced Procedures qualifications. These advanced procedures allow her the ability to perform minor procedures on the eyelids such as chalazion removals and benign growth removals as well as laser procedures to enhance vision after cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment that can eliminate a patient’s use for topical treatment as well as a procedure to eliminate a pressure spike inside the eye.
Dr. Smith-Boudreaux performs thorough comprehensive eye exams with specialization in treating and managing pathologies in the eye. She handles majority of the special testing, such as visual fields, ocular coherence tomography, fundus photography testing to determine whether a patient needs treatment or monitoring of eye diseases that can cause permanent vision loss or blindness. She performs difficult contact lens fittings for patient with corneal pathologies as well as difficult spectacle prescription fits for patients that suffer from double vision from visual deficits.
While earning her doctorate from the University of Houston, College of Optometry, Dr. Smith completed several externships where she was responsible for the eye care of indigent patients and managed many eye diseases including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and cataract surgery co-management throughout several clinics in Houston and the rural areas of Oklahoma where she serviced the Cherokee Nation eye health clinics. While under the observation of the UHCO Neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr. Rosa Tang, Dr. Smith was awarded the Neuro-Optometry award for achievement in the field. She also worked with many pediatric patients at the Pediatric clinic at the University of Houston Eye Center. Dr. Smith is currently an InfantSee provider.
She has volunteered in the community with vision screenings of school aged children as well as actively bringing education to the community on ocular health and ocular disease prevention. She is an avid supporter of the Church Point High School Battling Bear athletics, where she was once an athlete, as well as the community churches and other organizations.
She is a member of the statewide, Optometric Association of Louisiana and the national, American Optometric Association. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband and their little girl.
Dr. Eric Boudreaux
Dr. Boudreaux graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006. He then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) for four years of clinical training where he received a Doctorate degree in 2010. At UHCO, he had over 1500 patient encounters while completing family practice, pediatric, low vision, cornea, contact lens, and medical eye rotations and externships.
Dr. Boudreaux provided patient care at the University Eye Institute in Houston, where he was trained in Specialty Pediatrics and Primary Care Optometry. He then spent his final rotation in Tahlequah Oklahoma providing specialty eye care to five separate clinics associated with the Cherokee Nation.
Dr. Boudreaux is board certified to examine, diagnose, treat and manage disorders of the visual system and diseases of the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. He enjoys helping correcting focusing disorders with eyeglasses and contact lenses and prescribing medications to heal eye diseases. He is licensed to perform minor out patient laser procedures to treat for secondary cataracts and high eye pressure that could lead to glaucoma. At his clinic in Crowley, he is equipped to provide local anesthesia and steroid injection to remove eyelid styes and growths. He preforms comprehensive eye exams for all ages at both his eye clinics in Crowley and Church Point.
Dr. Boudreaux is from Church Point and is the grandson of the late Martin “Blanc” Venable and Lou Wilda Sibille. With his wife and young daughter, he still resides in Acadia Parish.
Our promise to our patients is to strive continuously to broaden our knowledge and skills so that we enhance their vision and general health.