Dr. Paul Azar, MD

Dr. Paul Azar, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
71 y/o
Insurances Accepted

Accepting new patients

University of Southwestern Louisiana BS Louisiana State University MD 1970 Louisiana State University Department of Ophthalmology completed residency 1974 National Institute of Health Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology Union University Albany New York 1974 256th Infantry Brigade Battalion Surgeon Louisiana National Guard Pioneered first intraocular lens techniques in Louisiana 1974 Currently, Dr. Paul practices comprehensive ophthalmology with an emphasis on external disease and refractive surgery.

Azar Eye Clinic

516 Saint Landry St

Lafayette, LA 70506
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Care Philosophy

We have provided quality eye care to Acadiana since 1945. Azar Eye Clinic was started by Dr. Paul Azar Sr. in 1945 . 
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Experience for Dr. Azar

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Azar by Patient Volume



Dr. Azar's volume for this condition ranks within the 66th percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.



Eye Infections

Dr. Azar's volume for this condition ranks within the 66th percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.




Dr. Azar's volume for this condition ranks within the 22nd percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.


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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Night Blindness
  • Watering Eyes


  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Southwestern Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Louisiana State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Charity Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Louisiana State University, Department Of Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • National Institute Of Health Fellowship In Pediatric Opththalmology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Azar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Azar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Azar to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Azar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Lafayette, LA |
I have been going to this Dr. for a while now. I needed new glasses and had to wait for this young girl to stop talking to another woman about her last job. Then she tried to help me but had to stop and call in another lady to help me because she has no idea what she is doing. What ever happened to knowledgeable sales people. I have lost all faith in the eye glass department. I did not get my glasses there!
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Hospitals where Dr. Azar has admitting privileges

University Hospital and Clinics
2390 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA 70506
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