Dr. Brian Nelson, OD is an optometrist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in optometry.


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Ochsner Health Center - Metairie

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(504) 266-0058

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Ochsner Medical Center

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(504) 266-0058

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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna PPO
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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Cigna
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
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Worker's Compensation WC
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Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retinal Testing
  • Vision Screening

About Me

Biography

Dr. Nelson earned both his bachelors degree in biology and his optometry degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. He completed his internship at Omni Eye Care Services in Metairie and his residency at the MediVision Medical & Surgical Eye C...

Specialties

  • Optometry

Education

1990
Azar Medivision Medical & Surgical Eyecare Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Indiana University School Of Optometry
Medical School
1988
Omni Eyecare Services
Internship Hospital
1985
Indiana University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1990
1989
1988
1985

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I went to Dr Nelson to resolve the problem of hazy vision in my right eye. Something had entered this eye and led to a corneal abrasion. My primary care physician, after two visits, asked me to see a specialist. Dr Nelson found something lodged on my upper eye lid, took it out, and solved my problem. The primary care physician had prescribed an antibiotic cream that stung my eyes and had not discovered the foreign object. I found it easy to explain my problem to Dr Nelson and sensed that he understood every bit of information that mattered. I am so so grateful
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Dr. Nelson is an excellent optometrist. He explains very clearly what is happening with your eyes. I always recommend Dr. Nelson to friends and family.
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Dr. Nelson is AWESOME! He is the first Dr. to actually figure out what's wrong with my eyes & I had been to numerous "specialists".
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Always listens and is very proficient in diagnosing issues. Very personable, makes visits more pleasant.
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