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Meet Our Doctors 



Dr. Julie Foreman is a native of Belle Chasse, Louisiana. She graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans. Dr. Foreman completed residency training in Ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, followed by a Glaucoma fellowship at Tulane University under the direction of Dr. Ramesh Ayyala–a leading expert in

the field.

Dr. Foreman has been practicing comprehensive Ophthalmology in Lafayette since 2012, with a subspecialty focus on the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and emphasis on minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). She is the only fellowship-trained Glaucoma specialist in the area. Her practice offers a full range of surgical and nonsurgical ophthalmic procedures and general eye care. Dr. Foreman has surgical privileges at Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, Lafayette General Medical Center, Oil Center Surgical Plaza, and University Hospital and Clinics.

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Nwafor, O.D.

Dr. Shamekia Nwafor (Wa-for) is a Therapeutic Optometrist serving the greater Lafayette and surrounding areas of Acadiana. She has a special interest in ocular disease management, glaucoma management, dry eye treatment, and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Nwafor provides general eye examinations, diabetic eye evaluations, cataract and surgery management and treats various ocular disorders and eye infections.

Dr. Shamekia Nwafor is a graduate of Xavier University of LA, where she obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry and graduated Summa Cum laude. She went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree at The University of Houston College of Optometry.  She is a native of Eunice, LA but currently resides in Breaux Bridge, LA.   Dr. Nwafor completed an externship at Coastal Eye Associates in Houston, Tx focusing on glaucoma management, refractive and cataract surgery management, specialty contact lenses and primary eye care treatment. She also completed an externship at Good Neighbor Eye clinic and Texas Eye Institute in Houston, TX which emphasized diagnosis and treatment of advanced ocular disease, ocular emergencies, and neuro-ocular disorders.

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