Our vision is precious. We rely on our vision to see the world, to enjoy time with friends and family, to work and to engage in our hobbies, and to create the memories of a lifetime. Clear vision is one of our greatest gifts.

At Southern Eye Center, we are dedicated to helping you preserve, protect and enhance your vision. We are blessed with a dedicated team of skilled eye surgeons and some of the most advanced technology available anywhere.

Advanced Care You Can Trust

Experience • Integrity •  Compassion • Excellence

Choosing an eye surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Our surgeons are among the most experienced and capable in the region. That’s just one part of what makes the Southern Eye experience special—many of our patients remark that following their first visit with us, they feel like family.

When you choose Southern Eye Center, you can count on being cared for by people with a Servant’s Heart and a compassionate soul. Meet the surgeons of Southern Eye Center—these are the hands you can trust to perform your eye surgery.

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From cataracts to LASIK to advanced procedures to treat glaucoma, retina, eye plastics and many other conditions, Southern Eye Center offers advanced medical and surgical care for any eye-related condition you may be experiencing.  Learn more about the services offered by the Pine Belt’s most trusted eye care team.

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What People Are Saying About Southern Eye Center

“Dr. Jiménez is extremely intelligent and very kind. I only hear good things about him in the community. He is great at what he does. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my eye health.”

Samantha H.

“Extremely pleasant visit. My doctor was very personable and friendly. The doctor himself called and checked on me Saturday morning. Probably the most impressive medical experience I’ve ever had.”

Joseph H.

“They treat us like we are part of their family.”

Patricia H.

“He provided something that I’ve never had I my life, being able to see without glasses. He was very personable and took his time throughout my appointment. I started wearing glasses at six months old, so when he prayed over me before surgery, it was very touching. He is a true blessing in my life and I will be forever grateful.”

Misty M.

“Everyone at Southern Eye gives their all to ensure that you are comfortable and well-informed. I would definitely recommend them to family and friends!”

Gretchen C.

“I want to thank you for working with the VA. Your good works will not go unrewarded. Thank you.”

Johnnie M.

“The entire process was great. Immediately after arriving and completing all the necessary paperwork, I was taken back to start testing and preparing for the procedure. The entire staff was knowledgeable and helpful. My doctor took time to answer all my questions and made me feel very comfortable with the procedure.”

William S.

“As a long time patient, I have always been grateful for the kindnesses and care all Southern Eye Center staff give to their patients. With the current COVID-19 concerns, I am so very pleased with the precautions Southern Eye Center has taken to protect their staff and patients.”

Susan H.

“I remember Dr. Nelson began singing to me, and when he finished the song, the procedure was over. I was so afraid, but he soothed me and I didn’t feel a thing. Dr. Nelson has the best personality and full of kindness. You don’t find that anymore. I would recommend Dr. Nelson and all staff to anybody I know that would require any eye procedure. My gratitude to all.”

Denise P.

“Everybody was very professional and courteous and I enjoyed the whole staff. They made me feel like they really cared.”

Wendell W.

“Everyone in the office made my visit an enjoyable experience. I was put at-ease by the professionalism of everyone. From reception to intake to surgery prep and especially my doctor, I couldn’t have asked for better care.”

Rose Marie E.

“Everyone was kind and informative.”

Jean H.

“In a word: EXCELLENT!”

Alvin R.

“Beautifully done with every attention to detail during this pandemic period. Very grateful!”

Sue U.

“Everyone was very nice and a good experience for me as a first-time patient.”

Jeffrey M.

“This center has the most friendly and experienced people I have ever dealt with and I thank them so much for their help.”

Tim C.

“I felt anxious before my appointment, but once I arrived at SEC, I felt safe. All staff are friendly and professional, and it is comforting to see how everyone here is handling the virus challenge. I appreciate everything you’re doing for our safety.”

Jerry F.

“I cannot say enough good things about your practice. The staff is warm, friendly and helpful. My physicians there are knowledgeable and caring in regard to my health. You have made a stressful health crisis feel manageable and have given me hope for the longevity of my vision. Thank you.”

Brandy P.

“Excellent physician care.”

Edwina S.

“Best eye care facility that I have ever visited. Keep up the ‘GOD’ work is my prayer, in the name of Jesus, amen!”

Weathers T.
Father enjoying excellent vision while fishing with his daughter

At Southern Eye Center our team of cataract surgeons will create a custom plan designed to help you achieve your optimal visual outcome, based upon your individual needs, so that you can experience your best quality of life.


With locations in Hattiesburg, Laurel, and Picayune, there’s sure to be a Southern Eye Center location nearby to serve you.