Cornerstone Event in Laurel Celebrates Southern Eye Center’s Third Location Opening in Early 2017

The cornerstone was officially set on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Southern Eye Center’s newest location in Laurel, Mississippi. Construction is underway and the practice’s third location is scheduled to open summer next year. The new office will be Southern Eye Center’s second satellite location. The flagship office is located in Hattiesburg with another satellite location in Picayune.

“The Laurel location will have an ambulatory surgery center so patients will be able to have procedures in Laurel, just like they do in our Hattiesburg office,” said Jaime Hill, practice development director at Southern Eye Center. “All of our physicians will be available to see patients in our new location. We anticipate opening summer 2017.

Jones County patients who previously have had to travel to Hattiesburg for their vision procedures can now stay in Laurel. “It’s great any time we can expand our services and add new partners to our medical offerings for the community,” said Larkin Simpson, vice president of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County. “Having Southern Eye Center open in Laurel will make it easier for residents to get the medical care they need.”

Southern Eye Center Surgeons Kiper Nelson, Cameron Griffith, Jaime Jimenez, Abumere Akinwale, Stan Saulny and Joseph Childs have specialties that include caring for retinal disorders, diabetic disease, glaucoma, cataracts, LASIK, cosmetic procedures and corneal inlay procedures for reading vision. All are fellowship trained in their area of expertise. “The citizens of Laurel and surrounding areas will now have access to eye treatments and procedures across all our specialties, including cataract, retina, cornea and glaucoma. We’re excited that the full range of services that we offer in Hattiesburg will now be available to patients right here in Laurel,” said Dr. Kiper Nelson.

The new Laurel location of Southern Eye Center tops 10,000 square feet, with state-of-the-art technology and a complete surgical suite, where all offered procedures can be performed. The address is 1923 West 10th Street, Laurel, MS 39440.

Southern Eye Center was founded in 1977 by Dr. Lynn McMahan, who retired in December after a distinguished career, leaving a legacy of excellence and compassionate care. Southern Eye Center is a nationally recognized practice for its commitment to state-of-the-art technology and service to the community.