The Vision Center

Carl J. Carnaggio, O.D.

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Dr. Carl Carnaggio received his Bachelor of Science degree at Southeastern Louisiana University, and his Doctor of Optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. After graduation, he became a captain in the United States Army serving as an optometrist for two years based in Kentucky. He started the Vision Center in 1976, specializing in contact lenses and primary eyecare. Dr. Carnaggio has been serving the Baton Rouge area for over 35 years. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and of the Optometry Association of Louisiana.  He is also an active board member of Lighthouse for the Blind.


Joey Carnaggio, O.D.

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Dr. Joey Carnaggio received his Bachelor of Science degree at Louisiana State University in Microbiology, and his Doctor of Optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He obtained clinical experience at the Eye Center in Memphis, TN as well as with Ocshner Clinic and Eye Care Associates in New Orleans, LA. He joined the Vision Center in 2005, specializing in comprehensive eye care. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Glaucoma Society, Optometric Retinal Society, and the Glaucoma Research Foundation.  He is also a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical companies and lectures on therapeutic ocular diseases.


Baron J. Williamson, M.D.

Dr. Baron Williamson, a native of Baton Rouge, is a graduate of LSU Medical School and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Williamson is a board certified ophthalmologist and cosmetic surgeon specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows, and face.  He is the founder of one of the first centers in the United States devoted exclusively to cosmetic laser surgery, and he has pioneered the use of the CO2 laser for eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Williamson has been Louisiana's leading provider of Botox and popularized the "Weekend Neck Lift" procedure. In addition, Dr. Williamson has performed thousands of cataract surgeries specializing in the "lifestyle improvement lenses". He is well known for his management of eye disease, including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Williamson has written numerous articles, lectured extensively and served as a medical consultant for the laser industry, training physicians from around the world in state-of-the-art laser techniques.


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