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Our Eye Doctor

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctor:

Dr. LaPoint

Dr. Paul B. LaPoint Sr.


Dr. LaPoint began wearing glasses at a young age. He was intrigued every time he got his eyes checked and decided before he was in high school that he wanted to become an Optometrist. He maintains a belief that each of his patients should be provided the ultimate in eye care. He holds his staff to the highest of standards that has been established in his 30 years of practice. His office is equipped with the latest in eye care technology so his patients can expect the highest level of care.

He is married to Shera Broussard LaPoint. They are both originally from Kaplan, Louisiana. The LaPoints moved to Bunkie in 1988. They have four children and eight grandchildren. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with family, fishing and hunting.


Kaplan High School, Kaplan LA
Graduated May 1979

University of Southwestern Louisiana
Graduated 1986, Bachelor of Science Degree, Biology

University of Houston, College of Optometry
Graduated 1987, Doctor of Optometry Degree

Externship, Baynes-Jones Army Community Hospital
January - May 1987, Fort Polk, Louisiana


American Optometric Associations, 1982 - Present

Optometric Association of Louisiana, 1987 - Present
Secretary-Treasurer 1993-1994


Bunkie Lions Club 1988 - President
President 1992 - 1993, Secretary - Treasurer 1990 - 1991

Bunkie Chamber of Commerce, Board Member 1988 - 2001
President 1992 - 1993, President 1991-2001

Knights of Columbus, 1988 - President

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Parish Council 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1999