At LaPoint Eye Clinic, we have two optometrists to better meet our patients' needs.
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 doctors take 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 doctors:
Dr. Brad LaPoint began his healthcare career as a registered nurse and decided after marriage he would pursue optometry to work with his father. After graduating from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2016, he and his family moved back to his hometown of Bunkie. Since graduation he has worked in several different optometric and ophthalmologic practices. He is now a full-time employee of LaPoint Eye Clinic and works in both the Bunkie and Marksville locations.
He is married to Leslie Clampit LaPoint from West Monroe, LA. They have three daughters Hadley, Madelyn, and Harper. In their free time they enjoy softball, traveling, and hunting and fishing at the camp.
Bunkie High School, Bunkie LA
Graduated May 2000
Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge LA
Graduated December 2007, Associate Degree, Registered Nurse
University of Louisiana Lafayette
Graduated 2009, Bachelor of Arts Degree
University of Houston, College of Optometry
Graduated 2016, Doctor of Optometry Degree
May-August 2015, Tahlequah OK
American Optometric Associations, 2016 - Present
Optometric Association of Louisiana, 2016 - Present
Bunkie Lions Club 2016 - President
Bunkie Chamber of Commerce, Board Member 2016-Present
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 nearly 40 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
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS American Optometric Associations, 1982 - Present Optometric Association of Louisiana, 1987 - Present Secretary-Treasurer 1993-1994
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS 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