Don Walker, O.D.

Don Walker, O.D.

Dr. Walker credits many for his current position in life: His college roommate, who inspired him to explore eye care — even though Dr. Walker had never had an eye examination. His wife, a medical technologist, who has been by his side ever since he started at Southern College of Optometry in 1973. And most of all, God, who he thanks every day for his 40+ years in eye care.

Lastly, he credits Lusk Eye Specialists’ own Dr. Jon Branton, who married Dr. Walker’s cousin and was working with the Lusk Family part-time while also working with Dr. Walker. After selling his practice, Dr. Walker’s transition to Lusk Eye Specialists with Dr. Branton seemed predestined to be a natural fit. They even share an office together!

Today, Dr. Walker has integrated his Eyes & Eyewear family into his Lusk Eye Specialist family, and the Lusk team has continued to serve them with quality eye care and personal, “down home” service. After decades of caring for patients and their families, he most enjoys it when the relationship grows from patient to friend — “Doctor” to “Don”.

Dr. Walker’s main love, outside of his clinic responsibilities, is teaching Bible studies and being with his children and grandchildren. Therefore, he has never picked up a golf club… unless putt-putt counts.

Medical Training

Southern College of Optometry

Doctor of Optometry1973—1977

Louisiana Tech University

B.S. in Zoology1969—1973

Louisiana State University-Shreveport


Lusk Eye Specialists

Primary eye care

Eyes & Eyewear Inc.

Primary eye care




American Optometric Association
Louisiana State Association of Optometrists

OLIVIA M. patient at Lusk Eye Specialists in SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA
I trust him implicitly with my eyes.


Dr. Walker has been my eye doctor for over 15 years; I’ve been seeing him since his practice was at Eyes and Eyewear on Pines Road. When I discovered he had moved to Lusk Eye Specialists, it was no question that I was going to follow. I trust him implicitly with my eyes.
Dr. Walker’s attention to detail kept me from getting misdiagnosed with ocular hypertension and informed me that I have thick corneas which often give a false positive when testing for it. I’m not sure that I would have gotten that conscientious care anywhere else!

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Nice to have group of great doctors all in one place!


My parents have been going to see Dr. Walker since he was on Pines Road. He’s been our Optometrist for 18 yrs. He is the doctor that originally sent my parents to see Dr. James Lusk for cataract surgery and now he’s practicing there. Nice to have group of great doctors all in one place!

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Definitely treats you like family.


Definitely treats you like family. Very helpful and would see him again!

Dr. Walker, After Optometry School

After Optometry school, Dr. Walker returned to Shreveport and opened his own optometric private practice

Dr. Walker has been a leader in eye care for the Ark-La-Tex for over 40 years. In 2016, Dr. Walker moved his practice from Eyes and Eyewear on Pines Road to Lusk Eye Specialists where his patients have continued to receive quality care, have access to state-of-the-art equipment, and have the ability to be seen by three of the finest eye surgeons when needed.

Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Walker and His Son

Dr. Walker and his son pose with their game from hunting

Dr. Walker enjoys duck hunting with his son in Monroe, Louisiana.

Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Walker with His Wife Sadie and Their Two Sons

Dr. Walker with his wife Sadie and their two sons

Dr. Walker has been happily married to his wife, Sadie, for nearly 50 years, and they have two sons and three grandchildren.

Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Walker, His Wife, and Their Three Grandchildren

Dr. Walker, his wife, and their three grandchildren

Dr. Walker spends his evenings preparing lessons for Sunday school classes. On his days off, he is in Baton Rouge spending time with his grandchildren or in Shreveport teaching children and young adults about Christ.

Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Walker's son and Daughter-in-law

Dr. Walker's son and daughter-in-law

Dr. Walker has helped thousands of people over the years achieve their best sight, while also building lasting relationships with his patients. His family-oriented, caring nature makes his practice a good fit at Lusk Eye Specialists.

Jul 15, 2019