James E. Lusk, M.D.

James E. Lusk, M.D.

Not many cataract surgeons have had their own vision restored through cataract surgery. That’s just one of the factors that sets cataract & LASIK surgeon, James Lusk, MD, apart from all other eye surgeons in the region. And the fact that his two sons, Bryan Lusk, MD, and Jeffrey Lusk, MD, were the eye surgeons who performed his cataract surgery tells you everything you need to know about the Lusks — for them, it’s all about family.

The Lusk boys and their father actually have a history of restoring each other’s vision: earlier in his career, Dr. James Lusk corrected Bryan & Jeffrey’s vision with LASIK. As the founder and original medical director of Lusk Eye Specialists, Dr. James Lusk brought his advanced training in cataract, refractive, and corneal surgery to the Ark-La-Tex more than three decades ago. Since then, Dr. Lusk and his sons have been setting the eye surgery standard for all others to follow.

In fact, nothing makes Dr. Lusk happier than spending time in the practice with his two ophthalmologist sons, treating their patients like part of the family… the only thing that comes close for him is spending time in the woods, hunting and fishing, with his two boys.

Medical Training


University of Texas

Cornea and External Disease Fellowship1979—1980

University of Texas Health & Science Center

Ophthalmology Residency1976—1979

Baylor College of Medicine


Tulane School of Medicine

Medical Degree1975

University of Notre Dame

B.A., Pre-Medical1971


Lusk Eye Specialists





American Board of Ophthalmology
American Board of Eye Surgery
American Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Northwest Louisiana Lions Eye Bank (Founder & Medical Director)
Medical Ministry International & Christian Ophthalmic Surgery Expedition Network (ChOSEN Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon)
Shreveport Medical Society

PAULA W. Lusk Eye Specialist patient from SAREPTA, LA

I can even drive at night!


Hello! I have to be the happiest eye patient on the planet. I had my second eye surgery yesterday and now have perfect 20/20 vision. Actually my vision is better than perfect thanks to the High Definition lens Dr. James Lusk gave me. The world is so beautiful and bright. I can even drive at night! Dr. James Lusk, you are an amazing doctor! My husband and I thank you for changing my world. You are our hero!

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Dr. James Lusk is the best eye doctor I have ever been to see


Very good service, awesome people and best eye doctors ever! Had Verisyse eye surgery (implanted ‘contact’ lens basically) 2 years ago and received excellent care. Would recommend to anyone having any kind of problems with their eyes. It’s amazing what they can do. Dr. James Lusk is the best eye doctor I have ever been to see and I have seen several in my 46+ years. Thank you all.

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I could not be happier with my results so far!


The staff was professional, efficient, very knowledgeable, and courteous and Dr. James Lusk did an amazing job on my LASIK procedure. I could not be happier with my results so far!

Dr. James Lusk After His Own Cataract Surgery by Sons

Dr. James Lusk after his own cataract surgery by sons

All of the doctors and staff at Lusk Eye Specialists, not just Dr. James Lusk’s sons, are inspired by his passion to treat each patient “like a member of your own family” and to do so with the most proven and advanced technology available.

Jul 8, 2019

Dr. James Lusk on mission trip providing cataract procedures in Mexico

Dr. James Lusk on mission trips in Mexico

A recent passion shared by the Lusk family of both staff and surgeons has been in medical mission work in Montemorelos, Mexico. In 8 self-funded trips with 5-7 staff over the last 10 years, Lusk Eye Specialists teams have participated in over 5,000 cataract procedures for marginalized people from all over Mexico. The trips are a win-win; as we give vision to severely disabled locals, we take on some of the world’s most challenging, late-stage cases and hone our surgical skills at the same time.

Jun 26, 2019

Dr. James Lusk role in founding the Northwest Louisiana Lion’s Eye Bank

Dr. James Lusk played a critical role in founding the Northwest Louisiana Lion's Eye Bank

The eye bank provides the Ark-La-Tex with tissue for corneal transplants and eye treatments. Dr. James Lusk served as medical director of the eye bank for decades and now his son Dr. Bryan carries on that role.

Aug 9, 2019

Dr. James Lusk started the only free standing eye surgery center in the Ark-La-Tex

Dr. James Lusk started the only free standing eye surgery center in the Ark-La-Tex

In 2003, Dr. James Lusk developed a state-of-the-art ophthalmic surgery center open to local ophthalmic surgeons and devoted to providing a cost-effective alternative to the hospital settings. Eleven regional ophthalmic surgeons currently work at the center.

Jul 9, 2019

Dr. James Lusk Skiing with Wife Catherine Lusk

Dr. James Lusk skiing with wife Catherine Lusk

Jul 9, 2019
Dr. James Lusk, Lasik eye surgeon at Lusk Eye Specialists, with family

Dr. James Lusk enjoys caring for his grandchildren

Dr. James Lusk has been a Bossier League baseball coach in the past and coached Cabosa soccer for 7 years. He delights in spending time with his young grandchildren.

Jul 9, 2019