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Norman A. Zaffater, Jr., MD

Dr. Norman A. Zaffater, Jr., MD


accepting new patients

Offers Telehealth

Willis Knighton Physician Network


Zaffater Eye Center

2449 Hospital Drive
Suite 460
Bossier City , LA 71111

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8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
Zaffater Eye Center

About Me

Norman A. Zaffater, Jr., MD, offers comprehensive family eye care and enjoys helping restore peoples’ vision with surgery. He stated, “There is nothing like giving someone their sight back. I feel blessed that God chose this path for me and I continually seek His guidance.”

Dr. Zaffater has performed more than 30,000 eye surgeries for residents of Shreveport, Bossier and the Ark-La-Tex. He is highly experienced in the latest techniques of laser vision correction, including all laser custom LASIK, SMILE and PRK. Dr. Zaffater is one of the few eye surgeons in Louisiana to offer the SMILE Laser Vision Correction procedure. He is certified on multiple laser systems and trained to correct all forms of refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and reading vision. Dr. Zaffater was one of the first surgeons in Louisiana to be certified on the LenSx laser for cataract surgery. He has expertise in cataract removal with the use of various lens implants, including implants that correct distance, intermediate and reading vision. He is highly skilled in eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Dr. Zaffater is trained in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, diabetic eye conditions and certain retinal abnormalities.

As a member of the Willis-Knighton Physician Network, Dr. Zaffater performs LASIK, SMILE and PRK procedures at WK Eye Institute Refractive Surgery Center in Shreveport. He performs other surgical procedures at WK Bossier Medical Pavilion and WK Eye Institute in Shreveport.

A native of the Shreveport area, Dr. Zaffater the eye doctor is the son of Dr. Norman Zaffater, Sr., who was an expert in the field of orthodontics. After graduating from Loyola College Prep, Dr. Zaffater attended LSU Baton Rouge where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology. Dr. Zaffater went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. Returning to Shreveport, Dr. Zaffater completed his ophthalmology residency at the local LSU Medical Center in 1997. He is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology. His memberships include American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and Louisiana State Medical Society.

Dr. Zaffater is the son of Norman and Carol Zaffater and has a large extended family. He has been married to his wife, Barbara, since 2001 and has two sons, Norman “Anthony” Zaffater, III and John Paul. In his off time, he enjoys playing in his band, Rogers and Zaffater, at local venues and private parties. He also loves spending time with his family going to the lake, the beach and the mountains. He is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in and serves as Eucharistic minister.


LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine

LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine

Medical School:
Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology, American Board of Opthalmology

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
  • Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • Humana Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus SNP Dual Eligible
  • IMA of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Medicaid
  • Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
  • Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Medicare Traditional Part B
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • People's Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataracts
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eye
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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Procedures Performed

  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eye Test
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • RxSight - Lens that can be customized AFTER cataract surgery
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
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