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Top Eye Doctors in Dothan AL

A History of Quality, All-Inclusive Eye Care

We have had the pleasure of bettering vision in the Dothan, Alabama community for almost 40 years! Drs. Marnix Heersink and John Fortin opened Eye Center South in 1980 and quickly expanded to accommodate a wide variety of eye care needs with the latest technology. Our dedication to providing unmatched health care prompted the inclusion of an outpatient surgery and hearing center.

Dothan Eye Care Professional
Opthamologist Dothan

Your Vision. Our Mission.

Situated at the corner of Fortner Street in downtown Dothan, Eye Center South specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of eye disease.

With a team of physicians from all subspecialties of ophthalmology and a continued focus on adopting the most innovative technology, we offer patients the comprehensive medical eye care and surgery they deserve.

LASIK and Cataract Surgery in Dothan

Quality vision should be accessible to everyone, which is why we offer a range of advanced refractive and cataract surgery techniques to patients in Dothan. LASIK is one of the safest methods of refractive surgery on the market, with the potential to reduce or eliminate your reliance on corrective eyewear.

Eye Center South is renowned for being at the forefront of the latest methods in cataract surgery. If you’re suffering from a loss in visual quality from cataracts, our surgeons will talk to you about surgical treatment and help you customize your post-surgical vision using the latest artificial lens technology.

Cataract Surgeon Dothan

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

We specialize in plastic surgery procedures in the orbital region of the face and around the eyes. These can be reconstructive, helping patients recover from severe injuries and accidents. They can be functional — for example, an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) helps lift sagging tissue from your upper eyelid, reducing obstructions in your vision.

They can also be cosmetic. As the signs of aging start to show in your face, you deserve options to restore the youthful appearance that matches the way you feel! Our oculofacial plastics team can provide seamless procedures and natural-looking results, no matter your needs.

Glaucoma Treatment


The onset of glaucoma becomes more common as you age, but it can develop and progress to a serious point before you notice any changes in your vision. We’re proud to use technology that enables us to detect glaucoma earlier than ever and treat the condition before it has a chance to damage your ability to see clearly.

If treatment is needed, we have access to a wide variety of options at our disposal. Depending on the type, stage, and severity of your case, our glaucoma specialists can build a customized treatment plan made up of eye drops, laser treatments, and cutting-edge, minimally invasive glaucoma stents.

General Ophthalmology

As you age, your health changes, your needs change, and your eyes change. Medical eye exams are necessary for patients of any age because they involve tests and screenings aimed at detecting the earliest sign of a developing eye disease. With early diagnosis, we can build a plan to manage or treat any eye condition, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and severe dry eye, before they can cause vision loss.

We also offer pediatric appointments for your children, because vision early in life is critical to healthy cognitive and social development.

See the difference of healthy vision at our Dothan, Alabama location. Call (334) 793-2211 to set up an appointment, schedule an eye exam, or discuss our services!


MONDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Office Information

Eye Center South – Dothan
2800 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36301
(334) 793-2211

Our Location:

Our Reviews

I love my doctor and all of the staff at Eye Center South’s Dothan location. They are always polite, friendly, and caring. I go every year for my eyes to be evaluated and during all the tests and exams I have found the most caring staff ever. Thank you to Eye Center South for taking such good care of me.

– P.C.

Eye Center South Dothan outshines any of the doctors that I have been to for any and all procedures. I recommend them far above any that I’ve seen or visited in the past 6 years.

– W.C.

I am always treated with caring hands at the Dothan office! What an amazing staff!

– D.S.

This caring staff called to remind me of my appointment and asked if I was well or would like to reschedule. I felt safe and well cared for at the Dothan location. Keep up the great work delivering world class customer service! Thanks!

– E.C.

Driving Directions

We’re located at 2800 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36301. Conveniently located on the Ross Clark Circle in the heart of Dothan, we are hard to miss!

If you’re coming from the south, take US-231 N north. Soon after you pass Mia’s Italian Restaurant, turn left onto Ross Clark Circle. Drive another 2.5 miles until you pass Fortner St. When you see Kings Furniture & Appliances just afterwards on your left, turn right into the opposite parking lot: that’s our building!

If you’re coming from the north, head southeast on US-231 S. When you see a sign for The Barn on your right, turn right onto Westgate Pkwy. After two miles, you’ll pass The Lemon Lot on your left. Soon after, turn left onto W Main St, and almost immediately after turn right onto Ross Clark Circle. A mile down the road, turn left onto Fortner St, and left again as soon as you can — into our parking lot!

Our Eye Doctors:

Dr. William L. Bennett

William L. Bennett, M.D.

Dr. Richard W. Bryant

Richard W. Bryant, M.D.

Dr. John G. Fortin

John G. Fortin, M.D.

Dr. Marnix E. Heersink

Marnix E. Heersink, M.D.

Dr. Donald W. Gauldin

Donald W. Gauldin, M.D.

Dr. Sebastian B. Heersink

Sebastian B. Heersink, M.D.

Dr. Irene H. Ludwig

Irene H. Ludwig, M.D.

Dr. Harsha A. Sen

Harsha A. Sen, M.D.

Dr. Paul R. Mitchell

Paul R. Mitchell, M.D.