Ophthalmologists in Marianna, FL

At Eye Center South, we want everyone who comes through our doors to feel like family. That was our mission when Dr. Marnix Heersink and Dr. John Fortin began our practice in 1980, and it remains our goal to this day.

Not only do we care about your vision and eye health; we also care how these things affect your life. Whatever your days look like in and around Marianna, we’re here to make sure you can see them clearly. From experienced doctors to advanced technology, we have the knowledge and the tools needed to improve your vision.

Marianna Eye Care Professional
Trusted Marianna Optometrist

Experienced Marianna Eye Surgeons

Our Eye Center South Marianna team is led by Donald W. Gauldin, Jr., M.D., and his team. An experienced Cataract Surgeon, Dr. Gauldin is a well-respected name at the forefront of cataract care as well as glaucoma treatment and surgical procedures.

Dr. Gauldin and whole team at our Marianna location make it their mission to provide personal care that meets your needs. Whether you’ve been referred to us from your eye doctor or you’re searching for the most thorough and technologically advanced medical eye exam in the Wiregrass, you’re in capable hands at Eye Center South.

Marianna Eye Surgery

Eye Center South is proud to be known throughout the industry for our cataract diagnosis, management, and surgery. We’ve performed over 200,000 cataract surgeries at our surgery center in Dothan, which is among the top 10 facilities nationally at the forefront of technology. We use some of the latest surgical equipment to ensure that patients suffering from cataracts have the opportunity for restored — and enhanced — vision.

We’re also able to diagnose and treat glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and more at our Marianna location. Our unique blend of world-class facilities and a patient-first philosophy is just one of main the reasons why Eye Center South has maintained our reputation for so long.

Come in for an annual appointment with our team and see what personalized treatment feels like. Call us at 866-869-7305 to learn more and set up an appointment.

Marianna Advanced Eye Care

Proudly Serving Marianna

The Eye Center South team is proud to serve Marianna and the surrounding areas. A bright spot in the sunny Florida Panhandle, Marianna is the perfect place to experience the best the Sunshine State has to offer.

Whether you’re exploring the downtown area’s shops and restaurants, taking a leisurely stroll through the Chipola Greenways Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area, or taking the family to the dazzling Florida Caverns State Park, we at Eye Center South want to help you see all our local sites with lasting, clear vision.


MONDAY8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TUESDAY8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
THURSDAY8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Office Information


2922 Jefferson St., Marianna, FL 32446

Phone Number:

(866) 869-7305

Our Location:

Driving Directions

We’re located at 2922 Jefferson St., Marianna, FL 32446.

If you’re coming from the west, head east on US-90 E., which will turn into W. Lafayette St. Soon after you pass The Art Factory Framing & Gallery and Watson Jewelers Gemologists on your left, you’ll make a left onto Jefferson St. After less than a quarter mile, we’ll be on your right immediately after Broad St.

If you’re coming from the south, head north on FL-73 N., which will turn into Jefferson St. You will pass the major intersecting road W. Lafayette, and soon after, you’ll see A Wild Hair Salon & Boutique on your right. Drive just a little further down the road, and we’ll be on your right, just past Broad St.

Our 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.

Harsha A. Sen, M.D.