Dr. James McGuinness

Dr. James McGuinness sitting on a chair and looking in the camera for a photograph in New Orleans, LA
Office Locations: Elmwood & Chateau

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Dr. James McGuinness graduated from Holy Cross High School and studied biological sciences at the University of New Orleans. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

He returned to New Orleans to serve as clinical director at the Stevenson Medical and Surgical Eye Center, working with pre- and post-operative surgical patients. He has vast experience in the management of eye disease and has served as a clinical coordinator for numerous drug studies.

In 1994 he became a partner with St. Charles Vision, establishing practices in Elmwood and Kenner. He specializes in hard-to-fit contact lens patients and is the spokesperson for the groups’ continuing efforts to educate the public about computer vision syndrome.

He lives in the Bayou St. John neighborhood of New Orleans with his wife, Marlena.

Posts by Dr. McGuinness

The new ICD-10 medical classifications have arrived. Here is what these changes mean for us as doctors and you as a patient.
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Exciting advances in both contact lens and ophthalmic lens technology have greatly increased the treatment options available to patients with astigmatism.
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Even those who enjoyed perfect eyesight in their first 40+ years may see age-related declines.
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